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I have two ideas and need your feedback
One idea is to meet at a coffee shop. The other idea is to see if anyone is interested in trying some warm water therapy. I am a big proponent of this since it was something that turned my life around in so many ways. I got started in warm water therapy and eventually progressed to swimming a few laps in a pool that wasn't too cold. After moving to the city, I joined a health club that had a pool with a temp in the low 80s. I got so much benefit from the water aerobics class, that I just got certified to teach it. I have a program that I could show people (and there are DVDs out there as well) that is specifically geared towards people with issues like fibromyalgia. If there is enough interest in doing this, I will contact the Galter Center to see if we could rent their pool for 90 minutes on a Saturday or Sunday. What I need to know from you is if you are interested in a water program; if so, regular or warm water therapy, and then, optimal times (i.e. late morning, early afternoon, late afternoon) so I can proceed forward with finding a site. There are not a lot of warm water therapy pools to choose from. The dates I'm thinking of would be the first or second weekend in October; we could shoot for a Saturday (early or mid day) or Sunday (any of the three time frames)--I'm trying to include as many people as possible on this. I know that later on in the day is a problem for people commuting in from further out, particularly if they are taking public transportation, so I am trying to accommodate that issue as well. I look forward to your feedback. If you want to email me directly, I'm at [masked] Sharon Axelrod If a social event is more to your liking, let me know that as well.

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