Getting Pumped with Marlene
Les Mills' BodyPump is the original barbell workout. It's now offered in more 10,000 health-clubs and gyms around the globe. I started taking BodyPump several years ago and now I teach it. And I'm hooked...and pumped!
When I got out of college I joined a gym and started using free weights. I really enjoyed lifting weights and feeling stronger. But eventually I began to get bored and I decided to try classes instead. Classes aren't for everyone, but for me I needed the motivation of a group. I stumbled upon BodyPump class quite by accident. I was looking for an early morning class when my kids were little. BodyPump fit into my busy schedule, and because I enjoyed weight work and wanted to keep up with it, BodyPump worked for me. It's also very structured. And while some people may prefer a less-structured class, that's one of the things I love about BodyPump.
You can literally go to any gym in the world and follow a BodyPump class. That's certainly not the case with a less-structured class, like Hip Hop. Unless you are a really quick learner and/or very coordinated, and I am neither! And don't let free weights and a barbell scare you away. You can tone and shape your muscles and increase your strength and endurance without bulking up. No need to worry about that! And with a history of osteoporosis in my family, working out with weights is just what the doctor ordered. So try Les Mills' BodyPump. And Pump It Up!! :)