We Got Into a Water Exercise Class at the YMCA

@BelleStarr (52656)
United States
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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@amadeo (112418)
• United States
30 Jul
I used to do this a lot in my younger years.This is very good fro you
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
30 Jul
Yes it is safer no fall danger and we still get to exercise
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@amadeo (112418)
• United States
30 Jul
@BelleStarr that is good.
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@CarolDM (88265)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jul
Water exercise is so good for our bodies.
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
31 Jul
It is and no danger of falling and getting hurt which is a big deal for Al.
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@CarolDM (88265)
• Nashville, Tennessee
31 Jul
@BelleStarr Good deal.
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• India
30 Jul
They are still closed in India. Take care
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
31 Jul
They opened gyms with strict rules and so far it is working great
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• India
1 Aug
@just4him (215151)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Jul
That's a nice pool in Florida. I'm glad you got signed up for today's class or is it next Thursday.
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
30 Jul
Starts next week and actually it is 5 weeks so it should be good for us.
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@just4him (215151)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Jul
@BelleStarr That's wonderful it's for five weeks. I hope you can sign up for another class to keep going after the five weeks.
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
30 Jul
@just4him if we enjoy it I will sure try
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@DianneN (183264)
• United States
30 Jul
I’m so glad Al and you are back in the pool and safely.
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
30 Jul
Yes they are doing everything right so we should be safe
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@DianneN (183264)
• United States
30 Jul
@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.
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
30 Jul
@DianneN that is perfect and getting out of Manhattan this summer is a good idea
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@moffittjc (87890)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Aug
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.
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
9 Aug
We both got in and yes we enjoyed the new teacher, we actually know her from being in our other class.
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@moffittjc (87890)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Aug
@BelleStarr That's nice that you both got to take the class together, and that you enjoyed your new instructor. Keep up the good work, as swimming is a great form of exercise and very therapeutic.
@Marty1 (60441)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
31 Jul
I am glad you were able to get into that class. I hope it works for your husband. I will be sending good thoughts up to you and your husband
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
31 Jul
Thank you Jennifer, I hope everything is going well with you, How is your cooking going?
@Marty1 (60441)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 Aug
@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.
@Hannihar (99624)
• Israel
31 Jul
@BelleStarr Does Al do Tai Chi? So what do you do in the class? I have heard of it, but, do not know what they do. Nice pool you go to in Florida.
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
2 Aug
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.
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@Hannihar (99624)
• Israel
2 Aug
@BelleStarr That sounds good.
@simone10 (51426)
• United States
31 Jul
That's great that you and Al were able to get into the water exercise class. I'm sure he will enjoy it.
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
31 Jul
I hope so he sure needs it and so do I.
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@simone10 (51426)
• United States
4 Aug
@BelleStarr I hope it helps him. That way he can get exercise without it being too much on his body.
@JudyEv (218344)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Jul
That's good news that you have been able to get into the exercise class. I'm sure you'll be taking all the precautions you can.
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
31 Jul
Yes they are very serious about keeping members safe, they want to remain open and in CT we have very low rates of contagion.
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@JudyEv (218344)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug
@BelleStarr That's all good.
@marlina (106045)
• Canada
30 Jul
Glad that you can use this pool now
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
1 Aug
Yes even if our class is small it should be effective
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@marlina (106045)
• Canada
1 Aug
@BelleStarr The size of the class does not matter
@rebelann (73641)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Jul
I'm so sorry he has Parkinson's. I hope this solves the problem of socializing for him.
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
1 Aug
We have lived with the Parkinson’s for 8 years, it is an awful disease
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@rebelann (73641)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Aug
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.
@gr8nana6 (6147)
• Hamilton, Ohio
30 Jul
Glad you was able to get into the class at the smaller pool, good luck to both of you.
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
2 Aug
Thank you I hope we enjoy it.
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@gr8nana6 (6147)
• Hamilton, Ohio
2 Aug
@BelleStarr I'm sure you will, that is the best way for us older folks to exercise, with me it wouldn't be too good because if I would fall I would drown.
@Tampa_girl7 (40407)
• United States
30 Jul
I love exercising in the water too.
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
2 Aug
It is just so much safer for Al.
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@Tampa_girl7 (40407)
• United States
2 Aug
@BelleStarr I miss getting in the pool. Maybe next summer.
@snowy22315 (95371)
• United States
1 Aug
I hope you both can get the exercise you need.
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
1 Aug
Thank you, we really need it.
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@moonandstars (40283)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
31 Jul
i am sorry. you really need this, i bet.
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
31 Jul
We sure do and I am looking forward to it
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@LindaOHio (43344)
• United States
31 Jul
I'm so glad you and Al got into a class. I hope it helps him. Have a great Friday.
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
1 Aug
Thanks I hope so too it is so hard seeing him fail
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@Elizaby (6111)
• Pensacola, Florida
31 Jul
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
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
1 Aug
A salt water pool would be ideal
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@Juliaacv (58415)
• Canada
30 Jul
I'm glad that you got into a class for both of your sakes.
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
31 Jul
Thank you yes hopefully it will be a class we enjoy!!
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@Corbin5 (197800)
• United States
30 Jul
So glad you will be able to do exercises in the pool. Good you will be safe too.
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@BelleStarr (52656)
• United States
1 Aug
Yes we really do need the exercises
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