Monday, December 21, 2009
A One Woman Show by Erica Watson
Thursdays, Feb. 11, 18, 25
The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe
407 West 42nd StreetNew York, NY 10036
between 9th & 10th Aves (all trains to Times Square Station)
7 PM Showtime (doors open at 6pm. Full Dinner Menu is available)
$15 admission with a $15 food and/or drink minimum
To Purchase Tickets:http://www.spincyclenyc.com or call the box office 212-352-3101
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
**Special Offer For Broke Guys in NYC TONITE..Keep Reading***
Yes it's true! Although I am full of "girl-power" I am also Every Guy's Best Friend! Since I love the fella's so much, I wanted to give you all some helpful dating tips. We all know it is a recession, and because of that many guys feels like money problems are keeping them from getting quality women. During these hard economic times, I've seen many of my guy friends start to date "undesirables": hood-rats, pretty girls with low self esteem, ugly girls, fat chicks (yes I said it, unfortunately many men feel like some full-figured women are "easy" to impress....I'm not one of them). I understand your plight, beautiful, sophisticated, well-educated, intelligent, successful brilliant women like myself (and all of my Diva friends) cost money. Yes, we do! You have to pay to play. But just because you are a broke dude, or working with limited funds doesn't mean that you can't play! Your play dates just need to be more creative. That's where I come in. I'm here to help you! And of course I have my own selfish reasons as well. I'm tired of having girl nights, sipping cosmos, sitting around with a bunch of single, fabulous, chicks crying about how we are intimidating! We are not intimidating, dudes are just broke as hell! The truth of the matter is we need men as much as they need us. I love my girls, I believe in women being strong and confident...but it's time for all these strong successful sista's to get a date and a meal with a large side of penis! There are just some things that Double A batteries and a silver bullet can not provide!
Here are 5 ways to get laid, by a top quality chick, even if you've been laid off!
1. Breakfast & A Matinee
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day..and it's also the cheapest! She can order everything on the menu, and your bill will still be under $15! Add a cool matinee movie in the mix, and now you've taken the typical "dinner & movie" date, flipped it and cut your bill in half. Make sure you tell her "I'm really feeling you, so I want to start my day with you. How about we meet for breakfast and go see an early movie, and you'll have the rest of the day to take care of things and do you!" She'll call her girls and say "Guuuurl, he is so cool and DIFFERENT! he really likes me. We are going to breakfast girl! See, I knew he wasn't just trying to sleep with me!" And then guess what, my mid-day you all will be fucking!
2. Culture is FREE!
Every city has FREE cultural events that are open to the public. For instance, in NYC Target sponsors "First Saturdays" at The Brooklyn Museum, which is one of the most beautiful museums in the city. You get to see all the exhibits for free, enjoy panel discussions and performances by amazing musical artists, and the Grand Ballroom has a party with a DJ spinning classic hip-hop, r&b and soul music. It's all FREE! In Chicago, Millennium Park offers free jazz concerts by The Chicago Jazz Ensemble and free dance performances by the Joffrey Ballet. Atlanta, Charlotte, LA, Houston and all city in between have free cultural events. She'll be so impressed by your "appreciation of the arts" she will never notice that your ass is broke!
3. Get Some Class!
Get free guest passes to an amazing gym, and take the lady of your choice to pilates class! Better yet, find a free yoga class or dance class! The Chicago Park District offers free yoga and pilates, in LA the Lululemon Morningside Showroom offers free yoga on Sunday, in Charlotte there are FREE “WEDNESDAY NIGHT SALSA SOCIALS” at World Dance Center. This is a great way to show off your stamina, endurance and "physical abilities" to a woman, and both of you can knock a couple of pounds off together! Since I love the fella's in Brooklyn so much I asked my trainer AJA DAVIS to let you guys come to her BOOTCAMP for free. Go to http://www.newbodybootcampNYC.com and type in code 2WK456 and Aja will let you work out at her bootcamp for FREE for 2 weeks. Let her know I sent you!!
4. HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!
There is nothing that a Happy Hour won't fix! Most bars in the middle of the city have a Happy Hour with two-for-1 drink specials and cheap bar food. This way you can have a quick, fun meeting right after work. Opps...I forgot some of you do not have jobs. Well, you can still meet her once SHE gets off from work at the Happy Hour. Unless she is a complete alcoholic , most women with class with limit themselves to 2 cocktails on a date. Get her some hot wings for $5, and you just won brownie points. Shoot some darts, play a little pool and be out of there by 9pm.
