What is BODYPUMP?

BODYPUMP is a fast-paced, barbell-based workout that’s specifically designed to help you get lean, toned and fit. It uses a combination of motivating music, fantastic instructors and scientifically proven moves to help you achieve these targets more quickly than you would working out on your own.

How does BODYPUMP work?

BODYPUMP makes use of what’s known as The Rep Effect. This proven to help you develop lean, athletic muscle by lifting light weights while performing high repetitions, instead of heavy weights but with fewer reps.

What do I need for a BODYPUMP session?

Naturally, all the weights and the bars are supplied by us for you to use, as well as a step for each participant in the class upon which you can perform moves such as chest presses. You’ll need to be wearing comfortable workout clothes and supportive trainers, while your own sweat towel and water bottle are a good idea too as the sessions can get intense.

How often should I do BODYPUMP?

You’ll find BODYPUMP is a really intense workout that challenges all the major muscle groups. As a result, you should probably limit yourself to a maximum of two or three classes per week, with at least one rest day in between. If you intersperse these with a good cardio workout a couple of times a week, you’ll notice your body will be shaped and toned very quickly.

Do I need to be strong to take part in BODYPUMP?

BODYPUMP sessions have options to suit just about everybody. If you’re completely new to the programme, you can start off with very light weights – or even just the bar – and only complete the first four or five tracks in your initial few sessions. This will help you build a platform of strength and fitness, from which you can start to increase the weights you’re lifting.

How much should I lift during a BODYPUMP session?

The whole point of a BODYPUMP workout is to lift light weights quickly while performing lots of repetitions, so there’s absolutely no pressure to lift heavy weights during a class. It is, however, important that you keep progressing and, once a certain weight gets too easy and you’re not feeling the full effect from it, then you should increase the weight you’re lifting. However, if you’re working too hard and you’re technique starts to suffer, then you should take a break or perhaps reduce the amount you’re lifting.