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Posts Tagged ‘Cirque du Soleil’

Last Year’s Christmas Gift

Posted by terrepruitt on January 8, 2016

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, PiYo, Nia Technique, SJ City Fit, SJCityFitLast year (2015) my Christmas present was an event.  I asked for tickets to Cavalia.  Do you know what that is?  It is a horse show that travels around.  Not a horse show that is just a display of horses like a dog show or a car show, but more like Cirque Du Soleil.  It is a traveling entertainment type of deal.  The first time we saw it, in 2004,  we had to drive to Berkeley, which is kinda far.  It was fantastic.  There were huge horses that seem to run at their top speeds under a big top!  It was amazing.  Then in 2012, it came to our city.  I saw the tent at least once a week, but we didn’t go to that one.  This year it was in San Francisco, which is even further, but I still wanted to go.  So, I asked for it as my Christmas gift.

When we went to purchase the tickets the shows were only through the end of December, so I picked a date and my hubby bought tickets. Then I was thinking about picking a date for Christmas with my girlfriends and I realized that I had my hubby buy tickets for the weekend that I had “all-weekend” training.  Ugh.  I was so upset with myself!  I went online to pick other dates and they had just added new dates, they were staying into January.  Nice.  So much better than trying to get in before the Holidays!  So when my hubs went to get the new tickets even better seats were open.  So yay!  It worked out so much better.  Better seats and a better date, yay!

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, PiYo, Nia Technique, SJ City FitSo we went to the show and it was fun.  Before the show there was a quiz.  We learned some stuff.  There are currently 65 horses in the Cavalia stables.  There are 12 stallions.  There are no mares, all the horses are males.

There was a lot of “people entertainment”, as in entertainment by people.  I don’t remember there being so much the first time we went, but it could just be my memory, because it really seems like the time they weren’t on stage they were changing costumes.  But, even though, I would rather see more horse entertainment, the people entertainment was VERY good, amazing even.

The seats were not really cramped which was nice.  The people we were seated with were very nice which always makes a show more enjoyable.

The venue was very strict about cell phone use.  If the ushers saw someone using a cell phone they rushed over to make them turn it off.  There was no cell phone use during the show.

We bought a few souvenirs.  Two magnets and an ornament.  It’s blue!

I very much enjoyed the show and appreciated my Christmas gift.  I enjoyed spending time with my hubby.  I do not feel, though, as if the show was as thrilling as the one we originally attended.  I am not sure if it is just because they no longer have the big Percheron, Mimi.  It just seems as if the thrill of power and speed was not significantly represented.  There was a lot of great dancing and synchronization movement going on, but not power and speed.  I was just a tiny bit disappointed.  Not complaining, just sharing.

It was an amazing show.  The horses are beautiful.  The people are even more beautiful.  It is really a show worth seeing.  And again, it was a fabulous gift.

Even though the season is not about receiving it is fun to share when you receive something you love.  Did you get anything you are excited about?

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Vertical Means Stand It On Its End, Right?

Posted by terrepruitt on August 14, 2012

I had to cancel a Nia class recently.  Not permanently cancel, just one Saturday class.  If you know me, you know it had to be serious.  While I was away I wrote the “More Foam Roller Coolness” post.  A couple of days later a few things occurred to me.  The first thing that occurred to me was that the progression of exercise difficulty could be totally different for everyone — depending upon where they were physically.  Of course you know that but I always feel it is important to state it.  I was thinking that horizontal to vertical was the more difficult progression because it was difficult for me at that time (my ankle has been getting my attention recently).  But for others, maybe even most others, it would be the other way, from vertical to horizontal.  Another thing I thought about that made me chuckle was the term horizontal and vertical.  I didn’t describe that at all.  I guess that is what I get when I am out of town because of some medical situation for my mom.  I had other things on my mind and wasn’t thinking too clearly and so I didn’t think to clarify.  And it did not help that my dad kept popping in the room telling me about more information he found on the internet about some of the medical procedures.  Sometimes having the internet at your disposal to see medical procedures is not really all that great!  So this post is to correct or remind readers that the horizontal to vertical progression, might actually be vertical to horizontal – depending upon the situation –  and to explain what “horizontal” and “vertical” is.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia If you were to stand with both of your feet facing front and you placed the roller on the ground so that each end was on the opposite side of your feet that is an example of the “horizontal” position. To clarify when using the roller in the horizontal position you could place it wherever it is required to be for what you are doing as long as the roller is more or less positioned with the length going from left to right (or right to left).

If you were to stand with both of your feet facing front and you placed the roller on the ground so that the length of it went along the side of your foot, that would be the “vertical” position of the foam roller.  For a moment I had pictured people imagining setting the roller on its end and trying to figure out how to do exercises from there.  That is what had me chuckling.  So no, in this case, “vertical” does not mean stand it on its end!

Again, where you place the roller as you are going to use it depends on what exercise or stretch you are going to do, but the “horizontal” means from left to right (or right to left) and “vertical” means if you were to stand near it is would be parallel to your foot.  It would also be called “vertical” when you place the foam roller on the ground and are going to lie on it with one end at your head and the other end at your tail.

Does it all make better sense now? Do you understand you don’t have to be a Cirque du Soleil acrobat to do stretches or exercise with the foam roller in a “vertical” position?

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