5. Spa at Home or "Rub & Tug"
Start this night off by going shopping and cooking her a great cheap meal at home. Once she's done, offer her one of her favorite spa services like a pedicure! Then let her soak in a soothing aromatherapy bath, prepared by YOU! Once that is done, give her an amazing hot oil full body massage and top it off with a HAPPY ENDING! Yes, make her feel GUUUUUD with just your tongue and fingers! Kiss her on the forehead and send her to bed! Trust me! The rewards you will get from treating her like this are ENDLESS!
I love you guys!! Have fun...u cheap bastards!
For the fellas in NYC: Tonite I am performing at the LAUGH LOUNGE for Ladies NIght @ the Comedy On The Hump Show! All ladies get in free! The first 10 guys to write me can get on my guest list tonite and get in FREE to see the show. Bring the lady of your choice, she gets in free anyway! There is still a 2 drink minimum! Let me know by 6pm if you want to be on my guest list tonite!!! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with FREE TIX on the subject line!!!! I will send you back a confirmation email!!!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I have learned many life lessons. Throughout my career as a comedian, writer and director, one motto rings trues------Never Fuck Your Fans!
We all have them. Cheerleaders--the ones that no matter what you do, are always there to support you, honor you and make you feel like the superstar you are. Many people will pretend to be on your team...but when the lights fade, the curtain drops and you are backstage---your true blue fans are the ones waiting in the wings to shower you with love and admiration. But no matter how amazing this feels...
You Can't Fuck Them!
Maybe you are a successful professional woman, climbing the ranks, and your dedication to "making it" has made is so that you have not had any good loving for weeks, months, maybe even years. Yeah, I know some hot chicks that can get a promotion but can't ever get a date or some dick!
But, no matter what....you have your adoring fans...the young boys in the mail room that just got out of jail and are in the work release program at your job. They get excited because "edumakated" women like yourself never give them the time of day. They watch your hips sway in the Ralph Lauren Skirt you scored at TJ Maxx and love to watch you walk in your clearance rack 9 west shoes. You entice them. They are your biggest fans! But as soon as you get drunk at the office "Holiday Party" and let one of them hit it on a box of Hammermill® Color Copy 8 1/2" x 11" Paper.....Guess What..your copy requests will no longer be a priority, and mysteriously your Fed-Ex Overnight packages will never get processed on time.
Never Fuck Your Fans!
Guys have fans too. You know, that chick that is the hot waitress at the local spot you run to for lunch everyday with your co-workers. She's pretty as hell, but has "hood rat like" tendencies, and always tells you she is about to go to school to be a home health aide and this job is helping her pay for her "books and stuff". She is really feeling you, always makes sure you get a table right away, hooks you up with the deluxe platter upgrade with the fries free of charge, and no matter what you order your bill is never over $7. You even take your business clients there for lunch, your treat, because you know shorty will look out for you. Of course she will..she's a fan! You tip her well, and she didn't even have to swing on a pole! She's not used to that....which make her love you even more!
But then you make the mistake and invite her to an end of the summer Bar-B-Que your boys "Dirty Ass Mike, Poochie and Black" (they work in the mailroom) are having. You get a little "lifted" and the next thing you know she's giving you head on the bottom bunk bed (twin sized) that Mike still sleeps on in his momma basement. You thought it was all fun, but after 37 missed calls from her on Sunday, you go to the restaurant Monday only to find there is a picture of you up on the wall wanted for "Skipping Out on Bills"...now you are banned! (Damn, you loved those fries!)
You should have never fucked your fan!
I have a neighborhood stalker. He loves me! He's a fan. I can't walk anywhere in my neighborhood without hearing "hello miss lady!" I turn around, it's alway him. The street soldier. Wearing his basic street soldier uniform----over sized white Tee, sagging jeans and Timbs---"Hey Miss Lady..I want to come to one of your comedy shows..i saw you on BET"
He's told all of the guys on the block about my comedy...they come to my shows....he's my walking billboard...Im a hood star on Marcus Garvey and Fulton because of him!
Sometimes I am afraid to tell him when I have a show, for fear of him breaking into my apartment because he knows I am not home....but nevertheless....I need him...and he needs me me! He keeps my name in the streets..he's my street team...my Don King! But if I fuck him, it's all over!
