Well 3 quarter for the year, a new round of releases. On the day I participated in Attack, Combat, had a break then Pump and another break and finished off with balance. It was my first time doing Attack at a workshop, but we were blessed with Dean, and awesome presenter and pretty easy on the eye. Kim Knott was sick so she was replaced by Tim, a newbie presenter in Adelaide. First thing that struck me about this release was the plyos…….oh my, can’t actually recall any other chorrey other than endless plyos! Love the track though. Combat became a bit of a blur after that slaughtering in Attack. Felt a little messy to me, although it could have been the way it was presented. Noticed quite a few rehashed songs in this release, including a song from attack and a couple old combat songs. Will have to wait and see if this release grows on me. Went and had lunch at Fasta Pasta with Georgia. That ended up being a good call, cuz it helped me get through pump. Went lighter on the weights, but muscles were still starting to tremble (remember Attack shatters me cuz it’s not really my class). Gotta love the squats with the 3 staggers. Music selection generally seems great……think this is going to be an awesome release once I learn it! Lastly finishing off with balance, some gorgeous tai chi which takes a few seconds to get used to, but once you’ve got it you can just flow into the move and it feels beautiful. Doesn’t initially strike me as breath taking as BB33 tai chi, but still a great track. Standing strength…….oh my god! My legs were SCREAMING by this point. First the right one, then the left. Then, you finally thank god that it’s over, and then discover you’ve got a surprise intense pose at the end! 8.5 minutes in total. This has GOTTA get easier than it was after all the classes I’d done though! Marena was just awesome as usual. I can’t quite come to terms with the rotating of the thigh in the hip openers……doesn’t seem to do anything for me. All in all quite an enjoyable day. Being there from start to end was challenging though……physically and mentally. I’m launching combat on 27th August, and have to be ready to teach the new releases of pump and balance on the Monday in my own classes, because they will have launched by then. That gives me 2 weeks to learn the entire lot. Arrrrrggggggggghhhh……..what I am doing here then? I gotta start learning!