Live out your mermaid dreams during this fun fitness class at the Argenta Spa. 

If you have ever thought of putting on a tail and joining the mermaid movement, here is a place in the District where you can try it out. The Argenta Spa at the Watergate Hotel is offering mermaid fitness classes in its indoor pool. Taught by an experienced mermaid, the 45-minute class gives you a full-body workout all centered around a mermaid tail. The spa will be holding two classes a month through June 6, 2020.

Mermaid culture has grown a lot in the past few years. A surge in mermaid underwater shows has given way to custom-made mermaid tails, mermaid accessories, and even mermaid hair. Using a mermaid tail can be quite a challenge but it also gives you a great workout. Mermaid fitness classes have been popping up all over the country, and now D.C. has one of its own.


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Mermaid fitness classes at the Argenta Spa are open to swimmers over age 18 and kids aged 14 to 17 that are accompanied by an adult. Classes are $30 for a 45-minute class and include access to the spa’s locker rooms and towels. You can bring your own tail if you have one, or rent one from the spa for $10. Mermaid tails can run anywhere from $25 to $5,000; just make sure the one you get can be used in the water.

Check out a couple of tail options for sale online here and here

If you are going to rent a tail, plan on arriving early to the class to allow enough time to get fitted.

Registration for the class is available through Eventbrite. The Argenta Spa is located inside the Watergate Hotel at 2650 Virginia Ave. The closest Metro station is Foggy Bottom Metro, or you can drive and get three hours of free validated parking.