Silver Sneakers Yoga

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I love the YMCA near my home for a number of reasons.

  • I am the youngest person by 25 years most days.
  • It is less than 1/4 of a mile from my home.
  • I can make new friends in the Silver Sneakers Yoga class.
  • I have yet to see a naked person in the locker room.

I was in a car accident a few years ago and have been leery to get back into a few things. Start slow I tell myself, so I decided to attend the Silver Sneakers yoga class one afternoon. I called beforehand to make sure that it was okay for me attend. Green light. I put on my yoga gear, look for my yoga mat with no luck and hit the road. Silver Sneakers here I come.

I walk up to the classroom and am greeted by a few seniors.  I ask about a mat and they kind of laugh and instruct me to grab a chair. Chair????  The class was packed. Betsy greets me. She is adorable, wearing a black get up with a blue vest and her hair and make-up are impeccable. Thank goodness I had on earrings and chap stick. She introduced me to Phil and a few other folks who were absolutely delightful. She came in a little closer and gave an insider tip, “this class is really about breathing, you might want to come to the Tuesday or Thursday classes because they are a better workout”. I appreciated the tip.

The class was wonderful. I worked on my breathing, did some amazing stretching and actually learned a few poses that were good for my back and neck.  Fellow classmates had me giggle at times with comments about getting old.  Priceless. I also appreciated that the instructor made everyone stop every 5 minutes to take a sip of water. Sometimes you just need a reminder.

Class is over and everyone thanks me for coming. I would TOTALLY work out more if I had a cheering squad like this. Phil came up and offered to take my chair back and Betsy encouraged me to please come back. DONE .

Amber Clour was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma. 21 days after her eighth birthday, she was rushed to Children’s Hospital where she spent two weeks learning how to live life with Type 1 diabetes. She has embraced the thought of being a #walkingscienceproject and hopes to score an A+ for her efforts to maintain a stable BG while living life to the fullest - whatever that means.

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