Exer What? / ¿Ejer Qué?

FRIDAY MORNING, I looked across the street and saw a crew building a stage. I had no idea what for. Saturday morning, while I was getting ready to go out for coffee, dance music began blasting from below and both cats came running inside.

One of the local gyms was hosting a workout class on the Paseo. A large crowd was participating. There was great energy. Plus step platforms, dumbbells, exercise mats — and a whole lot of Lycra. I immediately changed my plans and headed downstairs.

I took some pictures.

And THEN I went for coffee.


EL VIERNES POR la mañana, miré hacia al otro lado de la calle y vi a una tripulación construyendo un escenario. No tenía idea de para qué. El sábado por la mañana, mientras me preparaba para salir a tomar un café, la música de baile comenzó a sonar desde abajo y ambos gatos entraron corriendo.

Uno de los gimnasios locales organizaba una clase de ejercicios en el Paseo. Una gran multitud estaba participando. Había mucha energía. Más plataformas de pasos, mancuernas, colchonetas para ejercicios — y un montón de Lycra. Inmediatamente cambié mis planes y me dirigí abajo.

Hice algunas fotos.

Y LUEGO fui a tomar un café.

Second from right: She didn’t have dumbbells, so she grabbed the nearest kid.
Segundo, desde la derecha: No tenía mancuernas, así que agarró a la niña más cercana.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

27 thoughts on “Exer What? / ¿Ejer Qué?”

    1. Snoskred,
      It really did look like fun. The trainer had a great personality. No macho, superior attitude.

    1. anne marie,
      It was a glorious day. Would have been fun to start with them but my Lycra was in the wash.

  1. It’s part of a ‘fuengirola moves’ campaign. This will be every weekend for I think the next month. There’s a schedule of different classes. I moved….away from them and sat on the beach.

  2. Nothing like an outdoor exercise class to get ya movin!!
    Does this bring back good memories…….
    Next weekend ‘we’ expect to see YOU, Mr.Mitchell, in that group!!

    1. Jim,
      Not much for those groups. I enjoy once and then people start to get to me. But off to the gym… on my own… sounds good.

    1. Bob,
      Staff in Spanish is Personal, but so is Personal. So they use Staff. I guess they don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea. Oh well.

  3. I have a t-shirt that reads: Exercise? I thought you said extra fries! That is all I’m saying on the subject 🙂 Also, what an innovative way to use a kid!

    1. Deedles,
      Oh, I love that T shirt! I didn’t even notice the kid in the air until I downloaded the photo.

  4. All the colorful leggings at least here they belong. Not like the colorful lady with all the prints on the street running from the Fashion Police.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. Galestorm:
      (I love the name! Memories of 1950s TV.) This event was motivating. Maybe you would have found yours again.

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