Hot enough for ‘ya? “Dog Days of Summer” are here, if you believe Hellenistic astrology. These ancient Greeks connected the hottest, most uncomfortable weather with the rising of the star system, Sirius (“Dog Star.”) They described this part of the year as one of heat, droughts, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, mad dogs and bad luck.
Coping with such bad star power can undo even the most enthusiastic exercise student. Summer lethargy and summer anxiety are negatives. Light exercising and intentional self-care are positives. Following upbeat OHI leader JoRene as she leads each class with fun, variety and common sense is a big positive. Put positives into your summer of 2021 and see if you aren’t enjoying life a bit more than described by our Greek forefathers.
In the Free Fitness classes, listening to your own body is one of the first tenents to successful outcomes. Drinking water, before feeling thirsty, is a must during these “Dog Days of Summer.” Skål!
Disclaimer for all:
Equipment for JoRene’s class: Non-skid mats, 3# hand weights, athletic shoes (supportive but not too grippy,) and a water bottle – hydration revitalizes. Fragrance-Free, please. Share the floor with kindness.
Word to the wise: For your safety, good balance and lateral movement are needed for quick aerobic moves. A fall may cause serious injury. Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise regimen. All Free Fitness Classes are too large to accommodate those who need special supervision. If you have shoulder, back, knee problems, anything that is painful, it is advisable to join a smaller, well-supervised class first, and consult a personal trainer or medical professional to learn modifications that are suitable to your condition. Participants need to use their judgment and body awareness… altering each exercise to prevent injury. Be careful dear ones. Welcome!