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Off to Portland, Oregon tomorrow for another quarterly and the guys are really looking forward to another great workshop. This is hard work but worth every minute for the response we’re getting from some amazing US instructors.
Check out these pics from Atlanta (thanks Tiffany Ferguson!) and these ones from Dallas (Marci Skelton – you rock!) love the haka pics.
Our guys just love bringing this slice of Kiwi culture to the States and especially because it ties in so well with Les Mills – “haka” is a Maori word that means “to ignite the breath” and that says so much about what we do. Steve’s the expert and he’s pointed out this link for anyone who wants to know a bit more about the traditional Maori challenge.
Well it's HOT in Brazil, and it's the middle of winter. Workshop classes in Citituba and Salvadore we're huge, the brazilians showing me how to mambo properly! ooohhh like that.... And my portuguese is getting better, I would try writing some now but I have trouble saying it let alone spelling it. And of course Iuri and Leo taught me all the bad words first....
Teaching at a fitness convention in Porto Alegro tomorrow and workshops this weekend in Rio de Jeneiro (!!!YEAH!!!) and Sao Paulo. But now I'm going cruising with Paulo in his Hummer....... it's like a Hip Hop Video
"......I take you to the Candyshop......"See you all in Vegas!!!
What a gig! The Atlanta quarterly at the weekend was just awesome and absolutely one of the best I’ve taken part in. Also an amazing feeling of deja vue for Emma, Mike, Steve and I – having been on the team who first brought BODYPUMP to the US back in 1997. Doing the new round of quarterlies is like starting afresh in the States and the reception on Saturday was fantastic.
It was a huge day full of highlights but the biggest had to be the impromptu haka which the guys on stage did in the middle of the BODYPUMP master class. Twice actually – once dressed, the second shirtless! Great to bring a slice of Kiwi culture to the scene and great to see the reaction from the 300 committed instructors.
Just an amazing adrenaline-pumping day. On now to Dallas, Portland and Vegas!
I love to ride! Since coming to New Zealand from Canada to join the RPM choreography team in February I have being enjoying all parts of New Zealand on my bike! From Auckland to Queenstown to Rotorua – see picture below - this country is provides fantastic weather and terrain to ride!
Riding outside really provides me with experiences that I can bring into my RPM classes to create an atmosphere of excitement and education! From climbing mountains in Rotorua to riding headwinds along the shores of Auckland, outdoor riding makes me not only a stronger cyclist but also a better coach by understanding cycling and its elements! As an instructor for the best indoor cycling program in the world, I recommend getting outside to ride!
If you have any pictures of you riding outside, send them through!
Live and Ride Strong!
Hi everybody! Great to talk to you. What a great way to catch up with the thousands of fantastic friends we’ve been lucky to make all over the world through working with Les Mills. Hope to catch up with lots of you at workshops and conventions later in the year.
Here’s a picture of Mark and I catching up with some of our friends at the Les Mills offices in Auckland this week. They’re Japanese club members who really love our programs and come down in groups to see “the home of Les Mills”.
Hope to see you soon guys! (Jackson says hello too – that’s him in the picture. Thanks heaps for all your best wishes on his arrival. He’s doing great!)