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The fiber comes from fructooligosaccharide and inulin sourced from chicory. The protein comes from the cultured milk as well as added whey protein concentrate. The product is heat treated after culturing and hence does not contain live and active cultures. The product line made its debut on Amazon and is now making its way into the supermarket sector.

First Milk, the largest British dairy farmer-owned co-op in the U. The co-op, along with its CNP business unit, worked with Tour de France champions Team Sky to create a range of protein-packed power foods targeted for breakfast. They also make sensible snacks throughout the day. First Milk acquired CNP, long-known as being nutritional specialists, in Currently there are four concepts in the Team Sky range: The high-protein whey-based smoothies are low in fat and come in at less than calories for a milliliter bottle, while delivering an impress 26 grams of protein.

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The ready-to-microwave whey-based porridge pots contain calories and They come in three varieties: Apricot, Original and Superfruits. The two varieties are: Mixed Cherry and Summer Fruits. CNP has worked with Team Sky since its inception in , and is an official supplier to the team.

It has developed bars, gels, protein powders and supplements, which helped power the team to multiple Tour de France victories. A key element for the team is its approach to race nutrition and that has provided the credibility to develop this range of breakfast products.

We have fasted overnight, so we need to put the nutrients into the body that we need to start work or start play. These smoothies and porridges give us the protein and the slow-release carbohydrate energy that will help feed us throughout the morning.

Califia Farms Horchatas are dairy free and come in two flavors: Classic Cinnamon and Vanilla Coconut. Califia Farms Aguas Frescas come in five flavors with bright, festive artwork inspired by Mexican mural art and Dia de los Muertos designs. New flavor Mango Chili Lime is a slightly spicy take on the popular tropical combination, while Pineapple Ginger delivers a nuanced flavor upgrade to traditional pineapple juice.

The aguas frescas line up, which also includes Kiwi Cactus Lemonade, Strawberry Basil and Watermelon Ginger Lime, are delicious on their own or as mixers in summer cocktails, according to the company.

Summer is about ready-to-drink chai latte. New International Delight Chai Tea Latte from WhiteWave Foods comes in half-gallon recloseable gable-top cartons and is merchandised in the refrigerated dairy case. There are two varieties: Caramel Chai and Vanilla Chai. Packaging says the product can be served over ice or heated and served warm.

Starting with brewed black tea as a base, the second and fourth ingredients are skim milk and cream, respectively.

In between is simple cane sugar. To deliver the spicy chai flavors of cinnamon, cloves and ginger, the beverage relies on natural and artificial flavors rather than the actual spices.

A one-cup serving contains calories, 3 grams of fat and 2 grams of protein. Starting with a base of organic Fair Trade coffee combined with nonfat milk and cream, the shelf-stable beverage comes in two varieties: The product line made its soft-launch at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City in July , creating a new segment within the ready-to-drink coffee category. At Expo West, it was ready for a nationwide launch.

The four varieties are: Dirty Chai --lively masala chai spiked with bold espresso The Godfather --authentic masala chai with bold espresso and rich cocoa Matcha Green --a smooth blend of brewed green tea and traditional matcha Mountain Cha i--a traditional masala chai with ginger, cardamom and cloves Consumer demand is growing for coffeehouse-style beverages that have the healthfulness of tea without sacrificing exciting new flavors, according to the company.

Innovative tea lattes satisfy this demand and provide the convenience factor these consumers expect. New Super Squeeze comes in 3.

It is shelf stable until opened. The highly viscous product is made with organic milk and organic fruit purees, with each pouch containing calories, 5 grams of protein, 15 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fiber and no fat. Mixed Berry, Orange and Strawberry. It looks like a drinkable yogurt but is being marketed as a protein smoothie. Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla. Cultured pasteurized organic low-fat milk is the number-one ingredient. The added milk protein concentrate is what boosts the protein content of a ounce single-serve bottle to 15 grams.

To keep calories at to , and sugar content at 15 to 19 grams, varying by variety, the smoothies are sweetened with organic erythritol, organic cane sugar, organic inulin and organic stevia.

The Nutrition Facts indicates a serving of any variety contains 1 gram of dietary fiber and 10 grams of sugar alcohols. The new variety joins Chocolate and Vanilla and is making its debut exclusively at 7-Eleven Stores throughout the U. Its once packaging makes it a convenient on-the-go option to drink before or after a workout, or as a quick meal replacement.

