BODYJAM™ 71: TOO TURNT UP Teaser Design

I love BODYJAM™ program so much and initiative to promote it when we want to do the launch in Fitness First Indonesia clubs. I’m so excited so I asked my BODYJAM™ Program Champion, Bobby Glenn, to help me prepare for the photoshoot. We did it at the tuition, I took the picture and designed it.

The program director – Gandalf ‘G’ Archer came out the theme – TOO TURNT UP and he said that it’s the 10 years of BODYJAM™. So I assumed it was something like ‘TIME’ element, so I came out with futuristic, techno and time-lapse design mode. And It came out like these below. The team like it, some of them even put it for profile picture at Facebook. And we promoted it well. Hopefully next design can be better.

ANTHONY BJ DEE BJ DHITA BJ FIRA BJ GLENN BJ NATALIE BJ WINNA BJ

Malaysia Trip 2013 (Part II)

February 16th, 2013 – Saturday

Good morning Andalucia! We slept tight like a baby.. hard to wake up! I started to prepare myself, take a bath while Abang and Anthony were still sleeping. After I finish, I woke up Anthony. Then I have a narcism moments.. haha.

 153 GOOD MORNING ANDALUCIA

Abang also woke up and he asked what do we want for breakfast? “Roti Canai at RAJU” I answered. It’s a ‘Must’ if I go to KL. Abang agreed. We went there.. I love this place somehow. We order Roti Canai, Ayam Goreng, Fish, Tose Telur. Love the fish, one day I wanna try the fish eggs. And I think this is the most delicious roti canai I’ve ate so far. We also meet Sherline here, yay Oneng chan.. haha..

154 BREAKFAST AT RAJU

Emm, delicious breakfast. After we finish. We went to Mid Valley, Sherline has to teach Bodyjam® so she can’t join us. Mid Valley is a nice big mall. It’s still chinese new year period.. the mall decorated with a lot of chinese ornaments, flower etc. It’s beautiful decor inside the mall. Lovely cherry blossom, Chinese bamboo, Cutting paper.. I love them.

155 BLOSSOM MID VALLEY

We went up to the top floor and visit pet shop. Shopping at DAISO, a japanese shop. Only 5 RM for each item. $_$ I bought a lot of photo frame.. haha. After that, we went to DELICIOUS – time for desserts. We ordered Strawberry Cheese Cake, Lychee Watermelon Blast and Mini Pavlova. Here, we taught Abang how to play Cluedo Suspect card game. It’s a detective card game that we need to find the suspect, weapon and location. Abang loves strategic game, he likes it! Sometime he seems so serious thinking the strategy. Haha..

156 DELICIOUS DESSERTS

157 CLUEDO SUSPECT

After that, we’re going to Fitness First Axis. It’s the 2nd Fitness First club that I’ve visited. Sherline has a Bodyjam® class there, Anthony will teamteach with her. Some members were coming to join the class. Some of them are friends of Anthony and Sherline. They introduced me to them. 😀 . Our friends from Indonesia also came – Pira, Ririe and Zico. Pira was joining the class. It was fun. We took picture before and after class. love it! They’re all so friendly. 😀

158 BODYJAM AT FF AXIS

After the class, we went to Sunway Giza to pick Anthony’s Les Mills DVDs. We were very hungry, so we found a restaurant – WANEEDA, a restaurant that serves Nothern Malaysia foods. We ordered Steam fish, Vegetable, Ayam Pandan, prawns etc. Yummy!! don’t forget the tembikai lychee.. slurppp~ and also gossip! That’s the best.. haha.

159 WANEEDA

What did we do or go next ya ? PAVILLION. hehe.. Anthony told us that all the Fitness First Indonesia instructors and friends are gathering at SNOWFLAKE. This is also a ‘MUST’ to go place. We gathered there. Bought Snowflake desserts. We met Lim, Nidia, Jeffrey, Lynda, Glenn, Pippo, Adie, Ririe, Sandy, Deri, Pira, DQ, Yudi, Nico. We’re celebrating Lim’s birthday here. we sang happy birthday song to him. It was fun. Took a lot of picture and chattering.

