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Les Mills PUMP will Pump You Up and Slim You Down

Les Mills Pump Review

The Workouts

  • PUMP Challenge (20 minutes)
  • PUMP and Burn (30 minutes)
  • PUMP and Shred (45 minutes)
  • PUMP Revolution (55 minutes)
  • PUMP Extreme (55 minutes)
  • FLOW (20 minutes)
  • Hard Core Abs (20 minutes)

These are some of my favorite workouts ever—and I mean that. I hate traditional cardio, and I’m not shy about it. And I am also personally focusing on my thighs and glutes with my own training, so these are perfect. I have never done so many squats and lunges in my life. They move fast enough that your heart rate stays elevated and you end dripping sweat, and constant barbell exercises target the thighs and glutes almost nonstop.

The FLOW DVD is perfect in the mornings to limber you up and start the day calm and motivated. I’m not a big fan of yoga (Yes, I know it’s fantastic, but I have a lot of trouble calming my mind. I’d rather throw around some weights. I know it’s good for me; it’s just hard for me to get into it.), and the FLOW DVD is a perfect mix of a little bit of yoga and a lot of static stretching to keep me interested. Why doesn’t anyone do stretching DVDs? That’s the kind of class I want to take for flexibility.

That’s my idea; don’t steal it.

Instructors can make or break a workout for me. The PUMP instructors are fantastic, but there are about 20 of them, so if you don’t like one, chances are you won’t see them again. The cutest by far is from Olympia, Wash., for those women out there that find man-meat motivating. I live in Seattle, so I may need to look him up for a few private lessons. (Or he can call me. *hint, hint*)

The music is contemporary and upbeat, and once you get the hang of the DVDs, there is an option to play the music over the verbal cuing, so you can just follow along.

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  1. Renae says:

    I love Body Pump!! I saw an infomercial for this and was very tempted since I can’t get to the gym often during the summer (b/c of the kids) but the $199.00 price tag scared me off.

  2. This looks really exciting. I’ve taken a few body pump classes and I love the crap out of it, but its not easy for me to get there. So this would be a really good alternative.

  3. Tracy says:

    I’ve been told that a BodyPUMP class would be perfect for me, but it personally terrifies the bejesus out of me! Weights! At a fast pace?! Excuse me while I flee for my Spinfit.

    And, to be honest, I’d love to get this and give it a shot, but the $200 price tag (if they even ship[ped]) to the UK is enough to put me off trying it at home.

    Alas, I’ll need to wait until I’m a wee bit more fit to try it out in class.

  4. I would love to do this but I don’t even have a dollar ninety nine. There’s nowhere to BodyPump around here and I want to do it so bad!!

  5. Debbie says:

    OK so now I have to go check this out at my gym. It scares me a little too and also about a 30 minute drive to the gym that has weekend classes, but all my online fitness friends are talking about it. I may hate it, but at least tried, right? Too expensive to “try” at home, so motivated to catch a class soon. Thanks for the review!

    I think you can get this without the barbell and it may be less expensive. I already have a barbell I would use. Maybe I’ll sub Jari Love DVDs!!!

  6. DIstanceRunner says:

    I was just on their website http://www.lesmillspump.com. You’re right, it is a bit of money, but I see that you could try it out for $14.95 and they give you free shipping. Yeah, I know, you still have to pay for it, but at least this way I get to try it before I commit. This article intrigued me and I’ve seen the infomercial several times. I’m inclined to try it. I work more than full time and I have a small child too. Who has time for the gym? I’m going to suspend my gym membership if I like it. That way I can justify the purchase.

  7. Samantha says:

    I was hesitant to spend the money at first, but after 1 week, I noticed a huge improvement in my upper body and even have been complimented on my legs recently. I attribute that to all the lunges and squats I do in my LM pump workouts. Great music and great that they start with the 20 minute DVD and slowly build up to 55 minutes. The Lean Eating Guide has some great ideas for fueling your body too.

  8. Bianca says:

    Do they ship to Australia??

  9. I took body pump classes at the gym I loved what these excercises did for my body. I have looked on line can not find this set anywhere help

  10. Patti Elliott says:

    Ihave been doing body pump at my gym for over 14 years. My gym just went under new management and canceled my membership. I no longer will be going to that gym. I need to purchase this set. How/where can I order this???

  11. Jessica says:

    what is the name of this woman standing in front?

  12. Donna Forget says:

    They don’t sell to the public anymore. I am very disappointed. I didn’t have the money when they were now I have it and can’t get it.

  13. faith says:

    As some have indicated, LM is no longer offering this at home DVD collection, BUT they do now offer Body Pump (along with so many of their other programs, like Flow, Combat, CX, etc.) on demand. While it doesn’t come with the barbell, you could improvise with what you have at home (plates, dumbbells, your own body weight) for Pump. You can sign up on their website for a free trial, and then I believe the monthly subscription is around $15. Not bad for folks who don’t have access to Les Mills at their local gyms. The link to their site is http://www.lesmills.com/ondemand/

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