They’re known for their smooth line-dancing. Now almost a dozen people at the Tyler Senior Center are taking up clogging. The exercise is helping keep their mind and body in shape.
It’s not just Ms. Preddy’s feet that get a workout.
“You are teaching your body new tricks. You are working yourself out totally,” she said.
Clogging works on seniors tone, flexibility and coordination, not to mention all the dance steps they memorize for performances like this one.
“Clogging is such a challenge, you get the cardio, the fitness, the brain aerobics. Are you on the right foot? All the dance steps. It is so great,” said Kay Odom, supervisor at the Tyler Senior Center.
The cloggers are having a lot of fun, but they are also burning some serious calories, up to 400 an hour.
“This really is the ultimate as far as breathing, controlling that breathing. You don’t want to pass out and you certainly don’t want anyone picking you up,” Ms. Odom said. “When I found out we had some clogging people to teach this class, we started out with 4 and now we have 10.
“I think it is very easy as you age to let your life close in on you. Your world gets smaller and smaller. I think that’s something we all have to fight,” she said.
Clogging is keeping these seniors young at heart and keeping up their Fit City Success.
It’s hard to believe, but the Garden Valley cloggers range in age from 56 to 78.
They’re serious about what they do. The ladies practice twice a week for an hour.
Watch Dana Hughey’s “Fit City Success” Thursdays on KYTX CBS19’s 10 p.m. news.