Thursday, 7 July 2011


I'm going to do something rarely, if ever, do on the blog; I'm going to have a rant.


Now that you're duly warned, I'll begin.
I'm on a 'get fit and healthy' kick at the moment and have started regular exercise classes. I'm quite new to this particular class but I danced more than once a week from about the age of 4, so I'm far from a novice. There are always other people in the class who don't take it as seriously, or who are at a different level. That would be me in a proper dance class, so this is not aimed at those. It might be easier if I just get it out...

  • Yes, I may be a little's an exercise class for **** sake. If I do smell (and I'm still not convinced that it was me) it's becasue I'm working hard and sweating and not because I reek of cigarette smoke. Check yourself before you drop snide little comments to your mate.
  • You're new and the instructor is demonstrating a step, so shut the hell up and pay attention.
  • On that note, if you can talk to each other during the whole routine you're not working hard enough. Why even bother?
  • There's a reason that a group of dancers doing the same routine are all on the same leg and facing the same direction...if you aren't you'll hit one another.
  • And am I the only one checking that I'm not kicking the people around me?
  • No, there isn't enough room for all of us to do the side to side moves as big as we'd like. Do it on the spot and stop drawing me dirty looks. I'm getting less of a workout because there's too many of us for the size of the with it.
Many of these are unfair, and might not have have had anything to do with me. I might be oversensitive and I am a bit self-conscious. That said, I feel better now.


  1. That's why I avoid the gym all together. People are so much nicer at bakeries and coffee houses. I think its the carbs.

  2. I've never done dance outside a studio. Now I don't think I ever will. ;)

  3. I've never done a dance class, but I used to do step and aerobics classes for four or five years, and I totally know what you're talking about. Glad you got it out. I got to agree with you and crack up all at the same time. Hope it gets better!

    <3 Gina Blechman

  4. Yeah... I've done ballroom for a while, and the new people falling in with us NEVER get that there are unwritten rules to the whole thing. I.E. Stay the hell out of the way of the people practicing. So... annoying. Luckily, dancing makes me happy.