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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.
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!