Hobbies and Passions in the Mid Atlantic forum: Sports and Physical Activities #2~July~2011

 
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Imagesallyg
Aug 25, 2011 11:43 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
You're right bit, those kids can handle it.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Aug 27, 2011 11:21 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Well in that case, i would let my choice of hair color decide the outfit.
it's only 1 day for the race to live with the outfit, but the hair will be around for a while.

Bit when my niece was here she had a pair of your sneaks. She uses them to walk around the city, but not to run in. She loves them. She does wear her orthotics inside of them.
Imagestormyla
Sep 30, 2011 9:52 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I've been trying to work my way back into some daily exercise other than my bike. I am making a pilates routine from different pilates classes. Some of the exercises are too hard on my back and feet so I'm having to pick and choose among different ones to be able to make a complete routine.

My bursitis in my one shoulder is fixing to flare up again so I have to be really careful about that. The arm exerciser on the bike has been aggravating it. I may have to turn the arm function off for a while. I got very lax on the exercise this month as I was feeling so badly from that spider reaction. My chest and neck are still sore from it, 6 weeks later. Thumbs down
luvsgrtdanes
Oct 1, 2011 7:36 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I've never done Pilates, they have it at the gym. I think it would be to hard on my back too.
Do you ever do Yoga? I tried it a few times and found it rather boring Blinking
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Imagestormyla
Oct 1, 2011 8:38 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Pilates actually strengthens the muscles that support your back. My therapist showed me how to adjust the pilates movements to compensate for my back injuries.

I did Yoga everyday for 12 years. It was not boring when I got into the really awesome flexibility and strength stage. It makes an incredible difference in your posture too.

It is very bad for people with circulation problems as is anything very isometric on the extremities, so I can no longer do it. i also have chronic bursitis in one shoulder that couldn't take a lot of the arm poses and deep stretches. There is no greater test of flexibility and strength than advanced Yoga which I loved.
Imagesallyg
Oct 1, 2011 9:01 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
I feel like beginner yoga would bore me too.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Oct 1, 2011 9:10 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
In the very beginning it didn't bore me because I was so far from being able to do the stretches as they were pictured in the books. Actually I must say it never did bore me because I was determined to work up to the extreme versions of the postures.

I found the progressions to be extremely empowering and the visible differences in my body were so startling that everybody would comment on it. This was back when Yoga wasn't in style any more and had not yet been "reborn".

Although when I took a yoga class a few years ago, the instructors told me that they no longer did some of the poses the way that I learned them because they had been updated to circumvent injuries by physical therapists.
ImageHollyAnnS
Oct 2, 2011 6:51 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Ronnie, I think Pilates might be good for your back. I took a few Pilates classes a few years ago and really liked it. It was hard for me to start but I did like it. I took a few private classes to start with and then moved into a very small group class. Maybe you should look into a couple of private classes to start off a good instructor would know how to strengthen and inprove your back without damage.
The resort we stayed at last week had a great daily water aerobics class I will be getting my gym membership back when I get home I froze it for the summer. I want to try and drop another 10 lbs by the new year.
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Imagestormyla
Oct 2, 2011 7:10 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Wow, you are dedicated Holly. You looked absolutely wonderful when I saw you in the spring. Smiling
Imagebitbit
Oct 2, 2011 8:48 AM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Ran my race yesterday! I wasn't able to dye my hair, but I had a blast nonetheless. I finished in the top third of my age category (almost in the top quarter). My training partner found out she was pregnant several weeks ago and had to cut back her running. She walked most of the race but still finished, and we're already making plans to run it next year when she can actually run.

To weigh in on the conversation... I find pilates more boring than yoga. I don't like a workout where I'm laying down most of the time. Yoga has many styles which can be very different. I first learned Kundalini yoga, which focuses mainly on breathing. It did wonders for my asthma - within a year, I could run and bike and do other aerobic activities that I'd never been able to before. Since then I've done some Hatha yoga (more about posture and flexibility) and Raja yoga (more meditation than exercise), and I've enjoyed them all in different ways.
Imagestormyla
Oct 2, 2011 2:48 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Great job on the race Bit!! Thumbs up I'm sure you will both have a lot of fun with it next year. Your friend will probably be dying to get back into shape the months before the race and you will undoubtedly have fun training too.

