I was going to tweet about this but I felt it needed much more appreciation and recognition than 140 characters.
Its inspirational to try any new fitness activity but getting into ballet when you aren’t five deserves a massive pat on the back in my opinion.
I’m pretty sure Fiona would have felt a little apprehension before starting the class, which is normal but she didn’t let this put her off and as you can see front her post above really enjoyed the session.
This is what Fiona said about starting the class.
I wanted some form of sport/exercise that I could really get my teeth into, but that I would enjoy and not see as a chore, so I thought about ballet, made some enquiries and found ‘The Lord’s school of dance’ (Summit House, Eyre Street, Sheffield). I emailed the owner –Lisa Mitchell and mentioned my physical situation and would she let me have a couple of private lessons, see how I get on and then at some point join the public lessons.
So last night was the first lesson. A lot of the theory came back and Lisa said I had a great ‘turnout’ –first position with my feet and good posture. We did a fabulous dance routine to Adele’s ‘Set fire to the rain’ as well as exercises for arms and legs. I was quite uncomfortable at first standing in front of a whole wall of mirror but Lisa was wonderful –so encouraging, made me feel really great and I had such a great time. I got cramp in my toes, my legs and arms and back were killing afterwards (reckon that makes me a ballerina!).
Lisa said I will be fine going straight into the public class next Tuesday …. I will be nervous, but it will encourage me to go to the gym in between and build up my fitness –this together with healthy nutrition. I did a ‘Naturpathic Nutritional Healing’ course with Clare Shepherd that will get me back to the person I’m meant to be –as you can probably guess I’m totally uncomfortable and do not like being overweight and unfit.
Well done Fiona. Inspirational!!
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What activity/sport/class would you like to try but feel nervous about? Leave me a comment and let me know.