OMG, what if I get older…?

Is what we’ve been believing about aging, true?

When we get older we get weaker.

Not true.

I teach dance aerobics and strength training in two gyms.  The median age of my students is 44 years old.  That means half of the gang is older than that!


We do a series of push ups during every class   ❖

some on our knees

most on our toes

all with various extra movements like 

a knee lift in the push up position  ♥ then the push up.

I call the series “the 100s”


The 60 year olds kick a*s

The 40 year olds are hardcore

The 70 year olds grit and hit ’em hard


Cuz you might be imagining a class full of those 

mad, serious workout fanatics that look so intense and cult-like that you wouldn’t even want to be a part of such a tribe ✙ 

let me say, i wouldn’t either.

my crew loves to shake their tails, laugh, make jokes, be themselves – and we welcome everyBODy!!!



When we get older we lose balance.

Not true.


I learned the headstand in my 30s.

I am not a former gymnast or trained dancer.

I had never ever done a headstand before in my life, not as a kid, never ever before.


I have taught 40 and 50 and 60 year olds how to stand on their heads, balance in tree pose, and focus in crow.

Balance comes from focusing on breathing, creating a firm base, proper alignment, and PRACTICE.


Age has nothing to do with it if you can do all those things ▲. 

 

When we get older we need more health care.

Not true.


One of my 60 year old students brags about not taking ANY medication.  

She’s been working out since her 20s.


I am med-free at 45.


Our health depends so much on getting consistent exercise, eating real food {GMOs are creating big risks in this category, my peeps — let’s stop “them” from killing us…!}, 

and cleansing our BODies of the byproducts of stress!!


As we get older and thus more responsible to provide a quality life to others + ourselves [which can become stressful, suga], 

we have got to remember how to chill and feel good and relish in gratitude ☞ to stay healthy!

 

When we get older we get less fabulous.

Not true.

Fine wine, my peeps.  Fine wine.  You are.


Still, I gotta say, workout! 

dance!  

eat real food! 

breathe fresh air! 

smile! 

say THANK You! 

support one another {and recognize their fabulous-ness} !! 

and you will get MORE fab in the process.


Did you know…?

from the words of Dr. Christiane Northrup ( my fav OBgyn – author of Women’s BODies, Women’s Wisdom )

Cancer patients were given two different methods of healing – 

ONE GROUP -the traditional rounds of chemo 

ONE GROUP -group support therapy

Both groups healed at the same rate.


The group dynamic can create a vortex of healing.  

Every kind gesture made to another affects our biochemistry – when you do something kind for somebody, your serotonin levels go up {and anyone who witnesses, well so does theirs!!}

SeROTONIN is like a natural happiness excreted in the BODy.


OMG – kindness heals.

Behaving and Believing that you are fabulous makes it so.

 

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