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BodyCombat Express

Strike, punch and kick your way to superior fitness.

Prepare to totally unleash yourself in BODYCOMBAT® Express, the empowering cardio workout. This fiercely energetic program is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai. Supported by driving music and powerful instructors, you'll strike, punch, kick and kata your way through calories to superior cardio fitness.

Duration Exercise Type Intensity Burn Rate Equipment
30 Minutes Martial arts-inspired cardio High Intensity Up To 545 Calories NIL

Your BODYCOMBAT® instructor will lead you through a series of moves from a range of martial arts, set against a backdrop of awesome music.

A typical class rolls like this:


You'll begin by warming up your body and mind, learning all the moves that will be used throughout the class, as you get ready for the battle ahead.


Visualise your opponent and unleash into a series of fight combinations. The focus is on speed, power and endurance. There will be time to recover as you prepare for each phase, with a final fight for your life that will seal the deal on your fitness objectives.


Finally, you will take to the floor and cap off the workout with some strength training and ab work. Then it's payback time - stretch out those hard-worked muscles after your fight.

Like all the LES MILLS® programmes, a new BODYCOMBAT® class is released every three months with new music and choreography.

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How often should you take a class?

BODYCOMBAT® is addictive, but don't overdo it. For best results we recommend you try and battle it out two or three times a week.

Will BODYCOMBAT® help me in self-defence?

BODYCOMBAT® is a non-contact fitness program, not a self-defence course. However fitness is beneficial in any situation.

Level of fitness

BODYCOMBAT® is for everyone with moderate fitness levels. And because the moves are simple, you don't need to be especially well coordinated. Just give it a go, you'll find it addictive!

What you need to bring with you

It's a great idea to wear comfortable workout clothes which allow ease of movement.

Pop some comfortable gym shoes on your feet. We recommend cross-trainers over running shoes, because they'll give you better support for the types of movement you'll be doing in class.

Apart from that bring a water bottle and towel - BODYCOMBAT® makes for sweaty warriors!