Wednesday, April 28, 2021

A pandemic activity Nº3

I knew for at least a decade that I should do some extra exercises. I've always done enough walking and cycling... but this mainly makes your lower body fit. When working I just never found time nor motivation do to some research what exercises to do.

I got a random newsletter from my local community six months ago - there was news that local pensioners' association moved their class "Exercises for a healthy spine" online and that everybody** was welcome. The classes are twice a week in the morning. I had time so I logged to the class, it is lead by a wonderful retired physiotherapist. I loved the class so much and I have been attending it ever since. 

I really feel that my body is stronger and fitter now. I am so happy and proud of myself. 

I am attaching a photo of all the sport accessories that I need for the class. I love them all, but most of all I love the huge white ball. I am sitting on it right now, while typing. It is much healthier for my spine than sitting on a chair.  

 

 **everybody was invited to this online class, regardless of age. Can you imagine that I am the only person there below the age of 60! Most of the attendees are ladies in the age group 65-75. I love them so much, they are my role models how important it is to take care of your body all your life.

 

3 comments:

  1. I'm glad you've enjoyed these classes. Yes, I used to do all sorts of exercises when I had a personal trainer, but these days I tend to walk for exercise up and down our hills, so I'm conscious I need to do more for my upper body, core and spine. I try to do yoga, but I don't do it regularly enough. So thanks for the reminder.

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  2. Oh I like this! I need to let you inspire me. I've been saying for awhile now that I want to add exercise into my regular routine... I just haven't yet. Especially since my best friend posts yoga videos online! I need to do this. I'm glad you're enjoying it! And your classmates!!

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  3. I love this! Imagining you working out with the older ladies who are loving their spines makes me smile. I do Pilates with a focus on spine and hip flexibility and strength, which is great anytime but especially as we age. That ball looks so comfy!

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