This week I have a couple of hellos to say.
Firstly, my mate Kev is in the Army and works away all the time. He’s been in service for nearly 12 years and over the course of his time he has went from being very fit to be being less fit due to the work and duties that he has to do now.
The lesson here is very clear, sometimes when life gets in the way your fitness levels can change.
So Kev rings me up and asks what I know about the Insanity work out.
Luckily, I was up to speed on this 60-day fitness programme as it is always on the fitness channels late at night.
So Kev asks if he can use my Studio to try out the workout with some friends.
And believe me, this intense fitness regime takes no prisoners.
Insanity creator Sean T is a charismatic and likeable trainer and his teaching expertise certainly seemed apparent in the first disc.
We all entered into the spirit of the first session and tried to whoop and cheer and high five along with his two American colleagues in the fitness test.
For the first time in a while I actually felt like a participant in a class and we all gave our everything to get through the gruelling test.
So for the next 30 days, we are going to try and meet every day whenever we can and give Insanity our best shot.
I will keep you all up to date on our progress whenever I can and if you would like to take part in the experiment you can contact me on my Facebook page.
To take part you must be healthy and have an interest in keeping fit and with no injuries.
It’s easiest to use the Studio at lunchtime, as the place is too busy at night time to accomodate us, but it’s a great way to spend lunch.
So hello to Kev, Kenny, Evelyn, Lisa, Judith, Billy and all the rest of the Insanity experiment team. Let’s hope we can hold it together as long as possible to see the results we are all looking for.
And here’s another hello to two wonderful people I bumped into last week.
Last Tuesday my morning Zumba ladies from Woodlands were all invited for tea and cakes in the fabulous new SI! Restaurant in Irvine.
We had a grand tour and were invited to be the first to be served in the upstairs restaurant which was wonderful.
We all felt like celebrities and we were treated like royalty as we were served tea and coffee and an amazing array of sweet treats.
Manager Mike looked after us and tea was poured by the lovely Mary.
After tea I came downstairs to thank the staff and bumped into two diners waiting to be served lunch.
My old friends Bill and Alice were taking lunch in the busy venue and I couldn’t wait to say hello.
Bill and Alice are two wonderful and kind friends that used to attend my Salsa class many years ago.
We had some great times and Bill and Alice were always on hand at the class to support and encourage me.
What a suprise when after all this time
they told me they read the Herald every week and look forward to my column. So I promised a hello and here it is.
Hope to see
you both soon and keep dancing!