Sunday, September 1, 2019

September Update: A Ball Man, a Caddy and More Fitness

I mentioned my adventures as a "Ball Man" at the Rogers Cup in last month's update. Here is the final product. I think it's safe to say that Julia bailed me out big time.

After the piece aired, I received a message from Golf Canada asking if I wanted to try being a caddy for a pro golfer during the CP Women's Open Pro-Am at Magna Golf Club in Aurora.

I said, absolutely, and I was on the bag for 23-year-old Maddie Szeryk from London Ontario. My performance as a caddy was significantly worse than my "Ball Man" escapades. 

See for yourself.

My next creative focus is a new fitness series that is a bit of an addendum to the What's Your Fitness Age series. This one is called The Culture of Fitness. I start shooting it next week and the four episodes will air in October.

Here is a synopsis of what the series will be about:

The What’s Your Fitness Age series was a gym-centric approach to health and fitness. But fitness looks different around the world. The Culture of Fitness is a four-part series that will explore fitness regimens from different cultures and how their methods compare and contrast to a traditional gym routine.
Each episode will focus on a different region of the world and how that culture stays fit and healthy. I will embed himself within each program to experience it for himself and to give viewers an idea of how it compares to the traditional fitness method of the What’s Your Fitness Age series.
At the end of each episode, I will talk to a fitness expert to see where each fitness culture stacks up in terms of providing the most well-rounded approach to health and wellness and what they need to add to their routines to fill in any missing links.
The four cultures and fitness regimens that will be explored are:
Brazil - Capoeira
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It is known for its quick and complex maneuvers, predominantly using power, speed, and leverage across a wide variety of kicks, spins, and other techniques. 
India - Cricket
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player (so they are "out"). 
Southeast Asia - Muay Thai
Muay Thai is a martial art that is known as the "art of eight limbs". It is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins.
France - Parkour
Practitioners aim to get from one point to another in a complex environment, without assistive equipment and in the fastest and most efficient way possible. Parkour includes running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, plyometrics, rolling, crawling and other movements as deemed most suitable for the situation.
Thanks for reading and watching!