Friday, August 1, 2008

Bend It Like Beckham

Anyone up for Pilates?

Raft3r was introduced to it last year.

Since then, I got hooked. Not only is Pilates a great way to keep the fat off but it’s also a good form of discipline.

Pilates can be very challenging. Specially for someone who isn’t flexible, like Raft3r.

On my first workout, I poured buckets of sweat. Who knew stretching exercises can be so exhausting?

In 10 minutes, Raft3r wanted to wave the white flag. An hour later, my entire body ached. This comes from a guy who regularly plays three hours of tennis at 10 in the morning.

Raft3r went for another session the following week. I wanted to know how much more of this kind of torture my body can take. Eventually, I started to get the hang of it. Alas, my love affair with Pilates has begun.

Plus, there are a lot of hot chicks in my class. They have been really nice to me since I’ve been playing the “I need some help” card for the longest time.

Raft3r has his own yoga mat now. I also purchased a Pilates workout video and other gym essentials online. Ordering was a breeze and delivery was super fast.

I have also been introduced to Yogilates, a lethal combination of Yoga and Pilates. Man, that blows! An hour of yogilates is like 10 repetitions of a 200 pound bench press.

Raft3r has been encouraging friends to join the bandwagon. I bought my best buddy his own sticky mat and so far he has been enjoying the company of female gym goers.

Bringing him to class was a disaster, though. He now gets all the attention.

24 comments:

mytee said...

dump your buddy, haha! jk!

... can i go to a decent session of yogilates without any experience in yoga or pilates? deadly is interesting bwahahaha :)

ey i finally got to visit to visit your blog!

Raft3r said...

mytee, Just in time. Salamat sa dalaw. Oo, anytime pwede ka mag-try. Ako kaya super awkward ng simula. Hehe

Ganns said...

I didn't get a sticky mat from you...

*gasp*

I'm not your best buddy?!?! How is that even possible?!

Who knows how sexy you'd be if spent your time around me instead of your equally hot so-called 'best buddy' with the sticky mat?

Princess Vien said...

hi rafter.. musta?

ung comment mo sa WW q..? yeah.. i'm talking about my dog.. hahaha

keep safe..

Raft3r said...

ganns, You are the jealous type. Sya, ikaw lang ang best friend ko. Hehe

princess vien, Nyahaha. Tama ang hula ko!

Princess Vien said...

un dog lng naman namimiss q eh.. hahaha

http://www.inthespiritofdance.com

Raft3r said...

princess vien, Good. Para lalo maasar ang dapat maasar. Hehe

dalera said...

yogilates- meron sa gold's dude! remember the email i sent? nag-enroll kami nila myts, carla & mama beth. pero pool lang tlga habol ko haha. and a bit of treadmill...walk lang. kaya ko kaya ang yogilates? baka mapaanak ako bigla nyan!

bestfriend said...

galing mo bestfriend! yoga pa nga lang hirap na ako, ano pa kaya pag pilates...you know what you made the right decision of getting out of the maple leaf company...kung alam mo lang changes na nangyayari dito manghihina ka.. you are one lucky guy

liza said...

ok ba talaga yan? for so long i wanted to try pilates, hmmm siguro kinting motivation pa hehe.

God bless.

Wendy said...

yogilates sounds like absolute torture to me.

Anonymous said...

Next up, budokan?

Anonymous said...

Here's an article and video about budokon. Your link page is not activated, I guess. Read and see. It might interest you. :-)

http://www.motleyhealth.com/articles/2008/06/workout-with-jennifer-aniston-and.html

Raft3r said...

dalera, Gold's ka ba? Gold's kaya ko. Naks. Mayaman talaga asawa mo. Hehe

bestfriend, Trouble in paradise? Sorry to hear that. Do the Locsin na! Hehe

liza, Masarap sya. Despite all the hardships. Hehe.

wendy, Pucha. Di ko rin kaya ang yogilates. Pero puro models ang tsiks sa class, e. Kaya todo tiis. Hehe

anonymous, Budokan is not offered sa gym. Sadly. Looks interesting, though. Thanks!

jella said...

didn't know you were into pilates. how come u never asked me to join u? type ko pa naman mag-pilates. teach me when u get back here (,")

Raft3r said...

jella, Ngek. Yun nga lang ginagawa ko sa Gold's kaya. Hehe. Sige, enrol ka din samin para masaya!

pete said...

ah... di mo ako mapipilit dito. hehehe

Raft3r said...

pete, That I know 4 a fact. Nyahaha

Sonnet's said...

Keep it up! Exercise is the secret to long life:)

Raft3r said...

sonnet's, Kaso masarap din kumain. Help!

Sonnet's said...

Buti na lang di ka tabain:) You should post some of your pix when we were kids so everybody would know na hindi designed ang body mo na tumaba ng husto:)

Raft3r said...

sonnet's, Nyahaha. Tabain na ako ngayon. Hehe

Anonymous said...

I have yet to watch my pilates DVD...ig

Raft3r said...

ig, Watch it na. Dali! Hehe