8 Pax braved the rain to head to the Club for a little exercise. The staff eagerly awaited their arrival and had a special guest Q on tap. In the eternal quest at Bushwood to innovate and bring the members the new experiences they demand, I introduced the first iteration of Q Automation EVER at F3. Her official project code name is AIQ (Artifically Intelligent Q) or Joyce. Why Joyce? That’s what the Club Manager wanted to call her. I asked for some naming ideas and One Star came up with Joyce. He mumbled something about a lunch lady he fantasized about and she was named. More on Joyce shortly.
As would be expected at Bushwood, One Star arranged for the rain to hold off so the members could get their rounds in. He is of course an excellent Club Manager. Two quick laps around the parking circle. Gave the DICCS. Quick warm up. A little squatting, calf stretching, imperial walking etc. The usual. Time to get the members off to the covered veranda for their exercise session.
Mosey to the covered veranda. Quick setup of the stereo equipment and a brief for the Pax on what was in store. This was the first introduction to the concept of Q Automation and Joyce. Let’s call this Q Automation 1.0. With the rain and the need to keep the members dry I wracked my brain last night about what to do. Tabata is an old favorite. I thought how great would it be if I could just hit a button and have the workout led by technology. I focused on the playlist and let AIQ (Artifically Intelligent Q) craft the workout. This is what Joyce came up with: All Workouts were 40 seconds of action and 20 seconds of rest. 3 Tabatas in total with 2-3 laps around the track between.
Repeat the above x2
Tabata 2 – Butt and Thigh
Tabata 3 – Upper Body
Repeat the above x2 I know many of the terms above are foreign to you. It was pointed out to me that in the next upgrade to AIQ, she needs to be coded to learn the F3 Lexicon. The Pax were all very appreciative of the soothing even sexy quality of her voice. It took only minutes before the Pax would only respond to Joyce and asked me to stop interrupting her. The next full iteration of Q Automation will likely also introduce the automated warm-up. Stay tuned for exciting developments.
All in all it wasn’t a bad morning weather-wise. We still managed to get some running in and a full-body workout.