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Old 01-04-11, 12:22 AM  
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And the award for most-annoying backgrounder goes to....

I just picked up and previewed Bob Harper's "Pure Burn Super Strength" workout. Looks mostly good, with a few cons, the biggest one being one of the backgrounders (the modifier, who unfortunately gets lots of screen time) who is SO over-the-top in her facial expressions showing 'this is tough' I'd like to put her out of her misery (permanently!).

She makes these odd 'fish-face' round-mouthed grimaces of pain, that look like she's either being tortured, or giving birth to triplets. In all the hundreds of workouts I've seen over the years, I can't remember anyone so annoying (the '*I* did 10" chick in P90X was annoying, but she's a 7 on a scale of 10 compared to this one who's a 10!)

Unfortunatley, she's on the right side of the screen, which happens to be where I tend to look more (am I 'right eyed"?). Definitely will have to find a way to tune her out.
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Old 01-04-11, 12:27 AM  
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I've recently noticed that during STS Total Body the male background exerciser has AWFUL form!! He literally makes me nervous to watch him!

My top most annoying background exercisers will forever be Sue Mi Powell from the Firm and Theresa Tan from Christi Taylor's workouts though.
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Old 01-04-11, 12:33 AM  
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My top most annoying background exercisers will forever be Sue Mi Powell from the Firm and Theresa Tan from Christi Taylor's workouts though.
Yup, I refuse to do any workout that has either of those two. They annoy the hell out of me.
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Old 01-04-11, 12:43 AM  
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Kathryn, you are SO right. I just did that workout for the first time myself yesterday, and she was so obnoxious I had a hard time looking at the screen. I loved the workout, but seriously, what were they thinking using her!?!
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Old 01-04-11, 06:06 AM  
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Wow, more annoying than Corn Cob girl?!? I might need to watch a preview to see that!
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Old 01-04-11, 06:17 AM  
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And the prize goes to.... Tamela Hastie for her over-the-top performance as "featured" cast member in WHFN productions!!

Of particular note, the incongruity of her babydoll pouts, sex-kitten glances, and cutesy over-the-top expressions of exertion juxtaposed with all her crows feet!

Though the level of the workout will bring you nowhere near nausea, Ms. Hastie's performance may just induce vomitting. Let's put our hands together for Ms. Tamela Hastie!!
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Old 01-04-11, 06:24 AM  
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Let's put our hands together for Ms. Tamela Hastie!!
Woooo! <spirit fingers!!!>

ITA. Tamela drove me nuts, both as a backgrounder and as an instructor.

I can still manage to do her workouts, though. I have a pretty high tolerance for annoying personalities if I like the workout. Denise Austin, on the other hand... no can do.
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Old 01-04-11, 07:00 AM  
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I agree with the chick on Bob Harper's workouts. She is vomit-inducing.
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Old 01-04-11, 07:10 AM  
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Aw, I like Tamela as a lead, though! Are people annoyed by her when she's just in the class? Is there one in particular where she's super weird?

Honestly, I love her FIRM Cardio wo. I still do that one and find it both challenging and fun.
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Old 01-04-11, 07:14 AM  
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Aw, I like Theresa Tan . But the chicks in the front in Turbo Jam Kick, Punch, Jam make my skin crawl LOL!
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