I love it when the Olympics come around. It shows the best of the best athletes around the world. We feel their happiness and their disappointments. I can feel my body moving as i want them to do well whether it is in gynamistics, judo, vollyball or swimming! I can't imagine being the parents for those of you who have seen Raisman's parents!
It is inspiring to watch these people move and to watch not just the young ones but some of our older Olympian contestents - some at the ripe age of being in their forties or older!
I have been thinking of all this as I update our schedule for fitness classes for the rest of the summer and going into September. We are introducing a new class "Belly Dance" and yes - I have gotten all sorts of comments when I have been posting the flyers around. I overheard a great conversation between two women in the ladies' room here at Holland Street - yes, I post flyers in there too - about the Belly Dancing class. When we were all washing our hands I explained that I am the one who is promoting that class. By the end of the conversation one of the woman was ready to sign up.
It is fun learning new things and taking a chance on trying it out. They say that is how we keep our brains functioning - don't keep on doing the same thing! Try something new!
So as you are watching these amazing athletes on TV, be inspired and try one of our new classes!