Located in the shallow end of the BYU-Idaho Hart Swimming Pool, the Aqua Zumba class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

According to Zumba’s website, Aqua Zumba has less of an “impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba class so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles.”

This high-energy class is similar to water aerobics but with a greater focus on music and dancing.

Danielle Gardner is one of two instructors leading the class this semester. She has been teaching for two semesters and is in her senior year pursuing a degree in marriage and family studies.

“(People) can expect a workout,” Gardner said. “A lot of people don’t think it will be a workout, but Aqua Zumba and water aerobics and both good workouts. Good music and good feelings all around, in my opinion.”

Hailey Plummer has been faithfully coming to the class twice a week since last semester while pregnant.

“I like Aqua Zumba because it’s a fun form of exercise that isn’t too straining,” Plummer said. “The water makes it so you aren’t putting pressure on your joints, while the resistance of the water is working your muscles more than if you were doing the same thing out of the water.”

When asked what keeps her coming back so often, she gave credit to the instructors.

“I love the dances the instructor does,” Plummer said. “They are super fun, and she usually switches up a few each class so I can work on perfecting the repeats while also having some new songs to keep it interesting.”

For those who are interested in trying Aqua Zumba, check out I-Belong to register for a class.