I have made the mistake of fucking a fan or two in my day.....always with the same results! It goes against the brand that I am building! If you want to have success in life....build a strong fan base....they will go with you all the way! But whatever you do.....don't fuck them!!
If you want to be one of my fans, come and check me out September 30th @ The Laugh Lounge for the "Comedy On The Hump Show". It's FREE for Ladies! The show is featuring all female comedians...and it will be a lot of fun! 7pm 2 drink minimum / 151 Essex Street! See you there!!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
AM I GAY?
It's not that I question my own sexual orientation, but a lot of people do. Recently I reconnected with a friend of mine from high school and she said "Erica, I heard that you are gay, and that you have a lesbian girlfriend that lives in Jamaica who is a doctor!" I said " Yes, her name is Escovitch! That's the only Jamaican fish I eat!" For some reason, ever since college, there have been a handful of people that have thought that I am gay! I do not know why!
Well, for a minute I was like "maybe I am" .... why would people say it unless I gave off a vibe or something? The thing is, lesbians never think I am gay, it's only straight women! Every time I smile at a lesbian she gives me that "Why the hell is that fat straight girl smiling at me" look! So I am confused! Why do some straight folks think I am gay?
Well, not only do straight women think I am gay, but strippers do to! A couple of months ago, I went to the strip club with three of my friends who will remain nameless to protect the innocent. Actually, scratch that...cause none of them were innocent....their names are ERIKA, JAY and STAN!!
I have always wanted to be a stripper. They say if you want to figure out what your stripper name would be, you have to take your childhood pet name and add your childhood street on to it. So, in that case my name is Kitty-Poo Drexel. Kitty-poo was the little dirty cat we had that hissed at my brother Eric too many times, so my parents got rid of it..and DREXEL is the street where I spent all of my life!!!
But actually, I think if I was a stripper I would call myself "RED VELVET" because I love RED VELVET CAKE. As I pop...grind...and swing around the pole... I would pull out pieces of RED VELVET cake from between my legs and give it out to the men that tipped me!!! That sounds nasty!!
Back to the Strip Club....we went to the CRAZY HORSE CABARET in the BRONX. Jay gave me and Erika $100 a piece in singles to give out to the women who were dancing. I thought is was all in fun.....a novelty.....until one of the strippers...who was gorgeous, seemed to be very fond of me and Erika. She came over by me and started dancing. First let me say, I am STRAIGHT....but this girl's body was banging...especially for guys who like very thick women!!!
I gave her a dollar..and the next thing i know....in one swift move she ended up sitting in front of me with her legs wrapped around my neck! HOW DID SHE DO THAT? I felt violated, yet intrigued/inspired at the same time.
I guess I looked so startled that she tried to comfort me....(with her coochie in my face, ofcourse). I said to her. "Hey! I'm straight! I think!!" and she stopped and looked in my eyes and said "I can fix that!"
At that moment I totally understood how men can get addicted to these clubs. It's all a hustle!! These women make you think they like you...but it's all about the money!!! This girl was trying to hustle me!!! And SHE DID!! She got all of my damn money!!! I felt like a fool!!! After that, I was determine not to give out any more money that night!!!!
But, the most intriguing thing is after all my money was gone...the girl came and sat down to talk with me. I figured she was trying to get me to buy a VIP Lap Dance!!! She was out of her mind!!!
I told her I didn't have anymore money and that I was pretty sure I was straight!! Anyway, she turned to me and said "I just wanted to tell you that you are a beautiful full-figured woman, and I wish I had your confidence!"
WHAT THE HELL?
She told me that she was 19 years old, and that she had low self esteem and that's why she dances. This girl was so pretty, so sexy and the perfect size to ME...but to herself she was ugly and unworthy!!! I was amazed!!!
Here I am, looking at her, thinking "If only I had her body, I would be rich!"...but she HAS the body and is not satisfied!!
I realized at that moment that ALL women, regardless of size, have the ability to have low esteem!! Sometimes I think pretty smaller girls have it made!! Maybe they do....but not if they don't know it!!! Even many of the men in the room looking at the dancers have LOW SELF ESTEEM!!
