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I’ve been seriously waiting for this magical moment my whole life! OK, no. My initial reaction was honestly just “what in the…”, however, upon further reading I found it’s actually a really cool fitness concept developed by Anamie Saenz and Normeth Preglo. In 2012 they founded their Mermaid Swimming Academy, located on Boracay Island’s white beaches. The concept actually sounds like it would be quite effective – you’re fitted with a “mermaid tail” (they’ll teach you how to slip into your tail, as well as care for your fancy new fins) and forced to use your core muscles to propel yourself forward without looking like a complete idiot (Mermaids are creatures of beauty and finesse, let’s remember). Not to be left out, all ages of Mermaids and Mermen are of course welcome to join in on the fishy fun. Mermaid abs of steel, here I come!

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