160 SNOWFLAKE GATHERING

161 KL NITE WITH FRIENDS

We could stay there all nite, too bad the mall is closing now. They’re also hungry. So this is it – KL nite out! Pavillion – Bukit Bintang is very crowded / busy. A lot people, tourists and stuffs. Walk a long the road. We went to a Chicken Rice restaurant. Dinner together, the chicken rice is nice. It’s really fun. We’re going back and take a rest. get ready for tomorrow QWS!

(Continue to part III)

 

 

A Boy in Malaysia (Part VIII)

28th September 2012, Tuesday

Tonight!!! OM’G’ Party at Neverland!!!! We will meet G again!  We have a lot of time until 8 pm. We’re going to Mid Valley and The Garden again, we’re having our brunch at NANDOS, a restaurant that serve chicken with their special homemade sauces: Peri-peri. I think Nandos is from around Mexico. Walk around the mall and shops. There’s an exhibition at the top floor – Disney’s – Mickey’s Icon Exhibition. A lot of customized design of Mickey Mouse. Some of them look cute and some look weird. Haha. We went to the pet shop and music store, then go to the Game Store. I found Citadel and Monopoly card game. Citadel is expensive but it’s a very good game! I bought them.

 

We went to DELICIOUS for desserts. I love this place! We ordered Strawberry Cheese Cake, Strawberry Ice Cream and Chocolate Brownies with Vanilla Ice Cream. Awww so yummy (drool), We played the Citadel card for the first time here. Abang is a newbie, so we teach him as we play, learning by doing. It’s a very simple strategic card game and he loves it! And I think he won! He said he loves strategic games.

 

It’s about time and we went to PAVILION MALL again, Neverland is close with the mall.. We’re having our early dinner at the food court and we played Citadel again. Abang is addicted to Citadel. As we eat and play, we can see some people already wearing OM’G’ (Fitness First version) T-shirt. We’re going to wear our own design. It’s time! Let’s go to Neverland!

Wow! A long queue in front of the club’s entrance. We waited for our turn. Sometime G just come out and greet the members, he’s so humble. About 20 minutes queue, finally enter the club. Feels like celebrity walk and take picture at the OM’G’ wall of fame. Inside the club, I love the stage and lighting! I wanna danceeee!! This OM’G’ party presented by Fitness First Kuala Lumpur featuring All Kuala Lumpur Bodyjam™ Superstars! Let get the party started!!

Start with opening act and Bodyjam™ class by the superstars, The club was so packed, so many people! Squished! They said it’s about 200 – 300 people. But we don’t care, we just wanna dance, wanna party! After 1 hour, they performed a freestyle dance battle between 2 group! It’s a great performance! And that performance is an opening act for G’s entrance show! Wow! Fantastic!! Now it’s getting hotter!! He presented the latest Bodyjam™ release 63 for the opening after that the 62 1st Block. Awww!! GREAT!! After that he gave the Bodyjam™ 63’s 2nd Block. I screamed when I heard the “Trumpet Light by Chris Brown” I love that song! Great music, great choreo! Do I need to say more ?? haha..

 

2 hours dance party, all hot and sweaty.. bumped into someone, steped into someone, slaped someone face, white shoes became dirty. Our mind was exploded! Too bad can’t take a lot of pictures, all blurred! The ending is a performance act for all, We already knew the moves, now just listen and dance!! Hope next year he’ll come again, hopefully in Jakarta too.

This is the links of video that I shoot with my Blackberry. The closing performance of OM’G’ Party. Check it out! Super Awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txu6J1duEM8

 Super awesome night, we’re hungry and having a dinner near the KLCC tower. So tired. But we’re so happy…

(Continue to part IX)

A Boy In Malaysia (Part VII)

27th September 2012, Monday 

Today’s schedule is going to China town, only with Abang and Anthony. Koko Mike have to work. Brunch at the China town foodcourt, I like the foods. Delicious and quite cheap. Then we go to shopping, walking around the market. There’s bags, shirts, pants, foods, drinks, snacks etc. I tried the famous “Air Mata Kucing” drink, It’s Lo Han Kuo + Longan + Melon Mix beverage. It’s refreshing and soothing, I love it! Walk along the street with a lot of open market with various items to buy, finally we bought the Ringgit Wallet and ICE WATCH. The three of us bought the same design, Yellow and white. Yay! That’s awesome! Then we went to the Central Market, there’s a lot of Malaysia Antique items in every shops. I also saw the ES TELER 77 shop here, It is from Indonesia, and I suggested Abang to try its Es Teler – Avocado + Jackfuit Mix with Sweet Milk + Crushed Ice. He loves it. 😀

