Tuesday, 7 September 2010


Last weekend took me to Sheffield for the Les Mills Super quartely workshop. 7 programmes, 7 hours of exercise. For me, 7 hours of bliss! The day started at 8.30 am with Body Attack
I am now absolutely desperate to begin teaching Body Attack as it is such an amazing workout! This was a really good release which had me dripping after about 15 minutes! 
9.45am and we did Body Pump 75. 
The music for this release is so good! I cannot wait to learn it, I managed to get my self right at the front for this. The presenters were awesome too, I couldn't help but stare, so guys, the wooping brunette in the front staring at you gormlessly...was me :) Watch out for the chest track, its a corker! And the new moves in the shoulder track! Click here to see a video of the warm up taught by the fabulous Niamh....see if you can spot me...front row baby! The highlight of the presentation for Pump was defo Niamh and Shaun, both fantastic at what they do, and an inspiration to us all.
11am: Its Body Jam time!! This hour went so quickly! Again, a really strong release, myself and participants found the last release a bit tricky, and the fast heel toe incredibly amusing, but this one is a bit more simplified, again with wicked tracks. It was amazing to have the Rachel Cohen herslef there teaching, I was in absolute awe by her, she is my idol!
12.15 Body Step, without sounding like a broken record, yet another really good release!

Can you see me?...blue top! My injury of the day came from this class, yep, I stubbed my toe, right on the corner of the bigun (yes my toes have corners) Presented by a great group including Vanessa Labort who did my module training, such a fun group who all seem to bounce off of each other. Plus I swear Vanessa has springs in her shoes!
RPM was up next, by now my legs feel like lead so what do I do? PUT MY GEARS UP! YEAAAAA haha it was great, fantastic instructors too, this is the first time I have done RPM at a quartely and I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

 Finally lunch time came! A chance to scoff loads of food and rest up ready for the afternoon. At 4 o'clock, we took part in the new body balance, this is a nice release, quite easy, not to much going on, just what we needed.  The front lady is Ann-See Yeoh, she taught some of the class on Saturday, she has a great teaching style, so good infact that she is on the DVD of Body Balances 50th release!
Last but definitely not least we did Body Combat 45. 
 I can't even describe this release. It was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. End of. Rachel Cohen (joint programme driector for Les Mills Body Combat) team taught in this. She was phenominal! As was Tanya Walker, a tiny bundle of energy, they were both in a previous post of mine about my inspiration, check it out here, not leaving out Phil Harrison! 'If you got the balls to fight then come on bring it'  The moves, the music, everything about this release is fab, I have already started to learn it, so I can get it into my classes as soon as I can! Track 8 actually gives me goosebumps when it kicks in.

The whole day was brilliant, I had such a good time, and got some freebies too which you will see in the next post.  I can't wait for the launches of these releases! Get to your nearest launch, it will be well worth it!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank those at Fitpro who put so much effort into the day and organised the event, also all of the Presenters for being so blooming inspiring and giving us a reason to go on. I am proud to be a Les Mills Instructor! 
Kia Kaha!


kirstyb said...

i think y'all are crazy however i could have done another class after a 20 min cross trainer time and step class but alas dinner was calling! xxxxxx

Fitness freak said...

You should have come to Combat and Pump tonight! xxx