EXPLORING LES MILLS – What Is Les Mills and How Do I Chose A Class?

Les Mills International is a New Zealand-based company known for its group fitness programs, which are distributed to gyms and fitness centers worldwide. The company was founded by Les Mills, a four-time Olympian in track and field, who opened his first gym in Auckland in 1968. His son, Phillip Mills, has been instrumental in growing and promoting the business globally.

Why Choose Les Mills?

The Les Mills programs are standout classes that combine high-energy music with innovative workout techniques to not only enhance your physical health but also boost your mental and emotional well-being. Discover the unique benefits of each class and see why joining our Les Mills workouts could be one of the best decisions for your fitness journey.

RPMCardiovascular Health and Endurance

Our RPM indoor cycling class offers a dynamic and exciting way to improve cardiovascular health. With inspiring tunes and varied routines, RPM is ideal for anyone wanting to:

High Calorie Burn: Engage in intense cycling intervals to maximize fat burning and calorie expenditure in a fun, energized environment.

Cardiovascular Health: Regular participation strengthens your heart and lungs, improving overall cardiovascular function and endurance.

Protective Low Impact Exercise: Cycling provides a rigorous workout with low impact on the joints, making it suitable for those with knee or ankle concerns.

BODYSTEP – Agility and Coordination

BODYSTEP is an energizing step workout that makes you feel liberated and alive. Using a height-adjustable step and simple movements on, over, and around the step, BODYSTEP delivers full-body conditioning and burning plenty of calories.

Fun and Lively Cardio Workout: The upbeat music and dynamic movements make BODYSTEP a fun way to perform cardiovascular exercise, boosting both heart rate and mood.

Toning and Shaping: Focuses on the legs, glutes, and thighs, helping to sculpt and tone these areas with every step.

Enhanced Coordination and Agility: Regular practice improves your coordination and agility, making you quicker on your feet and enhancing your overall athletic abilities.

BODY BALANCE – A Symphony of Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates

BODY BALANCE is a yoga-based class that incorporates elements of Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates. It is designed to improve flexibility, strength, and well-being with a regimen that also focuses on mental health through mindfulness and relaxation techniques. Here are some of the key benefits:

Stress Reduction: Through controlled breathing, concentration, and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves, and poses to music, BODY BALANCE provides a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance, aiding stress relief.

Increased Flexibility and Mobility: Regularly practicing BODY BALANCE can significantly enhance flexibility and range of motion, which in turn can help decrease the risk of injuries and enhance the efficiency of movements in daily life.

Core Stability: Many of the exercises in BODY BALANCE focus on the core, which protects the lower back and vital organs, thereby improving posture and overall strength.

Mindfulness: The incorporation of mindfulness in BODY BALANCE aids mental well-being, with a focus on present-moment awareness that can help decrease anxiety and improve overall emotional resilience.

Adaptability for Everyone: Similar to BODY PUMP, BODY BALANCE sessions can be modified to suit a range of fitness levels, ages, and physical capabilities, making it an inclusive option for those looking to start their fitness journey.

BODY PUMP – Strength and Endurance Building

BODY PUMP is a barbell workout designed to strengthen and tone the entire body. It involves using light to moderate weights with high repetition volumes, a method known as “The Rep Effect.” This approach is highly effective at burning calories and building lean muscle mass. Here are some of the key benefits:

Accelerated Fat Burning: By engaging in high-repetition weightlifting, you’ll not only burn calories during the workout but also boost your metabolism long after the session ends.

Full-body Muscle Conditioning: Each class targets all major muscle groups, ensuring a balanced workout that promotes muscle strength, endurance, and toning across the body.

Increased Bone Density: Regular weightlifting increases bone density, which is essential for overall health and helps prevent the development of osteoporosis.

Enhanced Core Strength: While primarily focused on major muscle groups, BODY PUMP also significantly challenges your core, improving your balance and overall functional fitness.

What are you waiting for?

The Les Mills fitness programs are designed not just to improve physical fitness but also to enhance mental and emotional well-being.

Whether you’re looking to build strength with BODY PUMP, increase flexibility with BODY BALANCE, improve cardiovascular health with RPM, or boost coordination with BODYSTEP, Bay City Gym offers a comprehensive suite of Les Mills classes that cater to all fitness levels and preferences.

With global accessibility and scientifically backed approaches, these classes are a fantastic way to achieve your health and fitness goals in a motivating group environment. Join the fitness revolution and experience the transformation that Les Mills promises at Bay City Gym.