Hello again. Life as a Boomer in 28 days – day #2.
As a diligent digital immigrant (also known as the manual typewriter generation), I subscribe to various e-newsletters to keep me up to date with EVERYTHING.
As I mentioned yesterday, dicky arthritic knees and clicky hips are part of my package and I have to admit, when I saw this title, a small part of me who was still 6 and learning ballet lifted her head and said:
REALLY? Finally, you heard me!
Promises that CAN’T be kept!
So back to the latest installment of my daily self-improvement lessons. Sadly the promise made here is not one the worthy exercise guru could keep. The stardom promise of a 6 year-old me lumbering about on a stage was equally unfulfilled.
So let’s break down the title ‘that caught my eye’.
Here are a few considerations:
- is the ability to dance a pre-requisite?
- 14 days – are they consecutive?
- the usual disclaimer – individual results may vary – would be ironclad in my case
- the type of dancing is not made clear in the title
- are dancers’ legs the only desirable outcome?
- age of said legs not defined.
The answers to these would be crucial in me deciding to take the plunge – this time.
I must add here, I did sign up for ‘dancers’ arms in 14 days’ previously – for research purposes. I completed 2 consecutive days diligently and couldn’t lift my arms to comb my hair on the 3rd day. I must check in with that course again one day, I downloaded it somewhere.
Alternative marketing for Boomers
I understand the need for catchy titles and the fact that I am probably not the ideal market for the dancers’ legs exercise sessions BUT….. being a bit creative we can come up with more attainable goals, can’t we?
Getting up without grunting in 90 days or so.
How to deal with neck pain after looking at the upper back of your 6’1″ daughter through your trifocals. (Free trial of step platform included).
Dropped food lunges…. practical sessions to strengthen your thighs.
How to unlock joints when you sleep ‘funny’.
How to make the hunt fun – where are my glasses, the phone, the keys?
I know I am ready to sign up for any of the classes RIGHT NOW and pay a premium price.
Who will join me? Who offers this type of course? Is there an entire market out there waiting for you to transform?
The final words
So while I would have liked to have the types of legs displayed by these Austrian women (I presume they are dancers – I have never been to Austria – so I can’t really judge.)
It is more likely that I could aspire to miners’ legs – I already may qualify for those – including the pre-requisite safety clothing for covering and protection.
I am not lamenting the fact that I won’t have dancers’ legs in 14 days.
My legs have carried me well enough for 63 years (well OK – 62 – I was an early walker).
I don’t care that they don’t look like the legs of any dancer I have ever seen.
They are mine and fine whether encased in silk stockings or raggedy sweat pants. Keep them moving is the key.
Comments always welcome.