Welcome to an Ageless Grace® class – a whole new way of getting fit – Senior Style*
Sue Silcox describes her Ageless Grace exercise classes for seniors. Read on to find out more.
If you were to come and walk down the corridor in my local library just before 11am every Wednesday, you would find a group of people chatting, laughing and generally looking forward to their next hour. Dressed in loose, comfortable clothing, they are waiting for the door to be opened so that they can join our Ageless Grace® class.
Once the door is opened, in they flock – still chatting and lining up to pay the small fee for attendance at their weekly class. Mainly senior women, they have been coming along nearly every week – some of them for the past four years. For some of them, they have already had a walk today or gone to a yoga class or even played tennis. For the rest, this is the only fitness session they will experience during the week. They are coming for their dose of fun and fitness! They have some expectations that will be met, but each week a different view unfolds – which creates a bit of mystery and anticipation.
While they gossip and get themselves ready, one man pulls out the chairs and puts them into the circle while I say hello to everyone, welcome newcomers and get the music ready.
At last everyone is ready. The “students” have buzzed around, deciding where to sit and taking off their shoes. Some have a drink of water with them and many of them don’t. There is a definite buzz of excitement in the room as everyone wonders what adventures and stories we will get involved in today. And so it begins …