Featuring the nutrition benefits and great taste of real milk, the brand offers a natural way to build and repair muscle. Headquartered in Phoenix, Shamrock Farms has its own farm hosting a herd of more than 10, cows. For more information, visit www. This fresh dairy beverage was formulated specifically for sick, weak and elderly consumers who lack appetite.

With age, and often illness, one loses muscle mass sarcopenia and therefore it is important to get enough protein in the daily diet, as protein strengthens and maintains muscles, organs and bones.

The new drinks were released in Denmark in and plans are in place for launches in Sweden and the United Kingdom in the near future. The Arla Protino drinks comes in single-serve milliliter plastic bottles. The drinks come in two flavors--Raspberry and Lemon Vanilla—and contain around calories and It comes in an Apple Cinnamon flavor and provides 6. Located in Estavayer-le-lac, Elsa is the largest Swiss single-site dairy processing plant. The company produces a range of fresh milk, fluid, cultured, cheese, dairy dessert and yogurt products.

Grande Caffe is one of its newest introductions. This refrigerated, single-serve coffee-milk line comes in Cappuccino, Light and Macchiato varieties. All varieties are ready to consume right from the cup, or they can be microwaved and served warm. A half-cup serving contains calories, 9 grams of fat and 5 grams of protein. The concept made its initial debut in in Asia, with exports of this shelf-stable drink picking up this past year as result of consumer desire for more protein and fiber, which is what you get from this milk-based, cereal-enhanced drink.

With a month ambient shelflife, the milliliter cans come in four varieties: Banana, Chocolate, Strawberry and Sweet Corn. A husband and wife team set out on a quest in to discover healthful teas to aid in recovery from major surgery.

They decided to share their recipes with the rollout of Tea in First, a ready-to-drink beverage concept that debuted with Spiced Chai this summer. Matcha Latte is scheduled to enter the market soon. As the company name suggests, the drinks are made by first adding brewed tea, followed second by milk, with all its inherent nutrition, a fact the company promotes on its website. The chai contains a traditional spice blend of cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and pepper.

The matcha variety is better than brewed green tea, as it contains the whole green tea leaf, according to the company. A single-serve, shelf-stable 9. Calories and sugar grams are kept low by using a blend of sugar and stevia. Available in four invigorating flavors, TK Hibiscus is organic, gluten free and kosher. At just 40 calories in a ounce serving, TK Hibiscus teas have a bold, fruit-forward taste and fragrant floral notes that finish with a refreshing bite, according to the company.

It is gently sweetened with a slight infusion of agave to soften the finish. TK Hibiscus is steeped with antioxidants and a multitude of beneficial plant acids. Classic, Ginger, Jasmine and Spearmint. The irony is that the beverages are packaged in aseptic cartons and do not require refrigeration until after opening.

In other regions of the world, primarily Asia, the company sells fresh coffee-milk drinks in single-serve containers that always require refrigeration. Starbucks Discoveries are sweetened with sugar and made with reduced-fat milk. Each 8-fluid ounce serving of the limited-edition seasonal varieties contains calories, 2.

Extra Rich Jay Street Coffee is creamier than the original fresh-brewed flavors, giving consumers the option to enjoy a rich and more robust coffee experience. The original three offerings--Latte, Mocha and Vanilla--come in Coffee Shot is the fourth unique flavor.

Unsweetened and containing milligrams of caffeine, the new shot-style drink is a natural energy drink with zero calories. The latter is achieved through the use of a blend of sugar with monk fruit extract. Reduced-fat milk is the number-one ingredient in this shelf-stable beverage.

The company has a robust year-round marketing campaign planned for the product, with the introductory platform being: The company believes this lower-calorie and lower-sugar iced coffee beverage will bring new users to the category.

And like with its other Skinny Cow products, this drink gives permission for personal indulgence. Packed with 20 grams of high-quality protein and no artificial sweeteners, colors or preservatives, Varsity is one of the first protein milk beverages school athletic departments can provide students during the school day under the new guidelines.

Made from cold-brewed Fair Trade Certified arabica coffee beans and reduced-fat milk, new High Brew Coffee comes in four flavors: The shelf-stable coffee-milk beverages come in 8-fluid-ounce cans and contain 50 to 60 calories, 0.

