Friday, 20 July 2007

No pain, no gain.

I must apologise to any of my students who attended my class last night, they left bruised and battered but hopefully feeling a great sense of achievement. I was so proud of their hard work that I walked home with a big smile on my face. I did not witness any signs of laziness last night and I have just discovered that some of you have got off your backsides and sent me some web links too so all is good.

A friend of mine mentioned that he had arranged to do some Commando training, Commando training is not for the faint hearted and if a gentle exercise is what you are looking for then look again. I laughed when I heard that none of the team participating in the event had done any kind of training and generally did not exercise much. Despite my giggles I couldn't help admiring them for having the guts to have a go although I would like to be a fly on the wall when they do participate as I feel they may have second thoughts about their chosen day out!! If you want more information on the commando challenge then click here.

It seems that if you really want to tone your body and get in shape then you have to experience some discomfort, simply lying on a toning table is not going to be enough. You need to sweat, increase the heart rate and feel the muscles working. Of course the command style challenge is not suite to everyone and you should consult your GP if you have any concerns about your ability to carry out a specific sport or exercise. If you are looking for a challenge why not try the Beast - it is a hard workout but is open to anyone if you are brave enough. The Beast is described as a sports non-specific beasting class - an all-out fitness/circuit session with instructors from different disciplines taking turns in hosting the class. For the fit, the brave and the foolish.

Of course if you want some really silly activites than look no further than Human Tetris, extreme parkour or Lift Karate (only joking -the last one is not real but just a video that advises you not to try to steal someones purse!).

After all my silliness today please do exercise safely and try and have fun.

Stay Healthy,

Sam x


AmyTree said...

Human Tetris looks amazing!! I love the poor guy who kept breaking the wall down... (Good luck tomorrow night!!!) A. xxx

Kenshi said...

I have never blogged in my life but would just like to make a couple of observations. You mention Commando training - of course this has as much to do with a mental state as a physical state. If you can react well under physical pressure you are achieving the required mental state - and exercise is as much about mental well-being as physical well-being. As Cicero stated; 'It is exercise that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor'.

I like physical exercise, I like smiling - you have said before that it exercises more muscles than frowning - it is also good to smile, because it confuses people.

Noel Coward was also keen on physical exercise. He said; 'I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me'.

There, my first ever 'blog' and that's my tuppence worth and thank you for all the efforts you have made with your blog.

Kenshi. said...

Thank you to Kenshi and Amytree for your comments.

To Kenshi - you are right that the mental state is just as important as the physical state! Hope the americans are behvaing themselves!!

Sam x