Already ten sessions into the California Fitness BodyAgeâ„˘ Challenge, I’m still laughing uncontrollably during my workouts.
I thought I would get tired of laughing, eventually, because there’s only so much humour one can milk out of a particular situation.
But working out is still fun. And funny.
Especially if you’ve got a trainer like Mr Eric Goh, Nightmare Incarnate.
It’s quite amazing how he can torture you and make you laugh at the same time.
Over the years (six years, I believe), he has accumulated a fine collection of nicknames given by his fitness clients, for example, Evil Eric. I believe my contributions were “Slave driver” and “Sadist”.
And to think that when I first laid eyes on him, I had thought, “Oh, he looks kind and harmless.”
Quadriceps training. It’s damn heavy, by the way.
Eric: Be careful when you’re working out on this piece of equipment. Don’t ever let go your legs.
Eric: Because the only things supporting this weight are your legs. If you let go, it was crash down all the way until something stops it. Which is you.
Sheylara: Why so dangerous one!
Eric: Yes, so don’t let go.
Sheylara: But you’re holding on to it, right??
Eric: Who says I am?
Eric: So, what did you do over the weekend?
Sheylara: Blah blah blah.
Sheylara: Hey! Stop talking to me. You’re not counting when you’re talking to me!
Eric: Of course I am.
Eric: By how much your muscles are trembling.
Doing ab curls.
Eric: You’re doing well, keep it up.
Eric: 27… 28… 29… 20!… 21… 22…
Eric: Don’t stop! 26… 27… 28… 29… 20!
Eric: Okay, okay, don’t say I bully you. We play a game now.
Eric: When I pass the ball to you, swing it to your right, then pass back to me again.
Sheylara: It’s damn hard lah. I can’t move it. Hahahahaha.
Eric: Yes, you can. See I’m doing it, too.
Sheylara: You didn’t just finish doing 3,493,504 reps on the abs bench!!
Eric: Aiyoh… stop laughing. Later you hurt yourself.
Sheylara: Too late. I’m gone.
Eric: Very good. Start from one again!