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#276 Golden oldie

Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

Yes Mards, he left around Christmas times. He's on to bigger and better things though. Such an amazing and inspiring. I miss him so much as a trainer (we still catch up on a personal level).

DD will be home again tomorrow. DH will have the day off with her mots just some virus that has apparently gone through her class like wildfire!

Stuffed up my shoulder again today - I did it trying to start the bloody lawn mower!

#277 mards

Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:20 AM

Oh yes those lawn mowers are hazardous to the shoulders - i think i pull mine every time i pull the stupid chord... but i love mowing the lawn it's very cathartic.  I hope it settles down for you soon..

Pity about your trainer - Does he not train peeps outside or just doesn't do it now..

off for a run this morning with my tunes - PEACE!

#278 Golden oldie

Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:15 AM

Nope, he's not training anyone at all! He owns a couple of very successful dance schools and is concentrating on those now, as well as touring various countries in SE Asia promoting his dance workouts.

I hate lawn mowing mards! We have two small patches of grass and not enough time to zone out whilst mowing - LOL. DH is home with DD today, so hopefully he will mow the lawn wink.gif

RPM tonight - woot. Doing Underneath the Radar for T3 as requested last week. Funny thing is that none of the instructors seem to have the chorey notes for that realease, so we all have different chorey for it. Of course I think mine is the best wink.gif

Insomniac Photo of haircut or it never happened...



#279 mards

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

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Sale till midnight 50% off summer stock  biggrin.gif

#280 insomniac

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

Jodes - nothing that exciting, just a trim. It was quite short but is bob length now.

#281 Placebo

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:05 AM

Jodes  Hope you can get into the RPM workshop.  I do agree though that if it's at the end of the day, everyone is so tired they just can't face another class.  I'm going up the Sunny Coast again, and this time, I will be there alllllll day.  Balance is right at the end.  Usually I have to do the masterclass for Balance and Combat as both are so different each release.  I can get away with not doing the masterclasses for Attack and Pump.

At present I have two trainees (in two different programs).  One is great, turns up when she says she will, txts me if she is unwell.  The other one has not turned up to class at all!  I'm at the point where I'm about to say "don't bother, good luck with your life!"   I don't understand the attitude, because when I first trained, I virtually had to train myself, as other Instructors would refuse to have anyone on stage with them  rolleyes.gif

Yesterday I finally caught up with the mountain of washing that was climbing the walls due to the constant rain over the weekend.  Thank goodness!  However, it looks like this weekend will be rainy too.  I'm almost starting to get Seasonal Affect Disorder - I live in Qld for crying out loud, where is the sun??!!  laughing2.gif

...and let's not talk about the wilderness, or should I say the lawns...


#282 Golden oldie

Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:49 AM

I am struggling to understand Placebo. Why bother doing training modules etc if you are not going to commit? Very strange.

Mards! My DH is not impressed with your link wink.gif



#283 insomniac

Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:17 AM

Off to RPM this morning, 41 degrees & storms today so will be nice & sweaty.

Can't wait until the new classes start, I bet the instructors can though!!

I have to stop looking at links too, ordered a singlet from Sportskirts yesterday. Can't say they don't get used 6-7 days a week though.

Have a good weekend everyone.

#284 mards

Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:27 PM

haha Jodes - it would have been rude of me not to share - what did you get??

Insom - 41degrees - wow - it is so different here - it is raining and cold (well 24degrees) but that is cold in summer LOL!

Off to a training course tomorrow - first of 4!!

Oh my really good news is DH and I are going to the BYRON BAY BLUES FEST at Easter!!! we  finally decided to go  - me getting a job tipped us over the edge - we have free accomm in Tweed Heads so it will be about 40min to commute to the festival every day - but worth it - oh yes and the kids will be staying at my mums!!!

#285 katei

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

We had 40 for the last 2 days but thankfully down to 26 today - even with the humidity it is bliss!

I didn't click on the link!  My cc gets enough of a workout and I know my number by heart for online shopping.  

Insomniac - a singlet that gets worn so often is worth it!  I bought 2 sets of gym clothes (singlet/3/4 pants) when I was in NZ in July.  They were cheap (NZ$45 for both) and still look great - best gym purchase ever for me.

We have a lawnmower man who comes once a month but have just bought a lawn mower and DS thinks it is great to mow the lawns - he gets $5 for the joy!  Long may he continue to think it is great!  My mum mowed her lawn the other day - aged 78!  

I've done both days of my new program now.  I love it but it is a fraction long - I had to miss a 2km row and 5 mins on the arm ergo yesterday.  I love the bike tabata too - I did as part of my cardio today just for fun.

I've worked 3 days this week - that was enough!  It was nice to have today off.  Before cleaning the house I went for a bike rode/coffee with a friend which was nice.  We have a relatively quiet weekend with nothing on tomorrow!  Very unusual.

Mards - easter will be here very soon.  I booked tickets for Dh and I to go to Icehouse and Mark Seymour in April.  DH has an album of Icehouse called Icehouse when they were called Flowers (or something like that he told me) so I thought it would be a good birthday present for him.

It has jsut started pouring with rain - I'd better rescue the inside rabbit who has been having outside time!

kate

#286 Golden oldie

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

Mards I got the Le Freak Disco Tank and the Sleeveless Wind Breaker (in black).

But, I also got a new RPM cycling jersey and knicks from Les Mills an hour earlier. Oops!

Off for a leisurely 110km bike ride at 5.30 tomorrow morning. Seriously, this is what happens when you make friends with people that are training for Ironman or Half Ironman  wacko.gif Although, I think the glands in my neck are swollen. Will see how I feel in the morning I guess, DD is still under the weather and I am hoping I'm not getting her germs.

