(Closed) Les Mils classes? (Bodypump, etc.)

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I used to do body pump!  I loved it 🙂  I started out using just the bar, and as I got used to it and became stronger, I started adding in the weights.  I loved it, it was high energy, a lot of fun, and the instructors were amazing.  I really miss that particular class 🙁

A friend of mine who did body pump with me also loved their body jam class, but I never personally gave it a try. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I did the BodyJam class and wasn’t really into it. It was an ok workout, but didn’t enjoy it enough to want to go back.

I have done Turbokick in the past and loved it. It is not Les Mil, but is by far the most addictive workout I have ever done. It is a mixture of Kickboxing and dance moves. The class I would go to was really high energy and you just sweat buckets.

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I love Bodypump and I wish my current gym had it!  It made me feel fiercely strong.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I do bodypump 2-3 times a week and love it! I hate working out alone (I can run alone, but can never motivate myself to lift weights). This gets me to do it and my arms look amazing. It is even better if you run 15 minutes before class (you get more out of it)

I tried bodystep, but it isn’t for me. Coordination and rhythm just aren’t my strong suit. It was a great workout, but the odds of me falling flat on my butt and making a fool of myself were just too high.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I really like BodyPump as well, but my only caution is that it is very repetitive.  It is essentially the same workout over and over (the rhythm of the bicep curls, lunges, etc., will change, but you’ll always be doing the curls and lunges, just at different speeds depending on the music).  It also works all major muscle groups.  If you need more variety, or to work certain muscle groups one day, and others on another, it might not be for you.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I used to do bodypump all the time. I loved it. It’s so motivating, yet depending on the instructor they switch up the music so it’s never exactly the same. It’s great for total body strengthening. You’re continuously lifting, so you’re also getting a cardio workout with all the muscle groups. I wish we still lived near that gym 🙁 We had to move across the state for FI’s work. If you don’t know how to lift free weights, this is a great class to learn the basics. They really help you with proper form. I also did bodystep a few times, which is just a step class. It was fun on days when you didn’t know what else to do. Great Cardio if you really get into it.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I used to do Bodyjam and Bodycombat back to back every Monday before but due to changes in the gym’s schedule, I couldn’t continue.

I loved the classes so much! But now I’m even happier doing Zumba so it’s all good!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MissNachoLover:  I really like body pump. It’s a great weight class. I also liked body combat and body attack.  They are challenging (to me anyways) but I still liked them. RPM was a really good class as well, but in that one I only noticed a difference in my leg muscles. I was always told you burn tons of calories in there and sweat a lot so I would lose weight but I never noticed a difference.  Everyone recommends body combat to me…

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