If you look at pictures of old nudist events, you see a lot of activity. That activity is called exercise, but if the word exercise scares you, we can just say they were active. They swam laps, played volleyball, ran, played active games, and the list goes on. Nowadays, we celebrate nudist stew, which is a special blend of nudists sitting in the hot tub or pool adding their own little bit of spice to the conversation. Much as I love the conversation of the nudist stew, I am wondering where the action went. Did it die out with the hippie movement, causing our hippies to expand a bit?
This whole exercise question has been on my mind lately as I’ve worked toward having a healthier life, including drinking water, eating nutritious foods, and, that’s right, exercising. After trying out this exercise thing, I find that it quite agrees with me- I feel GREAT after a good exercise session! Why is it that I’m just discovering the joys of exercise yet it’s been around since people were invented? I dunno, but I do know that exercise is great.
Sometimes I exercise while with clients- they are kids who have mental health issues and would really benefit from the awesome feeling of doing exercise. But I can’t exactly exercise clothes-free with them, so much of my exercise occurs at home, which is my nudist camp. Now my nudist camp is FABULOUS and filled with many awesomely amazing people, but I do notice that there isn’t always a lot of exercise going on. Golf carts are used for travel rather than walking, the pool is more for standing and conversing than swimming laps or activity, and many of the events are more sedentary. This is the norm at nudist camps and in America at large- it’s certainly nothing unique to the campground where I live.
Still… I would love to go back to the old days that I see in the vintage nudist photos. The old days of volleyball, active swimming, hiking, and sooo much more activity and exercise seem like forever ago. I know that when Young Naturists of America comes to my campground in another week that we’ll have lots of exercise going on and I’m very excited about that! But I wish we could have all that activity all the time. A girl can dream. Or maybe, just maybe, this girl needs to not only dream, but propose some events that include a bunch of activity. Huh, I do believe I’ve got something to think on here.
What exercise do you enjoy participating in at your nudist location? Do you have any big events that revolve around movement-kinds of activity and exercise?