grace jones hula hoops to the rhythm (one cool workout)

(Video link here.) We’ve written in the past about the virtues of hula-hooping as exercise. But we’ve never seen SUCH an inspiring example as Grace Jones, age 65-ish, performing Slave to the Rhythm at Roseland. Amazing body, energy, joy…

If you crank the music up and have a hula hoop on hand (or just feel like a dance break), it’s the perfect rhythm to be a slave to for a while…

Work all day, as men who know,
Wheels must turn to keep, to keep the flow,

Build on up, don’t break the chain,
Sparks will fly, when the whistle blows,

Never stop the action,
Keep it up, keep it up,

Work to the rhythm,
Live to the rhythm,
Love to the rhythm,
Slave to the rhythm,

Axe to wood, in ancient time,
Man machine, power line,

Fires burn, heart beats strong,
Sing out loud, the chain gang song,

Never stop the action,
Keep it up, keep it up,

Breath to the rhythm,
Dance to the rhythm,
Work to the rhythm,
Live to the rhythm,
Love to the rhythm,
Slave to the rhythm.

 

via the great Fast Forward‘s FB.

Related posts: hula hoop dreams (exercise as play)
hula-hooping as life-changing exercise
“get up off that thing”: improv exercise for home or work
the fun theory of doing things that are good-for-us
treadmill desk p.s.: intelligent treadmill redesign
roy arden’s blog: james brown’s dance lessons and homemade ferris wheels…
what would happen if you took a dance break?

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