Finish! We want to workout, so we go to the Fitness First Platinum – The Curve again. Anthony will join the Bodystep™ and Bodyjam™ class. Before the class we went to IKEA and ate Curry Puff and Hotdog. The Hotdog is so cheap and delicious, only 2 RM! Anthony was leaving first to join the Bodystep™ class. So It just me and abang walk around the IKEA. I love this store, the flow that directing the costumers is so convenient and nice décor in every corner. Nice design for every items. No wonder everyone loves IKEA.

 Now back to the club, get ready to join the Bodyjam™ class by Riyo. She will present the tracks that will be use for tomorrow OM’G’ Party. It’s Bodyjam™ release 60 and 61 that she used. After the class we’re hungry, Sherline is coming too. We’re having dinner together.

 Abang took us to MUHIBBAH SEAFOOD, before we go in, abang saw a Shuttle bus (car), so he intentionally parked his car far away so the Shuttle car picked us then ride into the restaurant, it’s cute! We order a lot of foods and drinks. Abang suggested me to drink a beverage called “TEMBIKAI LYCHEE” , sound weird but I love lychee so I order it! Awww.. it’s so nice!!!!! I LOVE IT! It’s so freshhhh and sweet!! The best beverage that I drink in KL. After finish drink it, still have the sweet lychee to eat. Yum! The foods also delicious especially the Butter Prawns. We’re gossip while we eating, so fun!

(Continue to Part VIII)

A Boy in Malaysia (Part I)

I’ve been to Malaysia when I was a kid (maybe 11 year old) with my family, I remember we went to Kuala Lumpur (KL) & Genting, kinda forget about the memories/moments of this trip. The 2nd time was in  the high school study tour from Penang to Malaka then KL. The 3rd time was with my sisters in Penang then Hatyai (Thailand) after I finish my college. All was fun and well organized. I wish I can go there again by myself.

From the last Les Mills Quarterly Workshop (QWS) II – 2012 in Jakarta, the presenters announced that Gandalf Archer (G), the Bodyjam® Program Director will come to Asia for QWS III – 2012. He will go to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Singapore and Manila (Philippine). Too bad he’s not going to Jakarta 😦 . So I decided to go to KL! This time on my own.

Had a little hard time to prepare, like asking for office leave for about a week, then searching the best price for the ticket. Then this is it! I bought Tiger Airway ticket, the date August 23rd  – 28th, 2012! Yay !! It’s gonna be super fun! Great QWS with G! and also gonna meet my 2 brothers from KL, Michael Wong (Koko) & Osman Sany (Abang), they’re a very good friends of mine and very kind. We knew each other because of Fitness First background and we’ve traveled together at Bandung 2-3 years ago. That was fun.

I told Abang that I’ll go to KL for QWS III, he’s happy. Then he suggested me to make something for G, “How about you design a T shirt?” yay! That’s a great idea! Then we collaborate together to create a nice design for the T-shirt. Need some progress to make it easy to print, affordable and better. And Voila!

  • Earlier Concept – Brainstorming idea 
  • OM’G’ Concept Abang gave the concept/idea
  • Advance OM’G’ Conceptnice multi color but harder to print on shirt and expensive cost 
  • FINAL        

Abang gonna produce the OM’G’ T shirt for members/participants. He will produce 2 type of shirt – Cotton for only RM 30 and Dry Fit for only RM 35. We hope they gonna wear it at QWS III – 2012 or OM’G’ Party. Abang said the sales is like selling HOT CAKES! SOLD OUT !!

One day, I saw on Abang’s facebook photo, there’s an event poster. OM’G’ Party that will be held at August 28th, 2012 – Tuesday. It’s G’s party in the Neverland club! It’s gonna be super awesome… Ahh my trip’s date end exactly on that day. NOOOO!!! I wanna join the party. Abang asked me to extend the trip/date, he also will extend his leave. All right!!! I extend my date with an extra exchange fee, no regret! I want! I want! My trip’s date exchange into August 23rd – 31st, 2012 (9 days!!!!), my boss’s gonna kill me..

