Hs, sticking to a consistent work out routine is hard, man. I'm wildly supportive of anyone that tries.

I always found classes easier - they were at specific times, and if I missed one I'd feel like I was falling behind. Also I got bored with lighting weights.

@anne I hear you. I'm a fan of whatever it takes to get one to be active on a regular basis.

The hard part is figuring out what works for the individual specifically. Going to classes definitely makes that process easier.

For years, for me, it was martial arts. I've gotten less tolerant of the nonsense that comes with them sometimes, though. I've got my eye open for dance classes. I figure it's way more likely that I'll want to dance with someone than punch someone.

@anne That's interesting. I was considering picking up some capoeira classes because I usually workout by myself and I wanted to be a bit more social.

That's a great idea. Dancing is full body work. Any particular style?


I used to do capoeira. It was a lot of fun, and I liked playing the instruments as well as playing the game. It's also quite connected to West African as well as Brazilian cultural and religious traditions.

As for dancing, well, it's a challenge: I don't know anything about dancing (apart from random nightclub flailing) so I don't really know where to start, especially as I'm tall and a bit sensitive about gender roles.

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