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6/2/16 7:32 A

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Good for you! Les Mills programs are the best! They are great because they leave you wanting more and sore, but you can always go at your own pace.

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3/10/14 9:36 P

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I took my first ever BodyPump class last Saturday. Whenever I started to feel awkward, I just pushed through and visualized myself successfully completing the class and over time getting stronger and stronger. The participants were very welcoming, same for the instructor. But I should warn you....

PREPARE TO HAVE YOUR BUTT KICKED!

I made it through the class by using very low weight (4.4 pounds on the barbell, a set of 3 pound dumbells and a set of 5 pound dumbells only). Make sure you tell the instructor you're new and make sure you arrive early (20 minutes before class) so the instructor or someone in the gym can tell you what you need for the class. In addition to the weights, I had a step with one riser on each end and a mat.

I was sore after, but delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is very real. I was achy Saturday night, but Sunday morning, I was in serious aching pain. Very stiff. But! This is normal, so don't panic. Make sure you don't just lie around all day, move your body, but don't overexert yourself. My instructor recommended a 4:1 carb and protein snack, which I did consume. She said it helps with the soreness, that and drinking a lot of water. When I woke up this morning (Monday)....I was more sore than Sunday. It lasts something like 3-7 days, but again, this is normal. The day starts off stiff and achy and ends much better! :)

Despite DOMS, I will be going back. It was a lot of fun, supportive participants, and the initial anxiety is over...now I feel like I can go to any class.

Have fun!

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1/26/14 12:08 A

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I have no idea what the pump class is about but I can understand the uncomfortable feeling in the gyms. I wish that was easier to get over then it is.


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1/16/14 2:02 A

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If it is anything like the Les Mills Pump videos, I would totally recommend it. You do a lot of reps with the weights but with lighter weight. It is particularly good for women in my opinion. I am in horrible shape and was able to do most of it but you can always just do what you can handle. The other good thing about this type of class/video is that the weight lifting helps you burn fat faster than just doing cardio. Hope this helps.

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11/19/13 11:32 P

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Hey everyone - I have a question... I just joined the gym last week and really enjoy taking the classes. Have done Zumba and Aqua Zumba so far... This week I was thinking about taking a Body Pump class, but I'm not really sure what to expect. Do any of you have experience with this class? I don't know if I'm too overweight to try it or not. I'm already anxious about being in the gym in general so I don't want to make a fool of myself if I go in this class and can't handle it.
Any words of advice would be greatly appreciated! Also, do you know how many calories it typically burns?

Thanks!
Sara

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