Can’t wait…

 (Continue to Part II)

Bodyjam® Euro 2012 at Pluit Village Atrium

Fitness First Pluit Village (FFPV) & Pluit Village held an special event with a special theme, EURO 2012. The show will be held in the main atrium.The FFPV’s GXM, Aurelia Lynda, chose Bodyjam class as the main program. The instructors are Anthony Kesuma and me. I’m so excited !! EURO 2012 fever! There will be a dresscode for us, the staffs and the members, THE SOCCER JERSEY. The event date is 20 June 2012, 7.15 pm. The event is open house, everyone can join!

The day has come, when I reached there, Pluit Village also held its special event, “LET’S PLAY GAMES” with Sesame Street as the theme. I went to the main atrium, Ahh I love the stage!! It’s big, It’s wide, It’s cute. I love the dance floor, soooo spacioouusss!! PERFECTO!! Then I went to the Fitness First, Yes! This club always amazing, I love the decorations and all the staffs are wearing the soccer jersey. Cohesive!

Anthony and I seem like a young boy wearing the soccer jersey, a little bit too big, but I think we’re cute, ha ha ha! Some members also wear the soccer jersey, the other try to mix and match their costume with long socks and short pants, they’re all looking good!

7.00 pm !! Let’s go to the dance floor!! We’re so excited.. marching to the main atrium together. Start preparing the sound, music and mic. I will teach the 1st Block and Anthony will teach the 2nd Block. Let the show begin! Let’s dance! We start with the song: La Copa De La Vida (The Cup of Life) as the introduction/warm up to match the EURO 2012 theme, we dance with Angel and Lynda. Then we’re going to party! We chose the member’s most favorite track list, They’re so happy !! and sweaty….

A lot of people see us dance, some people enjoy the music, moving their body smoothly with the beat. I also can see some children try to dance with us, that’s really cute.

At the end of the show, We’re having the lucky draw for the members. The prize are 5 Fitness First Shoe Bags for 5 people, 5 Fitness First Gym Bags for 5 people, and 1 Grand Prize: a Samsung Mobile Phone for 1 Person. Almost all of our friends got the prizes. We’re happy for them!! Congratulation! 😀

The event is success! Lynda as the GXM proud and thanks us and the members. She also announced the next day will be a Bodycombat® class with Pippo and herself in here. There will be a great moment !!

 I’m so happy with this event, hopefully I’ll get the chance again in the future.

THE PHOTO GALLERY

  • The Group Photo 
  • The Shows 
  • The Show Is Not Over! 
  • Keep On Dancing 
  • The Lucky Draw 
  • After Class 

😀

Fajar’s Last Bodyjam® Class

It’s April 30th, 2012 – Monday, The last day of April – Fajar’s Bodyjam® Last Class. We’re having class in Fitness First Taman Anggrek. He also did some Bodyjam® Last classes in another clubs. We all want to feel the moment with him before he leaves the stage.

We’re wearing colourful outfit and arrange a cool Bodyjam® playlist for the members. I did the first block and Fajar did the second block. The class is going well although there’s no mic. I feel great with it. The members have changed. A lot of new people don’t know who is Fajar, some of them might be the first and the last time join the Fajar class. But they seem happy and enjoy the class.


At the end of the class when Fajar’s presenting the last track (groove down) from Bodyjam® 40 (I don’t feel like dancin’- Scissor Sisters)-> he chose it on purpose grrr!, I gave him the surprise! Wah! I melted and face down on my knees, haha can’t help it, cried.. >Cough< >cough<

Fajar opened the gift, He’s happy! He loves it! I’m glad 😀 . All members come to the stage and greet him, wish him a good luck and asking him why he quits Bodyjam®. They’re now feeling close with fajar. We’re taking pictures together. I love to see all the happy faces.

I also gave him the original sketch. He was surprised with the detail especially the cupcakes with the love heart icons (Thanks for Astrid :D). Til now I’m still hoping he’ll back again on the stage.

Good luck, Fajar! 
Thank you 

Gift for Fajar’s Bodyjam® Last Class

Fajar Kusumaputera is a Bodyjam® instructor of the 3rd generation in Fitness First Indonesia. He pass as trainee with Bodyjam® release 39 in 2007 and be a great superstar Bodyjam® instructor in Fitness First Indonesia.

