Energising and motivating to make you feel liberated and alive.
Using a height-adjustable step and simple movements on, over and around the step, BODYSTEP® delivers huge motivation. Cardio blocks push fat burning systems into high gear followed by muscle conditioning tracks that shape and tone your body.
Les Mills BODYSTEP™ Athletic is the challenging, functional step workout that motivates you to really up the intensity.
Featuring short bursts of circuit-styled functional training combined with traditional step-based cardio blocks and muscle conditioning tracks, BODYSTEP™ Athletic focuses on driving power and athleticism – so you can embrace your inner athlete.
BODYSTEP™ Athletic is the ideal option if you want to push yourself to the limit and propel your fitness up a notch (or three).
A Typical Class
Each of the music tracks in a BODYSTEP® and BODYSTEP™ Athletic class has a specific exercise focus. Put together they create an energizing, full body workout with sing-a-long music and great moves. BODYSTEP® caters to all fitness levels and you can increase or decrease the intensity of the workout by raising or lowering the height of your step. Like all Les Mills programmes, a new class is released every three months with new music and choreography.
|1||Warm Up Warm Up the body with simple aerobic moves.|
|2||Step Warmup Learn how to step correctly as we continue to warm the body.|
|3||Step Orientation In this track we gradually lift the intensity of the workout by increasing our range of motion and adding light propulsions.|
|4||Step Athletic This is the first peak. It’s time to lift the energy and your heart rate, break a sweat and climb higher with more athletic stepping moves.|
|5||Mixed Strength Time to lower the step a level. We ease back on cardio and place bigger demands on the legs and glutes for lower body strength and toning.|
|6||Power Peak Power up the second peak. We use powerful stepping exercises and dynamic lateral movement to improve cardio and endurance fitness.|
|7||Step Recovery Catch your breath with with slower and more controlled stepping exercises to focus on balance and stability and on lower body toning and sculpting.|
|8||Party Step Let your hair down and have fun in this ‘anything goes’ part of the class. We use different themes and movement styles to create a party on the step.|
|9||Speed Step A signature for BODYSTEP. Lower the step height and step faster for speed and agility training.|
|10||Peak This is the third and final cardi peak where you have the option to raise the height of your step. This track is a physically challenging combination of dynamic propulsive exercises and strong lover-body moves.|
|11||Rovery/Conditioning Catch your breath as you work your gluteals and legs, thenmove to the floor for conditioning work for the upper body and abdominals.|
|12||Cooldown/Stretch We stretch our worked muscles as we cool down. This completes the full-body workout.|
How fit do I need to be?
Remember that BODYSTEP® caters to all fitness levels but it usually takes a few classes before you start to feel comfortable on the step, but don’t give up! With each class you attend you’ll feel more at ease. Start on a low step height and focus on your feet before trying the arm movements. If you get lost in a move, continue stepping with a move that you feel comfortable with until you can pick up the move again. Our Learn the Moves video will also give you a good idea of what to expect. And you can practise at home!
How often should you take a class?
Classes are best done with a rest day between them, to give your body time to recover. For best results, aim to take three BODYSTEP® classes per week.
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What you need to bring with you
We recommend you wear comfortable workout clothes that allow you to move easily across, around and on the step. Check out the latest Reebok/Les Mills co-branded range, designed specifically with stepping in mind.
For footwear, we suggest wearing cross-trainers rather than running shoes, because they’ll give you better foot support for the types of movement you’ll be doing in class.
Apart from that, bring a water bottle and a sweat towel – because you’re going to get hot!