When i moved to Tequis. I thought a good way to meet people, learn the language plus maybe get into better shape was join a gym. This is my gym or cardio/pilates studio. Nothing fancy, one exercise room, no change room and no fancy equipment. I can walk, only 8 minutes from my house so no excuses!
I decided to try Zumba dance which I have never tried before, Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:00am. Pilates sounded pretty good so after Zumba on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00am. Good start…….
THEN I met Selena, she is the morning instructor. Sel. I want to call her speaks a little english, certainly more than I speak Spanish and is very friendly, personable and a kick ass instructor. I do not know her teaching background but she definitely has a dance background, that gal can move her hips! Well I have survived my first few classes but it is an excellent cardio workout and the pilates class varies each time (some mat, fitness ball etc). Everyone which I should say all the women are friendly and certainly put up with my limited Spanish…..as long as I try! I love going, lots of fun.
Yesterday I met Selena’s beautiful daughter and her father. Family is very important here. I have been invited for coffee and visit a group of people who want to practice their english/spanish. I think it is at someone’s home on Monday, Wednesday and Friday early evenings…….sounds good to me.
I also have a standing date with my neighbour Edda on Tuesday and thursday afternoons at 4:30, she is to speak only english and I only Spanish. This should be fun(funny ha ha).