For me he is a great role model in Bodyjam®, a great dancer, a leader, a cute and funny friend. When I’m in the part of Bodyjam® team. We shared in creativity to makes the Bodyjam® BOOM!! That was fun! And I like to ask his suggestions and critics on the Bodyjam® event (Example: The Bodyjam™ Musical and The Turbulence).

He is also my ex-Bodyjam™ Headteacher. I love to be part of Bodyjam® team together with him. All the fun and creativity that we’ve been through. Now he decided to resign as Bodyjam® Instructor that shocked the team. 😦

I think he has his personal reasons to decide it. He said he’ll keep dancing with us but not as instructor.. April 2012 is his last month of teaching, his 5 years career of Bodyjam®. From Bodyjam® 39 to Bodyjam® 60.

Days before the end of April 2012, suddenly I heard that Fajar was doing the Bodyjam® Last Class. The idea was from Fitness First Pluit Village members requested him to come and teach with Anthony. I WANT!! I check my schedule and YES! At the very end of April – 30th April 2012 is Monday. I have a class. I contact Fajar and Maria (The GXM) for the Special Class with Fajar. She approved and Fajar agreed.

I’d like to make something for him, Just a few day before Monday. I browsed the facebook to secretly download his photo. I’ll draw an illustration for him. Always a great challenge to draw face. Feel worry if the drawing is not look the same like the model/photo. I try my best to scratch and shade it. Voila! I think it’s good. Then the next challenge is the body. I’m not good at it. Actually I’d like to make him jumps or some dynamic move, failed 😦 . Then end up just standing + pose with our Bodyjam™ jacket and holding a cupcake. Why cupcake? Fajar has started a business, “GUILTY PLEASURE – It’s sinfully delicious!. He bakes and makes cupcakes and cakes. I’ve tried the cookies, It’s delicious! This is the progress of my gift. I have some friends to discuss when I’m working on this gift, Thank you for Debby, Astrid and Rudi who give me the critics and data that I need.. *hugs

  • The Secret Photo                                                                                              
  • The Progress

The Final Result

 

After finish, print and put it in the white frame. Hopefully, He’ll like it.

Continue to Fajar Bodyjam® Last Class

Valentine Party At Fitness First Pluit Village

Valentine’s Day is here !! A moment of love can be celebrate in various ways. Fitness First Pluit Village (FFPV) held a special event “Valentine Party” for 2 days, 15th – 16th February 2012. Special classes will be presented by FFPV’s GX. The first day is Bodyjam™ vs Sh’bam® Extended 90 minutes and the next day are TRX & Muay Thai Challenge and Bodycombat™ Extended 90 minutes. Dresscode for this event is PINK. It’s gonna be fun.

FFPV also decorated the club with lovely ornaments, mostly pink heart, but in some corners we can see lovebirds origami, cupids, pink balloons and a lovely pink fat piggy. The staffs and personal trainers were wearing pink outfits, they’re looking good!

I’m gonna write about the first day event. Just like usual, before the class start. The members and friends were gathering to taking pictures. They joked and acted like lovers. All I can see is their happy smiling faces. My friend, Evelyn Widjaja (Jun Ki) came out with a very cute costume, She got a Black Cat’s Ears Hairband, That’s CUTE !! I called her Catwoman. And Julius is a Ladies’ Man, All girl loves him ^_^ like James Bond.

Bodyjam™ vs Sh’bam® Extended 90 minutes class. It will be start at 7.15 pm. Instructors who will be teach are Anthony, Andika and me. We have arranged a great track list to get crazy on the dance floor. We’re also wearing pink but coincidentally with the same style of color and design. Our outfits have words on it. Anthony is “KEEP LAUGHING :)”, Andika is “NO LIES JUST LOVE” and mine is “BAD BOYFRIEND”  I think that’s cute!