All varieties provide 2 grams of protein. It contains only 1 gram of sugar for a mere 20 calories per 8-fluid-ounce can. Our coffee is a natural, healthy and uplifting brew that focuses on premium taste and gives you all the energy you need, with no wacky chemicals. New Upbeat is made with real fruit and comes in three flavors: Most of the sweetness comes from the fruit and inherent lactose in whey.

Each milliliter single-serve bottle contains 20 grams of protein. Low in fat and with half the sugar of most fruit juices and smoothies, a bottle contains calories, 2 grams of fat and 11 grams of sugar. One of those product lines started rolling out into select markets this past week. V8 Protein Shakes blend juice from sweet potatoes and yellow carrots with five different sources of protein: This combination provides 12 grams of protein in every ounce bottle.

The formulation also includes soluble corn flour, which provides 3 grams of fiber per serving. The drink is fortified with multiple vitamins and minerals.

The shelf-stable ounce bottles are sold in packs of four, with each bottle containing to calories, depending on variety. Varieties are Chocolate, Chocolate Raspberry and Vanilla. The product is in response to increasing consumer demand in a balance of protein from both plant and animal sources, according to the company. Alpina Avena, a traditional, creamy, oat-based dairy beverage, has been a staple in many Latin American homes for centuries.

In recent years, Latin American foods have increasingly grown in popularity across the Americas as consumers look for new and exciting flavors. This month, the company is introducing new packaging and flavors of the year-old product line. The recipe includes water, powdered milk, precooked oat flour and sugar. Alpina began manufacturing Avena in Colombia in The first mass-produced oatmeal drink, Avena quickly became a top-selling brand of oat-based drinks in Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, and widely accepted across Central America.

The drinks comes in 8. The new packaging incorporates bold colors to highlight the flavors, providing a nod to its heritage. All Alpina Avena packages feature one side in English and the other in Spanish. Alpina Avena is available in Original, Light and Cinnamon, as well as three new flavors: Chocolate, Dulce de Leche and Strawberry.

Original and Cinnamon are also available in a ounce cartons. Made with nonfat milk, each single-serve bottle contains a mere 80 calories and zero fat grams. The company is now adding a third variety: The new flavor is made using an authentic blend of chai spices, which includes black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger root and star anise.

The company is also taking green tea to new heights with the introduction of Matcha Love, a convenient on-the-go matcha drink that can be easily enjoyed without the fuss of traditional preparation. The ready-to-drink product offers an authentic experience in both an unsweetened and sweetened format. The drinks come in 5. The Shakissimo range is made up of three milk-rich coffees--Latte Espresso, Latte Macchiato and Latte Cappuccino--designed to be consumed straight from the fridge or chiller cabinet.

The coffees come with their own unique ritual. The cups have been designed to be shaken to create an instant creamy froth on the drink. It is designed to be an on-the-go breakfast or snack. The beverage comes in two flavors: Chocolate Truffle and Pure Vanilla Bean.

The all-natural shelf-stable drink is low in calories and high in protein. Each ounce single-serve container contains calories, 20 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar and less than 2 grams of fat. The protein comes from milk protein isolate; the fiber is inulin. Calories and sugars stay low through the unique combination of organic blue agave, stevia and monk fruit. Iconic is also loaded with nutrients, many of which are associated with energy and focus.

It is also enhanced with choline, green tea extract and tyrosine. The chocolate single-serve bottle contains calories, while strawberry has Both varieties tout the fact that a serving delivers 7 grams of branched-chained amino acids, which have been shown to stimulate muscle synthesis.

Creatine is non-essential dietary compound found naturally in foods such as meat and fish. It is also produced in small quantities in the body and stored in muscle cells where it is used to power high-intensity muscle contractions. The company includes creatine in this protein milk beverage to help support physical performance in successive bursts of short intense exercise. Although creatine is naturally present within the muscle, many factors such as age, gender, dietary intake and muscle type, may affect the total amount of creatine within the body, according to the company.

Cyclone Milk joins Protein Milk Recover with 30 grams of milk proteins per ml. The shelf-stable milk beverages are made using skimmed milk and milk protein. Calories and carbohydrates are kept low by the sweetening power of sucralose. Available in Chocolate and Vanilla flavors, each 8. A serving is an excellent source of calcium. The beverage base is water, organic brown rice syrup and organic milk protein concentrate.

