Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Last Samurai and LOTR

I think I can safely say this is my favourite cool down track of all the Les Mills programs I've tried. It's so ying and yang, starting with the aggressive samurai bits, and ending with the softer enya May It Be. The song reminds me of Darwin, the instructor who prior to the launch of this track, told us, "the cooldown for the next release will make you feel very special". Although subsequently, my first exposure to the track was at the launch, and it was done by FCI.

Trailing a close second, in the cooldown stakes, is Breathe Easy. I have to say that combat cooldowns are the best, because they involve some sort of kata, and flowy movements. So far, no one else has done Du Hast, the one that FCI does with such stylo milo-ness.

As usual, by the time I arrived at the gym, 15 minutes prior to starting time, the registration was already full. And for some reason, not sure if by coincidence or not, they always put the same girl at the door; she's the equivalent of the 3 headed dog, Cerberus, guarding the gates of Hades, in the Labours of Hercules. Not looks wise, but in terms of sternness and difficulty in getting past. Very fierce. Prison matron material. My buddy, Roger (not Federer) tried to sneak past, and she stopped him saying, "You haven't registered. I recognise all the faces". One cannot but help admire such work dedication.

Anyway, after all the legal immigrants had settled down, there seemed to be still room, so they let in a few more illegal immigrants, to the very crowded land. If the studio were a country, or city, I'd liken it to Shanghai. Overpopulated and not enough air to breathe, and a lot of chinese. The new track 6 with the slow mo kicks seems to be the flavour of the month with lots of instructors, and it seems to be the only track from the recent release that is being continuously used.

In any case, SUPERMAN RETURNS eclipsed any other highlights for last night. Watched it, LOVED it. I am unashamed to admit that the man in the red underwear is my all time epitome of the ultimate superhero. For a full review, go to

Apart from that, well, nothing much else to say..... good class as usual.


At 11:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

totally agree with you that your FCI really carry out Du Hast in complete style & taste.

At 11:55 AM, Blogger Pick Yin said...

you like or not the new slow mo track 6? :D

At 12:28 PM, Blogger fatboybakes said...

anon: yalor hor.

pickles: yar, it kinda grows on you doesnt it. i didnt like it at first...but growing to like it.


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