Glen O sidelined for next release
Posted January 25, 2011on:
If you were wondering why Glen Ostergaard isn’t presenting his programmes (BODYPUMP & RPM) in next round of filmings here’s the official word from the Les Mills Kia Kaha blog. Personally I was hoping for a more exciting story than “misjudged a step” (fighting off a bear would’ve been cool!) but there ya go :
We told our Program Directors to “take a break” over the Christmas/New Year holidays, but this wasn’t quite what we had in mind …
When Glen Ostergaard hobbled back into work on crutches, it forced his withdrawal from the presenting line-up for next week’s filming of RPM™ and BODYPUMP™ releases. The director of both programs will be restricted to a coaching role after misjudging a step and fracturing his foot.
“At first, the ankle was really painful and swelled right up,” said Glen. “But I sprained that ankle three times last year, so didn’t think much of it.”
The prognosis has him out of action for about two months and, to cover his absence, Aussie ace Lee Smith has been called in to help out on RPM™ 51 – he was last seen on RPM™ 49.
While Glen won’t be featured, BODYPUMP™ will boast a hard-hitting team that includes BODYCOMBAT™ Program Director Dan Cohen, original “road warrior” Emma Barry and a new face with a very familiar name … Les Mills Jnr, son of Phillip and Jackie, and grandson of THE Les Mills.
Kiwis Mid Thomas and Will Pritchard will also shadow in the expanded line-up.
We all wish Glen a speedy recovery … we’ll miss ya, mate!
PICTURED: The extended BODYPUMP™ 78 team – (left to right) Les Mills Jnr, Emma Barry, Petter Ehrnvall, Glen Ostergaard, Mid Thomas, Susan Renata and daughter Grace, Jacqueline Klossner, Will Pritchard and daughter Lazuli. Absent – Dan Cohen.