40+ Double Dutch Club: Columbia women exercise for fun


The NE Columbia 40+ Double Dutch Membership meets each Thursday and Sunday for a novel form of exercise.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A bunch of girls in Columbia have discovered an thrilling solution to train that takes them again to their playground days. 

Double-Dutch, hand video games, and Hula Hooping are a child’s dream on the playground, however to the Northeast Columbia 40+ Double Dutch Membership, these toys imply a lot extra.

“That is my me-time, that is the place I can overlook about being a mother, a spouse, I can go away work behind and simply come right here and be a child for some time,” mentioned membership member, Tracey Belcher.

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This group was shaped in Chicago in 2016 as a approach for buddies to help one another exercising, and now six years later they’ve chapters throughout the nation, together with one in Columbia.

The ladies within the group meet at Hyatt Park each Thursday for time to unwind in their very own approach.

“I used to be truly on the lookout for me-time when I discovered this group,” mentioned 42-year-old, Miracle Holmes. “You recognize you might have duty, work, house, taking good care of a father or mother, and it is a me-time that’s truly wholesome for me too, and takes me again to one thing I’ve beloved doing since I used to be 5 years outdated.”

Tedrina Boone says she joined to assist along with her health targets, however she says when she is dancing or leaping rope with 40+ Double Dutch, it doesn’t really feel like a exercise.

“It does not really feel like your exercising as a result of we’re having enjoyable,” Boone mentioned. “We’re Hula Hooping, we’re line dancing, and doing a bunch of different issues different than simply leaping.”

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Ladies 40 and older come out every week to bop and play, and membership co-captain says Ruschille Ford-Ravenell.

“My mom is the oldest member on this sub-club at 69… she doesn’t soar however she does cheer us on along with her pom-poms. She does chair aerobics, and she will line dance,” Ford-Ravenell mentioned.

The group meets twice every week and they’re hoping that extra girls locally come out and play.

If you’re interested by becoming a member of the NE Columbia 40+ Double-Dutch Membership, you’ll be able to go to the web site.