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IGSBETH SparkPoints: (138,319)
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2/7/12 6:36 P


TAMPATINK67 Posts: 3,800
2/7/12 3:40 P

Education - once acquired, the one thing that can never be taken from you!

Thanks for sharing - at the gym and Here w us!

Tink - Charlotte NC
TONISTRELEC Posts: 2,738
2/7/12 9:29 A


IVYLASS SparkPoints: (148,793)
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2/7/12 8:06 A

You paid it forward...good job!!

One stumble does not a failure make.

Everything in moderation.
BODYJOY6 Posts: 134
2/7/12 7:44 A

Today the gym was packed so I was a bit surprised to see that every machine was in use...except the lonely little stair stepper machines in the back. So I hopped on.

Thai women especially rarely use any strength-building equipment. Not everyone of course, and I'm not sure why, but that's just been my observation. So today, when a woman came up to me and pointed to the machine next to me, I was a bit confused. She had never used one before, and the instructions were in English! I hadn't even noticed before.

I got to help her learn how to use it, and was reminded of the first time when I stepped into the gym feeling so confused and embarassed to ask anyone for help. With that memory in mind, I was so happy to offer it.

Later, a man stepped onto the machine looking equally confused, and I watched as she then showed him how to use it.

I was reminded of Spark because I feel like I lit a spark as I watched her help another. Women here really don't use strength equipment much, as I have said, but I know that this would help them so much to prevent arthritis and other accidents as they age. I just felt good to have the opportunity to help someone on her path to better health. I hope that she spreads it on :)

Failure teaches us how to succeed.
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