Saturday, June 7, 2008

Summit 2008 pictures

I guess you need a paparazzi all the way from Bulgaria to shoot some of these random and not so random moments!

The view some of the summiteers saw for the first time. Don't think because you have seen it before, it won't take your breath away!

Saturday night dinner at Rumba Revolution!

Sunday night dinner at JPs house! Guess what's for dessert?

JP, Steve Cotter and Chris, Friday night, shorty after we all met for the first time. JP is busy explaining, Steve is being himself and Chris is the one who really knows how to pose for a pic!

Part of the dynamic warmup Steve Cotter had us do! Hips don't lie!

Ok, it's Roland's cheat day, but me and Alan started it!

Chocolate is its own macronutrient, we have no science to back it up but if want to argue we can take that outside!

Erika is truly the miracle that makes this whole summit tick, she deserves a good rest, I don't know who that long legs dude is...

Christine, Galya and Manu...focused on how everyone else is chilling...
The boat trip Sunday morning was an amazing time, both to hang out with friends and take a break from whatever happened Saturday!

Chris, Jamie and Bill!
He IS from California after all!

Jamie and Mike, thank you so much for putting everything together!

In the JP household, one must hold a rat before allowed to sit and enjoy a good time!

Leo is nothing compared to Nick! This boat did not sink, either!

Yes, you!
Nick explains in a funny voice how typing on the forums is no longer his thing and he is looking for a personal assistant to do that for him.

Last day and last workout for the last ones that were left after the summit. We did some KB swing ladders and Nick got leaner, immediately. No **** !

Saturday night posedown! Things got worse later, you'll see...

Nick is not sure exactly who he is after registering on Saturday. He did have a number of labels with adjectives on his back, but I spared you and did not post them!

The famous calf-triceps pose. Others tried and failed.
Britain and Canada unite!

We saw, heard and saw no evil wheel at this summit, just kettlebells!

I can actually get up, which surprised me more than it did Steve!

See, he is not suprised at all! Seriously, what an amazing and approachable person.

My wonderful friend Roland, who had to really bend down for this picture!

Same thing, earlier the same day, I am on my toes I think...

I told you the posedown continued...Manu can truly bring a calf to the race!

Besides the greatest coach in the world, me and Christine share trail mix talent, and an year old friendship! I miss you!

Alan will truly blow your mind, not because he can help you get leaner (in my case), but because he'll sit and actually eat what you do!

And then pose with you!

And then make you feel smart for going through the first 4 pages of his book without wanting to go back to school to polish on 80% of the subjects!

We are all looking forward to hearing what Lou has to say (he is actually sitting across from us at this point)

Mahler should have his own yacht!

Lou has a new chair. Its not the same!

Lou and Chris have just arrived...

Lou's presentation, which left us all in awe...

And he can overhead squat!

He can't do this anymore, Nick stole his props!

But he can do bottoms up press better than anyone in that room, but maybe Steve...

This guy was another guys stunt double

The last of us left after the summit to witness the chalk explosions on the floor!

Alan, day 1, still trying to figure out if we this is a fitness party or a fitness summit!


JP is a hell of a guitar player! This is actually his flexibility training...

But he also does some curls with odd objects, just to prove that he knows about kettlebells!

Sal sent JP an amazing gift! It has its own stand at the gym now, thank you!!!!

JP and Alan!

Mahler, Lou and what I believe is my beer!

Erika and me!

Freshly shipped from Canada minus Roland!

A legendary night on which Lou enlightened some of us on writing!

I don't remember when we took this picture!

Saturday night posedown continues!

It never ends!

I have no idea what she's saying to Jamie but it must be funny!

I learn to flip eggplant!

We are actually that buff!

More buff!

This boat would have never made it without Ben and Terry!

Craig was never seen at the summit, I think he stayed with Julian and his legos for the whole weekend!
Christine-attentive, as usual :)

And having some great fun watching the kettlebell seminar!

Chris chilling!

Friday, UFC workout for girls!

Steve Cotter and martial arts demonstration! He is not human, not human!

Ben, Mahler and Kcourt!
Some parts of people and a chilling bulgarian!

Another stunt double...

If it's Karaoke you know who we're watching!

During the day things were normal!

For all of us!

Alan can do great KB swings!

Thankfully he did all the book signing prior to the swings!

Nick, on the boat!
Don't we look like it's our boat!

JP found a guitar partner, Alan was doing everything to resist singing!

Later that day we jumped on the trampoline!

But JPs little ones figured out who Nick was right away!
Behinh Nick you can see Neil, taking a break and Craig on the right!


Roland said...

Yes, ladies. Those legs go all the way up...


Bob Devlin said...

Great pics, Galya. Looks like another fun time in Little Rock. Thanks for sharing.