“Work Out” Recaps: Episode 3.5 “No Pain, No Gain”


Before they go down to
the beach, Deenie smokes her breakfast in front of Gregg and Renessa, savoring
each belligerent drag and exhaling right in Renessa’s face.

Smoking is a form of
controlled breathing. It’s just like yoga, really.

You will respect my authority — Down at the bottom of a rocky
bluff, Jackie runs the group through some exercises while the trainers stand
behind their respective clients, watching like prison guards.

When Jackie leads the
group down the shoreline for a run, Deenie meanders after them with no
intention of even attempting a mildly brisk walk. Jesse and the others watch in

Jesse: What is she doing? Gregg, go
push her.
Gregg: There’s nothing I can do,

As the group loops back
to the starting point, Jackie runs up to Deenie, who hasn’t walked more than 20
yards. Deenie claims her doctor told her not to do things like walk. She is,
however, allowed to smoke, be a drama princess, and appear on a TV show.

Jackie grabs her problem
child by the arm.

Deenie: [whining] It f—ing hurts.
Jackie: [sternly] OK, come on. It
hurts a lot more to be obese your entire life, honey. Trust me.

Jackie is more P.O.’d than
she’s ever been in all three seasons of dealing with Peeler. As the other trainers
watch with shock and awe, Deenie ignores Jackie’s instructions to get on her mat
and instead gets a sip of water.

Jackie gets dissed, and
we all know how much she loves that. Apparently, Deenie’s death wish extends
beyond dying at 52 from heart disease.

Before the morning is
over, Shannon has puked (again) in the sand
but gets right back into the game, earning Jackie’s respect and admiration. Jackie
loves the smell of regurgitated salmon in the morning. It smells like victory.

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