I always tell people, "I can't wait to loose weight so that I can be a stripper!"....and even though I say it as a joke, the underlining message is that I too do not feel worthy to show off or feel sexy unless I am smaller. So I am no different than the stripper!! And, she is no different than me!!
After talking to her....I decided that from now on, I am going to stop waiting until I loose weight....and start celebrating my body TODAY!!!! I am going to get butt naked and dance in my living room to some Too Live Crew music and start practicing my moves....so whenever the day comes...when I feel confident in myself...no matter what size I am....I can be the stripper I have always wanted to be!!! In the privacy of my own home of course....for my HUSBAND (or some random dude.. with low self esteem)..whichever comes first!
After I left the Crazy Horse Cabaret....I realized that I am in love with a STRIPPER...and her name is Erica "RED VELVET" Watson!!
So basically, I went to the strip club and left there attracted to a very special girl: ME!!!!
***shout out to http://www.mokojumbie.net for that cute pic!
Monday, July 13, 2009
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Thursday, June 4, 2009
Have you ever had a friend that is always single, she ain't never in a relationship, but for some reason her lonely, bitter ass can always come and tell you how to run yours?
Well, I am that Bitch!
But the thing is, I GIVE GREAT ADVICE. Why? Because I am Every Guy's Best Friend. I wrote in a previous post called "Fat Girl's Are A Man's Best Friend" that after years of being cool with every guy on the planet, I have been given the pleasure of learning the inner-workings of men. See, many women only interact with men they have intimate relationships with, or men they want to have an intimate relationship with in the future. Most of my girls do not have the advantage of having a strictly platonic best male friend. Well, I have too many of them. Maybe it's because my weight has allowed a great deal of men to love me without being attracted to me (so they said), or maybe it's because I am just a cool ass chick. Nevertheless I am so happy that I KNOW men. In all honestly, men are really not that complicated.
Give Him Love, Loyalty & Respect
Give Him Head & Amazing Sex
Give Him A Great Meal
Give Him Space
See.... that's easy, right? WRONG! The hardest part for many women is the idea of "space". But this could easily be corrected if women took the time and made space for more than one man in their life.
I've recently come to a startling conclusion. Most women DO NOT know how to date! Especially black women. Now, before you get an attitude, hear me out.
So many women meet a guy, like him, have sex with him (too soon) then a month later ask him "where is this going?" They get caught up into one guy without really taking the time to explore all of their options. There are so many beautiful men in the world (and ugly ones with money). Why do so many women LIMIT themselves to One Guy? It's cool to want a serious, committed, monogamous relationship. Ultimately I want one of those too. But in the meantime, why not have FUN with a bunch of different guys? What is so wrong with dating multiple men?
In my opinion, all SINGLE women should be dating at least 5 guys at a time. Its does not matter if you are beautiful, ugly, short, fat, skinny, tall. All women are sexy to SOMEBODY! Now, find 4 more and you are on your way!
Let's be clear...I said DATE! I do not mean go out and start sleeping with 5 different guys (only a hoe like me can pull that off). In my opinion, dating is when two people spend time together, doing a range of activities that allow them to get to know each other over a period of time--possibly to begin a romantic relationship. It is clear that you two may want to be more than friends, so you DATE to see if you want to make that happen.
The NBA FINALS have inspired me! This summer I am putting together my DREAM TEAM. Every single girl needs one! Personally, I am putting together a Championship Team...a wonderful group of 5 men that will occupy my time! A Championship team has players that know their individual roles and do their jobs without trying to do other people's jobs. As the coach it is my responsibility to make sure that these guys understand their purpose. Phil Jackson has won 9 championships, and I have learned a lot from him over the years. Below is my STARTING FIVE. It's up to each woman to put her own team together.
The Corporate Dude
NBA Inspiration: LaBron James
For my Franchise Player, I have chosen a white collar, "corporate dude" to be my small forward. He is an all around player. He can score, he can pass, and he can rebound. Out of all of the men I am dating, his resume is the most impressive. The thing is, he is in high demand. He's young, black, successful, extremely attractive, well educated, and cultured----the perfect guy to build my team around. Unfortunately, he is aware that he is a "good catch" and will use it to his advantage. Like most Franchise players, my "corporate dude" knows his value. He is a "prima-dona" and will most certainly demand a good contract on the open market. It is also hard to re-sign him when he becomes a free agent. A franchise player has the confidence that he will probably not be traded or released, which can make dating him difficult. But, as long as he is aware that there is always a new young recruit coming to take his spot, he should be cool. Also, I will make sure that I am HIS Franchise player on the team that he is building, because trust me, his has one.