We have arranged this extended class format:

  • Opening / Introduction
  • Bodyjam™ Part 1 by Dee
  • Sh’bam® Part 1 by Andika
  • Bodyjam™ Part 2 by Anthony
  • Sh’bam® Part 2 by Dee (Track 7 – 8), Andika (Track 9 – 10), Anthony (Track 11-12)
  • Quiz & Prizes for the Best Costume, Performance, Spirit
  • Photo Session
  • Closing

Now is 7.15 pm, LET START THE PARTAYYY !! We turn the music ON and let the members come in. It’s open house so we can see a lot of new faces in the class. It’s about 60 people !! WOW !! I opened the class with a short introduction then we start hit the floor with some Pop, Jungle and Hip Hop Bodyjam™ tracklist then continue with the fun part, The Sh’bam® with Andika that made us almost lose our breath. That’s just the first part! The second part was presented by Anthony with Bodyjam™ Latin & Jive mixed tracklist. The peak is Cha-Cha Heels track, a very massive cardio dance with Latin African style! That’s insane !!

A very smooth tipsy feel recovery after the Cha-Cha Heels , we back again to Sh’bam part 2. Andika did a very good job presenting track 9 from Sh’bam® 6 “Who Run The World” , taking all the people facing the mirror and dance. They look exactly the same like Beyonce’s music video. The peak of Sh’bam® start with “Party Rock Anthem” , Andika asked who requested this song. It’s David (a member of FFPV)! I pulled him up to the stage and we dance together! That’s a fun part !! We’re all shufflin’ everywhere till the end.

Finish! next track is Anthony, but too bad. He got a sprain in his ankle. So he need to stop for a while. Everyone’s worry about him. The show must go on, so I and Andika took over and present the last 2 remaining tracks. Yeay! Finally 90 minutes of party is over !! A lot of prizes and goodie bag from FFPV. We gave Goodie bags for Evelyn Widjaja (Jun Ki) for her Best Costume: The Cat (meow!); for a member who came far away from FF Grand Indonesia to FFPV just for joining the special class, Thanks for her appreciation (it’s a looooong way to go); For a New face member (I don’t know his name but I think he’s David’s friend) for his best performance and expression, David also received a goodie back for his energy dance on the stage. All the members got a special Valentine Chocolate Lollipop from Aurelia Lynda, The FFPV GX Manager. Everyone is happy. Then we’re having a photoshoot, a big family of Bodyjam™, Sh’bam® and Fitness First. Love you all !

PHOTO GALLERY

  • CATWOMAN 
  • CATJAM    
  • CAT & FRIENDS 
  • VALENTINE’S GIFTS – MONKEY & BIRDIE PLUSH

FAVORITE PHOTOS

  • BAD BOYFRIEND
  • EVE EPE    
  • HAPPY KITTY 
  • CATWOMAN AND THE B-BOYS 
  • MINE MINE MINEEE !!! 

Bodyjam™ New Release 59: Battle in the Bronx

Unofficial Bodyjam™ 59 Poster

  • Bodyjam™ belongs to Les Mills
  • Designer: Dee Kaminari (Photoshop + Stock Image)

As you can see from the image, the party people seem exploded  into the shimmering light like the champagne shower! You’ll dance it out! You’ll embrace the music! This is BODYJAM™ 59 ! Battle in the Bronx! Til Death Do We Party !!

I did this poster when I have a spare time in the office while I’m also brainwashing my brain with Bodyjam™ 59 & Sh’bam® 6 musics. I really enjoy to do it, and share with my friend. I feel happy they realize the ‘feel’ that I want to show them. It’s the explosion, the fire, the blaze, sparkling, and champagne shower that ‘kill’ the party people. I want to describe “Til Death Do We Party, With The Music I Die!” theme. The visual is so strong that I lucky get in from the image stocks. Then I design it into a poster, adding some text and effect, and voila!

Let Party at Fitness First Indonesia from December 11th – 17th. Celebrate life ! OPEN HOUSE !!

  • Dec 11th | Sun – Fitness First Oakwood | 11.00 am
  • Dec 12th | Mon – Fitness First Platinum: Pacific Place | 8.15 pm
  • Dec 13th | Tue – Fitness First Plaza Semanggi | 8.20 pm
  • Dec 14th | Wed – Fitness First Platinum: Senayan City | 8.20 pm
  • Dec 15th | Thu – Fitness First Platinum: Grand Indonesia | 8.15 pm
  • Dec 16th | Fri – Fitness First Pluit Village | 8.30 pm
  • Dec 17th | Sat – Fitness First Taman Anggrek | 11.40 am
  • Dec 17th | Sat – Fitness First Cibubur Junction | 11.40 am

Come & Join the Party..

Bring your Friend & Family !