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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mission 2011: Exercise, Exercise!

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As I mentioned last month, the topic for my Mission 2011 posts in April is exercise.

Funny thing is, as I thought about this topic, a song about exercise from my childhood popped into my brain and stubbornly got stuck there. That led to a several day quest to find the song and then figure out a way to be able to present it here on my blog.

All I knew a few days ago was that the song began, "Exercise, exercise! Come on everybody do your exercise." What I learned from my Internet search is that this song was from a segment on the 1970s children's TV show called Wonderama. This song was sung by the show's host Bob McAllister and the children in the audience.

It took some finagling, but I finally figured out a way to capture the song using my video camera. The audio and video quality of the clip below isn't that great but I hope it's good enough to convey all the reasons why this song caught my attention when I was a kid and has been stuck in my brain ever since. My hope is that the infectious tune and upbeat nature of this little ditty will get you into the proper mood to tackle the topic of exercise this month.

Enjoy!



Exercise, exercise!
Come on everybody, do your exercise.
Exercise, exercise!
Come on everybody, do your exercise.

Jumping Jack, Jumping Jack!
Come on everybody, do the Jumping Jack.
Jumping Jack, Jumping Jack!
Come on everybody, do the Jumping Jack.

And freeze!

Exercise, exercise!
Come on everybody, do your exercise.
Exercise, exercise!
Come on everybody, do your exercise.

Hands on hips, hands on hips!
Touch your toes with your fingertips.
Hands on hips, hands on hips!
Touch your toes with your fingertips.

And freeze!

Exercise, exercise!
Come on everybody, do your exercise.
Exercise, exercise!
Come on everybody, do your exercise.

Stand up straight, shake around!
Let me see you twist your body all about.
Stand up straight, shake around!
Let me see you twist your body all about.

And freeze!

Exercise, exercise!
Come on everybody, do your exercise.
Exercise, exercise!
Come on everybody, do your exercise.

Now rest!


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