2009-3 Auckland Workshop
Posted August 17, 2009on:
It’s Monday night as I type this and my body has barely recovered from the quarterly workshop in Auckland on Saturday… t’was huuuge!! My day kicked off with BODYPUMP 71, followed by BODYBALANCE 46, BODYCOMBAT 41 and finally got absolutely smashed by BODYATTACK 66. The plan was to do pump, then grab a bite and head back to LM for the other three classes; stupidly we didn’t take a change of clothes and after combat had no choice but to whip back to the hotel and get changed (again!) for attack. My clothes were so drenched by the end of that class I looked like a cartoon character! Must’ve burnt some serious calories!
The BODYPUMP presentation team included the big guy himself; Glen, Susan, Matty T, George and Amy Styles. They did an awesome job (well no surprises there!); Amy completely destroyed our legs with that lunge track (my quads are actually flinching as I even think about it!).
The combat crew was Hernan, Ang and Kendra – oddly they were dressed in a martial arts gi presenting a release with the theme “Backyard Brawl” (yeah confused me too??!) They had fantastic chemistry though and the class was hugely entertaining. Finally the day ended with attack presented by Amy, George and Grant. Although I’m very new to attack and have little experience as a reference this class had my head spinning (in a good way!). The music, the energy and the electric atmosphere were just off the planet and I can’t wait to do it again.
Woke up Sunday morning and popped back into Les Mills for Ang’s BODYCOMBAT class in the hope she’d do 41 again, and she did which means I’ve now done BC41 about half a dozen times now. And, I’m happy to report it’s really growing on me! Also received my DVDs today so I’ll post a full review of the release shortly for those interested; plus got a few other bits and pieces to write about in the coming days; In the meantime here’s a few pics from the workshop – enjoy!