Inulin and a number of fruit and vegetable powders contribute to the 3 grams of fiber per serving. The produce ingredients are also a source of antioxidants. With the Happy Child Super Nutrition Shakes, we are offering parents assurance that their children are getting the essential nutrients they need to grow up happy and healthy.

The family-owned Alabama-based beverage company has added three new products and more than doubled the amount of states where it sells. The company freshly brews all of its tea from tea leaves.

The beverages do not contain any preservatives and thus require refrigeration at all times. The Decaf Sweet Tea is a fresh brewed-tea beverage made with filtered water, pure cane sugar and decaffeinated custom blended teas.

An 8-ounce glass contains 80 calories and 21 grams of sugar. An 8-ounce glass contains calories and 25 grams of sugar. An 8-ounce glass contains 90 calories and 19 grams of sugar. Weetabix On The Go Breakfast Drink is a smooth, portable milk-based drink designed specifically for breakfast. Delivering quick and easy breakfast fuel, it has all the energy, fiber and protein of a Weetabix cereal in milk.

This innovation came from the Weetabix Insight Team after spending time with consumers across the U. What they found is that one in five adults in the U. With an ambition to fuel modern lifestyles, the milkshake drink comes in milliliter single-serve, resealable bottles in three flavors: They also are enriched with vitamins, minerals and soluble wheat fiber.

A serving contains to calories, 6. Produced using patented technology, Fizza is formulated to satisfy the fun and enjoyment children require from their beverages, without any fat, lactose or preservatives. Fizza comes in 8- and ounce bottles. Apple, Cola, Orange and Strawberry. Fizza is available nationally for sale in schools and retail stores, as well as via foodservice.

Fizza is a product with a long history. The product was ahead of its time and was only in the market for a short period.

The company says that new FibreStart is a healthy milk alternative with a slight nutty flavor. FibreStart's base is filtered water, to which skim milk powder and milk protein concentrate are added and blended with almonds and three plant fibers soybean, corn dextrin and inulin. Nutritionist, chef, author and FibreStart spokesperson, Zoe Bingley-Pullin, says that fiber is an often overlooked nutrient and that men and women should aim to consume at least 30 and 25 grams of fiber per day, respectively.

The Newspoll survey interviewed 1, respondents over the age of 18, between January 31 and February 2, A milliliter serving contains calories, 4 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber, including soluble and insoluble forms.

It is available in supermarkets across Australia where it is merchandised in the cereal aisle. The company has created a video discussing the importance of a high-fiber diet.

It can viewed HERE. Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Bean. Fair-trade ingredients—organic unrefined cane sugar, organic vanilla bean flavor, organic Dutch cocoa-- are an important part of the product concept. The drinks include the lactase enzyme to make them lactose free. They also are naturally gluten free. Labels states both omissions. Organic stevia helps keep calories under The shelf-stable beverages will be sold as single-serve units for convenient grab-and-go channels, as well as handy four packs.

Organic coffee beans are cold-brewed for 18 hours with organic roasted chicory, then sweetened with organic cane sugar and cut with organic whole milk. Unlike most ready-to-drink, single-serve coffee-milk beverages that come in bottles, cans or boxes, this beverage comes in a traditional gable-top milk carton.

Distribution will very soon be throughout the West Coast Whole Foods distribution system. Plans are in place to hit New York stores in May.

Carrie Underwood, Leann Womack, and me screaming into my pillow. Can you survive on her regimen: Anyone who says I can eat a loaf of bread once in a while is fine by me. Pasternak is a Canadian-born, LA-based trainer, who once survived as a nutrition scientist for Canada's Department of National Defense.

The Tracy Anderson Method , which involves lifting to tone, dance-cardio, band-workouts, and pilates, and for being called a " pint-sized" miracle , by her lead disciple, Gwyneth Paltrow. Example of a Tracy Anderson day in food: Amino-acid shakes for breakfast, gluten-free quesadilla, flounder for dinner, and one organic chocolate bar for dessert. Musico is a former super middleweight boxing champion of the world and celebrity trainer. Boxing-based cardio, 5-minute interval training, including 30 seconds on and off on the treadmill.

