Laraine Kentridge Lasdon, 66
Every season brings a fabulous excuse for not exercising. I’ve lived in Austin since 1976 and realized early on it would be either too hot or too cold, I had too many allergies or I was too busy with kids and work to exercise consistently. I loved dance and music, though, and soon found time for Torturecize, followed by the euphemistically named “bench class,” the ubiquitous aerobics classes, Jazzercize, NIA and now Zumba. Then I herniated a disk and was relegated to routine walking. That was fun, but definitely not entertaining, even with walking groups. Now I am a docent at the Blanton Museum of Art. There is nothing like a few hours/miles of taking people around an art gallery. Whether it’s school groups, toddlers, professors, students, seniors or just plain art lovers, taking a walk while talking and viewing rooms full of culture, history, things we hate and things we love, and sharing the joy of discovery with people provides the best workout session I have ever had. If you’re looking for an inspiring, fun and cool walk for as many miles as you can take in, visit a museum.
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