Its been 10 years since my last visit to Sydney. Waking up at 4:30am in the morning in Sydney was more challenging than it was back home. The weather was too cold for exercising but the first agenda at the Sydney ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP CONFERENCE was exactly just that... Bootcamp'ing at 5:40am, in at least 10 degree cold, barefooted and by the beach!!! It was a freezing experience...
There were 68 participants from franchisees and its instructors from all over under the command of Chief Brabon and Gunny Em. Senior Sarge Rob Coad, the person responsible to bring ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP to Malaysian shore was a recruit with me and alongside other senior instructors whom were here to attend the conference.
Our workout this morning at 5:40am was at the Duningham Park, Coogee Beach, located 5 minutes walking distance to where we stayed. There were three circuits prepared at the Coogee Beach predawn platoon with three equipments being used. The first circuit was with ropes, second using the mock rifles and third circuit was with the tactical conditioning bag.
Most of the 50 licensees from all over Asia Pacific attended the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP conference and was at the Beach for the first agenda of the many programs prepared.
The lead -instructors and franchisees came from
Sydney Metro, Sydney CBD / Domain, Franchisees: Chief & Emily Brabon. Balmain Franchisee: Clarissa Wilson; Brighton Le Sands Franchisee: Billy Quigley; Campbelltown Franchisee: AquaFit Fitness & Leisure; Castlehill Franchisee: C2K Fitness & Aquatic Centre; Centennial Park Franchisee: Patrick Ritchie; Chatswood Franchisee: Jeremy Fleming Coogee Beach (Visit our webpage) Franchisees: Chief & Emily Brabon; Liverpool Franchisee: Dario Dimakis, Manly Franchisees: Stretton Kimber & Jason Watkins; North Ryde Franchisees: Adam Clayton & Sam Mower North Sydney Franchisee: Stretton Kimber & Jason Watkins; Parramatta (Launching Spring 2010) Franchisee: C2K Fitness & Aquatic CentreTurramurra (Launching Spring 2010); Franchisees: Danny & Cathy Stephens, Waitara Franchisees: Danny & Cathy Stephen; Wanda Beach Franchisee: Brendan Barry. Newcastle/ Hunter Merewether Beach Franchisee: Justin Crook.
Can you see the Cage on the rooftop?
The jeep too was registered with the word "HOOYAH".
We had a 1 hour shower & breakfast break after the session before pursuing to the Coogee Bay hotel for the indoor seminar.
Our function is held at the Seaview Room B, Coogee Bay hotel.
REBECCA ATTENBOROUGH took us through the importance of Public Relation..... What is public relation? well.. in short, it means having a monogamous relationship with the Brand and making it known to the public.
While Rebecca was educating us in having an 'affair' publicly, Rob Coad arrived fashionably late.... but the platoon was not given any punishment... Weird but of course we didn't mind.
Our lunch break was cut-short when Rebecca Attenborough worked 'Overtime' to make sure we understand and are able to apply the concept of 'Public Relation' and successfully be known as the "Military Fitness Specialist' in our trade-area.
While having lunch, we had Justin Tamsett, the fitness marketing guru taking us through the Social Networking & Guerrilla marketing.
I was down with a bad flu. This morning barefoot in-freezing-cold-sand-workout took a toll on me health. Gunny Em gave me Sudafed PE and I quickly swallow the orange pill without reading the instruction. After taking the pill, I read the box- RED PILL, DAY- non drowsy; Orange pill, NIGHT- allows rest (drowsy). Needless to say, my eye was shutting down throughout the day.
The first day ended well. We... Rob Coad, Duncan (err still trying to remember the names) went for a quick dinner at the Beach Palace Hotel, the restaurant beside the apartment.
We ordered the AUD$5.00 pizza...... but it wasnt so appetizing.
We retired early to wake up for the 12km Coogee Beach run tomorrow at 6am. HOOYAH!!