Garry Noakes – Body Attack’s THE FITTEST 2018

 

 

 

 

Last April, shortly after the release of the new Body Attack 100, Les Mills announced their competition to celebrate the 100th release of Body Attack. They had three major categories to win – The Original, The Fittest, The Best Team. Hundreds of instructors around the world submitted their entries to Les Mills. One morning, Garry got an email from Les Mills saying that he’s one of the 10 finalists in the THE FITTEST category. He already felt like a winner just to be shortlisted. He didn’t really expect anything after that.

On 17th May, Les Mills released the video of the amazing Lisa Osborne, announcing all the winners of the Body Attack 100 competition. Garry was absolutely gobsmacked the moment he heard his name being mentioned by Lisa Osborne. He couldn’t believe that he won THE FITTEST category.  The other winners were from Australia – The Original, and The Best TEam from USA, and him from the UK. Garry is turning 61 years old this 14th June, and he is still loving his Body Attack journey. For someone his age to be so strong and still doing Body Attack, that is amazing. I don’t know anyone else his age teaching Body Attack. It only proves that age is just a number. Age doesn’t stop us from doing what we love to do. He’s such an inspiration to all. An inspiration to me and to his daughter.

What an amazing news and recognition indeed! Thank you Les Mills! Thank you Lisa Osborne! Thank you universe for all the positive energy coming our way!

Well done Garry!  Alyanna and I are so proud of you! We love you! xxx

For Personal Training at DW Fitness First Bedford, email Garry – gpnoakes@gmail.com

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Birthday treats 2018

Started our 2018 with some fabulous musicals in the West End. We watched 42nd St. on the actual day of Alyanna’s 16th birthday before her party that weekend. Then we were so fortunate to get tickets for Hamilton and had a blast rapping those lyrics my girl knew since her Mountview Summer School almost 3 years ago. Grateful for all these treats!  xxx

 

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Christmas 2017

Wonderful Christmas spent with wonderful people! Thank you for your long time friendship and for being part of our Christmas 2017.  Looking forward for more in 2018!

 

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18 years

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My husband and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary yesterday, 22nd July. Our first wedding was in Uxbridge, London, in 1999. The simplest wedding you can ever imagine. We did not really spend anything on that day. We did our small reception at my in-laws’ house and had very few guests. Nothing fancy.  We did our big wedding in Manila, where my over 200 relatives live. Haha Yes, we saved our money for our big church wedding in Manila in 2000.

It’s been 18 years, and when you have a partner who loves you dearly with all his heart, accepting just the way you are, life is beautiful. I feel that every single day since we got married. Of course, you can’t avoid the ups and downs in every relationship but what makes ours different is we are together in every way. We have the same interest, same passion, same craziness. We only have cultural differences but we have the same passion. Our daughter knows exactly what I’m talking about. She grew up with a very loving atmosphere.

Recently, a mother and daughter, supposedly old friends whom I considered family since I lived in Germany, accused me and my family of faking our happy posts on Facebook. That I try to portray a happy life but in reality, I’m a vile person. Only people who feel jealous of your happy life say this. They must be that miserable. Well, it’s my turn to hit back darlings and I am not sorry for what I’m about to say.

All my family and friends know, those who are close to me know that I speak my mind in social media. I don’t hide my feelings. If I am angry, I express it. If I’m happy, it is infectious that everyone could feel that happiness. I am probably one of the most honest person you’ll ever encounter. But to accuse me of FAKING happiness, that is them, and it’s something they obviously do and in fact, going through. They obviously feel so jealous of a great relationship that we have as a family. I was obviously being watched closely by these people all these years without knowing that this is how they have always seen me – VILE.  Well, what can I do with that?

This person you’re calling horrible is the person who cancelled all her schedule every time you were around London, just to meet up with you and your family. This person is the person who saved her hard earned money for her trainfare, so when you’re finally over, she has money to pay for her expenses. This vile person never forgot to greet your birthdays on Facebook and kept in touch wholeheartedly. This person ignored your provoking comments on Facebook just because you hate her President. This person gave up her performing career to focus on family, and be there for her child, and always been happily married. This person is so loved by her husband that he pampers her everyday in simple ways. This person would rather have an enemy than be FAKE to anyone. So to accuse me of faking happiness that I share on Facebook, I am indeed laughing as it is a sign of jealousy.

I just wish that they would look at themselves in the mirror first because once they see their real reflection, it won’t be as pleasant either.

And eversince they found out that I am a Duterte supporter, they have attacked me on Facebook because of our political differences. Isn’t that pathetic? Politics, Religion, and friendships. Not a good mix really. They ruin all relationships. I don’t react on what they post on Facebook, but they always had something to say about mine.

Lastly, I am confident that all my posts on Facebook are genuine, honest, real and ME. What you see is what you get. That’s me. It’s a pity that some people are too jealous of people like me who can freely speak their minds. I really don’t care about who likes me or not. I have one amazing man who truly loves the real me and who sees me beautifully. All my posts about how caring my husband is, they are all true. For 18 years of our happy marriage, he made me feel so special. Made me breakfast in bed when he’s around and not busy. He didn’t make me feel like a slave unlike other husbands who are so bossy, and just expected their wives to cook for them all the time. For one thing, I am not that kind of wife who gets fatter and fatter every year. I looked after myself all these years to look good for my husband. My husband and I have a healthy relationship, not perfect, but we are happy.  At least my husband is not a boring man.

