What is it?
A pre-choreographed class scientifically designed to give you results with fantastic music which is highly motivating; with the Les Mills Bodypump class at Westpark Fitness you can’t go wrong. It will bring you on a journey from which you’ll never look back. Everyone is in the class for one reason and one reason only and that is to get into the best shape of their lives and Bodypump is the class that will do this.
All your major muscles are worked using both compound and isolation based exercises including squats, presses and deadlifts. The focus is to strengthen, tone and shape your entire body by using light weights at high repetitions (known as the rep effect). This is the secret to developing lean athletic muscle. Les Mills Bodypump is a fantastic way to build up bone density which is really important especially as we get older. Resistance training with weights is a great calorie burner too and an excellent way to build muscle. In this class you can burn up to 600 calories and more – the same calorie burn that our Indoor Cycling class also offers.
Bodypump is a fantastic way to build up bone density
As muscles repair from the class workout your body’s metabolism is increased. This means that calories are burned by Bodypump at an increased rate long after you finish the class itself.
Who is it for?
A beginner can do what we call ‘Smart Start’ – meaning in your first class you can do the first four tracks (warm up / squats / chest, back and all the big major muscles of the body) and if you feel that’s enough for you, you leave and the next time you come back you add on just one more track until you’re doing the full forty-five or sixty minute class.
You can start on a light weight but it’s all about progression and as you get used to it you can challenge yourself on a heavier weight. At Westpark Fitness we also have thirty minute classes which are a great way to get you started! See the class times and dates on the Westpark Fitness app.
30 – 60min
Frequently asked questions
All you need to know about Les Mills Bodypump
What do I need for a Bodypump class?
All you need is comfortable workout clothes, supportive shoes, a drink bottle and a sweat towel. During the class you’ll use a weight bar, weight plates and a step. These will be supplied in the class.
How strong do I need to be?
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. Add two to three cardio classes into the mix and you’ll shape and tone your body in no time!