Flamenco, fit, forgot / Flamenco, en forma, olvidé

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

With summer come events on our nearby plaza, Plaza de Pedro Cuevas. Sunday saw the return of the fitness group, Fitflamc. They have quite a following, great music, and great energy. I was tempted to join in but I wasn’t wearing my ruffles and polka dots and would have felt out of place.

I took two incredible videos, and a couple of others. The first one was probably more than 4 minutes long. Unbelievable music. Great moves. Great close-ups. I felt like I was everywhere at once. I can’t show you the award-worthy videos because I forgot to press “record.” If the two less stellar videos I’ve shared don’t meet your needs, check out this link from 2019 and this from 2021.

My arm is recovering well — and slowly — from the careless phlebotomist. But I still haven’t felt safe lifting weights. Tuesday morning, my entire forearm was different shades of purple and yellow. By the afternoon, it had improved significantly. This morning, it’s even better.

San Geraldo baked a chocolate mandarin cake last week. He was very disappointed in the consistency and felt it may have been a result of the less than perfect caramel he made. I didn’t care. It was Mandarin oranges and chocolate. We managed to finish it, although I did most of the work. Click here for the recipe. To redeem himself (although no redemption was needed), last night he baked apple cake (click here for that recipe).

Nutrition and Fitness Report
Stretching: Once a day.
Walking: 7 km / 4.5 miles Monday.


Con el verano llegan los eventos en nuestra plaza cercana, Plaza de Pedro Cuevas (anteriormente conocida como Plaza San Rafael, haga clic aquí). El domingo vio el regreso del grupo de fitness, Fitflamc. Tienen muchos seguidores, buena música y mucha energía. Tuve la tentación de unirme, pero no llevaba volantes y lunares y me habría sentido fuera de lugar.

Tomé dos videos increíbles, y un par de otros. El primero probablemente duró más de 4 minutos. Música increíble. Grandes movimientos. Grandes primeros planos. Sentí que estaba en todas partes a la vez. No puedo mostrarte los videos dignos de premios porque olvidé presionar “grabar”. Si los dos videos menos estelares que he compartido no satisfacen sus necesidades, consulte estos enlaces de años anteriores, este de 2019 y este de 2021.

Mi brazo se está recuperando bien, y lentamente, del flebotomista descuidado. Pero todavía no me he sentido seguro levantando pesas. El martes por la mañana, todo mi antebrazo tenía diferentes tonos de púrpura y amarillo. Por la tarde, había mejorado significativamente. Esta mañana, es aún mejor.

San Geraldo horneó un pastel de chocolate y mandarina la semana pasada. Estaba muy decepcionado con la consistencia y sintió que podría haber sido el resultado del caramelo menos que perfecto que hizo. no me importaba Fueron mandarinas y chocolate. Logramos terminarlo, aunque yo hice la mayor parte del trabajo. Haz clic aquí para la receta. Para redimirse (aunque no se necesitaba redención), anoche horneó pastel de manzana (haz clic aquí para la receta). Eso lo disfrutamos después de su sopa de lentejas (y otro clic).

Informe de Nutrición y Estado Físico
Estiramiento: Una vez al día.
Caminando: 7 km / 4,5 millas lunes.

• The back of his shirt is red Flamenco polka dots on a black background. (But are they Polka dots or Flamenco dots?)
• La espalda de su camiseta es de lunares rojos sobre fondo negro. (En inglés lunares se llaman “polka dots” [lunares de polca]. ¿Entonces son Lunares de polca o Lunares Flamencos?)

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..

28 thoughts on “Flamenco, fit, forgot / Flamenco, en forma, olvidé”

    1. Fun looking fitness style. Sign me up because, except for the side lunges, probably less stressful on the joints than Zumba, which I had to give up because the lower body movements were killing my knees.

      1. Shirley:
        The lower body movements in this are mostly very smooth. It does look like fun.

    1. Yup, he’s in his element up there with all those swish moves – camp as Hell and not giving a toss what anyone thinks. Jolly good for him!

      1. Raybeard:
        It didn’t look swish to me. Just Flamenco. But, yes, he’s in his element.

    2. Bob:
      He does. I think he’s brother to the woman in the close-ups (the boss).

  1. Now that wasn’t too bad. I thought they might be moving like a real fast motion!!!!! I like chocolate but I not sure how I feel about it with fruit on it. But you know I’d try a piece.

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      Oh, chocolate and fruit! Have you never spent an entire party standing beside the chocolate fountain dipping your strawberries? (We have.)

  2. What fun dancers! Good for them!
    I think SG is a lot like me we are hard on our baking endeavors; that looks scrumptious.

    1. Urspo:
      The leader insists you don’t need to be able to dance, but for me that’s the best part.

  3. I have seen those exercise troupes along the paseo/on the beach while we’ve been over – but the music played by this lot sounds much more fun! Jx

  4. I remember your posts about this group. Don’t feel bad about the video. I do that all the time! There’s something about the iPhone that makes it very easy to think you’re recording when you’re not. (I’m blaming the device rather than myself. I’m also assuming you’re using an iPhone.) That cake sounds good, even if not quite ideal in SG’s eyes.

    1. Steve:
      It IS true that I’ve been doing this consistently since I got my newer iPhone.

  5. I would be watching that fitness group while munching on SG’s cake and tapping my feet. Looks like fun if one has workable non-aching parts. Unfortunately, I don’t fall into that category. I can, however, lay on my side and have some nice people roll me into the ocean 🙂

    1. Deedles:
      I love these exercise/dance classes. Wish I could move like that. I wonder what I’d look like if I tried.

  6. Mitchell! You must join as soon as your arm feels better.
    I’d be there daily. I have always like this style of aerobic workout…..less painful.
    Are they there daily?

    1. Jim:
      They’re only here once a year as part of the summer activities (great promotion for Fitflamc). But they do have a school in town.

  7. I did not click on the recipes because I would make them and I would eat them–by myself, probably within 24 hours of the minute they came out of the oven. I thought you always went out in ruffles and polka dots.


    1. janiejunebug:
      Unfortunately, I was in my leather that day. Not great for dancing in that heat.

    1. Sassybear:
      So would I. Such great energy. Sadly, I’m insecure about my dance moves.

  8. Oh, me too. I did not get the gay dance gene. I would hope they would slowly teach the steps as part of the class. Until I can join one, I’ll just dance by myself in the living room. 🙂

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