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“Now that I’ve found GetSetUp I’m good with doing my yoga here at home. . . . I’m doing things that at 73 I never thought I would be doing!” Join Susan and other older adults in staying well and fit, right from your home!

When Susan's doctor recommended that she improve her balance, she was determined to make it happen
She was intrigued when she heard about GetSetUp at her local YMCA. So she started taking classes with us in March, starting with Kristina's yoga classes.

“Since March, I have been participating in every yoga class that Kristina offers. Over time I have noticed small improvements in my strength and balance. This week I have been able to lift my legs high off the mat when only a few weeks ago I could not even lift my toes. This morning in the Vinyasa Flow class I held my balance in a standing lunge that was impossible for me to do just a week or two ago. When I began these classes, I had no confidence that I would ever be able to do these poses. I can't even describe how surprised I was this morning when Kristina cued us to rise into a standing lunge, and I actually DID it!”

Susan is now taking yoga or and other exercise classes five days a week on GetSetUp. Even though classes have resumed at her local YMCA, she finds the courses on GetSetUp, specially designed for older adults, a great perk.

“Now that I’ve found GetSetUp I’m good with doing my yoga here at home. Kristina is the best yoga instructor I’ve ever had. She really seems to key in on important ways to keep ourselves safe. What I really like about my classes at home is if I’m here watching her and listening to her cues, then I’m not comparing myself to the 25-year-old turning into a pretzel at my in-person classes. I’m focused on me.”

The online exercise classes have been an enormous boost to her confidence.

“I’m doing things that at 73 I never thought I would be doing!”

She agreed with Guide Kristina’s sentiment about why she does yoga: she doesn’t want people to help her out of her chair at 100. Instead, she wants to stand up when she wants without depending on someone else to pull her up. Way to go, Susan!

May 19, 2022
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Liz Miller

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