When I wandered round the park the other day I walked along for a short while with someone I call a ‘nodding acquantance’. Sometimes when we see each other we just nod and keep on walking others we exchange a few words. Don’t think we’ve ever introduced ourselves to each other, maybe we’ll get round to it this summer 😊
Anyway further on a bit there was a group of women gathered together listening intently to a very fit looking young
woman girl child! Exercise mats at the ready!
Oh thats where they are , said my nodding acquantance. She then went on to tell me about her friend who’d raved about the boot camp she joined where they did really simple exercises. So…as you do….we stood and had a stickybeak at what they did.
Gosh, she said, that just looks like old fashioned physical jerks – what’s the betting it gets more advanced as the weeks go by.
Watching the group I kept thinking there was something familiar about the routine then later that afternoon I had a rummage around in one of our bookshelves and found my old old copy of – this!
Yes XBX – the female companion to the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 5BX (five basic exercises) plan for their servicemen.
Ten exercises designed to work every part of the body – a set number of repeats to be done in a certain time. Gradually becoming more difficult.
What was funny was, as we turned away to walk in different directions, we looked at each other, laughed and spontaneously started to sing – ‘ Bend and Stretch, Reach for the Stars’ lol
Ready Mr Music please 😊😊
By the way this is an old 1980s recording of the Australian version of Romper Room.