Body Pump via YouTube – forget the gym fees!

Before I dedicated my life to blogging (it seems like that some days!) I used to go to the gym regularly. I was a devotee of Body Pump classes. I got to a stage where I was lifting pretty heavy weights and I was pretty impressed with my triceps and biceps.   

I can’t say that now. Blogging has led to me learning a whole heap, but it is a fairly sedentary pursuit and my fitness level has suffered as a result. I walk regularly with my good friend Nina (who I have converted to blogging along the way) but I’ve felt the need to get back  to the weights. I have my own weight bar and weights but trying to remember the routines when you are at home has been difficult.

I was contemplating getting back to the weights over the weekend when it occured to me that someone might have posted Les Mills Body Pump classes on YouTube. (Don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it a lot earlier.) So off I went to YouTube and there they were. It seems the Germans are the ones uploading so I spent some time over the last day or so using kickyoutube to download them to my computer.

So, if you’re wondering what a Body Pump class is like and the order in which you complete the routines, here is what I’ve been doing for the last hour. Stefan and a couple of other mostly German instructors have done a very good job of taking me through a class. It hasn’t cost me a cent in gym fees and I can do it all over again tomorrow should I choose to. I’m aiming to do three classes a week and that should get my fitness levels moving in the right direction.

Body Pump – the YouTube way.

Warm up.

Squats.

Back.

Chest.

Triceps

Biceps.

Lunges.

Shoulders.

Abdominals.  (This is actually too short, but I couldn’t find a complete track)

Cool down  

So there you have it. Body Pump without the gym fees. Another example of the kind of learning you can do via YouTube these days.  

     

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15 responses to “Body Pump via YouTube – forget the gym fees!

  1. Ausgezeichnet, Jenny!

    • jennylu

      OK, I admit it. I had to go to Google translate to figure out what you had said Tania. Yes, YouTube is excellent for learning purposes!

  2. averil2

    Hey Jenny,
    Time to buy my weights!
    Cheers Nina

  3. samantha

    this is excellent – I have a little girl and its just me and her and i can’t get to the gym very much BUT now I can do it at home. You have made me a very happy bodypumper :-) soon I’ll be looking hot and its all thanks to you.

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  5. GP

    This is perfect! I’ve had to quit my gym because of a work move and nowhere near here does BodyPUMP – this is a great solution! (and like you I have no idea why I didn’t think of it before)

  6. Ronnie

    But… I like the gym! The Internet really does have the ability to destroy all social interactions.

  7. Jan

    I did the same thing! I was thinking what a waste of money spending $63 a month going to the gym just to do Body Pump! I checked the Les Mills website, no dvds for sale. I tried Ebay and a couple people were selling them for $100. The latest release for $140! Then it occurred to me that someone could have put them on You Tube. I found the same ones as above and saved them. Then I went to Target and bought the weights and a bar. Wal-Mart also sells them! I just need to find a bench. I haven’t been able to find any place that sells them. Other than that, I’m doing Body Pump without the gym fees!

  8. Hi Jenny,
    Just BTW – the link to kickyoutube now links to something called savemedia.com Any ideas on the safety of that site?
    Thanks
    Mif

  9. Ditto on Miff’s question. Do you know if it’s just body pump? Or are other Les Mills classes recorded too?

  10. Kathy

    Just found this and have to thank you! Took BP for years at my gym but it closed down and now the only one I can find is co-ed but I have my own weights and was searching for videos to remind me of the routine. Trying to figure out how to work my own play list into it now. Thanks so much for this! It’s awesome!

  11. Kathy

    Any suggestions on what I can do if I don’t have the steps for some of the exercises?

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