Monday, November 13, 2006

Fitness

In preparation for her next visit with Little Bear and Mermaid Girl and their ever-increasing size and weight, and after taking the "creaky" of yesterday's post literally, savtadotty has decided to ratchet up her fitness regime and check out the local community center offerings. She still wants to be able to run after them in the playground and roll around with them on the floor - she has no shame.

This morning I tried out "Movement and Dance" and tomorrow, if I can get up early enough, I'll try out "Bone-building." I expect to fall down one of these days, but I don't want to break anything when I do. I thought I'd be in a roomful of grandmas, but I was the next-to-oldest in the class. Perhaps in honor of the fact that two of the participants are from France, we moved and danced to a medley of French tunes, including C'est si bon (the singer sounded like Eartha Kitt - could it be?), Natalie, Je ne regrette rien (Edith Piaf). The older lady was from Dresden (a long, long time ago), and I was the only one from America. I found out that my body vocabulary is adequate for understanding the instructor, even though she barks her commands in Hebrew. It helps that she does everything she orders us to do, so I really just have to watch her. The hardest part was getting to class on time. We'll see how sore I am tomorrow.

5 comments:

Claude said...

Savtadotty, you'll never cease to amaze me! I have given up fitness classes quite a few years ago as my back couldn't take it. I go for Feldenkrais classes and a lot of walking these days. Congratulations! :)

John said...

I have a copy of Ertha Kitt singing C'est si bon. They give it out (and a Richard Simmons action figure) with your GLBTQ - XYZ membership card .

Savtadotty said...

Claude, my back is my weak spot too, but I've been working on it for about three years with a physiotherapist/trainer and I'm better than before I injured it. Mostly we've worked on body awareness, alignment and stomach muscles. I hadn't realized you could rehabilitate yourself at my age, but my physio is only a couple of years younger and she looks amazing.

John, I didn't know that was a glbt song. Live and learn!

noorster said...

Kol hakavod to Savtadotty, and John, pardon my ignorance, but what does the Q stand for?

John said...

I say the Q is for QUALITY! But most people say it's for queer.

I don't know if it's an gay affiliated song, but I have heard it in lots of piano bars where there were just men.