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April 7, 2011 5:30 AM
I love these classes and think they are great work out but I'm finding it seriously hard to believe some of the calorie burn figures that I've found on the internet - mainly from the Les Mills community message board. None of them are in the exercise database here so I've been adding them myself.

I've found:
Body Pump - 300 - 450 (I log 250)
Body Combat - 400 - 750 (I log 380)
Body Jam - 400 - 600 (I log 300)
Body Step - 400 - 800 (I log 400)
Body Balance - 250 - 380 (I log 280)
Body Attack - 500 - 900 (don't have it at my gym but when I try it elsewhere I will log it at 400)

Does anybody have any opinions or information on the calorie burn figures for these classes? I've logged lower than the minimum on most because a) I don't believe them and b) I'm a small female
April 7, 2011 5:32 AM
I wear a heart monitor for my classes.

Body Balance is only around 160 calorie burn for me.

Body Pump is around 250.

I haven't tried the other classes yet.
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April 7, 2011 5:36 AM
I take the Les Mills Body Combat class and my HRM indicates that I burn between 650-750 cals in an hour.
April 7, 2011 5:36 AM
It depends on the intensity you do for the classes. When I did the body pump with my heart rate monitor I was around 300 but I was maxing out on the weight for me that by the last sets I was feeling it. Someone can do lower weights that really are not pushing you and you would get a lower result. Best thing to do is wear a HRM
April 7, 2011 5:37 AM
I use a HRM, and I wouldl typically burn about 250 for Balance, 350-450 for Pump and 400-500 for Combat.
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April 7, 2011 5:37 AM
For Body Pump I burn around 200 calories in the hour.

About 350 for an hour of Body Combat.

Haven't tried any others (our gym only offers Combat and Pump), but would love to! bigsmile

What is "Body Jam"? huh
April 7, 2011 5:40 AM
A Les Mills rep was just at my fitness center earlier this week. This is from their boards:

BodyPump - up to 560 calories
BodyCombat - up to 545
BodyBalance/BodyFlow - up to 340
RPM - up to 620
BodyAttack - up to 730
BodyStep - up to 620
BodyVive - up to 420
BodyJam - up to 530
Sh'Bam - up to 400
CX30 - up to 250
Edited by wattsam1 On April 7, 2011 5:41 AM
April 7, 2011 5:40 AM
Thanks. I have just bought an HRM watch but it was only £7.99 on ebay. I'll try it tonight but I doubt it will be accurate and I can't afford an expensive one. Worth a go though.
April 7, 2011 5:41 AM
QUOTE:

For Body Pump I burn around 200 calories in the hour.

About 350 for an hour of Body Combat.

Haven't tried any others (our gym only offers Combat and Pump), but would love to! bigsmile

What is "Body Jam"? huh


BodyJam is dance - like a Zumba class.
April 7, 2011 5:41 AM
i wear my hrm in body combat, and burn about 600 cals in the class. I do work pretty hard in the class though, prob more than the average person does in that class lol : )
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April 7, 2011 5:42 AM
Oooh Wattsam, thanks! I think what I'm logging does seem to about right for my size and ability according to those. I'm def not going to be at the maximum end.
April 7, 2011 5:46 AM
I use a polar HRM and attend body combat, body attack and body step at least once each every week. I weigh 153lb and am 5ft 7.7" am 24 years old and have a body fat % of 21.2This is the range of my burn:

Body Attack, 45 mins: 550-600 calories.

Body Combat, 30 mins: 330-400 calories.

Body Step, 50 mins: 560-600 calories.

I try and make every track very high intensity and use all of my energy and strength when kicking, punching, jumping ect. I add in extra high knees during some tracks when I feel like my heart rate isnt up high enough. I think that the burn is really dependant on the effort that you put in and can vary drastically. I have a friend who come some times and hardly even breaks sweat because she isnt putting any energy behind the moves and does the minimum movement required. I drip sweat and have red cheeks after abour 7mins of any of these classes lol. I like to get my calories worth from a workout!

