Saturday, May 25, 2013

After 2 months of not being Gorgeous

Last month, I started my new job as Group Exercise Manager at FitWorx in PJ after a very interesting stint with Gorgeous Fitness. So far I am very pleased to be back in the position I am most comfortable & effective. While it was a good learning experience to be a club manager but I don't think I will ever apply to be a club manager again. I am happiest when I can focus on GX and not worry about PT, membership sales, etc.

One thing I realised is that I had regressed as an instructor when I became a club manager. In Gorgeous Fitnses, while I was teaching an average of 4-5 classes a week, I did not have a permanent BODYCOMBAT class, my favourite programme. Now, I have 8 classes, 2 of which are BODYCOMBAT, 5 BODYPUMP classes, & 1 Basic Step class. By  July, I will be giving one of my BODYPUMP classes to another instructor and that would just nice. I do hope I don't have to teach RPM for a while, until my butts & legs get itchy again for it.

For now, I just want to focus on getting the GX classes more exciting, hopefully in the process I will also help to improve the standard of teaching in FitWorx & maybe groom some new instructors. First project is of course next week's Les Mills launch on 1 June Saturday to showcase the new BODYCOMBAT, BODYPUMP & RPM releases. To make it more enticing, decided to throw in a 90-min Zumba as well. To make it even better, I have invited a few instructors who normally don't teach in FitWorx to launch with me, so that members will get something different from just another GX class. If this works out well next week, I will consider this formula with guest instructors coming every quarter.

After the launch, I will be moving to make the cycling classes work. So far, the attendance for the classes has be rather disappointing. Knowing that the members are willing to work hard, I am surprised that the cycling classes are less than 50% filled most of the time. Sometimes even lower than 40%. Hopefully the promotion will work.

With work stuff coming in, I am somewhat not feeling the itch to get back on stage to perform. Still, once I am more settled into my work, let's try to get something to do. Starting with perhaps Short+Sweet Festival 2013:)

Dinner at Burger Junkyard

No, this is not a food review. Just wanted to blog something not totally unrelated to performing arts or gym.

Tonight we went to watch Parah at DPAC, and decided to go to Kota Damansara to try this place wifey found on the internet call Burger Junkyard. Earlier we have see some myBurgerLab pictuers on FB & decided to look for some other burger options & found it.

Since the reviews online mentioned that it was comparable with myBurgerLab and there were no queues, we gave it a shot.

The entrance
The restaurant is at The Strand Kota Damansara, near Enfiniti Academy. There were people eating but no queue.

You make your order at the counter
We made our order and waited about 10 minutes for them to prepare the food for us

Your order number is attached to a rat
The place was clean and simple & since it is the junkyard, the graffiti on the wall makes perfect sense. If I am not mistaken, the founders are working behind the counter too- I read some reviews while waiting for the food & some blogs featured the founders' pictures.

Graffiti in the restaurant
Their meat portions come in half size(90g) & full size(180g) but we both took the half size burgers. I had the Buffalo Soldier which is a "Char-grilled chicken thigh topped with celery sticks, a slice of tomato and flavoured sour cream. Comes with steamed cheddar and buffalo hot sauce" while wifey took Beef in Blanket, "an All Australian Beef Patty Wrapped in Premium Beef Bacon, Steamed Pressed Cheddar, Raw Onions, Tomatoes & Rich BBQ Sauce." Note that they used STEAMED cheese. Really good burgers. 

Buffolo Soldier
Beef in Blanket

Burgers were good and if you stay near Kota Damansara & does not wish to line up for great burgers, do give this a try. They open for lunch (12pm-3pm) & dinner(6pm-10pm) from Mondays to Saturdays. They close on Sundays.

Burger Junkyard
No. 16-G, Jalan PJU 5/20D, 
The Strand 
Kota Damansara 
47810 Petaling Jaya
03-6143 4305