I adore the Les Mills exercise classes. I've been doing Pump twice a week, Step, and Combat (definitely my favourite).
I love Pump because if I were strength training on my own, I would have no sweet clue where to even begin, so I like having an instructor telling me what to do, and I really like working out to the music. I've been doing Pump faithfully since November, and I've really noticed a difference in my legs and my arms.
Fitness Minutes: (35,545)
1,410 2/26/10 5:57 P
One of my friends is trying to become certified to teach the Body Combat class. She says it burns 900 calories an hour! I wish I could do the Les Mills classes, but I have really bad knees and can't do the kicks!
I love BodyPump by Les Mills...its a great group class where you follow an instructor with mostly a weighted bar bell thru different upper and lower body exercises to music...when i first started i used really light weights and as i got stronger i added more weight as the weeks went by...after a couple of months i was amazed at the definition in my arms and how strong my legs felt...for me it was a great way to get my strength training in because i get bored really easy just doing circuit training at the gym by myself...plus i met a lot of wonderful people who motivated me weekly to keep going...try it...you'll like it!!! LOL
as in any class you only do what you can do at your own pace...so when they do lunges do squats instead or something else until lunges are done...talk to the instructor before your class...they'll teach you the correct form or make a suggestion to modify an exercise if you feel pain doing something
I used to go to BodyPump all the time a few years back, about twice a week. It's offered at my YMCA. I am thinking about going back soon, but am going to start going to the BodyStep classes next week and see how that is.
I like that it is put to songs, makes each activity fly by. It was a good class, just be aware that you will be sore after the first couple of classes (I couldn't walk for a week!), but after that it gets WAY easier. :)
I love Les Mills classes. Each track/song works a different muscle group with specific choreography. If you do these classes regularily you will get to the point where every time you hear a certain song, you want to be doing those exercises! I'm a regular at RPM (a version of spinning), Body Flow (yoga/pilates/tai-chi) and Body Pump. I don't know about the US, but in Canada only the GoodLife fitness clubs have the rights to offer these classes.
Fitness Minutes: (205,210)
20,293 2/25/10 9:34 A
Les Mills (corporation) is famous for several different types of group classes that include BODY PUMP, BODYATTACK, BODYBALANCE, BODYCOMBAT and BODYJAM.
Body Pump is a group exercise class that uses barbells and hand weights for a full body workout. It's a form of circuit weight training.
Try it. It's a lot of fun and a really good workout. All his classes are !
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