Monday, January 15, 2007

Snow White Teaching Combat

As it was a slow week as far as baking was concerned, I was free on Friday to go for pump. It's always nice to go for that pump, coz Lionheart and Yhsmom are usually there, and Richelle's face always has a ready smile when she sees me appear....her legion of male fans in football jerseys were there in full force, and I only just managed to get into the registration. And usually we catch the tail end of FSI's free step class, so it's like a big reunion of sorts. Yhsmom was in flurry saying she couldn't get on, but miraculously, there was one LAST spot.

Then, the inevitable happened. One bar short. Of all people not to have a bar, it was LION!!!! 10 minutes elapsed, the registry had to be read out...brrr, how humiliating. Even after one girl left, there was STILL one bar and board short. Turns out one chappie had registered, but he was from the previous step class, so he kindly volunteered himself out, as you're not supposed to do back to back. Very noble. Apparently at least 4 tracks were requested by Lion, so they were expectedly TUFF TUFF TUFF. (that's the way yhsmom spells the word in her sms-es). My arms are aching till today actually. That biceps track was a killer, and the Boom Boom track is always painful. Anyway, Richelle's classes are usually "tuff". It's been awhile since I've been in such a packed pump class, very stifling, not having lots of space. Felt really suffocated. Didn't know which way to turn to do lunges. And didn't know which direction to face when lying on board....

Saturday at the Curve.... accidentally took the Eastin Taman Tun route, which saves RM1 on toll, but I reckon burns even more fuel. Parking is getting even worse. All these Leon fans flocking to his class, no doubt. Had to park in R zone... which is far away from A zone, which is where one usually parks to access FF. The sacrifices we make. Not in his usual black, he was decked in White, hence, a passer by commented, wah, Snow White ah? ...and he then burst into song, Some Day My Prince Will Come.... (ya, I'm sure) And all of a sudden, that sight hit me like an on coming truck. That bush of armpit hair, juxtaposed against his sparkling white, sleeveless outfit..... if ever I needed shades, (sunglasses, not the other instructor), it was now.... it was like seeing a zebra sunbathe in the kalahari.

Sunshine burst out laughing when he said "dont scoop" during the group track.....oh oh, yes, forgot to mention, there was a guest star appearance by that famous Fifi fler....who of course stood right in front.

Somehow the entire workout was quite exhausting, and for conditioning, hmmm, I'd say there were some very suspiciously timed "demos" by FDI, eg during the triceps push up, he suddenly got up on his knees to demo the right technique, and again during the plank, he suddenly got up to demonstrate how NOT to put your butt in the air.....hmmm, very suspicious indeed. But it was a great class as usual....he was a bit disappointed there were no primal screams when he turned off the lights for conditioning. I still LURVE the Bocelli cooldown song....to my horror, I realised that the album I bought, Andrea Bocelli Amore, has a different version of that song, Because We Believe. ie, it was a solo in the album. The duet is much nicer.

9 Comments:

At 12:41 PM, Anonymous lionheart said...

Guffaw...what a description, "Zebra sunbathing in Kalahari Desert". Looks like Pak Cham Kai has not been plucked thoroughly enuff. Leon.."mm kau wat ah"...hahahahaha

FBB..already told Richelle dats the last time I will request for all those tracks in the SAME Class. Aiyo.. was so pooped out, I cant even do RPM after that. Did the warm up track with Horny and had to wave bye bye already. Thighs aching like hell. Still aching on Saturday morning but dragged myself to do Mr. Cool's BP, thinking dat he could never be as demonic as Richelle the previous evening. Turned out I was dead wrong...he was WORSE. He did all murderous tracks, from 2 to your fav Shakira crunch, d one which your feet does not touch the ground at all. No letting up at all. Amboi..and after that FSI pula. Totally crashed on Sunday.

 
At 3:22 PM, Blogger YOU! said...

Lion: Not that Kwah Cheong la! mana ada bush! very wat liao! :)

FBB: no need to be suspicious la.. very important to demonstrate right technique ma! a few on the sides were doing tricep push ups with elbows pointing outwards. and butt were shooting up the air like old faithful whenever we move forward/backward on the plank :)

 
At 3:52 PM, Anonymous yhsmom said...

Really enjoyed the class on Friday! The biceps track is my favourite! Only did Advanced Pilates on Saturday so wasn't as zonked out as Lion!

Certainly hope that FBB's Zebra sunbathing in the Kalahari description was exaggerated.

 
At 4:55 PM, Anonymous lionheart said...

Yhsmom...ya, Robbie Williams is definitely one of the toughest bicep track available. It just doesnt let off at all. Did Sue P's BP today...so nice and comfortable, after the massacre on Friday and Saturday. No feeling oridi.....

 
At 10:08 PM, Anonymous yhsmom said...

Lion, as I told you the other day I think it helps that I am a massive Robbie fan and I like the song. So the tough bits don't seem bad at all when I am singing along and imagining Robbie prancing about on stage! Like the Angels cooldown track too!

 
At 10:24 AM, Anonymous sunshine said...

fr where i was standing which was equivalent to the front row right at the side of a cinema hall, i saw no zebra!

i love the angels cooldown too, yhsmom. Love robbie. His Real Love cooldown for rpm is also good. Love the lyrics of that song.

 
At 10:43 AM, Blogger fatboybakes said...

haiya, sunshine, of course from where you were, at that corner there, cant see the bush la. actually from far cant really see, i only happen to glance at it when talking to the fler up close. it was the white against the black that made it so obvious lah, usually the fler wear black mah.

angels cooldown? pump ah? is that the one with the do "you really want to hurt me" conditioning??? i'm shockingly bad at song titles.

 
At 11:15 AM, Anonymous sunshine said...

I think so la, abt 2 releases ago...

 
At 1:52 PM, Anonymous yhsmom said...

Yup it was.

 

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