BodyPUMP is the original Les Mills Barbell workout found in almost every gym and fitness center across the nation and globe. Until recently they quite literally had a monopoly on the classroom styled group fitness workout market. The classes are designed to be lead by a fitness instructor who is trained and certified by Les Mills Int’l. The workouts are primarily done with low level barbell weights while using high reps for each exercise move. This combination is what’s referred to as the REP EFFECT and is the unique technique behind the program. This technique is designed to lean you out and tone up muscles while at the same time building muscle mass without bulking up.
This program was only available through fitness clubs and gyms until Les Mills International teamed up with Beachbody LLC on the joint venture called Les Mills PUMP. This new program just released a couple months ago is the first ever in home workout based on the BodyPump class. Why is this important and who is it for? This is important because many people have expressed interest in BodyPump classes but would prefer not to pay for a gym membership or exercise in front of other people. Perhaps they lack confidence or experience, yet have heard of the tremendous success others have had with BodyPump. The new in home version is ideal for the person who prefers to exercise in the comfort of their own home yet wants to be challenged and see real results.
The Les Mills PUMP base kit comes with seven DVD’s all about one hour in length. These DVD’s are done with one lead instructor teaching a large class of people. So while you may not actually be surrounded by lots of exercisers you get the synergy, energy, and feeling that you are. In addition to the DVD’s you get an easy to use barbell and two sets of weights that are five and ten pounds. Along with the DVD’s and equipment, PUMP comes with a calendar that not only allows you to track your progress but outlines which DVD’s to use and when to use them along with a comprehensive nutrition guide.
With these tools and the BodyPump reputation and proven track record this new workout program is a guaranteed success to anyone who tries it. If your goals are to not just lose weight, but get a sculpted body from head to toe without overdoing it than Les Mills PUMP is right for you.