Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Pump Event of The Month

Was gonna say event of the Year, but better give face to the other pump divas out there.

Anyway, sms-es were hotly distributed that FSI and Kenny (surname what ah?) will be team teaching their debut pump class in MML. The atmosphere was electrifying, like waiting for the limousine to show up and the stars to walk down the red carpet. Okay, a bit of an exaggeration, but nevertheless, it did warrant yhsmom breaking routine and making a special appearance, and sunshine too, despite the rain, and of course, regulars Lionheart and Mrs Lionheart with rinkside seats, in what was to be known as the Dreamgirls Pump.

Kenny started by announcing that they are 2nd time that possible? I thought it was an irreversible process. What he meant was it was their 2nd time teachign since they cleared pump last week. I think FSI made is maiden debut in SPK Monday night. FGXC asked me to go, but much as I am very fond of FSI, traipsing through the mad KL jam for a pump class, hmmm, a bit too much of a sacrifice.

So, tracks 1-6 were taught by Kenny. Vodoo child for squats, was wondering if FSI would whip out the step board and switch les mills programs. Can go both ways then. Vodoo child, in all the les mills programs, seem to be killers, except, according to Lionheart, in RPM. Kenny instructed us, "Nipples face forward". Hmm, as opposed to? I guess they shouldn't point perkily upward, or sag downward. By the way, Lionheart's squats weight was almost equal to the two divas' added together. Looking at him already I felt my knees buckling.

The next fascinating remark was his demonstration of the clean and press. "Imagine you are lifting off your shirt".... and followed by, "let's go boys....(after a slight pause, and cat calls, he adds) ...and girls".

Then came FSI, launching off the biceps track, with one of the most superfluous remarks. "now, for the bicep track, you either decrease your tricep weight, keep it the same, ...or increase your own pace". A gallant attempt at 5kg on each side, at the end of which, Lionheart was heard to have muttered, easy track la.

Squats and shoulders were okay, FSI could have been pretending to be in pain, I'm not sure. Mumbled something about it being his last pump class....

Anyway, it was a most enjoyable class. Almost like a family reunion. Saw FCI as well, outside, briefly chatted...I kinda missed FDI, since all the other FIs were around. Also, I haven't seen FDI for nearly a month already!!! How quickly time flies. As I had to rush off, someone asked me how come I wasn't going for FCI's combat and he replied loudly, "oh coz YOUKH not teaching the class". Roll eyes.


At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teoh sent me ur blogs to read:)
I was nervous to teach in " that " class so all of u are the super sifu regulars of BP. I am real new in BP! :) Hope to improve further.:) Teoh & Me, need massage!!

At 2:58 PM, Anonymous chooiling said...

Kenny's surname = Lian :)

At 1:44 AM, Anonymous lionheart said...

anonymous...I think you and FSI did a darn good job for that class. I had a great time and a great workout...a very enjoyable class. And judging from the feedbacks I received from yhsmom, Sunshine and FBB, they had a blast as well. And btw, you dont need that much improvement have the flare for giving an entertaining class oridi...Who can come up with comments like "nipples faced forward"...attempted that and looks really really vulgar.... kekekekekekeke

At 10:12 AM, Anonymous sunshine said...

agree with lion.

u guys who pack in the crowds have a knack of instructing....whatever the the programme may be...:p

At 2:04 PM, Anonymous chooiling said...

yup totally agree- they have an inborn talent to instruct -:)
*pat pat* well done!

At 2:24 PM, Blogger fatboybakes said...

yar, initially i was thinking, goodness, any newbie teaching pump with lionheart in the class is like a standard 1 science teacher teaching a phD student doing a thesis titled Catalytic Growth of Single-, Double-, and Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes and Studies of their Potential Applications.

afterall, who can claim (except for the master trainers) to know les mills programs better than lionheart.

BUT, having said that, i think the two divas did a fantastic job, for they have that inbuilt talent,where they can teach anything and it will still be good. high praise indeed.

At 2:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always trying to learn more from our seniors & trainers. Riyo/Swee are good teachers to me in BP. Feel embarrass that we cant carry heavier, and will try to build endurance bit by bit. Next time ,we invite Nick Heng to team teach together to make a 3 dreamgirls k. (Laughing). Do we want to see Teoh teaching COMBAT one day?

At 3:09 PM, Anonymous chooiling said...

yes yes, Teoh, come teach combat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 3:24 PM, Blogger fatboybakes said...

no lah, he cant rob FCI and FDI of ALL the limelight....already such a shining star...any more classes i'll have to wear sunglasses!!!

kenny, i dont think you need to carry heavier laaaaa....give us mortals some hope lah. i look at lionheart oridi i feel demoralised, like aiyo, how come i am carrying feather only.

At 3:28 PM, Anonymous lionheart said... you carry 12.5kg X 2 for squats lah...mana feather. Even warm up oridi 6kg X 2...brrrrr..

Kenny and FSI...First of all, we all think you dont need to carry any heavier weights oridi. You are well within the acceptable weight "prescribed" by Sue Prosser for men (or women) instructors right? Secondly, whether you have sufficiently loaded up or not is all in your head. There is no need for any embarassment, and finally, if you still think that you are not carrying enuff weights, you guys or gals have definitely more than made up with the brilliant conduct of the class, your great sense of humour, and "oh so cool" attitude. We all had a blast of a time...

Yah..can't wait for the missing dreamgirl to join in for a tri-partite team teaching class..

At 4:31 PM, Blogger YS said...

yeah.. we should have one dreamgirls party soon!! hehehe.. Combat?? LOL!


Post a Comment

<< Home