Looking after your wellbeing isn’t just about going to the gym, as Liz Leckie will tell you. She has been enjoying Line Dancing as a way to socialise, keep fit and stay active for some time now.
“You don’t need arms to take part in line dancing, you just need good co-ordination.”
Here’s her line dancing story.
“I wasn’t getting out that much, really.” Liz explains “Just going to the club with David (her husband) and sometimes meeting with friends. When a friend of mine invited me to go line dancing with her, I decided to give it a go. It’s a great way, not only to keep fit, but to meet new friends and have fun.I enjoyed it so much that I decided to go again, and now I go four times a week!”
“There are lots of places you can go line dancing in Glasgow, from the local hall to church halls. Most classes take about two hours and it’s just great fun.”Liz explains. “I’ve been to a lot of line dancing events, as far afield as Blackpool, where we get our cowboy hats on and get into the part. We dress up at Halloween and at Christmas we even get out the festive jumpers! I often go to the Grand Old Oprey in Glasgow and David has been known to come too. He doesn’t dance though!”
Liz recommends line dancing as a way to meet people and get out of the house
“It’s great for your social life – as well as keeping you fit”, she says. “Anyone can do it. At one of my line dancing groups there’s a woman in a wheelchair. The organiser has created some moves for her, where she spins round in her chair and uses her arms. She has a great time. If other beneficiaries are thinking of giving line dancing a try I’d say they definitely should. We have evenings where we just listen to the music and others when we have a live band along and bring our own drinks and snacks.It doesn’t cost a lot to go and it’s great fun. If you go along and find you like it – you’ll be hooked!”