My 1st Zumba Gold Class Since, Well, 2011! ๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿ˜Š

Images in this post are from my post of August 22, 2011
Dance and Musicality .^.^.^^ My Poetry from Yoga โ€” ~~ โ€” Making My First Music Video

This post is current – 083119 ๐Ÿ˜Š

Iโ€™d written recently, in writing about returning to SilverSneakers Yoga classes after my gallbladder surgery, and decided, on a whim, yesterday, when our classes at Golds Gym were cancelled as new floors are being installed (yay!) to checkout the schedule at a nearby Y, in Oak Hill here in Austin, and saw they offered Zumba Gold!

Zumba Gold is touted by most folks as a seniorsโ€™ alternative to regular Zumba.

It is, but โ€”

Itโ€™s also much more (as are the SilverSneakers classes) in that we often see one or more folks who need a low impact alternative. Or slower paced alternative. Either โ€˜cause of injury or illness, and occasionally (very occasionally) just plain preference ๐Ÿ˜Š

With my upcoming hiatal hernia surgery, and just now – two months since my gallbladder emergency – beginning to feel more how Iโ€™d felt literally the time a month prior to that surgery – we old(er) folks normally take longer to heal – I figured I best continue to strengthen myself as much as reasonable & possible.

My wife Sheila went with me (thank goodness!) and it was great!

I definitely challenged both the notion of what was reasonable or possible for me at this point in my recovery, but it was good have a pace that let me do the class, start to finish!

A few steps I picked up pretty well, others I had to chop-stumble-study via the excellent instructor Barbara.

And some, not too many, but a few, reminded me I wasnโ€™t moving like Iโ€™d used to.

Thatโ€™s ok. The pacing told me I can do it – again. Relatively soon.

After this next, hopefully last surgery next week.

That, for me, is aging gracefully ๐Ÿ˜Š


I really must put one of these three pics of me โ€œback thenโ€ in my selfie bio pics on Fine Art America.

Anyone have a preference? Or hide them all, lol! ๐Ÿ˜Š


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Older posts of mine re SilverSneakers can be found here – .

Older posts of mine about yoga are here – .

And older posts on aging gracefully, are here – .

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Zumba Gold
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Quick commentary โ€“
My wife and I both take Yoga, balance, strength, and Zumba Gold classes; weโ€™ve also used and enjoyed Anne Pringleโ€™s DVDs ๐Ÿ˜Š โ€“

And donโ€™t forget : check with your medical professional before starting a new fitness regimen!


Thank you for coming by!


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