NBA Inspiration: Dewayne Wade, Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson
He shoots. He scores. He's Young & Tender. Call me a Cougar, Call me a Puma, call me whatever you want ---but ALL single women should have a younger man on the team. He Shoots: Young Tender is fun, he's exciting, he's baggage free and he is not intimidated by your success. He Scores: The Sex with Young Tender is amazing, and what he does not know, he is more than willing to learn. There's no waiting for him to get it back up....it's on multiple times in one night! And another plus is that he can keep you occupied sexually so that you are not tempted to give it up to other members on the team too fast.
NBA Inspiration: Joakim Noah
When it comes to basketball, you can't coach height...which means we all know that the only reason why some guys get in the league is because they are tall as hell. Same for the Sugar Daddy---you mess with him for one reason only..he has money and loves to spend it. As the Center, a Sugar Daddy is low maintenance....you do not have to run plays for him or give him the ball too much. But he will rebound, contribute by playing defense and getting the hustle points and second chance points. If a bill needs to be paid, or my car needs new tires, Sugar Daddy will come to the rescue. I would never ask him to shoot any "free throws' but yes to a jump ball! My Sugar Daddy is the foundation and anchor for the team. He keeps me financially happy!
The Blue Collar Dude aka The Basic N*gga
NBA Inspiration: Kevin Garnett
He is a hard hat/lunch bucket kind of guy. He comes to work everyday, gives you a solid effort---he is going to put in the work and not complain. The Blue Collar guy gets rebounds, he plays defense....not flashy... just an all around working guy. I love this guy because he is also great for things that I call "man jobs". He takes out the garbage, he fixes things around the house, takes you car in to get service, screams on you if you do not get an oil change. He's a real man! He works so hard that you love to cook him an amazing meal. Now, a Fed-Ex guy is great for this position, but this summer I will go for a police officer. Every single chick should have a police officer in her city that she can call anytime she needs to be "served and protected!". Many of you may even chose this guy to be your Franchise Player, because he is sure to retire with a pension and good benefits. But sometimes this guy is not as "culturally" aware as the corporate dude, therefore I will keep him as a back-up plan. Also for clarification, if a guy does not have a checking account and prefers to go to the "check cashing place", he then becomes a Basic N*gga!
NBA Inspiration: Derrick Rose (First Draft Pick & Rookie of the Year)
I love Smart Men. I also love Thugs. It's hard to find a guy with a perfect mix, but when I do, he will be my Point Guard. Ultimately I want to settle down with a guy that can run a boardroom as well as navigate the streets. The Point Guard is my main focus and out of all the guys, has the most potential to become my boyfriend. His job is to set the tempo for the game, bring the ball up the floor, get other players involved, distribute the ball and get scoring opportunities for the team. Sometimes he scores, but no matter what he must keep the ball safe and not turn it over. He must totally understand his coach's game plan. Seeing that Point guards are usually evaluated more on their assists ,than on their individual scoring-----if he can not get the job done his behavior will get the ball to the teammate who is in the best position to score. At the same time, if he plays well, in the long run there will be no need for a team because I will settle down with him, but until then, let the games begin!
Now we can't forget about the bench!
Street Hustler or "Hood Rat with a Big D*ck" (yes, men are rats too)
NBA Inspiration: Steve Kerr
This guy is a one trick Pony. His role is to come off the bench when you need to change the game and score in a hurry. You can not count on him for anything else but to do what he does.
NBA Inspiration: Tim Duncan
He's a solid hall of fame type player and has all the skills and abilities. Unfortunately, people do not like him or enjoy watching him play because he is so basic and fundamental----that he is a boring!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Come on...you men all know you have one!!! The fat girl who you hang out with all the time, confide in her about your insecurities and fears, invite her over for quality friendship time. Sometimes she'll even spend the night.....you love to cuddle and feel the jiggly warmth of her fat rolls. And, oh my God...she actually has titties.....big ones....pretty ones....but that's just "your girl"....your "best friend", right?
