Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Six And Down

No, Six and Down is not some complicated football play; it's a move that we did in Cardio and Muscle. We did fast feet and on the six count, we went down and hit the floor with our hand. I liked it. Liked the sound of collective feet and hands.

I was discussing fitness with one of my work next door neighbors and Renee said that she would have to start with flip flop or sandal camp; she was in no way prepared to start with a boot camp-like class. Kate chimed in and said you like those kinds of classes and I was, honestly, taken aback.

Like? Do I honestly like boot camp class?

I finally figured out my attraction to calisthenics. It's a gut check for me. It's a way to check my stamina and my overall fitness level. I also like the feeling of having to keep up and the synchronization of a group who has not practiced a routine. I also enjoy seeing the various generations who participate in Cardio and Muscle and, in general, I like being pushed to and past my limits.

I like the feeling of being so tired that I want to splay out on the floor -- only it's 20 minutes into a 60 minute class. So, Kate, I guess I do like those kinds of classes. I like the brink and the precipice.


  1. sounds intense! I totally agree with your outlook re: wanting to sweat your butt off, too!

  2. You are amazing! I think I'd have to start with a tennis shoe class and work up to your level!!

  3. @Shannon,

    Yes. I don't feel like I've done anything until I've worked up a good sweat.


    :o, I think you're at my level. ;)