Les Mills BodyAttack
BodyAttack | Turn Up The Positive
Dating back to 1980 BodyAttack is proof that not all workouts are created equally! Because while the feel-good tracks that will get you through 55 minutes of high-energy fitness may have changed, the basic concept of burning calories while toning and shaping remains as fixed in place as the day it was launched.
And there’s good reason for it! This phenomenal, high-energy fitness class combines athletic movements like running, lunging and jumping with strength exercises such as push-ups and squats. Our inspirational instructors will pump out energising tunes and lead you through the workout – challenging your limits in a good way and leaving you with a sense of achievement.
We do say when it comes to Les Mills that nothing beats live, and one of the best things about BodyAttack is it improves your functional fitness – the fitness that you need for everyday life. We do say when it comes to Les Mills that nothing beats live, and one of the best things about BodyAttack is that our instructors will give you low-impact options to tailor each workout to your fitness level making it perfect for total beginners and fitness addicts alike,
Get a flavour of what to expect in class.
Key benefits of BodyAttack
How does it work?
During steady-state cardio such as running, rowing or walking, exercisers reach a certain level of exertion and maintain that for the duration of the workout. On the other hand, if you’re doing a HIIT workout you’ll reach intensity peaks pushing 95 percent plus of your maximum heart rate, followed by periods of complete rest and recovery.
BodyAttack is a Cardio Peak Training workout - so a hybrid of the two. This maintains your heart rate at an aerobic training base, between 60 and 80 percent of your maximum heart rate, and intersperses it with peaks of intensity pushing you into higher training zones.
This means you get the best of both worlds; the endurance that comes from steady-state cardio and the transformative fat burning benefits from the spikes of higher intensity.
What is Functional Training?
Functional training is having a bit of a moment and although it may sound like another workout to fit in, its actually just a phrase used to describe exercises that replicate total body movements and patterns seen in daily activities. BodyAttack was built on this premise – another reason it has stood the test of time!
By incorporating multi-joint movement patterns, it provides strength and mobility that is transferrable to other tasks in everyday life - whether that’s picking a toddler up off the floor, getting up off the couch or improving your golf swing!
The benefits can also be seen when training at low and moderate intensities, and the most important thing is to do the basics really well.
How fit do I need to be to start doing BODYATTACK?
This is a great class for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. The moves are simple and low-impact options meaning you choose the intensity. You will soon experience the benefits of increased cardio and functional fitness. You never know until you go.
What do I need to bring with me?
There’s no equipment needed for BodyAttack so all you need is comfortable workout clothes, supportive shoes, a drink bottle and a towel.
How many times a week should I do BODYATTACK?
For best results we recommend you do BODYATTACK 2 – 3 times per week or go once and combine with other Les Mills classes such as BodyPump or BodyBalance.