And also having this as the opening of his website's "About Me' section: Including "the butt guy. Natalie Portman made it known that Bowers had designed her training program for Black Swan which she went onto win the Oscar for , and other clients include Victoria's Secret Angels Miranda Kerry and Lily Aldridge, Can your survive her regimen: A Duke University-educated trainer living in Beverly Hills.

Khloe credits Peterson with helping her craft her titanium figure. Photo via Complex Can you survive on Peterson's regimen: Roxx is a trainer based in Toronto, Canada Known for: Photo via Glamour Can you survive on her regimen: If Juliette Lewis is down, count me in. Goop herself, Molly Sims, Stacey Keibler. Danny Musico is a modest guy, but he should not be. What elise is saying is right on target! I am looking at loosing belly fat — courtesy of 2 kids. Hi Arao, yes, Body Pump is a very good idea in your case.

Can you please tell me why some people throw their weights down after every track. I always thought we should increase the weights as we get stronger, but we also need to be able to do all the reps.

My Body Pump instructor is awesome. She has recognized my upper body strength and my poor lower body form and weakness and has me doing squats and lunges with body weight only, keeps an eye on my form and is very encouraging as I work to complete a full routine in proper form for lunges and squats using simply body weight. At the same time she has encouraged me to ramp up the weights when doing upper body routines as I have progressed.

My individual opinion is group exercise contributes to encouragement, helps with commitment to an exercise program and Body Pump is challenging and works.

Sure you can stimulate hypertrophy through very high volume with lower weights. However it is vastly less efficient than higher weights with less volume. See someone like Jason Blaha at Icecreamfitness for a proper breakdown from someone who is deeply into the literature. Unless you are operating in this range every time you hit class, the chances are your getting no significant hypertrophy. What you may mean is losing fat whilst retaining muscle.

However you build nothing. A class like this with very high volume and low weights is principally aimed at fat burning, cardio and muscle endurance. Look at long distance runners, they perform exactly such workouts: However they do become: Noob gains are bound to play a part in the success of any fresh participants, and of course you will see some strength and size gains.

If strength and size gains were a signficant element of the benefits of such classes, you should see continual gains in both for years, plateaus allowing.

Thanks Will for your elaborated comment! I have been doing body pump for over 5 years, and I absolutely love it! The istructors vary greatly from class to class. Some seem to come in just to have a work-out of their own rather than to help the gym members. Whereas others hardly do any exercise and walk around helping people out.

Although I have only come across very few instructors who encourage people to take heavier weights. Which is a shame as people are much more capable at lifting heavier weights than they think they are! I find the weak link as others have expressed is instructor input the class is movement and timing critical.

Since many folks, particularly certain groups of women, are motivated with upbeat music in a class format, I implemented this program with the hopes of drawing in consistent participants. And while we succeeded in doing so, the long term results were not so positive from my perspective.

There is no study anywhere that supports the idea that doing weighted bicep curls for 4 mins as this author mentioned continuously or any other muscle group for that matter, increases functional strength in a muscle. Additionally, I found along with many of the other instructors that began 4 years ago the workouts to be boring after awhile, there was simply not enough variation in the choregraphy from one release to the next.

I guess we did well in succeeding to keep this to ourselves because most of the members continued participating. Even with all of that I do have to say that no one ever got injured in my class… well, except for ME!

Regardless, I did enjoy teaching mostly for those few years, but to say I recommend it? I have to completely disagree. I started weight training over ten years ago before I knew about BP. I use to lift heavy because I worked out with men. Then in I had my daughter and I was unable to work out for a few years.

I fell in love with working out all over again! I have now been doing body pump for over 2 years now and I also do other Les Mills classes such as Bodyattack and bodycombat. I have never been so fit in my entire life! Because of BP I can run fast and for long distances, ployometric lunges and jumps are a piece of cake, and I can do more push-ups then some men half my age. I was afraid that doing all those squats and lunges with heavy weights would make my already big legs bigger, but instead they became lean and my butt looks like two coconuts as my husband would put it.

They care about there students and always keeping watch on everyone including me. I have a teacher Kelly who uses sarcasm as motivation along with being sarcastic and funny with her students.

