Since retiring I have started to attend aerobic classes on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings and I have been amazed by how many ladies actually attend these sessions. Up to 30 per session! I wondered who they were and where did they come from?
It is like I have discovered a secret underbelly or underground movement of women hitherto unknown to me. As a teacher I have never left the confines of the school during the day and so was quite isolate in my dealings with members of society, as I was basically institutionalised!
However I have found out that:
They are shift workers, such as nurses, and shop /supermarket workers.
They are stay at home mums, who come after they have dropped their children off at school.
They are office staff and receptionists, who have a day off from work in the week rather than at weekend.
They are part time workers.
They are young girls who don’t start college until later on in the day.
They are like me retired and since we have stopped working full time we have the energy to exercise.
They are ladies no matter their age or ethnic background from all walks of life who have one common goal; to become fitter and healthier.
They are ladies who need to be supported, encouraged and applauded in their endeavours.
Another thought occurred to me; this was just one recreation centre and in the city there are at least four others. These sessions take place in the mornings during the week but there are evening classes as well as ones held on the weekends.
If these sessions are attended as well as the classes I go to then,
THESE LADIES ARE LEGION!
Thought for the day: Life is like riding a bicycle; to keep your balance you must keep moving.