Using a height-adjustable step and simple movements on, over and around the step, BODYSTEP® delivers huge motivation. Cardio blocks push fat burning systems into high gear followed by muscle conditioning tracks that shape and tone your body.
|Duration||Exercise Type||Intensity||Burn Rate||Equipment|
|55 Minutes||Step-based Cardio||Medium-High Intensity||Up To 620 Calories||Height-adjustable Step|
|Results||Tones & Shapes, Increases Strength & Endurance, Builds Self-confidence|
A Typical Class
Each of the music tracks in a BODYSTEP® class has a specific exercise focus. Together they create an energizing, full body workout with sing-a-long music and approachable instructors. BODYSTEP® caters to all fitness levels and you can increase or decrease the intensity of the workout by raising or lowering the height of your step. Like all Les Mills programmes, a new BODYSTEP® class is released every three months with new music and choreography.
A typical class rolls like this:
|First off your instructor will take you through a warm-up, and then it's onto the basic movements, where you'll learn how to step correctly. We'll gradually lift the intensity and range of movement.|
|You'll then start to break a sweat as you lift the energy and increase your heart rate in the first two fitness peaks, each followed by recovery time that focuses on strength and toning.|
|Next is the party track, followed by the speed track. The third and final cardio peak gives you the option to really push it. This one is a physically challenging combination of moves so remember to give it all you've got.|
|Phew! You'll then be able to catch your breath and move to the floor for conditioning work on the upper body and abdominals. Then you'll stretch it out as you cool down after an intense workout.|
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How often should you take a class?
Classes are best done with a rest day between them, to give your body time to recover. On your 'off' days consider a low-impact class like BODYBALANCE®. For best results, aim to take three BODYSTEP® classes per week.
Remember that BODYSTEP® caters to all fitness levels but it usually takes a few classes before you start to feel comfortable on the step, but don't give up! With each class you attend you'll feel more at ease and eventually totally alive. Start on a low step height and focus on your feet before trying the arm movements. If you get lost in a move, continue stepping with a move that you feel comfortable with until you feel up to the challenge.
What you need to bring with you
We recommend you wear comfortable workout clothes that allow for ease of movement across, around and on the step.
For footwear, we suggest wearing cross-trainers over running shoes, because they'll give you better foot support for the types of movement you'll be doing in class.
Apart from that bring a water bottle and a sweat towel - because you're going to get sweaty!