It’s such a joy working out with Mr Eric Goh, California Fitness personal trainer.
He springs the most unexpected surprises, leaving you in such stunned disbelief that you momentarily forget the pain of muscle burn because what you’re feeling at the moment is to bop him in the head with your last remaining strength.
In the beginning, of course, all is peaceful and innocent.
Mr Eric Goh smiles encouragingly as he makes your legs work for their keep.
He counts for you patiently as you work your quadriceps.
“One… two… three….”
Soon, your quadriceps rebel. They don’t want to do anymore and they demand a hot bath with no concessions.
So you tell Eric, “Cannot already! My legs are not moving!”
But Eric continues to smile at you encouragingly.
He says, “You can do it. Just three more and you’re done, okay?”
You grit your teeth and tell your quadriceps, “Quit whining and just do three more, then.”
They say, “OKAY FINE,” so you proceed.
With all your might, you do one count and Eric counts out, “O.”
Veins bulging from your temples, you force out another, and Eric counts, “N.”
Something starts niggling at the back of your mind.
Drawing on the last bit of energy you never knew existed, you do just one more and Eric counts, “E.”
Then you burst out laughing even as you stare daggers at him: “WEI YOU CHEAT!!”
Eric says, “Come on, don’t stop, that’s only one. You still have two and three.”
In utter disbelief, you numbly call on your last reserves, iota by iota, and, before you know it, you’ve finished doing T, W, O and T, H, R, E, E and you can’t feel your legs anymore.
Your quadriceps finally realise that they’ve been duped. As you try to stand up from the bench, they buckle over in rebellion and reduce you to an unglorious heap on the floor.
“Wah lau kena bluff!” you protest weakly as you pant exhaustedly.
And Eric smiles at you encouragingly and says, “Now, next set!”
17 thoughts on “My personal trainer is… *beep*”
hahaha sounds funny and toturous le… aiyo at th end oif the day it’ll be worth it i think? :P
WAHAHAHAHA… like how PTI used to torture recruits…
oh dear.. poor you! but lucky you too! :P
i went to the gym yesterday but alas! it was closed due to the h1n1 thingie.. they wanted to be on the safe side. :(
Star > Do they still bill you?
Shey > Sounds fun leh. Seriously.
@Mince Pye: At least out here in the real world, they’re polite about it. Its one thing to be pushed physically, but we really could’ve used less of the swearing…
Remind me of my PTI without the swearing that is. Hahaha
Common Sheylara, every girls can even do 5 times and you are so tall and there do only 3 times, that is 6 years old boys can even do it so all you must do is less playing XBox games and go back to the tranner to train more so you can be much better ok.
LOL! this workout sounds really fun =P
Rinko: Yes, of course I believe it’s worth it… or else I won’t put myself through this. :P
Mince Pye: Is that so? lol, then I pity you guys having to go through that :P
starm|st: You weren’t supposed to go to the gym yesterday!!! So, it was a sign that it was closed, haha. So when are they re-opening?
Yoi: It truly is fun. My trainer is a joker, so there’s never a dull moment during my sessions. ;)
RN1209/tiger4: Swearing huh? Now I’m curious how it really is in NS. :P
SAFFC: Common SAFFC, just because I didn’t spell out in my blog how many times I did, doesn’t mean I only did it 3 times. I wrote “One, two, three…” as an example. But in actual fact, I did about 100 times in 3 sets, do you expect me to write one to one hundred? lol. Then my blog will be longer than a thesis. :P
donald: Thanks! It is fun, even though I have a sadistic trainer! :)
@yoi – no, they didnt :)
@sheylara – hahaha… oops. you found out! well, i felt a lil better at night so decided to head there but alas! fate decreed that i should not go to the gym. they said ’til further notice’ so i am now gymless! i can feel my fats multiplying… ahhhhhhhh!
Oops! Haha. No gym… then go park and run lah. :P Or why not get a complimentary membership in some other gym for the time being? lol. Nowadays quite easy to get those. :P
I can’t believe you’ll smile so radiant, i would had given a very very agonizing look… haha
You should see my agonised look in this post.
Any particular reason you are working out or toning up?
Not everybody have the luxury of having a personal trainer leh. :)
This is part of the California Fitness BodyAge Challenge. You can read this post about it. ;)
Like people usually say, no pain no gain
So jia you