When my mama first invited me to go to her senior chair aerobics class, I was opposed to the idea. I thought to myself "chair aerobics is for old people." I know that I am in my version of early retirement but chair aerobics with a room full of retired ladies did not seem appealing at all. I am not by any means age discriminating, however, as a young 40 something , albeit overweight, able bodied woman I just thought that I needed to be doing something more intense than chair aerobics so I declined her offers.
She persisted, politely, because she thought I would enjoy the class, especially the teacher. He was a former children's aerobics teacher in the 90's under the moniker, Robocop. I remembered him immediately as he had a TV show on the Charlotte, NC public access channel and taught the class wearing a Robocop uniform.
One Monday morning, I decided to join her and all of my preconceived notions were destroyed. Here are 5 things I learned from taking chair aerobics.
Monday classes: 11 am (30 minute class) St. Paul Baptist Church 1401 Allen St. Charlotte NC 28205
Tuesday and Thursday classes: 11 am (45 minute classes) Rockwell AME Zion Church 6101 Rockwell Church Rd. Charlotte NC 28269
Depression survivor that discovered the power of positive thinking.