Never insult my family. You know nothing about our journey and the trials we’ve survived. Our daughter is so proud of her parents, who are not couch potatoes at our age – just sitting down, pigging out, getting fatter and fatter, doing nothing. I am 46 years old, and my husband turned 60 last month. This photo was taken yesterday. Our daughter has the most hardworking parents inspiring people to take care of themselves, get fit, achieve their goals and be happy.

These people always talked about people’s lives. All I can say now is SAD. It is very sad that your true colours were just revealed now, when you have been feeling this against me for so long. I wasted my time and money travelling to London just to see you. Goodbye,  B family.  We will not miss you at all.  Call me stupid, idiot, but I’d rather be one than to pretend upper class with a pretentious accent, that is obviously Visayan no matter how hard you try to be Bri-ish. LOL You have no British accent at all darling, neither your kids. I will never forget that scene when you slapped your daughter in the face for no reason. Nope, not for being naughty. She was just excited to say something and you wer impatient. Garry and I were witnesses of that. Since that moment, we thought you’re a horrible mother!  How you behaved in public made me ashamed of knowing you.

My advice:  Remove people in your life who are not happy with your success, and simply not happy for you. Never be afraid to be YOU.

 

 

Stop being racist to your own race…

I don’t usually watch Loose Women as I don’t get to sit down during the day from running around and teaching. But today I switched on telly and watched a topic they’re discussing – spray tan to look darker.

This topic reminded me of how people see dark complexion in the Philippines. Recently I stopped interacting with people on Facebook as I have had enough of the madness there. The same person posting about racism, criticizing her own Filipino skin. I said something about that post as I felt really offended. When I was growing up, I was always teased ‘negra’ (niger) because of being dark-skinned. People want to be white in the Philippines and in fact, only people with white skin are considered beautiful. That’s why I never appreciated my own skin when I was living there. It changed since I went to Europe.

I am still outraged by that post. That is being racist to your own race. Filipinos to Filipinos. White people in Europe, even kids, are obsessed with spray tan, sunbathing, sunbeds, just to get our dark complexion esp in Summer. But why does it look ugly when Filipinos have dark skin? And it looks classy on white people to have tan colour?

For Elite Filipinos with dark complexion, they see it differently than poor people with dark complexion. The first thing Filipinos see is the colour of the skin. That’s why skin whitening lotions are every where in the Philippines and you won’t be able to find a ‘normal’ lotion without the bleaching effect. It’s absolutely ridiculous!

When Filipinos see fellow Filipinos with a white man, they judge that Filipino as a hooker or someone poor trying to get a rich white man to escape poverty. I am married to a white man, British in fact, and I am well educated back home. I went to Europe when I was working as an artist/actor for a musical. That’s how I entered Europe, not because I married someone. But in the eyes of a fellow Filipino, I am just one of them. It is sad really. I love my country but the mentality will never change.

Thank you for reading. Let’s help each other fight racism. The most important thing in a person is having a pure heart, not by skin colour.

Singing lessons in Bedford…

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Strictly Come Dancing adventure 2016

A wonderful evening indeed. Mother and daughter time at the BBC, watching Strictly Come Dancing!

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Glitz and Glam FitSteps night…

Just having a little night of FUN celebrating one year at Brickhill Community Centre! Loads of my FitSteppers couldn’t make it as it’s half term break but in two classes that I’ve been doing (one evening and one morning), I’ve had over 40 people coming to my classes. I’ve made great friends and met amazig people. I have the nicest bunch ever! Here’s to another year of fun classes!  Cheers everyone!

FitSteps masterclass with Ian Waite…

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It is always good to refresh your skills and go back to basics to be able to improve and be better. As a FitSteps instructor, it is essential for me to keep myself motivated and through attending masterclasses, I know that I will benefit even more to give what my FitSteppers deserve – the best of FitSteps.

It was such a fun day to meet Ian Waite once again, had a laugh, learned new moves, and got inspired even more as an instructor.

I would like to thank David Lloyd Milton Keynes for the wonderful time I’ve had.

FitSteps with Viv is running in Bedford  every Wednesday – 7:15pm and Friday – 9:30am, Brickhill Community Centre.

 

 

FitSteps at the Bedford River Festival 2016

Look at my FitSteppers now! They are performing people, performing!  Yes, and  infront of a big crowd after just a few months of doing FitSteps with me. We did a FiSteps dance demo at the Sports Village stage, and we were able to deliver the message we wanted to tell people about FitSteps and how amazing it is to dance. Wish all of my FitSteppers were on stage with us but I’m only allowed a few people to dance with me due to limited space on stage. What I love about my class is the mixture of levels/abilities/ages, and they just go for it. Some of them had background in dance, even a professional dancer, and others never danced at all, and it proved today that what matters most is that you are enjoying what you’re doing. That if you put your heart and focus into something you really love, you will shine in every way. To all my FitSteppers, THANK YOU! I am so PROUD of everyone, not just the ones who performed last week, yesterday and today, but EVERYONE who does my class! xxx

What an amazing weekend indeed!  Boiling hot, but brilliant!

My FitSteps classes in Bedford:

Thursday at Renhold Village Hall, 8pm  (£5 otd)

Friday  at Brickhill Community Centre, 9:am (£5 otd)

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