Les Mills BodyPump
Body Pump | The Original Barbell Class
BodyPump is the ideal workout for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit – fast. Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, this is a total body workout. And in these post covid times we can confirm that nothing beats doing it live!
Using scientifically-backed moves and techniques, a LAL instructor will pump out encouragement, motivation and great music from start to finish. And with a class of like-minded fitness lovers powering through with you, you’ll achieve so much more than you would at home. In fact, we’re willing to bet you’ll leave the class feeling challenged, motivated and…. Well, pumped!
Try this taster 30-minute video and then book your class with LAL for the full LIVE experience.
Key benefits of BodyPump:
How Does BodyPump work?
Research has confirmed that BodyPump has strong calorie and fat-burning effects and that it improves aerobic fitness, muscular strength, and muscular endurance. There is also evidence that BodyPump classes can have positive psychological benefits.
While you can expect to burn an average of 400 calories during a 55-minute BODYPUMP workout, it’s the building of lean muscle mass that provides the long-term benefits. By building lean muscle mass you increase your body’s ability to effectively burn calories in the long term, as the extra muscle will raise your metabolism.During a BodyPump workout you'll raise your heart rate and increase calorie burn, but more importantly, you'll strengthen, shape and tone your entire body, and improve bone density.
The Rep Effect:
The secret to BodyPump is The Rep Effect – a breakthrough in resistance training that helps create long, lean muscles and a toned, strong physique. The Rep Effect throws traditional thinking about lifting heavy weights on its head. It exhausts muscles using light weights, while performing high repetitions.
That’s why regular BodyPump classes will give you sculpted shoulders, defined biceps and triceps, strong lean legs, firm glutes and a tight core. Choreography in each of these areas is specifically targeted so you'll burn fat, burn more calories and achieve more meaningful fat loss and muscle fatigue. The end result is that you build strength without building bulk.
In a typical BODYPUMP class you’ll perform between 800 and 1000 reps in a single group workout. That’s more than four times the amount the average person can achieve when training alone.
Les Mills BodyPump FAQS:
What do I need for a class?
All you need is comfortable workout clothes, supportive shoes, a drink bottle and a towel. You may also want to bring a yoga mat or additional towel for your knees during the push up tracks. During the class you’ll use a weight bar and weight plates and a step which we supply.
How strong do I need to be?
Our qualified BodyPump instructors provide options to suit everyone. It’s a good idea to start with really light weights or even just a bar. Start slowly with just one to two classes a week and build up from four or five tracks to a full class. You’ll find your fitness and strength improve over a number of sessions.
How often should I do a BodyPump class?
BodyPump will really challenge all of your major muscle groups so we recommend you do no more than two to three classes a week, and make sure you have a day off in between. Why not add a BodyBalance class in between? (link to balance)