She's funny, extremely intelligent and you love her! You probably even secretly want to sleep with her, but you can't...she's fat!! Not only will your boys clown you, but you know that if you had to choose one extreme, it is more important to be miserable and bored with a chick with a banging body than it is to be fulfilled and happy with a fat chick!! Plus, you can always have the skinny chick as wifey and keep the fat girl as the "best friend" because your girlfriend would never think you would cheat on her with the Big Girl!! Even though deep in her heart, your girlfriend knows that you love and respect the fat girl in ways that she will never receive..she doesn't mind because after all she's the catch!!!
Recently, a wife of one of my "best male friends" called me to see how comedy was going for me. I told her that I was trying to lose weight and she said "Girl, you ain't hanging around my husband when you lose weight. He loves you too much...and if you get "thick" I know I'm out of the picture!"
Now, I know she was just kidding...but it did make me think...while my weight has been a burden in some ways...it has also made people feel "safe." Will losing weight mean that I will also lose the coveted position of being every man's FAT BEST FRIEND?
DANGER!!! BEWARE !! All men watch out for the shrinking fat girl...you may actually fall in love!!!
Anyway, after years of being the surrogate fat girlfriend for a bunch of guys that secretly love me, but won't date me....you would think that I would be bitter, but I am not!! Actually I feel blessed because I have become an expert on men and relationships. See, I get to know the inner workings of men in ways that no skinny chick ever will. Men tell me everything!!! Even things that their boys will never know about them, they tell me. From my close male friends that work on wall street or play professional sports all the way to my home boy that works in construction, I have the heart of men. I may not get the sex, but I get their respect and love, which many times is more than the women that come and go in their lives ever will.
As a joke, a friend of mine forwarded me an ad on Craigslist. A guy, who is shy and not able to meet women, wanted a BBW to be his wing-man! He actually put up an AD asking for an attractive full-figured woman to go with him to bars and help him meet woman. Ofcourse I could not resist applying for the job! Not because I was really interested, but because I wanted to know why he wanted a fat best female friend.
He told me that full-figured women are much more easy going. He is a former college athlete, who plays ball overseas and he was tired of model chicks because they were high maintanance. He said he enjoyed the company of big girls, and that skinny women also like having big girls as friends because they are less threatening.
So I asked him "If you like the personality of a BBW, how about you put up an AD to date one?"
He responded "Damn, I never thought of that!"
GO FIGURE! (no pun intended!)
I recenlty started attending a fitness bootcamp with a wonderful trainer named Aja Davis (www.ajadavis.com) One day while running around the gym, I realized that I have the possibility to lose more than just weight. It's not just the size of my waist that will change...my relationships...and the way people relate to me will change as well!!!I love all of my male friends....I've been one of the boys so long that I don't know how to be anything else. What will I do if losing weight also means losing the place I have in my boys lives......in their hearts.....Am I ready for that....?
Now, don't get me wrong....plenty of men like BIG GIRLS....and I meet them all the time...so it's not like I've been some ugly duckling that gets no play. And even though most of my close male friends say they are not attracted to BIG GIRLS, many of them have found themselves being attracted to my mind and spirit...and eventually attraction to my body followed....but my weight still held them back...I know it!! So this time..the questions is not "can men and women be friends?"...but instead....Can men and former fat girls stay friends ? We shall see.......I haven't lost any male friends yet...but I did lose 5 more pounds! Thank u AJA DAVIS!!!
**And before wives start calling me...this issue does not apply to my TRUE BLUE male friends that love me like a sister. But the ones it does apply to know who they are...they are constantly offering to buy me a treadmill for my b-day!!
**And also, before you write me saying "I am a big girl, and men love to date me" I GET IT!! I date all the time, and have plenty of male fans! But this blog entry is about the guy who is afraid to go there!!! Not the ones that go there all of the time (if you know what I mean)!
Love & Laughter,
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Ok...we have a Black Man in office...so no more excuses...even about WEIGHT LOSS!!!
To start my year off with a bang, I am attending a wonderful Fitness Bootcamp run by Fitness Expert Aja Davis! She is amazing.
The bootcamp is called "4x4 Fitness Bootcamp" and it runs from Jan 20th-Feb 13th at the Brooklyn Lyceum located at 227 4th Ave in Park Slope! It is 4 days a week, for 4 weeks from 6:15-7:15pm!
Aja is very dedicated to helping me lose weight! So I did a little interview with her about the importance of Boot Camps and what she is going to offer!
