Monday, September 19, 2011
He's a beer drinkin', cigar smokin,' totally psycho fitness dictator and his name is Osmin Hernandez. He is also the star trainer of a new TV fitness show, Operation Osmin. I am hooked.
The story is that the guy was discharged from the Cuban armed forces because he was declared insane, so then he got on a raft and hauled ass to Miami, where he eventually became a celebrity trainer.
He is just sadistic towards his TV "clients." Each espisode starts with Osmin interrogating the client about his or her objectives and bad habits. Ironically, he is puffing on a cigar while ranting about bad habits. But hey, no one is free from sin.
For the rest of the episode, he forces the client to only drink water and eat salad and fish for the whole 30 days the episode spans. In some episodes, Osmin has even taken wine and beer from the homes of clients, not to throw them out, but to drink them himself.
In the episodes, Osmin does offer some interesting suggestions for working out in the city, but some might get you arrested. There is no problem with doing lunges down the street or using scaffolding as a pull-up bar, but you're just asking for trouble if you start climbing on a sculpture in the middle of the city or if you do push-ups on top of a moving car.
The best part is that the guy is so badass I even found his mugshot on the internet. According to that site, he was arrested in May for battery and possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis. Had this happened during one of his infamous training sessions, it would've made one hell of an episode! We have already seen him abuse his clients, and now we know what's really in his cigar.