By Username - 28/01/2012 19:47 - United States
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Maybe, eventually, you will be able to go all out. First time I went I barely did anything but laugh...had no idea what I was doing. But as I kept going I started to get my head around individual moves and full routines and my fitness levels were rising and I started to be able to get a lot more out of the classes. 11 months on I'm at 6 classes a week, front row centre and loving every minute. Just keep going back and just enjoy yourself :)
i'm taking a zumba class and i can't imagine that a woman in her 80s could do that. you really must be out of shape!
There are many 80 year olds who can do things younger people probably can't. Both sets of my grandparents lived well into their 90s, and never stopped exercising or limiting their mobility. They might have been old, but they never acted like it. I think it depends on overall quality of life and health throughout it, as well as genes. That said, I have to say I don't often see such vibrant elderly people in the US. Look at Japan's old grannies and feel the shame!