3 PM on Sunday afternoon. It is a beautiful
fall day; 58 degrees and I'm taking an "after brunch" stroll in
Central Park (NYC) with my boyfriend, David.
As we make our way through the park, we come across the skaters and stop to
watch and dance a little bit on the outskirts. This is not uncommon for us on
any given Sunday. But today was different.
As we were dancing "outside the gate" a man came by and invited us
"inside the circle".
we had just come off a 12 hour fitness video shoot from the night before, (stay
tuned for info on my new Dance Fitness DVD, Dance
Strong(tm) The Full Body Workout) my body was aching so badly that
it was an effort to walk.
then we started dancing...the muscle soreness was gone and the tired
feeling that came from working until 4:30 AM evaporated like dew off the
we danced and spun around the center, others bounced around dancing freestyle;
each one having their own unique experience and the skaters rolled past us in a
counterclockwise pattern like dancers on a ballroom floor.
toes held on to my DKNY slipons for dear life, and my body temperature
increased rapidly; as I was wearing a warm, long sleeve, (very fall like)
hooded sweater. However, the only thing I was aware of was the elated feeling
The DJ spun disco classics off old fashion vinyl, the sky above was clear and
painted with slightly colored leaves and my smile truly reached from ear to
an hour later we needed a rest…
walked a bit to cool down and found a nice bench to plop on. We had a great
work out; the fatigue was transformed into an endorphin rush and created a
relaxed happiness. As we sat, taking in the beauty of the park, our bodies
began to relax again and laughter was the simple result of the natural, feel
never ceases to amaze me how when we do what is good for ourselves, mind body
and/or soul, the rewards are endless.
I'm ready to buy myself some good old "traditionals" (that's skates
with four wheels) and join the dance skaters as well!
as always I share this with you in hopes to inspire, motivate or create a
little spark for you – Be creative, smile and move your body in some way today!
Committed to helping people find inspiration and motivation to move & dance!
For information on Skating (and or Dancing) in Central Park