I've been looking over the group fitness classes in the gym literature they gave me when I joined. It has been so long since I went to a class like that... I guess it was 1993-ish when my friends and I last went to aerobics classes together for awhile. I did try a water aerobics class and hated it. I've done a few videos at home here and there. But looking at the list in my hand, I wonder what I should try first. Next week I plan to swim and figure out the weight machines, and then I want to try a class. They have low impact aerobics, Les Mills BodyVive, yoga, zumba, and pilates. I feel silly but I have almost no clue what these classes are like. When I think of yoga I remember the lady on public TV meditating on a rock with the ocean in the background, eyes shut, flowers around her neck, doing a couple of stretches. I have heard random bits enough to know that zumba is some kind of dance-type exercise and pilates is supposed to lengthen your muscles, and I know "low impact" is definitely the kind of moving my arthritic knees need. I haven't got much stamina for moving fast. I walk a lot, but I haven't been really out of breath for a long time.
So what do you think? What would you suggest? Have you tried any of these classes, and did you like them?
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