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LIVING IN AEGINA

What is it REALLY like to live in Aegina?

 

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LIVING                                                                   NOV/DEC 2017
  

GYM CULTURE


 

Now that I spend more time than usual in Aegina, I have decided to follow the lifestyle taught by the ancient Spartans, that of looking after the body as well as the mind; yes, I have decided to visit the gym on a daily basis

We have 2 gyms in Aegina that I know of, both of them very good and both managed by women with enviable bodies

The choice of classes is amazing, ranging from Air Yoga, performed in swathes of cloth suspended from the ceiling, to Drum Aerobics, Pilates with or without balls, dance or general circuit and fitness and all to music!

Then of course there are the machines; not really my cup of tea, I have generally steered clear of machines during my life.  I like to punish myself though with a gruelling aerobic start to the day, preferably a class, as there is social banter and throbbing music. Pilates on a huge ball is reminiscent of my childhood when I would play on my Space Hopper but now I get to do all sorts of things on it and it is called exercise, gymnastics! On  Thursdays, the ball becomes a drum and I beat the hell out of it with a couple of drumsticks, sometimes with my legs clamped inside a Pilates ring to really, really loud music….and I love it! The teacher, an Amazonian Athenian has phenomenal energy and she really puts us through our paces. I try to keep up with the kids to my right who are friends of my eldest son which is a difficult feat to achieve, particularly when we are in the semi sitting position, peeling ourselves from an almost lying down position to an almost sitting up position, all whilst working weights in each hand..or take the morning when we have a male body builder putting us through a circuit training of side squats…I sometimes catch sight of myself in the mirror and realise that I look like a grass hopper in my daughter’s black leggings with pictures of pineapples all over them (and that’s another thing…I get to pinch her clothes whilst she is away studying) On Fridays I get to follow the instructions of a real live dancer, who choreographs!! Finally, I am a dancer, Pans People or Hot Gossip, I am Arlene Phillips or any other great dancer, OK, and a bit pink faced and stiffly heavy but I am dancing and loving it!

If there is yoga in the evenings, I try to attend a session. Yoga, I am told is the DNA of exercise. Very challenging, I was initially chastised for getting the positions wrong but more recently, I have ambitiously tried hard and the other evening I successfully folded myself in half. The teacher praised me…the others (younger beings) looked on and I pushed myself further forward; I kissed my knees…the spotlight was on me!! Oh I am so lithe, so supple, so fit!!    NOT!

This was 5 days ago and I am still taking analgesia for a sore back and when I get up, I have to ease myself gently into the standing position. How am I going to cope with sitting on a plane tomorrow for 3and a half hours? Easily, I will consult my chakras; the area that deals with the skeleton whilst I am meditating….I learnt how to do that too…all in Greek whilst lying down with a lavender bag on my eyes

 Whilst in the UK I will swim at the local pool and rehabilitate myself in preparation for my return to Aegina, after all, no pain really is no gain and I have gained such a lot of pleasure and fitness from the culture of the gym




Alison Lorentzos                                                       copyright 2017

 

 

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