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Exercise classes. Do you watch the instructor/yourself in the mirror/the others?

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TrucksAndDinosaurs Fri 21-Feb-14 02:43:34

A random discussion after exercise class today.
I always watch the instructor and occasionally check myself in grimly unflattering mirror to make sure I'm not doing something wrong like droopy/arching back in a plank or not pulling tummy in and sticking bottom out in a squat.

Other people said variously
A) they always watch everyone else but never themselves as they don't like looking at themselves
B) they watch the experienced/fittest person in class
C) they watch prison directly in front/next to them
D) they avoid the mirrors at all costs and usually shut their eyes where possible (which I can see is do-able if doing push ups or sit ups or something but not if standing up or jumping about surely?)

Anyway so I thought I'd ask what you all do?

Hoopalong Fri 21-Feb-14 09:35:18

Same as you.

JohnFarleysRuskin Fri 21-Feb-14 09:40:21

My class is in a church hall - no mirrors. Brilliant!

I watch the instructor and the people in front.

Cindy34 Fri 21-Feb-14 09:44:27

Instructor, as they tend to get it right. Sometimes will cast an eye around the room if I can't see the instructor well.

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