The class was fabulous. Really high powered weights and aerobic exercise. Cool music too. And a fabulously inspiring teacher. That's always important, right?
I have co-ordination issues so aerobics isn't usually my thing. I'm worried about:
a) falling and hurting someone else- especially in Japan where they're all so much smaller than me.
b) falling and hurting myself
c) just falling.
But this class was really good. Much more about weights and stretching than fancy 20 step moves.
I was doing fine until I started watching the student standing next to the teacher. She was giving 110%. If the teacher reached to her toes, she reached palms to the floor. If the teacher stretched her hand back to her shoulder blade this girl aimed for her butt.
Well, I'm not competitive with the teacher but this woman got to me. It's kind of in-your-face to stand right beside the teacher and do more than her, yeah?
So safe in my position at the far back right hand corner I decided to match the woman who was over-matching the teacher.
And I hurt.
But at least I didn't fall over!