It is not too late to sign up for the bootcamp! Call AJA DAVIS now at 347.324.9875. Tell her that I sent you, and she may even hook u up with a deal! The price is $199 per person! YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT!!!!
Here is the interview! ENJOY! and call AJA DAVIS TODAY or email her email@example.com
1. What are the major differences between Boot Camp, and a normal work out experience? Are there advantages to going to Boot Camp vs. working out on your own.
There are several main differences between Boot Camp and the normal workout experience or just working out on your own. 1) Pure intensity. Most people don't work out at the intensity that they should in order to get the results that they want. Boot Camp workouts are usually pretty intense. 2) Motivation. How many times have you said to yourself, 'Oh I'll go to the gym tomorrow' or 'I don't feel like doing this last set' and then quit? It has happened to all of us. But at a Bootcamp, you literally have someone over your shoulder making sure that you are giving it your all and that you complete every rep. 3) Boot Camps are fun! They are a way to either start working out or add variety to your current workout routine. You get to be in class with the same people and can develop bonds with others who have the same goals.
2. What is unique about your bootcamp? Why should people chose to attend yours?
In my bootcamp, when I say for all fitness levels, I mean it. I really strive to make sure that everyone is getting a good workout and will feel good about themselves during and after each workout. There is no military drill sargent yelling, but I will get you to do more than you ever thought you could. People often don't realize how truly strong they are until working out with me. I often give exercises where people look at me like I'm crazy and tell me it's impossible, then they do it and are so surprised and happy with themselves. I'm also really particular about your diet. I require each participant keep food journals and review them weekly.
3. Is there anything that I should do to prepare for bootcamp?
The best way to prepare for bootcamp is to clear your calendar and plan to attend to each session. Wear good sneakers and clothes that are not binding and that feel comfortable being in different positions. Get a water bottle (BPA free) and carry with it you EVERYWHERE. Make sure you are properly hydrated. Get plenty of rest. You're going to need it.
4. For a larger person ( 300+ pounds) who may face physical and emotional/mental challenges before starting a work-out program, how can bootcamp be a great start for them?
I think the best thing that bootcamp can do for them is that it shows you exactly what you can do. Like I said earlier, people are surprised about what they discover about themselves when working out. I think many people are simply intimidated and think that they just can't do it. Intimidation is rooted in fear. Fear of what they might look like. Fear of what others will think. Fear of failing. At a bootcamp, you may find yourself in group of people just like you, who are just as afraid. But, you will also look around see everyone giving their all, facing their fears and doing what needs to be done in order to reach their goals.
5. Please tell me about some success stories that you have seen either with bootcamps, or personal training.
Recently, I had a client, a middle-aged woman who was pre-diabetic and had high blood pressure. She had just quit smoking a few months ago and as a result had gained almost 30lbs. Well, I have never seen someone so determined. In her first month working with me she lost 13lbs. Every marker went down, she lost inches around her waist, arms and thighs. I had another woman who I trained privately and in my community fitness program. When she first came to me, she couldn't do a single push-up, couldn't jump rope, couldn't see her feet over her stomach. After a few months, I noticed her bounding around the room, jumping rope like a pro, and her stomach shrunk significantly. It was almost like she was a new person. It just hit me one day while we were working out. She came to me a few days later, beeming, saying that everyone at work had been complimenting her lately on how good she looked. I love that! And so did she.
6. Who is the perfect candidate to attend bootcamp? Are certain personality types or fitness levels more successful than others?
I don't think there is a perfect person to attend bootcamp, just perfect timing. Bootcamp is not for that person who is on the fence about making a change in their lives. When you decide to make that change, when you commit to your health, to your life, then bootcamp is for you. Stubborn personality types tend to do well because the stubborness can be what keeps you going when you want to give up. As for fitness levels, I think those most out of shape see the best results from bootcamps, simply because they have the most gain from starting a workout regimen.
7. Are bootcamps a new fad, or are they here to stay?
Bootcamps are definitely here to stay. People will always want to be challenged and bootcamps are way to provide that challenge.
8. Please tell me anything else you would want me to say about bootcamps, the importance of fitness...etc.....any nice quote that sums up how you feel!
The human body is built to be challenged. Even if you feel like you are in relatively good shape, you can always benefit from pushing yourself a little further. Commitment in a fitness bootcamp is an investment in yourself. Commit and Make it BURN!