Have a great weekend.



#287 insomniac

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:24 AM

Thank goodness for cooler weather! Got up at 6 and went for a 4.5km walk/run. Going to Balance later. Kids are watching cartoons and DH is still in bed so I'm going to have a hot bath.

Kate - good to hear you are enjoying the workouts.

Jodes - hope you and your gluteus are feeling okay after that ride!

Edited by insomniac, 24 February 2013 - 09:25 AM.


#288 Placebo

Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

QUOTE
Off for a leisurely 110km bike ride at 5.30 tomorrow morning. Seriously, this is what happens when you make friends with people that are training for Ironman or Half Ironman


Haha, poor, silly Jodes!!  A couple of my Attackers are suggesting I do "Tough Mudder" with them.  I keep suggesting I am just the support crew  biggrin.gif  

Switched the Lunge track to "Dangerous" today, and the class collectively died in the first side.  Admittedly I struggled to walk to the ipod to press "pause" afterwards - not my finest moment  roll2.gif

I have to get some new gym stuff, but have to wait until the funds increase.  Not having worked in the Christmas period drained the bank bigtime.  When gyms cut classes, I still work just as much (sometimes more), as other Instructors want time off.  We've been a bit hammered by massive bills over the last five weeks - Electricity, Gas, Rates, Car rego.  It's amazing at just how much money is involved.  Rates must be almost $1500/year and Electricity seems to be just as expensive!   cry1.gif

However, the rain has held off and the tropical jungle lawn got mowed yesterday.  That's got to be a good thing!!



#289 Placebo

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:08 PM

Just have to have a vent and get this out *puts yelling voice on*

I am so SICK of petty, jealous, stupid effing Instructors who bad-mouth other Instructors to eventually destroy their class, and remove them from the gym!  I am SICK of Instructors removing my invoices from pay envelopes (so I therefore don't get paid and have to chase it up all the time), pulling batteries off the charger, unplugging the charger, removing ipod cords, pulling random electrical cords out of the back of the stereo so nothing works, making snide remarks on handover, encouraging my participants to go to another class, outright lying to my participants about my qualifications (saying that I never passed initial training), using social media to make passive-aggressive statements regarding my class, rallying other Instructors and participants to their cause...

You know what???!!  I don't HAVE to work at your stupid gym, I'm there because the GFM wants new Instructors to join the team and provide a different perspective for the participants.   The bullying is completely repulsive, and if you worked at any other g-dam gym chain, you would be fired!

...vent over...



#290 protart roflcoptor

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

QUOTE (Placebo @ 26/02/2013, 01:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just have to have a vent and get this out *puts yelling voice on*

I am so SICK of petty, jealous, stupid effing Instructors who bad-mouth other Instructors to eventually destroy their class, and remove them from the gym!  I am SICK of Instructors removing my invoices from pay envelopes (so I therefore don't get paid and have to chase it up all the time), pulling batteries off the charger, unplugging the charger, removing ipod cords, pulling random electrical cords out of the back of the stereo so nothing works, making snide remarks on handover, encouraging my participants to go to another class, outright lying to my participants about my qualifications (saying that I never passed initial training), using social media to make passive-aggressive statements regarding my class, rallying other Instructors and participants to their cause...

You know what???!!  I don't HAVE to work at your stupid gym, I'm there because the GFM wants new Instructors to join the team and provide a different perspective for the participants.   The bullying is completely repulsive, and if you worked at any other g-dam gym chain, you would be fired!

...vent over...



WTF??? How can you tolerate that b**chiness P? Come and work at the gym I go to. It's new, sparkly, has disco balls (you know the one  wink.gif ) and ALL da classes, grit inc.



#291 insomniac

Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:10 PM

Agghh Placebo, how old are they?! Such childish behaviour. I would be on the war path.

Having my ham and salad wrap for lunch, well it would be a wrap if the mountain bread stayed together and you didn't have to eat it with a knife & fork. Got so excited there was cheese and mayo in the ingredients (low fat of course) I forgot it serves two and forgot to half the cheese lol.


#292 Golden oldie

Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

Placebo Ridiculous. I can't believe there are instructors out there like that. Screams insecurity to me. And that means you must be awesome wink.gif

Oh, and yeh, you should totally do Tough Mudder. I am signed up and paid for. No going back now...

protart roflcoptor Disco balls??? I'm intrigued. I'd love a disco ball in our cycle studio. Hm, might do an anonymous drop in the suggestion box. LOL.

Insomniac LOL, I bet it tasted good. That really annoys me about mountain bread. I am not a huge fan of bread (unless it is thick, white, toasted, lathered with butter then just the right amount of vegemite spread on it). wink.gif

Fingers crossed the rain is easing. So excited that the weeds will start taking over again. Might have to get the mower out. After my failure to start the mower last week, DH came along, topped it up with fuel and it started first go. Hahahahahahaha. At least my shoulder has recovered now.

Got into my first weights session yesterday since before christmas! I have a sore, sore chest today. That'll teach me to go so long between sessions sad.gif



#293 insomniac

Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:07 AM

1.2 kgs down this week  ddance.gif

French toast for breaky today, bunless burgers for lunch (use a mushroom on the base instead of bread) and beef strog for dinner. YUM. Off to RPM this morning.

Have a great day!

#294 mards

Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

Weeeeel I must say - since I have left my gym i feel alive - there is NO b**ching NO highschool behaviour NO CLIQuES!! - i just don't understand it all now!!

I missed the Mountain bread discussion but i have trouble eating it too!!




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