Indoor Volleyball Awaits You

Front row (left to right): Rosemary “Killer” Neagli, Cynde Rodriguez,
Kelly Wallace, Mary Parker, Henry Moore, Manly Osborn; back row (left to right): David Laschinger, Sean Curry, Ron Bane, Alan Stark, Doug Jezewski, Jay Wissink

How are those New Year’s resolutions working out for you? Did you only make a mental list of them, or did you write them down so you could review them and stay committed? Your list probably included “Get more exercise,” especially after overindulging in holiday food and drink.

How did you decide to fulfill the resolution to exercise more? A variety of fitness machines await you in the Pinnacle Fitness Center. There you can walk on a wide, rotating rubber band that doesn’t get you anywhere. You can pretend you’re riding a bicycle but realize there is no pretty scenery to look at. You can go through the motions of rowing a boat but not be able to drop a hook in the water. You may become disenchanted with these options, resulting in your “Get more exercise” resolution becoming an endangered species.

If this is happening to you, there is another option. Try getting your exercise while doing something you enjoy, like playing volleyball in the gym with other Robson residents. Newcomers with all skill levels are welcome to join in the fun on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Many newcomers say, “I haven’t played since high school (or college).” But they quickly brush away the rustiness and regain their ball-handling abilities.

You’ll be reaching and stretching, moving laterally and forward and backward, and increasing your quickness and eye-hand coordination. Like any exercise, what you get out of it depends on how much effort you put into it. To avoid injuries, you won’t be expected to jump-serve or spike the ball or dive to the floor to make a “pancake” save.

So, come enjoy the camaraderie and share some laughs, since we don’t take it too seriously. You’ll get a nice workout while having fun, and you can mark one resolution on your list as “done.”

Contact David Laschinger at 214-763-2871 for more information.