no. 15 – The BodyPump Episode

Why BodyPump is still a great choice for group fitness and how increasing weight on the bar is the key to strength gains.

As unmillennials we’ve come a long way since the days of leotards and legwarmers. And while group fitness has evolved over the years, one thing remains true — the best fitness routine for YOU is the one you’ll actually do, consistently, and love.

I’ve shared on the show that my personal choice for fitness is BodyPump. Today, I’m taking time to explain why.

In this episode of This Unmillennial Life, I’m geeking out on all things BodyPump related with my friend, fellow food blogger and BodyPump instructor, Katie Webster. In the show we discuss: 

    • How Katie started attending BodyPump classes a decade ago and why she is still going (and teaching) today
    • What the “rep effect” is and why BodyPump recommends it as a way to build strength
    • What to expect in a BodyPump class, including music, timing, tempo and weight selection
  • The importance of choosing weights that challenge, but don’t compromise form

Following my interview with Katie, I share what Chris Mohr, PhD, RD, a frequent contributor to the show, shared with me as to his thoughts on BodyPump. Specifically, Chris addresses the notion that group fitness can be a big benefit of BodyPump and why continuing to add weight and challenging yourself is the key to strength gains in the class.

To wrap up the show, I share a few finds from LesMillsOnDemand to help you with either your own personal fitness quest at home and/or helping your kids get moving more.

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Until next time,

~Regan

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This week’s episode is sponsored by HealthyAperture.com — the web’s first and only dietitian-curated recipe discovery site.

Musical support provided by Ben Williams at Kudzu Studio. Website support provided by Katy Widrick at MakeMediaOver.com. Additional support provided by Robin Plotkin of RobinsBite.com.