The past few weeks the two priests at the church I cook at have been away quite a bit, so by mutual agreement I haven't gone to prepare dinner on Monday nights. As much as I enjoy my cooking gig, it's been nice to have a lazier start to the week. I've used the extra time to try out some interesting activities, including today's Deep Water aerobics class at the gym.
(This was actually the second time I signed up for the class; last week there
was a fire drill that cut it short, but I got enough of a taste to know I
In deep water aerobics, you put on a flotation belt and jump into the deep section of the pool where your feet can't touch the bottom. The theory is that exercising in the deep water provides more resistance and makes the exercises more challenging.
By the time the class started there were about 20 people in the pool. The group was mainly women. All attendees appeared to be in their 60s or older. The
instructor stood on the side of the pool and led us through a short warm up
before the aerobic part started.
The first class had followed more of an interval training format-one exercise done for a short period of time followed by a rest before the next one started. Today was more of a 'dance' format. Before each song the instructor would quickly go over the moves and then start the music. The moves were repeated multiple times during each song.
With both formats, the institutor may have been able to see the times I
couldn't exactly follow the directions, but because my entire body was under
water no one else could. I just tried to work hard and not run into other
Today's playlist was mainly from the 1970s and 80s. The most
memorable song had also been the post game victory locker room song for the St.
Louis Blues hockey team in 2019. It was also the victory anthem after they won
the first Stanley Cup in their 52-year team history.
Five years ago today: A Real Pain In The Tooth