Day 153: Thursdays are no longer tricky

I have found my new Thursday night activity πŸ˜€


That’s right, on Thursday evening, I went to an adult gymnastics class and it was awesome!!

I did gymnastics between the ages of 5 – 13 and for about the last 15 years I wished I had never given it up but there were no adult gymnastics classes around, and especially no adult beginners classes…

Until now!

I have no idea what made me Google adult gymnastics, but I did, and I found a class open to all abilities πŸ˜€ So I got myself along there and had an awesome time! What is more I took Matt the Trainer with me which was cool. He was not there as my trainer by the way, that would have been odd…he just wanted to have a go at gymnastics. ( I have a sneaky suspicion he has done it before but he said he hadn’t done much…hmmm…). If you take someone with you to a class who is fit for a living I guess it is not really surprising when they are good at things… I was just pleased to not be going on my own!

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The class was a lot like I remembered as a child, with one major difference:

things that used to be so easy as a child, were now really difficult!!

who’d have thought backward rolls would be so hard! and Handstands…

my goodness, the first one I tried resulted in me collapsing on my head…it was not graceful, I improved slightly,and by go three I managed not to collapse completely, but it is going to take a little bit of time to get that strength back up I can tell you that!

my main success of the evening, Β was cartwheels. I was slightly apprehensive about Β trying it, I had all sorts of visions of disastrous collapses, but it turns out…

I can still do cartwheels πŸ˜€

My first one was a bit shaky, but they improved all through the evening πŸ˜€

This is going to take some practice, and some considerable arm strengthening…but it is so much fun πŸ˜€ We are definitely going to go back πŸ˜€

day 153 complete and awesome πŸ˜€


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About Sam Catchpole

Exercisaholic, Photographer, Artist, Writer, Engineer, Morris Dancer, General Obsessive...

7 responses to “Day 153: Thursdays are no longer tricky”

  1. nancytex2013 says :

    SAM!!!! WHAT??? You did handstands and cartwheels???
    I don’t think I’ve ever done a proper cartwheel in my entire life. (Sad, I know…) I may need to add this to my fitness bucket list. It seems so scary though…throwing your legs all up in the air like that. I have visions of breaking my back. Or ass. Or head.
    Well done you! I am super, SUPER impressed!!!


    • Ice_Badger says :

      It was really amazing fun! I was so shocked that I could still do cartwheels! It will take some practice to get my handstands freestanding and some shoulder and wrist strength but I ax work on it πŸ˜€
      It is south fun you should definitely try it! Although I did ache for 2 days!


  2. Helen says :

    That’s awesome, I’m so jealous! I wanna cartwheel! I never did gymnastics, I always wanted to though. I may start a list of activities I want to try when my weight permits πŸ™‚


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