I’ve been blogging as a subscriber to Laurie Denomme’s WECOACH Workouts for five months now.
- In July, I encouraged readers to rediscover the joy of moving with WECOACH Workouts!
- In August, I looked at how WECOACH Workouts can help swimmers prevent injuries.
- In September, I shared Laurie’s 20 new ways … or more! … to jog.
- In October, I highlighted the top ten reasons to do WECOACH Workouts.
WECOACH Workouts has helped me reach a new fitness level. Laurie’s shoulder, back, and hip exercises allow me to twist to look behind me more easily when I’m backing out the car. I keep my workouts interesting by incorporating Laurie’s 7 foot positions, and my knees and hips are much happier. My stamina has increased, along with my energy level. I’m a little more lean. I can run further, swim longer, walk faster. When I got back into the pool after my 2019 illness, I was simply grateful to be in the water. Laurie has brought me a long way.
I’ve been exploring Laurie’s WECOACH Workouts with a group of my South Florida neighbors in our HOA community pool. Three mornings a week, two to seven of us show up about 8 o’clock and hop in the water for a 50 minute online class with Laurie. Some of us work. Some of us have kids. Some of us could sleep until 10 very happily. But we get to the pool. We even call ourselves The Mermaids. Now and then, a Merman joins us.
What really keeps me showing up at the pool is this amazing group. They are kind, supportive, and funny. And as each one has grown in confidence and skill in the water, she shares what she’s learned with others.
Today’s blog is about WHY? What has made this experience something we make time for? I asked this morning’s class participants to consider the question, and here is what they said.
Taking care of ourselves
It is great to have fun while we work out to take care of ourselves. It is easier to do it when you are with caring friends.Connie
What Connie doesn’t take credit for is instigating the entire effort. She learned to swim last year, overcoming a lifetime of fear of the water. She asked me to help her practice, and so my early morning schedule began including the pool.
Learning new things
I am learning English and French! “Very good!”Rosa
Rosa, who has lived most of her life in Colombia, is not only improving her language skills but also has made the most progress in her water skills. Look at the satisfied smile as she demonstrates a plank with a pool noodle during one of Laurie’s plank variation workouts!
While the exercises are challenging, we are in a good mood, joking and helping one another, stress free.Carol
Carol joined us recently, and she has made great progress in understanding how to use the water’s resistance and buoyancy. In fact, she’s taking the plunge and has started swim classes! Confidence abounds in this group.
Having attended the class this morning is undoubtedly why I find myself in a happier mood than usual. I appreciate the positive effect.Carol
I’ve noticed that I have more energy now that I’m doing these classes.April
April—who missed “class picture day” in the pool😊—is also a recent addition to our class. The pool noodles she contributed to the class give everyone a chance to play with different buoyancy and resistance.
Finding our limits
One of Laurie’s trademark phrases is “your feel- good range,” as she encourages each participant to explore the movement within what feels good to our bodies. Evelyn, who also subscribes to WECOACH Workouts, has taken to using the phrase independently during our pool time.
You’ll know from my face when I’m in my “feel good range.”Evelyn
In a word, fun!Carol
We laugh and talk and have fun, I just enjoy the time with you all.Rosa
I enjoy the laughter and fun as well as getting to know my neighbors.April
My kids have their play dates, now I have my own fun time, I love playing with friends at the pool. And the best part is that I am still able to proudly say to my doctor “yes I do“ when the uncomfortable question comes up: Do you work out? 😊Olga
So subscribe today and discover the fun that awaits in WECOACH Workouts!
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