Good point about the different types of Yoga. That is a newer phenomena in common usage than when I first learned Yoga. I have a friend who swears by that Kundalini Yoga. I first heard about Kundalini Yoga back in the mid 80's when the New Age people were using it to channel spirits. Hilarious!
Imagesallyg
Oct 4, 2011 9:38 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Tried Zumba again Thumbs down I need to correct my attitude before going back. it moves very fast and if you don't know a lot of dance steps you get totally lost and feel like the biggest klutz- or is that just me Blinking It had me longing for Yoga so I would have time to do the moves. LOL My sister went to a couple elsewhere and found the speed and helpfulness varies some, of course.
Just when I wanted to walk out, they played one song I know and like; was that a message from hgher up to stick with it? Big Grin

We have a different cardio style class called Clubbin' with current music. Its quite a workout , and uses more aerobic, less dance-y, more repetitive moves. Which get a little boring, and they only have it in evening slots where its packed. He finishes up with a group dance called the Wobble, its very fun! You can find people Wobblin on Youtube, mostly at wedding receptions. Thumbs up
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Oct 4, 2011 11:45 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Never heard of that Sally. Will have to check it out. Years ago when aerobics first came out I used to go to the gym for classes. If 5 people didn't show up they wouldn't hold the class. They always had enough people show up form the advanced class. So I would go to the advanced class and persevere my way through it with little hopping motions while those folks were leaping around like Gazelles.

The first two times it happened the instructor looked at me and proclaimed "this is the advanced class" being foolish enough to think that I would leave. Hilarious! After that he never said a word to me. Maybe he was afraid that I was going to drop dead in his class and then was OK when he found out that I wouldn't. I ended up in that class often.
luvsgrtdanes
Oct 4, 2011 4:09 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I agree with you on the Zumba Sally. I danced for 10 years and never had the problem I do in Zumba. They don't teach the steps just do them and your expected to follow. I don't like that they don't cue either just use hand motions Thumbs down

I remember when I first joined the gym I go to now, it was rather cliquish, still is actually. One of the first step classes I took was advanced, which I was, although they didn't know that and immediately said ''oh your new this is the advanced class you may not be able to do it'' needless to say I certainly didn't leave and shut out the dirty looks from members and the instructor. I've been a member there now for over 5 years and don't get dirty looks anymore Whistling
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagesallyg
Oct 4, 2011 5:42 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
NO ONe should ever get dissed for being a newbie. How can you learn otherwise? And your presence helps justify their pay. Now, the weight bearing class I like, instructors ask if there are newbies, only to welcome, and reassure them they can do it, and will be watched for proper form, to prevent injury, and also they remind us how to modify if needed when it gets too hard. And I like the music better.

stormy ,the Zumba uses samba, chacha steps, lots of hip motion and I guess South American style music (??) There are special shoes you can buy made for Zumba.

My friend likes spinning (bike class)
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
luvsgrtdanes
Oct 4, 2011 8:11 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I can't spin with my sciatica, kind of boring to me too and it's real cliquey Thumbs down We have some real good Kickboxing and weight classes I love.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Oct 4, 2011 8:15 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Kickboxing is fun, but sometimes it made me more dizzy than normal. Hilarious! Hilarious!
ImageHollyAnnS
Oct 5, 2011 6:01 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Great job on the run Bit, I didn't know about the different types of Yoga. I have had a few yoga classes. I'm not flexible and I know the yoga would help me with that but I can't seem to enjoy it. I would love to try the Kundalini yoga I would like a breathing class. I have been thinking meditation might be helpful for Josh I would like to try the Raja yoga myself as well.
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Imagebitbit
Oct 5, 2011 6:45 AM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
I've been going to spin classes for over a year now. I've never seen them as clique-ish, but I go to a university gym, so things might be a bit different here. I almost always go to classes with friends anyway - for one thing, it's just more fun to have company, and it also makes it so one of us isn't the only "old" person in the class (laugh away, but that's how the students tend to see us). The instructors here are always helpful to newbies and make it clear that you need to work at your own level, that's one of the things I really like about spin as compared to a lot of the other aerobic classes.

Last night I tried out a new class called Piyo. It's supposed to be between pilates and yoga, but I found it more active than either. You're constantly moving fluidly between poses rather than holding a pose or repeating a single movement. I am sore today, so I guess it worked!
Imagesallyg
Oct 5, 2011 10:28 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
I found that roughly half the people in my wieghts class (weekday slot) are middle age ish, whatever that is that I think I'm part of Hilarious! There are two regulars who appear older than me one of whom goes to more classses and can def kick my butt Hilarious!
Then last week someone brought a girl who looked pre or very early puberty and I thought that was kind of young. But I suppose if they use caution it is a good thing.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon

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