Les Mills is an accomplished athlete having represented New Zealand in events such as weightlifting, shot put and discus. In addition he is part of Les Mills International which is the world's largest provider of choreographed exercise-to-music group fitness classes distributed to health and fitness clubs.
The Les Mills International Group has recently debuted their Les Mills Combat DVD set which is a fitness program based around movements of several martial arts designed to get enthusiast "fighting fit" in short order.
Much like other popular workout DVD's, the Les Mills Combat DVD is made to keep viewers interested and motivated. There is also an introductory DVD which shows proper form and technique for the movements that are going to be performed during the series.
According to several reviews some of the benefits of the program include-
- Improves heart and lung function and reduces the risk of heart disease
- Tones and shapes key muscle groups
- Burns calories for a leaner body
- Improves co-ordination and agility
- Improves bone density
- Improves posture and core strength and stability
- Builds self-confidence
So what makes this workout DVD series different from the other similar products?
1st you will actually learn some practical and technically correct martial arts techniques derived from styles like Muay Thai, Karate, Boxing, Tai Chi and Jiu Jitsu, to name a few.
Next, while this program will tone and strengthen muscle, this is primarily designed to burn fat fast. One session for the body combat routine is said to burn over 700 calories!
The movements can be done by a beginner and many have noticed improvement is agility, coordination, stamina and balance on this program.
Who is this for?
This program is designed for people that would like some motivation and variety in their workout. It is great for strengthening the core, improving cardio, melting off fat and toning unused muscles.
Who is this not for?
If you are looking to bulk and gain massive amounts of muscle, this is probably not the program for you. This is designed as a fun way to sculpt your body and burn fat at the same time in an interesting manner!
What are others saying?
Body Combat has been around for a long time but it’s only offered twice a week at my gym, both at inconvenient times. I was excited to try it out during my week off and I am so glad I did – I absolutely loved this workout!
I had a really great time in this class. In fact, it jacked me up so much that I didn’t put my coat on when I left the gym (in February) and I almost punched someone in the face when they cut me off getting on the subway. In sum: this class got me pumped, sweaty and raring to go.
If you do Body Combat two to three times per week you will feel fitter, stronger and leaner.
To learn more about the Les Mills Body Combat DVD follow this link- LES MILLS COMBAT WORKOUT: Work out like a warrior and carve a lean, chiseled body in 60 days!- Click here