I am not known generally as a “morning person,” unless, of course, being a morning person means being irritable, slow, and angry at said morning. That’s why when I was invited to a bootcamp this morning at 8 AM, sponsored by ZICO chilled juices, I was like hellllll no. Why on Earth would I voluntarily wake up at 7:30 AM only to have my ass kicked?
But then I saw that there’d be massages and manis afterwards, and suddenly, my outlook changed. Needless to say, I soon found myself bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on the rooftop of the Montalban Theater in Hollywood, slurping down ZICO smoothies and booty-shaking to celebrity trainer Jennifer “JJ Dancer” Johnson’s aggressive routines. Somehow, I survived. I apologize in advance to the janitorial crew that later had to mop up my puddle of sweat.
Anyway, it was all super fun, and for once I was doing something healthy instead of stuffing my face with food. Pics of this extravaganza after the jump…
Here we are: ZICO bootcamp. Also of note: Overve, a terrifying new production starring what appears to be a homicidal, wooden puppet.
Our rooftop exercise space, replete with complimentary (and complementary) yoga mats.
A view of Downtown in the distance. I think my friend David works in the tall building to the right. I think he’s waving at us. Hi David!
It’s a mat, mat, mat, mat world.
The chain link fence and gray skies really go a long way to make Hollywood look super depressing.
Let the fun begin! Turns out the bootcamp was more of a hip-hop dance class, which was great because that happens to be an area where I excel, as evidenced by this photo of me doing what I call “The Demented Flamingo.”
This is the “I’m A Little Teapot Dome Scandal.”
“The Gently Spasming Karate Kid.”
(Note that I appear to be 100% out of sync with the rest of the class.)
“The Coy Marathoner.”
(Props to the girl all the way to the right who also appears to be living her truth, as they say).
“The Touchdown of Confusion.”
Our instructors appear to transcend gravity.
Seriously, it’s like the rapture is happening up in here.
And now, video of my awesomeness:
Not only do I sing, but I dance too! #ZICOchilled @ZICOcoconut