It’s more than a month since I joined the Nike Training Club Tour in Sydney. It took place on the first weekend of May 2015, the 2nd. It was a different experience compared to last year’s Nike event. This year, they wanted to try something new. So I gave it a try! I was accompanied by my colleague Barbara. The event kit this year was presented nicely than last year. However, I strongly believe that the singlet last year was far better than this year. It’s just my personal opinion, don’t judge me. Here’s a run down of what happened on the day of the event.
The event happened in Carriageworks in Eveleigh, NSW. This is one of the 13 NTC Tour happened globally. It was headed by Global N+TC Master Trainer, Marie Purvis. It’s definitely an event we don’t want to miss.
Anyway, we were there before the published time and was able to mingle with other participants. We had an acquaintance with a Uni student, Isabela.
A week before the actual event, we got an email to choose what group we want to be part of. Since both of us wanted to do Pilates and Boxing, the 3rd class is somewhat optional for us. So we picked Group 1.
Again, Nike event has wowed me. The moment you step in, you can feel the excitement of each one. They still created a wall of the participant’s name in alphabetical order. This year, they got it all right! Yay!
The good thing of getting to the place early is you get to pamper yourself and maximise all the free stuff from the event. I think we had our own share of ALL the services they offered that day. First was the flash tattoo then we tried the massage area then the make-up bar.
Then they stopped the services because the event is about to start. So everyone was asked to go to the main area. We strategically positioned ourselves near the beauty services are located so we can go back after the warm up. As expected, master trainer, Marie Purvis led the group of girls for the warm up. She looks really good and she has a resemblance with Alyssa Milano.
We have a 15minute break before starting the first class which is Spin.
After the warm up, we went back to the beauty services and had our hairs done at the braid bar. I wished to have purple spray on my hair but they can’t find the purple one so I settled for pink.
So right after that, we went straight to the Spin area for our first class. Unfortunately, we were 5-10 mins late and there were no spin machines available for us anymore. It’s not a big deal for us not to attend but it’s a shame that we can’t be on the class because we don’t have machine. I was in the impression that it was reserved accordingly since we were asked to choose what group we would like to join. Ideally, they should know the headcount for that. Anyway, it’s all good. They gave us something to compensate for what had happened.
So because we’re not doing anything, we decided to just roam around and enjoyed the moment. We went back to the beauty services and went to the nail bar. We had our nails done while waiting for the next class. It was a good thing that the class is right next to the beauty services. Now, we made sure that we’ll be there on time.
Our next class is Pilates. We went to the 2nd floor where they setup hundreds of mats for everyone to use. It’s awesome! This time, we were lucky to be the first ones in front. Yay!
After the class, we had our break before the last class. We went to the shopping area and just checked the goods. They told us that what they sell in the event are limited editions. However, it would be nice if they offered discount to the participants like what they did last year.
Our last class was Boxing! The area was located on the other side of the venue. It was a bit dark but the setup was amazing. They boxing ring and the Nike boxing bags are just so cool. I can’t help but take a photo on the ring with the bags. It was Manny Pacquiao’s game (Mayweather vs Pacquiao) the day after the event so it was so timing to post something like that. True enough, I got a number of likes the next day. Hahaha!
I was fortunate that I got one shot from the official photos like last year! Woohoo! Although I look kinda weird here. Hahaha!
After the last class, we had a break before our group cool down on the main area again. It was really a good move booking a massage after the final class. It was a good stretch after all that training.
After the cool down, there was a music concert by DJ Havana Brown but we were not able to participate anymore. We were so tired and we wanted to go home already. We weren’t able to say a proper goodbye to our new found friend Isabella. She was so sweet for leaving a message on my voicemail.
All in all, we really had a great time! We are looking forward for next year’s event. Hopefully it will be as good or better than this! Kudos to Nike!