… after almost puking of course. See those blood-shot eyes in the photo below? Well that was due to several pints of Kilkenny the evening before, then waking up 3 hours later for my Original Bootcamp session, then almost vomiting out all the Kilkenny (no) thanks to the intense session that morning.
Since LC Hafiz Omar knows that I’m a whiner by nature, he refused to let me quit because (I’d like to think that) he knows what I’m capable of. In effect, he and Original Bootcamp almost instantly rid my hangover. Don’t believe me? You should try it sometime ;)
Original Bootcamp Sdn Bhd is featured in this week’s The Edge Options, a pull out from The Edge, Malaysia’s best selling and highly regarded publication on business and investment.
If you’re wondering why the Chinese girl in the accompanying photos looks familiar, that’s because it’s
Zhang Ziyi me, Suanie! Hahah, I look damn happy to be flipping tyres, right? Nonsense, I hate tyres. Hate them with a passion, especially after flipping lots and lots of tyres during my session earlier. You try flipping 70kg tyres at 6 in the morning still feeling drunk with a bloody hangover, then you tell me if you can still smile after that.
But I’m an awesome model (ahem) and… okay lah, to be honest, I was high on endorphins, heh.
So yes, if you would get this week’s copy of The Edge, go check out the cover story in Options about Original Bootcamp. I think it’s quite well-written but perhaps I’m biased ;)
I’ve been getting lots of queries about Original Bootcamp, as well as really odd search engine keywords that land on my blog. I don’t suppose that is abnormal, for I’ve been quite enthusiastic and vocal about my love and passion for it, the things we do, the people doing it with me as well as the strong friendships formed.
As far as I know, there was a split of management which leads to Original Bootcamp Sdn Bhd no longer affiliated with the network from Australia. Which means Selva Kumar, one of the two people (the other being Rob Coad) who brought it into Malaysia is now doing it on his own. Also as far as I know, the locations for Original Bootcamp S|B remain the same: Padang Astaka in Petaling Jaya and Padang Merbuk in Kuala Lumpur. You can get more information about locations and times here.
Again as far as I know, the trainers who were with Original Bootcamp MY since the beginning are still instructing with the same company and at the same locations. This includes Simran Latif (unofficially known as Ze Sarge) whom I’ve always thought of to be The Rock of the programme in Malaysia.
Again again as far as I know, the OBC Australian network is opening up here in Malaysia also: in Subang Jaya, Bandar Utama and Bukit Jelutong. I know the people opening and operating these locations/franchises for they are my friends! I wish them well and hope they do great. If you live or work anywhere near their areas, feel free to contact them and give it a try.
After all the purpose is not to get involved with any form of bickering, politics, unpleasantness etc. The reason why you’d join a bootcamp (ANY bootcamp even DailyMuscle‘s) or gym is for you to lose weight and get fit, whatever your purpose is. Truth to be told, I myself need reminding sometimes to forget the noise and to focus on myself. It’s okay, it’s all good, it’s a great learning process actually!
As for me where bootcamp is concerned, I’m a PJ Bravo at heart and Padang Astaka is home. I’ve always believed that it’s the people who make the programme (in all ways possible) and so I’m continuing my training with those who were there for me and with me from the beginning. Well, as and when I continue my bootcamp training lah, I’m currently on a break to try out different things! Which honestly wouldn’t have been possible without Original Bootcamp :)