Body Pump was the key to my fat loss. I have lost 20 pounds in the last 9 months. I was way out of shape 45 yr old. I joined a Gym 3 months ago, started Inner Strenth a week. Then I started shrinking fast! I still do either Zumba or Body Combat 1xweek. All together I work out an average of times a month. I drink water, hot teas, unsweet tea,carrot juice, and sometimes Vi shakes.

I love the Body Pump. Here are my quick thoughts from a trainers view: If something works for you; continue doing it and reassess results often. No results mean you have to change something. Pump is a program with proven-researched results and if it works; continue it. Have just returned from a new BP class have been doing BP for over 15 years. No teaching points, just eyebrows to direct the class.!

No introduction was new to class. He had a good time. This copy what I do is ridiculous — we are supposed to be teachers, not the Pied Piper. Agree with you Sue!

Instructors basically have to be cueing non-stop if they really want to keep every participant safe and in sync. I even have the special mix tapes created for the US launch. I plan my classes, with each track having a specific technique focus and repeated that same drill in each Pump class I taught that week.

I strained them doing power lunges and since then any type of lunge hurts. I really try and concentrate on proper form e. Hi Jo, try to make sure your shoulders and hips are aligned and even. This illustration might help. I went to classes at the local gym for 6 years but then moved to a very rural area with no gym facilities.

I find if I dont do it, because of my age I lose muscle strength quickly if I dont exercise so I have incentive to lift regularly. I do now have a knee problem but do squats instead of lunges and find strengthening my thigh muscles helps tremendously in supporting my knee!

I do have quite weak shoulders but they have greatly improved since doing BP. Was a great introduction to weight training. It was brand new at the gym I attended and they were great about having 1 instructor up front, and 3 roaming to be sure we had proper form and weight. The gym I attend has group power similar to body pump. I do that once a week and another toning class once a week.

Water aerobics and spinning for cardio. I am so thankful that body pump as a brand new program was my first experience with weights. Hi I always was a fan of Body Pump. When I did the course 8 years ago they explained how and why they made the format like this and it made sense.

I also am a fitness professional for 22 years and a choreographer. Now, you find big moves in slow music, which feels wrong. They let you jump up and down the step as if it is an aerobic class, I gave options to do squats instead. We have only 55minute classes, so, why not do less legs and be in time to also give corrections and explanations? Our gym is an all inclusive gym, we encourage people with a disability to join our classes.

Chest and triceps seems to be not so important to stretch in BP89 anymore while you do work them throughout the class. They forget that even them when doing the video need at least 59 minutes to teach this to us instructors, who do not need much explanations or corrections. It is even more frustrating that you cannot go anywhere with this issue.

Everyone who does any ETM or fitness course learns that this is very important to have in place. I hope someone will inform LessMills choreographers to be so professional so you can cater for all abilities.

Fitpro who sells their workouts is always too late with sending out the new releases even though you order them way in time. It is too expensive for a lot of instructors and it is not even sung by original artist if you use the original version you have to pay not only your PPL licence but on top of that another 1 pound 25??!!

It is not easy to make a bit of money teaching classes nowadays. Do they need to throw them on the floor? How come in the biceps they tell you to bring your bar to the shoulders?? If your elbows need to stay stationary below the shoulders you cannot make the shoulders unless you are a monkey. The instructors on the dvd often have bad technique themselves.

Swinging in Bicep curls, lifting of back in chest press etc. I wish I could teach them myself, I mean, the so called Master Instructors who think they know it all because they work for LM. Wow after reading your blog post I had to respond.

Seriously, my body looks amazing. The trick is, to increase the weight after a time. Once your body adjusts to the weights it kind of defeates the purpose. I warm up with 7. At any rate, I know they say that everything is not for everybody. It just bothers me that your blog can be discouraging to those that never tried bodypump.

I enjoy pushing myself. Four minutes of biceps? I would be cool if they doubled it. One of the problems that I see often is that people coming in for the first time go way to heavy. As as result, they injure themselves or never come back. Another problem is that people who have been going regularly are afraid to increase their weights. Look, if you have a ton of injuries then this is definitely not the class for you.

Would you encourage someone with injuries to do an Insanity class? I just have to say most of the negative complaints on here I believe are from either an experience with a bad instructor or just not challenging yourself.

