Body Pump

I have a new full-blown addiction... and surprisingly, it's to a workout class! It's called Body Pump.

What is Body Pump?

Body Pump is a 1-hour weight training class where all the major muscle groups are worked out, from the warm up through legs, chest, back, triceps, biceps, shoulders and abdominals, before the stretch and cool down. Each exercise lasts the length of one track of music (which is about 4 to 5 minutes), with pauses between tracks used to alter weight levels. Body Pump is a strength endurance training class. Not just an aerobic exercise. It can help increase muscle tone and definition. Most of the exercises are based around weights ranging from 1 kg to 5 kg. You choose the weight that you are comfortable with. As you progress, you can continue to with increased weight. If you think you will get bored with the same music, no worries. Les Mills releases new Body Pump class every three months with new music and choreography!

It's awesome and from the classes I've been to, women outnumber the men.

I guess I like it a lot because I want to work on building lean muscle, but weight lifting by yourself isn't any fun. Doing it with a group is a lot more motivating AND you have someone telling you what you need to and should be doing.

You can search HERE and see if there's a gym nearby that offers the class.

Try it!