Diana Tapping – FLexercise Member of the Month

I didn’t have to think twice when I received a phone call inviting me to paint in the South of France for ten days. Being an Abstract Expressionist Painter I’m always looking for a new challenge and new places to work in the landscape.

I stayed in Junas in a 15c farmhouse with six artists and two photographers. People came from far and wide; New York and Europe. It was fantastic as the building we stayed in was equipped with studios and printmaking facilities.

Whilst out on a drawing morning, taking in the sights, sounds and looking up I fell flat on my face on the cobbled streets, resulting in a trip to the hospital with a broken nose, cuts, and bruises.

Friendships within FLexerciseOn my return to the UK, I had to attend numerous hospital appointments and I wasn’t very mobile. Sadly I missed several FLexercise classes. However, the phone was busy with lovely friends that I had made in our Wednesday morning class. They were all very concerned about my ‘floor show’ whilst drawing. Next, a card from well-wishers, signed by class members. Margaret McAllister, our teacher, was always there for me.

Being a member of FLexercise means far more than regular exercise. Over the years I have built strong friendships with like-minded people. I’m so lucky to be a part of FLexercise. I’m also very lucky to have Margaret McAllister’s as my teacher.

Diana was just unlucky but there are ways you can reduce your risk of having a fall. Exercises to improve your strength and balance will help. Have a look at our website and see if we have a class in your area. All our teachers deliver progressive exercise and classes are open to all levels of fitness.