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THE GYM — There are times when you get so caught up in the moment you can't control your body. It wants to move and you have no choice but to give in to the need.
Sometimes it's as simple as tapping your foot to a great beat, but sometimes it's much more.
Late one night my friend and I were driving back from a Wendy's run when Styx's classic "Mr. Roboto" came on the radio. My friend immediately pulled the wood-paneled minivan to the side of the road, threw it into park and started dancing in the middle of the street in the middle of the night. With a Junior Bacon Cheeseburger in one hand and a 99-cent chicken nugget in the other, he did the worst robot I've ever seen as Dennis DeYoung told us all about his secret.
I sat transfixed with tomato on my face and a burger in my mouth as I watched my friend lose all inhibition in the headlights of the 1993 Dodge Caravan.
Eventually, my body started moving. The next thing I knew, I was in the street with the radio blasting doing an even worse robot than my friend. We were — and still are — terrible dancers, but that didn't matter because the music took over and our limbs had no choice but to obey.
I feel like these drill team coaches from North Sanpete High School had this exact feeling when they were caught on video, albeit the stakes were much higher for them — and they can actually dance.
@laceymommajohnson Wait for thebeat drop!! Didn't even watch the dancers while these coaches were on the floor! Their spirit and passion=AMAZING!! #RufflesOwnYour#champ♬ original sound - LaceyMommaJohnson
Lacey Johnson, of Delta, captured this video as the North Sanpete drill team was performing. Johnson said she couldn't bring herself to film the team because she was so caught up in the intensity of their coaches doing the routine from their seats.
These coaches undoubtedly know this routine by heart and were so excited for their team to perform it. Once the music hit, all the anxiety bottled up inside of them heard the beat and these women's bodies had no choice but to dance, even while sitting on folding chairs.
Be like these coaches and fiercely support those you care about. And be like my friend and these ladies, and let the music take control.