The crowd arrived and so did Santa and Miss Santa, his little helper.
Now for the opening speech and handing out of prizes. How does one say "thank you" to all that have been supporting the gym in such a wonderful way. Thank you to all and if you didn't get a prize this year, maybe next year I'll think of new categories that might just suite you perfectly.
The winner for the Best Rider in the gym goes to....... Roger! What can we say, if only we can cycle half as fast as you, we would be thrilled!
The winner for the Longest Bulla Supporter goes to......Francois! For those who don't know. Francois is almost like furniture here at the gym, having done spin classes given by my daughter Silke...... many years ago. Thank you for your constant support. Of course all the male winners got a prize and hug and kiss from Miss Santa.
Now, unbelievably as it may sound, spinners actually like the music and try and sing along some of the most familiar tunes. Some of course try harder than others and sing louder than others. Some only grunt out a few sounds...lack of breath, I say.
The second place winner for best spinning singer goes to..... Maggie!
And the winner for best spinning singer is.......Jake! What I like about Jake is, even if he doesn't know the words of the song he keeps on singing and make up words as he goes along. Interesting, to say the least.
The winner of the best support is....Rodney! What can I say, always there for me and the gym, supporting in so many ways. Thank you so much!
The prize for the Gym Mascot goes to........Mario! Such a sport and always ready to do anything... well almost anything. One year he took his shirt off to encourage people to buy raffle tickets. The next year he posed as a paper doll and everyone could dress the doll in his favourite cycling outfit, with hilarious outfits. This year he didn't blink an eye when I asked him to be Santa. Thank you Mario, it is great to have you in the gym.
The last winner is the best Christmas tree decorator which goes to ...... Margie! To keep them occupied while waiting for the kitchen to do their stuff, everyone got a small Christmas tree to decorate. Congratulations and thanks for the help of Gerhard in selecting the best tree.
And so, a lovely evening came to an end, with Santa just peeping around to see if everyone was enjoying themselves.
Just a final reminder: Gym will be closed from 22 December and reopens on 5 January 2011. Have a wonderful holiday season, pick up lots of weight so we can see you all in the New Year again.