A wonderful thing happened last night.
I was sitting on my bed, scrolling through some of my email messages, when one popped up just past 8 pm. I had just finished cleaning the kitchen after the kids cleaned the kitchen 😶 which is why I retreated to my place of solitude.
The email that popped up was from my boot-camp lady. 😃
Tanya must have had ESP or something that some of us are turning into lazy butts. Like my jump rope comment implied in yesterday’s post…
Let’s back track a moment.
Tanya is a neighbourhood mom and certified fitness instructor. She rented the gym in the basement of the local Anglican church, and advertised that she is offering all-female boot-camp sessions 3x per week.
As many of you know, I went every Wednesday morning. I paid for ten sessions and this week, on Wednesday, would have been the first day of my next ten sessions.
I had the money set aside and everything.
Of course, boot-camp is closed now. 😞
And I’m not skipping rope, or doing much of anything. Not even walking, either.
Which is where her email came in.
This is part of what she said:
Now, it just so happens we have some exercise equipment here. My partner suffers from lower back issues and does regular(ish) physio-led training to keep his back from locking up.
We have an exercise ball, a big one the kids used to bounce around on when they were small. Various weights and rubber/elastic bands. Yellow bars. Ropes for skipping. Mats…
We don’t have much floor space in this house which is why we don’t have a designated exercise area, but with the weather hopefully improving in the coming weeks, this won’t matter much.
But how nice of Tanya to offer lending out some of her gear! Obviously there would be disinfecting protocols in place, and distanced drop-off procedures.
It’s nice though, right?
Additionally, she is offering personal training sessions via skype or something, if a demonstration is required. She is suggesting a small fee for that, which is understandable. Her business was deemed non-essential so naturally she had to close down.
Anyway, all this exercise talk got me thinking. Perhaps today is as good a day as any to get started on a modified, at-home exercise routine.
How are you managing? I realize not everyone has space or a yard, and in some cases lock-down/shelter-in-place measures are more stringent than mine are currently. Maybe you’re doing sit-ups, or planks instead. Wall-sits. (lol)
Or, maybe, sitting on the couch with your cat/dog/guinea pig/child is enough, for now. I certainly understand that, as well.
So, we’ll keep it together, somehow. I’m hoping we can flatten the curve enough to maintain our current Stay-Home-Campaign and not get forced into our homes indefinitely like some counties with huge death tolls are doing, so that we can take our bikes out soon and go for rides. The more people who adhere to this, the shorter the lock-down will be. That’s what I think and that’s what I hope.
Time will tell. Stay safe and sane.