Moving:(adjective) 1.causing or producing motion. 2. involved in changing the location of possessions, a residence, office.
Moving has taken center stage in my life over the past several months. I relocated from Alabama to rural Georgia two months ago and it's taken all that time to unpack and we're still not finished opening all of the boxes.
Back in February I gave notice to the Parks & Rec Center where I'd taught a variety of group fitness classes for the past five years and then promptly suffered a freaky back strain that had me bedridden for a week and caused a delay of two months in our moving plans.
After a week of rest, I still couldn't even do Zumba Gold without a flair up, so I turned to walking--first on my home treadmill and then outside with my dogs. My pups had become couch potatoes from my teaching schedule, but all that changed in March.
I discovered something strange: after five years of teaching 5-12 group fitness classes per week, I had no desire to take or teach group fitness.
So we walked. And on the first of May, we moved. To Georgia.
In mid May, I had the honor of presenting aquatic fitness workshops for the second year in a row at the International Aquatic Fitness Conference (IAFC) in Tampa. I enjoyed the classes I participated in when I wasn't presenting. (See photo above of me in the Acquapole: Power master class.)
But when I returned home, the pool at our new house wasn't open yet and my fitness dvds, dvd player, and music were still packed up, so I continued to walk the dogs and added bike riding to my weekly movement.
Last week, I finally felt "moved" to workout to dvds for the first time in years. I pulled out old favorites of mine such as Kari Anderson's Hot Steps and Push dvds. I'd forgotten how fun and effective a great step class can be. Yesterday I tried Zumba Toning with Jani Roberts and today was another fabulous Kari Anderson dvd, Reach, which beautifully combines ballet, Pilates, yoga and strength training. And I'm loving them.
I'll be starting a Zumba Gold class at the Golden Isles YMCA in Brunswick, Georgia next month, as well as a yoga class. I'm sure I'll expand my schedule there in time, but for now I'm enjoying my walks, bike rides and favorite fitness dvds.
Moving and moved in every sense of the word, forward, backward and full circle. Sometimes the circular path is the right choice.
Lover of dance, dance-fitness and aquatic fitness.