By sylvie | October 5, 2011
I am taking aqua-form classes this semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I’ve given up on the aqua-rehabilitation classes because they insist on giving them in the afternoon, resulting in my having to leave work early and then having to tack on extra work hours on other days to compensate. Bleh. At least you can take the aqua-form classes in the evening.
I made two mistakes with this class though. First, never take an exercise class right before your usual bedtime. I was so pumped with adrenaline that I couldn’t fall asleep until way after midnight. For someone who prefers 10-hour sleeps and usually wakes up at 6am, this is not a good thing. I’m really tired this morning.
Second, I decided to go to a pool that is quite close to where I live. It would be a five-minute drive if it weren’t for the major roadwork that’s going on close by, resulting in a 15-minute contour. Yay! But that’s not the problem. The problem is that this pool does not have a handicapped access. Instead of a lovely ramp to get into the pool, it has stairs carved into the wall. It was a bit problematic to get in, but proved impossible to get out of. As I stood in the water wondering whether I was going to just have to accept that I was going to live in this pool for the rest of my life, our instructor came to my rescue, pulling me out of the pool and then pulling me to an upright position. Yay!
So lessons learned. Next semester, I’m going to take a class in Gatineau’s new recreation center. It was built only a year ago, so surely they have handicapped access to the pools. And I’m taking an earlier class. If they have any.