Want to hear a story about Body Pump? What is Body Pump you ask? Well, lets start with that. BodyPump is a group fitness class done using weights.
A TYPICAL BODYPUMP CLASS
- Improve your strength
- Perform 70-100 repetitions per body part totaling up to 800 repetitions in a single workout
- Improve your general fitness
- Shape and tone your muscles
- Protect your bones and joints from injury
- Get into shape fast
- Feel confident
Years ago (before my children) I went to BodyPump classes regularly. I LOVED them. I actually took the 6 am classes before work and I am so NOT a morning person. Well then I moved back to Indiana and at the time there were NO BodyPump classes anywhere near. So sad. Fast forward to just recently and I finally tried doing them again.
I was hooked just like the first time. I don't know why I haven't done them before now. I should note that I did like 4 Crossfit classes a few months ago and of course I almost died every time. So after doing Crossfit (even for a short time) everything is easier. I mean at least BodyPump doesn't make me want to puke most of the time. I means sometimes the squat track can make me want to cry and lunges too but I haven't thrown up yet.
With BodyPump you work pretty much every muscle group and you lift weights and you do it to fun music. You can go here to get a better idea of how it works. I actually have started looking forward to this class. I've been trying to go three times a week. I'm sad when I miss. Who am I? I never used to look forward to exercise.
The weights are much lighter than regular weights but you can load up your bar if you are ready. I am trying to make sure I get the moves done correctly before going heavier. If you want to see some of the moves for the class check them out here.
If you haven't tried a BodyPump class I urge you to find one close and give it a shot!
P.S. I am not compensated in any way to tell you about this class. I just love it that much.