Lifting weights allows you to shed almost pure fat by replacing it with muscle. I have been doing body pump for about six months now. At first, I was doing almost all cardio and got almost no results. The instructor for my class is so great. It is always packed, yet she finds time to help every one out.

She goes all over the floor. She shows some people that need modifications how to modify the exercise. I have had her come up and hold my arms closer together while doing triceps or push me forward just a little when doing push-ups.

I am now starting with 10 kg on warmup, 22 kg for squats, 20 kg for back, 10 kg for chest, and 7 kg for biceps and lunges. I so want to go up on biceps and lunges, but by the time we get there, my muscles are a little shaky.

I have honestly seen better results from adding in one more weight class than I ever have doing pure cardio. I still throw in a Zumba and spin, but just one more class, I have been dropping the weight, and losing inches and inches. It all depends upon how hard you want to push yourself. Any ideas on how I can start training my knees to go out instead of in on my lunges and squats. I walk on the side of my feet and pigeon toed.

So, that just makes it even more difficult. The purpose of a lunge is not to have your feet aligned on the same line. Both feet should be on two different parallel lines, with enough width between these lines. My teachers are wonderful.

I had a teacher by the name of Dora and between the two of them I learned alot. When you have teachers that care enough about you and your classmates, witch in this case my teacher Jackie looks at me and my classmates as her other family. I have been integrating body pump into my routine for last 6 months and really like it. I am 51 and am very fit.

After talking and working with my teacher Jackie last week, she recommended not using weights for the lunge track for a couple of weeks or so, does anybody have an opinion on that? My range of motion, core stability and balance is slacking. I would love to hear opionons on what I said. You could also try to work on your balance and core stability by doing planks, easy one-leg exercises or tring a yoga class. I did weight lifting for 12 years and most recently boot camp for 3.

I have ventured into Bodypump for 2 months and I really enjoy it. I also agree that if you want more mass this is not something that you should do in search for that but I now have triceps AND biceps for the first time ever. I do wish they concentrated a bit more on abs, but that is just my personal choice after having a trainer that insisted on hundreds of core exercises each session. Hi, I am 33 years old. I have been doing body pump 3 times a week for more than 4 years and I really enjoy it.

Unfortunately, thin capillaries wall in my leg and thigh have been torn. Doctor told me not to stand or sit for long hours.

However, I was wondering whether lifting heavy weight in squat increase the capillaries tearing or not? BP is killing you please stop it has no functional benefit for you. Lifting weights is fine but with your condition I would suggest that you find other ways to do functional training with weight, for example ViPR training. Hope this helps you. There are three things I hate about bp.

These things are not up for debate — just observed truths for me. Cults do what they do. No control over that. There seems to be an unfounded belief that this is the only to put energy into the class.

This is pure crap. I wear ear plugs which also helps with 1, by the way. This volume CAN be changed — the fact that it rarely is may have something to do with 3. I prefer adult relationships — no haranguing necessary — I am a very motivated adult by just being in class. These truths of mine are bolstered by having been in body pump classes that are moderate volume and led by mature any age , confident instructors — what a blessing they are! My whole body is much more at peace and whole and thriving when the music and microphone are at moderate levels and the instructor adopts an adult to adult relationship.

I believe this approach builds bodies that are more ready to take on the one life given to them. Your body for everyday life does not move in a linear fashion but rather a functional 3 dimensional one.

I am sure if you tried doing a ViPR class that is scientifically safe and functional that you would get a lot more benefit out of it. You comments about the things that you hate are accurate and can be controlled if the instructor cares enough to listen to you … but 9 out of 10 times these people have no idea what they are doing…. I can agree with most guys here! D Les Mills defnitely help me get in shape especially my legs and chest I can see an increases chest size too. It helps me to do more than what I think and the feeling afterwards is great!

Yes we are all teaching the same chorey as that is what Les Mills is about, that no matter who is teaching the class you are guaranteed a good, safe workout. It is not up to the instructor how much weight a person puts on their bar, we are not their personal trainers. We make recommendations as to what the weight factor should be for beginners, regulars and so on.

If someone chooses to use a 1kg on either side of their bar, we can suggest a weight but by no means can we tell them to change it! All we can do is recommend, give advise, inspire and deliver a top notch program..

