'If my personal trainer is reading this, don't tell him what I'm doing in Leeds this weekend...'

Jordan Odu with personal trainer 'Hush'
Jordan Odu with personal trainer 'Hush'
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PR powerhouse and fruity shirt connoisseur, Pink Gorilla’s Jordan Odu, has swapped bottomless brunch and cocktails for hardcore training sessions with a maniac PT this month.

Is this too much to ask from the man whose profession by design includes obligatory partying? City Buzz decided to collar him to find out if he’s been cheating…

So, people have been complaining about the so-called Beast from the East this last few weeks, but I can assure you that a little bit of snow has got nothing on my Personal Trainer, Hush.

He’s an absolute machine, like the Terminator.

I’ve only just begun my 12-week training and transformation programme at Snap Fitness, and his punishing schedule has reduced me to a quivering hot mess several times.

Anyone that knows me will tell you that I can lift drinks all night long, but weights and barbells are a big no-no.

They say that what you eat is even more important than training, and so I’ve been battling my crippling addiction to Haribos and Mini Eggs by switching them out for Predator Nutrition’s Chocolate Fudge Protein Shake. It’s a pretty darn tasty replacement, but time will tell if it can keep me away from the sugary treats which will be winking at me over Easter – wish me luck.

Gastro treats

The only thing keeping me going is the hot beach bod I’m looking to attain just in time for the Love International festival in Croatia. The aim is to rock up looking like Love Island’s Chris Hughes, but it could be more Chris Moyles at the rate I’m going – especially with all the gastro treats and shiny new spring menus popping up everywhere in Leeds right now.

As my whole kitchen has been ripped out to make way for a new one, I had the perfect excuse to try Pintura’s Experiencia Gastronomica last weekend. Hosted by Executive Chef Greg Lewis, the experience blends a five-course tasting menu with an interactive cookery masterclass, allowing you to learn the secrets of Basque cuisine.

Now, I’m no Gordon Ramsay, and so excelled more at the tasting part than the cooking itself, but I had a brilliant time in the process and can highly recommend the pork, as well as the Bavette Galacia and of course the legendary Patatas Bravas.

Sweet Feast

The foodie theme is set to continue throughout the bank holiday weekend too, as I’m hitting up Belgrave Sweet Feast on Saturday to score me some Dough Boys Pizzas and Patty Smith’s pancakes.

The sinning continues on Sunday, when I’ll be chowing down at Waterlane Boathouse for their annual Pie and Cider Festival.

With all this food and drink, I’m going to be doing everything in my power to make sure my PT Hush doesn’t read City Buzz, otherwise my next week of training is going to annihilate me.

The last thing you want to hear from that man on a bleak Tuesday morning is “So, who ate all the pies this weekend then?’”

If he asks, I’m just going to say I spent my entire weekend browsing sculptures at The Henry Moore Institute (technically true, as I’m heading there on Saturday morning!).

That’s it for now guys, but I hope to see you out and about in the city – have a great Easter.

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