Ritmos Dance Lesson

I go to the gym for my daily workout.  One of my favorite lessons is a dance fitness “Ritmos” there. The pictures are here.   Ritmos consists of eleven different kinds of dances such as Hip Hop, Latin, Jazz, Reggaeton, and so on in an hour.  The songs used in it are all popular and so cool.   They change every three months.  Now my most favorite song in it is “Bailando”.  I like Sean Paul ❤

 

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Kohara Spa

There is  “Kohara Spa” in Hilton Waikoloa Village, which is a facility providing massages,  body treatments and fitness & wellness classes.    I paid ten dollars and took a fitness class “Flex and Stretch.”

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I saw several guests who came for a Hawaiian massage called “Lomi Lomi” when I was in a waiting room.   One of them said it hurt a lot, but was good.

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The class started on time.  He was an instructor(I forgot to ask his name), and the participant was only me!   It ended up a private lesson.  Actually it wasn’t a class for relax.  It was like a power yoga.  I was a little tired because it lasted 45 min., but it was a good exercise.   Don’t you think he is cute?

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The yoga class was taken place around the Buddha  statue outside.   It looked nice, but I didn’t want to get a suntan.

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The picture below is a hula dancing lesson.  Unfortunately I didn’t have time to take.

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Hawaii Report #15

The Body Builder Shephard is 76

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I forgot to mention one more person in this series : Ernestine Shepherd.   She is a 76-year-old body builder.

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According to Mail Online,  she was a ‘couch potato’ until she was 56 years old.    It seems you can gain muscle mass at any age.    Now she is an instructor at a sport club.   I heard of her two years ago.   Her news encouraged me to work out.   But I trained too hard and pulled my calf muscle(>_<)    After that, I didn’t feel like using any training machines  for a while,  but this month I started out again.   Yeah!    My muscle tone has decreased a lot during this period.   The slate is wiped clean now.

By the way, the current Guinness holder for  the oldest female bodybuilding is another person, Edith Wilma Connor who is 77 years old (might be 78)  She is American too.  She started body building in her 60s.   Such articles make me feel like I shouldn’t waste my time. I’m gonna exercise now!  (I’m not intending to become a body builder-just a healty person)

Super Model Carmen Dell’Orefice is 81

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I’d like to finish this series with this post.    It wasn’t my intention to select only women.    The fact is I simply couldn’t find anyt men.   The last person,  whom  you  may have heard of her too,  is Carmen Dell’Orefice, 81-year-old super model.    She is elegant, beautiful and graceful (@@)    I feel it is rude to call her a “granny”.   She was born in New York and has been modelling since she was age 15.

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According to wiki,  she lost most of her money twice in her life.    For the first time,  it happened in the 1980s and 1990s when she was investing in the stock market.   For the second time,  it happened in 2008 when she was duped by one of Bernard Madoff’s ponzi schemes.   It seems she was unlucky with money.

Her posture is beautiful.  I think posture is a key point for beauty.

94-Year-Old Yoga Instructor Tao Porchon Lynch

Super Granny Series #4

You will be surprised this time again.   Tao Porchon Lynch, who lives in NY, is a 94-year-old yoga instructor.   She has been doing yoga for over 70 years. Practice makes perfect!

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reference:  Mail Online

Please watch the video.  As the TV program hostess says, it’s amazing that she is beautiful, energetic, and travels the world, doing yoga and dancing.  How straight she stands!

I’ve been doing yoga for two years.   I like yoga.   It relaxes my body and spirit.   I can sleep well at night after yoga.   After watching the video,  I decided to live life without concern for my age.

87-Year-Old Gymnast Johanna Quaas

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When I was researching super old people on the internet, I came across this amazing woman.   Johanna Quaas is 87-year-old German Gymnast.

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reference:Guinness World Records

Please watch her performances at the 2012 Cottbus World Cup in Germany   Mail Online    Her  strength, balance, muscle,  flexibility…. She is awesome!!! Beautiful!!!

Almost Tuition-Free Belly Dance Class

I wrote about the tuition-free cooking class the other day.  I also take a belly dance lesson at the community center.   It is a eight-part series in Oct. and Nov.  The tuition is 2000 yen.  It isn’t  for one lesson.  It is for all eight lessons.  How nice!

The instructor is Caravan Nami.   Actually I’ve taken her class at another place since April.  Though I can’t attend it very often, I feel the difference in my body.   I think it’s important to continue.   I hope I will keep on dancing as long as possible.   The purpose is to have a supple body rather than to improve my dance.   The older we get, the more inflexible our body is.   I want to prevent my body from being anatomically inflexible.   Thinking of my age, I’m careful not to strain my lower back while dancing. lol

When I met her for the first time,  her figure and dance were very impressive.

She is a beautiful woman with long black hair.  In addition she is gentle with full of womanly charm.   I was attracted by her elegant movements being attentive to the tip of her nail.  I decided to take her lesson right away.

She seems to be a member of Caravan Carnival Oriental Dance, which promotes belly dance around Kyushu in Japan.   The dance recital was held in August.   Kaori, the head of the CCOD danced too.  She is petite, but looked big on stage.  All students danced well and their costumes were beautiful.   To my surprise, one of the students was pregnant ( in the middle of the picture.)  She had a strong presence.  I hear she gave birth in September.

I was encouraged to go on stage at the recital,  but I refused.   I don’t want to show my belly (>_<)