I can not tell you how many times I have corrected people in form, suggested this or that only to have them continue doing what they have always done…I cringe when I look out into my classes and see people doing things wrong, and though I try to help and suggest…ultimately it is thier choice..

Music and mic volume are usually an instructor choice, but sometimes that is out of our hands.. If that is such an issue it can be addressed. I googled BP in the process of getting feedback from various sights for an article I am writing as I am Group fitness Manager at 2 gyms..

Glad to read the positive feedback from many people on here, sad to see the negativity towards the program as well as instructors.. I love BP I do agree that teachers have to watch out for there students. One of my teachers recommended to me not to use weights on the lunge track. She encourages us to push ourselves but preaches safety at the same time.

I am 44 years old and have been doing BP off and on for a number of years spanning several states. I absolutely see a difference in my muscle mass. I try to do BP about 2x-3x a week but because of my work travel schedule many times I am doing just 1 BP session a week. I would have to say that the biggest thing about BP is that you have to push yourself with the weights. My philosophy is that you should be stopping at least once or twice throughout all of the tracks. I find that the group setting is the best format for me to get the most out of the hour.

Try different instructors at different gyms if this is an option for you. I have been doing body pump for over 4 years now. I am a male 38 years old. When I started I was flabby and out of shape. Now I am in great shape and look way better. I have good shoulder muscles, Leg muscles, biceps and triceps. I started with 2. Now I lift over 50KG during squats. Body pump will increase your muscles mass however it is more lean muscle like a swimmers body then like a Body builder. If you want bulk, you need to to low reps.

If you want lean muscle like a swimmer or tennis player you need high reps lower weight. If you add some good, hard cardio you will drop weight off even faster. If you eat a clean diet with BP and Cardio you will be in the 6 pack range in a shorter time. Here is what I do. Body pump monday, wed, fri. Ice hockey for 2 hours thursdays skip the beers and wings after and sunday I rest.

My Diet is decent enough to show good results, great results will be in winter when I get more serious about what fuel I put in my body. As a seasoned BP trainer and experienced Fitness Professional I know that BP might seem like a good idea and initially it can be for all the reasons mentioned above, however, in reality lifting weights like that with such high repetitions like 5 minutes one muscle group non stop has more harmful effects than beneficial ones to be sure.

Stick to proper weighted movements in a functional manner. The other side of the coin is that thousands of trainers are learning how to teach this class with little to no background in Sports Science or any human movement studies what so ever.

So members be wary of what you are letting so called fitness professionals when they are nothing of the sort put your body through its paces….. I am a woman A couple of years ago I did BP on a regular basis a couple of times a month and I thought it made me really toned. I was in my mid-forties then, I am of slender build and eat healthy. BP did not make me lose weight, I actually gained 1 or 2 kilos but my body was really nicely shaped. I used very light weights.

I think I will take it up again because I enjoyed it. I just hated that the music was so loud. I started Bodypump in March, I can definetly see improvement in my shape.

A great addition to rugby and hockey and now weight training and running. Reebok one ask, bring back Step n Pump, plzzzzz. I enjoyed reading the comments about Body Pump. I became a personal trainer at the age of 52, a spinning instructor and Body Pump instructor at the age of I was very gung ho and in great shape. I had started running at the age of 27 to lose weight and quit smoking and became nationally ranked.

Then life started happening…half my colon removed at the age of 58, broken elbow at 59 and then discovered I had Hepatitis C at the age of The Hep C was from blood transfusions I received in and due to injuries sustained from being hit by a car. Donated blood was not tested for Hep C until as it had not yet been discovered! I had complained about being tired for years but the docs put it down to me exercising too much and then blamed it on old age.

So anyway, turns out my liver was inflamed and damaged and told me to start treatment right away. What I want to say in a very rambling way is that I lost a lot of muscle and it was hard to start from the beginning again. I am often in a lot of pain and yes, my knee hurts. But with baby steps, physical therapy and will power I am back teaching spin and BP again. People come up to me after class because they love the way I teach and say it also helps them when I show modifications and understand where they are coming from too.

I throw in a few lame bits of Brit humor too. Do what you can! You are so inspiring Lynda!!! I suffer grade 4 endometriosis involving the bowel and have waited 17months for joint surgery!!! I love body pump and rpm but struggle to get to a class!! I find it helps and I would love you to e-mail me.

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