Were you born between 1946 and 1964? Then you are a baby boomer just like me. Our very large group of the population is more educated now then ever before about maintaining our health while aging and we know that exercise needs to be a big part of that formula. Working out, running, or even walking can get to be boring and even though we make those resolutions each January to stick with an exercise plan, how long does it usually last? A new trend is underway for baby boomers that involves the nostalgia of days gone by when dancing with their friends was a blast and a big part of their lives.
Dancing for exercise is much more fun and doing it with friends is even better. TV shows such as "America Has Talent" and "So You Think You Can Dance" has brought to our attention the dance style of clogging and baby boomers all over the country are committed to learning to clog.
The internet offers free online clogging lessons that are taught very slowly and with lots of repetition so even the slow beginner can pick up the basic steps. It's great exercise and lots of fun to learn with your friends at your own pace in a group at home. Groups of friends are learning together and helping each other out until they are proficient enough at the basic steps to join a local clogging group together where they can progress to intermediate and advanced dancing. By making the commitment with their friends, they find they are able to stick to the program much better than doing it alone and the comradeship makes it more fun.
Why not give it a try? It's great exercise. It's fun. It's different. It's nostalgic. You may catch that "clogging fever" too-it's going around.