The first fitness to music class I ever attended was “Disco-Fit” in 1979. I thought I had died and landed in Exercise Heaven. How could anything be more wonderful than sweating to blasting music with a bunch of other people? Imagine my shock when the teacher asked me if I was interested becoming an Instructor. WHAT? You are going to PAY me to jump around to music and get fit and sweaty. Count me in! Of course there was a lot more to it, interesting stuff about energy systems and heart rates and balancing muscle groups.
You must be thinking I am in a care facility by now but NO, at almost 60 years old I am still teaching Fitness to Music classes. I am not alone, there are other people I work with even older than I am. Can you believe it? 60 really is the new 40 because in the early 80’s there were some “older ladies” that could not keep up to our fitness class so we “invented” a class for these aging almost seniors (in our minds) that did not include jumping. I thought these ladies were really old and out of shape. The class was called 40 plus. Can you believe it? We thought 40 was very old to be sweating to music. Read More→