Tuesday, July 08, 2008

I've Been Quite Good

Actually, hmm, come to think of it, I only missed two days of exercise last week. Let us recap the week that was. The country is in turmoil. As I sat in a seminar room somewhere in the golden triangle, I looked at the grey clouds that loomed, ominous of the tempest that was brewing all around. I digress. This is not meant to be a political commentary.

Last Monday, pump as usual with JPS. It occured to me, and Lionheart concurs, that that 4.45pm class has the most number of "uncles" present. Every week you see the same old faces. Over time, some become more friendly, and give you the cursory smile, whilst some, can stare you right in the face with a completely blank and almost hostile look, without so much as a flicker of an eyebrow. It's almost always the same, JPS appears just in time, and looking like a schoolboy late for class, he'd run in quickly, and scramble to hook up all the appliances. What can I say about the class? It's release 66 still, so well, basically it's the new release. I still can't do those triceps dips, nor can I do that shoulder track in its entirety. And I definitely cannot do that conditioning thing where you lie on your side, propped up on your elbow and do those strange movements. After about 20 seconds in that position, I started convulsing like a demon possessed man.

Tuesday was combat. Engdian told me that he won't be able to attend this particular class in future due to some work changes. How sad. It's like a classmate moving schools. Kombat Koala (I just found out that was his (FCI's) nickname bestowed by his best friend) was in his elements as usual, and the class was packed. Jakarta Jan was there too, and she later on in the week declared that she'll have to team teach with KK, since his class is too crowded and there's no space to stand amongst the members.

Wed and Thurs were gym skipping day. On Friday, I decided I had to try the new body step release, but to my dismay, it wasn't a familiar name on the timetable, and She Who Popped My Cherry apparently has given up that slot coz she can no longer fake it, and her knee injury was getting worse. From the name, I assumed the instructor was either a Kaur or a Singh. A quick sms to Shades (I dunno why him, of all people. Probably there was an ongoing conversation at that point) confirmed that it was neither Singh nor Kaur. Turns out, the guy looks bizarrely like a smaller version of Shades, crossed with that combat instructor, Jack. And even bears half of Shades name. I'm not used to losing my New Release Virginity to strangers. It's one of the rare occasions I've done a new release with someone other than FSI, or 2nd FSI (who seems to have vanished off the schedule oridi). I quite enjoy this new release. Tiring.

On Saturday, now that Leon is no longer teaching combat at the Curve, and there's little incentive to spend RM4 on toll, RM3 on parking, and god knows how much on FUEL!, I decided to head to nearby Manulife, for Step, with Kenny. Lionheart was hosting dinner that night, and in anticipation of a debaucherous banquet, with 5000 kcals, I decided I really needed to do at least one class. To my dismay, (but secret relief) it turned out to be a 45 minute class. Dunno why it's 45 minutes, since the Kelvin Tan combat slot which has been from 6-6.45 since time immemorial, has been scrapped. Sob sob. There goes the end of an era.

Kenny as usual delighted us with his hilarious remarks. The one I remember most was while doing squats, he said, "This will make your butt small and tight". Ooooh!!!

And that brings us full cycle to another class on Monday. JPS again! He has promised us, (or more specifically, promised Lion) a painful class next Monday ....since he'll no longer have to follow the new release.


Post a Comment

<< Home