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Team RPM are taking on the challenge of the "K2" a 200km road race around one of New Zealands most scenic locations. The Coromandel peninsula is situated approximately 2 hours south east of Auckland and boasts some of the most beautiful coastlines, beaches, native forests and mountains that NZ has to offer.
The race it self begins and ends in a small town called Whitianga and covers 200km's of coastline and hills. There are 7 climbs ranging from 145 meters to 425 meters above sea level, all of which will challenge the riders.
The team, Dan, Fraser, Sarah and myself have begun the training process as we head toward this epic ride. There will be lots of long endurance rides, hill rides and short fast stuff in the training program. (Not to forget our own RPM classes that have given us our cycling base.)
Watch this space as Team RPM prepares to tackle the infamous K2.
Hey there RPM enthusiasts!
Letting you know what is going on in the world of RPM right now:-
With RPM 29 signed sealed and delivered the process now starts again as we work toward RPM 30.
The most important and crucial phase is the selection of music. A lot of time is spent searching for music trying to find the perfect song for the perfect place! Once music is selected the choreography is created around the music and the RPM musical journey begins. Will keep you posted as the process unfolds….
Wow. These guys rock! The Portuguese have been all over Les Mills in the last few days and making a huge impression in kiwi country. Matteo played a big part in filming BODYJAM 35 and he’s going to be a great front man for the program at BTS’s “The Event”conventions in the UK next month.
In town with Matteo were friends Joanna and Fabio – that’s them in the picture with yours truly. Meanwhile countryman Luis Cerca was adding to the Portuguese invasion, joining Mike and Susan on the presentation team for the new BODYPUMP class.
Watch out for BODYJAM 35 guys – it’s the second class in the new format and it goes off, with a big emphasis on jazz cardio and a red-hot dancehall style. Thanks again to Misty and Matteo for their expert input into the choreo and a great filming class, with over 150 jammers rockin’ to da beat.
I’m off to Atlanta for a Les Mills USA workshop on Saturday and then onto Can Fit Pro in Toronto. See you there!
A big logistical challenge but well worth the effort - filming RPM 29 offsite in a downtown Auckland bike shop was a groundbreaking move for the program and the first offsite filming for any Les Mills release. The riders loved the authentic setting and got a real sense of riding in the peleton – working together for a goal, leaving no-one behind and completing the mission with a great sense of achievement. Instructors will be able to pick up on this inspirational energy and pass it on to their own participants. - Dan