Just because you are aging and perhaps not as capable of doing every single thing you used to do is no reason whatsoever to believe that it’s time to scale back entirely, especially when it comes to health and fitness.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013
GreyWingFinancial.com finance and economic magazine for seniors today released their support and appreciation for the group of San Rafael, CA senior citizens that broke out in a flash mob yesterday in front of the Whistlestop Center and Golden Gate Transit bus terminal. GreyWingFinancial.com applauded their enthusiasm, energy and vitality and encouraged its older readers to look to this group for inspiration to keep exercising—and dancing.
Paul Liberatore of Marin Independent Journal reported on Thursday, May 30th 2013 that over 160 senior citizens broke out in a flash mob Wednesday morning, performing a choreographed dance to Don Omar’s Latin tune, “Zumba.” Liberatore states that the group, some dancing with the assistance of canes, walkers, and even a guide dog, put on the show in celebration of National Seniors Health and Fitness Day, for which Wednesday, May 29th marked the 20th anniversary.
GreyWingFinancial.com was impressed and moved by the gesture, commending the group on achieving something that most people never do in their lifetime. GreyWingFinancial.com is quoted as saying, “To see a group of this size coming together, and breaking out in what appeared to others to be a spontaneous dance routine, just exemplifies the very definition of aging gracefully—and staying active. I’ve heard many people who watch flash mobs, either live or pre-recorded, state that they wish they could someday participate in a flash mob. And here we have a wonderful group of seniors leading the way, showing us how it’s done, proving that you’re never too old to check something off a bucket list. Life as a senior is something to be enjoyed and celebrated, and that’s just what these San Rafael residents have confirmed.”
The above-mentioned Marin Independent Journal article stated that the Whistlestop Center, the fitness center that hosted the event and offers regular Zumba and exercise programs, held four rehearsals for Wednesday’s flash mob routine. The article quotes Michael Gordon, a 78-year-old volunteer and exercise class leader at the fitness center, as saying, “The point of this is to show how active seniors can be, and how exercise is good for them. The kinds of programs we have here bring people together and keep them vigorous and alive. In my exercise class, I have people up to 90 years old.”
GreyWingFinancial.com heartily supports programs that encourage activity and exercise for seniors, and urged its readers to reach out to seek a similar center to Whistlestop in their own communities. GreyWingFinancial.com is quoted as saying, “Just because you are aging and perhaps not as capable of doing every single thing you used to do is no reason whatsoever to believe that it’s time to scale back entirely, especially when it comes to health and fitness. In fact, fitness can be even more important as we age, to help keep bones and muscles healthy and strong long into our golden years. We would urge our readers to get involved in gyms or fitness centers that have specialized programs for seniors, if you’re not actively involved already. These types of places offer support, assistance, and even compatible workout buddies in some cases. Once you get going, a lot of times the pleasure and vitality you experience can be just as much of a motivating factor as the fact that you’re keeping healthy at the same time.”
Liberatore states in the above article that during the flash mob, dancers were sporting self-decorated white T-shirts displaying the Whistlestop logo along with sayings like, “Growing old Gracefully,” and “Old Guys Rule.”
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