Group Fitness

So Group Fitness is nothing new in the exercise world. However, there are definitely corporations that dominate the industry. In Australia particularly, I’d say the market of group fitness classes is majority Les Mills… which I am definitely not complaining about.

As a BodyStep instructor (and soon to be BodyAttack!) I get to go behind the scenes so to speak and get an inside look into what exactly goes into these classes. And it is alot harder than I thought! Each program is created in a way so that we get the best and safest workout. The programs also have a set structure which is followed to allow for peaks, recovery, warms and cool downs etc. As instructors we are given dvd/cd combo packs with choreography notes to learn each quarter- the amount of effort that just goes into picking the music and creating these choreo notes is HUGE- let alone adding complicated choreography into it.

And because I love it so much, I’m going to share with you reviews of releases as they are brought out. Feel free to contribute your experiences also!

BodyStep (General Format)

BodyPump (General Format)

BodyBalance

BodyCombat

CXWORX

BodyAttack

Sh’Bam

Grit Strength

20 comments

  1. [...] any way that I was going to run instead of doing a class- you all know how much I love my Group Fitness! However, I didn’t train for the 10km run when I did the Bridge to Brisbane and I was quite [...]

  2. [...] one day? You sure are lucky! Haha. Speaking of the number 2, guess what my current second favourite Group Fitness class is? (Behind Body Step of course). Ugh, how did you know? I’m guessing the post title [...]

  3. [...] anyways what was I saying- yup my mind is wondering and I began thinking about fitness (as you do), group exercise classes (as you also do), instructors (1+1=2) and then I got to the topic of this post. What makes a good [...]

  4. [...] it all!). Along with core training it also offers strength and functional training- all within the group fitness atmosphere, which you all know I LOVE! Equipment for CX includes weights and tubes, however these [...]

  5. [...] is the first time Body Combat has been given a rundown on this blog and it will be added to the Group Fitness page in no time. Let’s briefly look at Body Combat first before going into this particular [...]

  6. [...] do it more. If you enjoyed this review, maybe you should try a class out near you! Or check out the Group Fitness page for more Les Mill program [...]

  7. [...] tried to continually give encouragement. I can only imagine how daunting it must be to go to any Group Fitness classes or even just work out at a gym when you are new to it… and may be feeling notso crash [...]

  8. [...] that was done I made my way upstairs to the Group Fitness room to do CX. I love how the exercises are starting to slightly get easier because for me [...]

  9. [...] prioritising your goals (Speaking of, I’ve crossed some more off I think!). Maybe try some group fitness classes, that way you may feel slightly more obligated to go because the class has already been scheduled, [...]

  10. [...] What is your favorite physical activity? Group Fitness classes! Body Step would be absolute number 1, [...]

  11. [...] workout I put together. I am by no means an expert at putting workouts together. I’m more a group fitness, organised choreography kind of girl But I tried my [...]

  12. [...] After the warm up of Grit I felt abruptly awake. Like Body Step, the classes I did this morning were also launches for their new releases. I loved them all, I mean how could I not- it’s Les Mills! Although none quite lived up to Body Step 90. I can’t wait to bring you my reviews and hear your thoughts also. Feel free to check out my other reviews for past releases of Les Mills programs on the Group Fitness page. [...]

  13. [...] anyways what was I saying- yup my mind is wondering and I began thinking about fitness (as you do), group exercise classes (as you also do), instructors (1+1=2) and then I got to the topic of this post. What makes a good [...]

  14. [...] that I left half way through a Fitbox class. This, for me, is unheard of. There’s never a group fitness class that I don’t look forward to doing and never a time when I don’t have tremendous [...]

  15. [...] do it more. If you enjoyed this review, maybe you should try a class out near you! Or check out the Group Fitness page for more Les Mill program [...]

  16. Body Pump | says:

    [...] one day? You sure are lucky! Haha. Speaking of the number 2, guess what my current second favourite Group Fitness class is? (Behind Body Step of course). Ugh, how did you know? I’m guessing the post title [...]

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