We Got Into a Water Exercise Class at the YMCA
July 30, 2020 9:47am CST
Before we left for Florida, we were in a water exercise class 3 times a week. We have been in it for years. Of course, when we came back, the pandemic was in full force and the small warm pool at the YMCA was closed. My friend got into a class in the large cool pool but the class would be too hard for Al. Yesterday my friend called me to say she had just gotten into a class on the small pool with our regular teacher. We used to have up to 24 people in our class, now only 7 are allowed. By the time I logged in the class was full. However, there is another class on Thursday. It is a different teacher but it is in the small pool and will have only 7 people. We have been doing exercise at home using Youtube but Al needs more. His Parkinson's is getting worse and we need to nip this in the bud, exercise is the best weapon we have to fight the disease. Lots of safety things are in affect for our protection. This photo isn't the Y pool it is our pool in Florida.
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• United States
@BelleStarr My son and his family joined a pool club in NJ near his house. I don't know if I mentioned that they bought one, since the kids have no camp this summer. They still have their co-op in NY. Hardly anyone goes there and guidelines are followed by the few who do show up - thank goodness.
• Gainesville, Florida
I'm glad you were able to get enrolled in a class. Are both you and Al in the class, or is it just him? I agree that exercise is one of our best fights against so many diseases, including Parkinson's. I hope the class is enjoyable with your new teacher.
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
@BelleStarr The cooking is not going well. I may try to make macaroni and cheese today as I may take my Benadryl for anxiety soon, then take a nap and cook after it. (I get very sleepy from it)I have to see as I have not cooked anything in a long time and have been eating sandwiches for meals.
• United States
It depends on the teacher, some use equipment like noodles and weights and others just have us do a simple exercises and lots of walking. And no Al doesn't do Tai Ci but I have been thinking about joining a class with him or doing it online.
• El Paso, Texas
My heart goes out to you @BelleStarr a friend of mine has a friend who lost her husband to that horrible disease, I met him 6 months before he passed. I remember how sad his wife always looked. I think he was about 73 or so when he passed. Gloria is still kicking but all those years caring for him left her skinny as a rail.
• Pensacola, Florida
So glad you are able to resume water exercises. I would like to do water exercise (doing laps) but there is not a pool close to me and buses make it hard with their limited service because of the virus. I would love to find one that purifies some other way besides chlorine as it is not good for the skin