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MOVING AROUND: Carole Alter peppers her exercise class with Yiddish humor three mornings a week at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. “The core is engaged. The tukhus is engaged!” she told her students on Monday.   David Briggs

Carole Alter slips a cassette into a boombox and soon a didgeridoo and tribal tempos fill the Valley Room of the San Geronimo Community Center. It’s Monday morning and Ms. Alter’s class, Exercise for Altacockers, a Yiddish word for “old farts,” is underway. It’s designed as a synergistic combination that weaves together dance, exercise, yoga, energy . . .

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