Wednesday, July 16, 2008

TBOD's Big Boys' Toys "Home Gym Equipment"

Who would have thought that doing a shoot about home gym equipment could be so much fun! Maybe it was the super cool state-of-the-art machines, or the endorphine rush I got from actually working out on camera, or maybe it was gleefully watching Roger (our camera guru) do push-ups on the Power Plate. All in all, good times.

We decided to do the shoot at Gym Source in Tampa mainly because they specialize in the newest, hottest equipment on the market. Hey, the show is Big Boys' Toys. . . no free weights here! We featured the Power Plate, the Expresso Fitness Bike and the Cybex Arc Trainer. I must admit that of the three, the Power Plate absolutely kicked my butt! I vow to never again laugh at "vibration" workouts.

So, to see me break a sweat, head on over to Tampa Bay On Demand, channel 340!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Co-hosting Red Bull Flugtag 2008 for Catch 47

Tampa Bay, are you ready for an afternoon of absolute craziness???

Well, get your fix at the 2008 Red Bull Flugtag!!!

Glen Pla and I will be hosting the event LIVE on Catch 47, so don't miss it!!!

When: Saturday, July 19th 2008
Where: City Park @ the Tampa Convention Center
FREE to the public
Airing on: Catch 47 @12:30pm (channel 47 on Bright House Networks)

Come and watch teams launch their "human-powered" flying machines from a 30-foot platform right into Tampa Bay!

Visit the Red Bull Flugtag 2008 website for more details!


Updated: 7-20-08

Two words for Flugtag Tampa Bay. . . CRAZY AWESOME!!!

Despite the grueling heat and the exceptionally long day (4 hours of LIVE coverage!), Glen and I had an absolute blast! Fueled by nothing but Red Bull and Power Bars, we laughed, cracked corny jokes, and laughed some more. How could you not?! The crowd was great, the teams were hilarious, and overall, Tampa Bay's support of this event was just remarkable. Can you believe that over 100,000 people showed up to witness this crazy excuse for a good time! That is a record for Red Bull Flugtag events in the U. S. The most they ever had before was around 80,000. WOW!

Here are some photos of Glen and I in action!