Which CSI Community Ed Exercise Class is the Right Fit?
After moving to Twin Falls, I decided to try CSI Community Education after needing to meet people and get back into shape. I hadn’t been exercising regularly since my daughter was born, so I signed up for the PiYo class that was being offered. It said for any age and any fitness level, so why not?
I made sure I had the necessary implements required (mat, attire, bare feet) and attended my 1st class. I placed myself in the back row so I could see both the class and instructor and not get in the way or be a distraction. I ended up goofing with the other neer-do-wells hanging out in the back of the class since we could only keep half the pace with the rest of the class.
How Do You Know You May Be in the Wrong Exercise Class?
While making sure I drank enough water to stay hydrated, there should have definitely been a mid-class break for anyone who had to drink a gallon of water so they wouldn’t overheat. The whole 2nd half of the class was spent trying not to pee every time I bent down. Then, there were the cardio elements. Great workout. I did try to discreetly look for a spare defibrillator around or a registered nurse in attendance.
Shall we talk about the different names of some of the stretches? The ‘locust pose’ I relabeled, ‘the beached whale’.
Then there was the ‘happy baby’ which I affectionately called the ‘degraded turtle’.
The ‘squat pose’ morphed into ‘puff pose’ (I was really glad I was at the back of the class for this one - gaseous emissions were prominent)
I had so much fun with my back-of-the-class group of not-as-thin companions. We giggled and disrupted a bit, but had to find the funny in our situation. While none of the thinner people in the class were anything but polite, I would not have felt nearly as comfortable without my back-row disruptors. I have a feeling some of them could be at the class offered by CSI Community Education coming up.
Should There Be More Community Classes Like This at CSI?
Abundant Yoga may be more on pace with where my body and age are. The description sounds like somebody with my sense of humor wrote it.
It can be hard to walk into a class and be worried about if you can keep up, if everyone there is smaller than you, if it will be too hard, if tiny little stick people will give you the side eye while putting their legs over their heads, if your breathing will be too loud, whatever!
Let’s all get to a better place in our health together and feel comfortable. We are more likely to continue on a healthy path when we have someone with us.