E
April 7, 2011 5:51 AM
I regularly do Body flow, Combat, Step and Pump. According to my body media I have recently burned:

Combat 427
Flow around 200 (a little less or more)
Pump 384 ( seems high but I had done cardio first)
Step 413

I am 46 and weigh around 160
  2710687
April 7, 2011 6:28 AM
wow, ekainio, that is high - especially for classes that aren't the full hour! I definitely don't work as hard as you though, I wouldn't even consider adding things in!
April 7, 2011 6:44 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

For Body Pump I burn around 200 calories in the hour.

About 350 for an hour of Body Combat.

Haven't tried any others (our gym only offers Combat and Pump), but would love to! bigsmile

What is "Body Jam"? huh



BodyJam is dance - like a Zumba class.


Would love to try it!
Edited by iRun4wine On April 7, 2011 6:44 AM
April 7, 2011 6:45 AM
QUOTE:

I use a polar HRM and attend body combat, body attack and body step at least once each every week. I weigh 153lb and am 5ft 7.7" am 24 years old and have a body fat % of 21.2This is the range of my burn:


We have almost the same stats- I'm 152, 5 ft 7.5 inches tall and 26 years old. smile
April 7, 2011 7:07 AM
Kelynn, jam is quite fun. Much better than Zumba imo because it's more varied (one salsa track, one hip hop type track etc)
April 7, 2011 7:16 AM
I burn 650 - 700 calories in one hour of Combat!! And I sweat buckets!! Lovely!!
April 7, 2011 7:20 AM
QUOTE:

I use a polar HRM and attend body combat, body attack and body step at least once each every week. I weigh 153lb and am 5ft 7.7" am 24 years old and have a body fat % of 21.2This is the range of my burn:

Body Attack, 45 mins: 550-600 calories.

Body Combat, 30 mins: 330-400 calories.

Body Step, 50 mins: 560-600 calories.


I try and make every track very high intensity and use all of my energy and strength when kicking, punching, jumping ect. I add in extra high knees during some tracks when I feel like my heart rate isnt up high enough. I think that the burn is really dependant on the effort that you put in and can vary drastically. I have a friend who come some times and hardly even breaks sweat because she isnt putting any energy behind the moves and does the minimum movement required. I drip sweat and have red cheeks after abour 7mins of any of these classes lol. I like to get my calories worth from a workout!

E


My HRM reports similar numbers:

Body Attack, 45 mins: 550-650 calories.

Body Combat, 50 mins: 550-650 calories.

Body Step, 50 mins: 560-600 calories.

Body Flow, 45 min: 200 calories

Body Pump: 50 min: 250 calories.

RPM, 45 min: 600-700 calories.

I am 25 years old, 5'6", 136 lbs, BF% 22.

I absolutely LOVE these classes and I kick my butt every single time I go. I try to get 2x Pump, 2x Flow, 3x Attack/Step and 3x Combat/RPM each week, plus running.
Edited by Isa25 On April 7, 2011 7:22 AM
April 7, 2011 11:11 AM
Nooooooo, I used my new HRM watch tonight and it said:

Step (60 mins) 132
Jam (60 mins) 125

How the hell can that be right?!?!? I worked as hard as the class allowed, adding in advanced options and not stopping in between tracks. I was exhausted and very sweaty after Step and moderately hot and tired after Jam which just isn't as hard.

Hoping that the watch could be wrong?? It was cheap off ebay,
April 7, 2011 11:24 AM
Sounds way off. I'd put money on the watch being wrong.
  3627003
April 7, 2011 2:39 PM
I'm really hoping so. But it justifies not eating exercise calories - no idea how much I'm burning so def not about to eat extra!
May 23, 2011 11:20 PM
Hi I am not sure if this thread is still live but I am male, 6ft 1" 114kg (currently, was a lot more) and I burn about 1000cals in a combat or body step class according to 2 different HRMs. I work very hard in combat and do not take any options, full movement on all punches through the body and hips etc...it really makes a difference, some people on our class barely break a sweat which is fine for them but I prefer to blast it. It also makes a big difference how big you are, the bigger you are the more calories you burn to move about.
one thing I would say is that if you work on our technique you will burn loads more calories as you can work harder and harder at each track and not waste time getting int wrong or being unsure of the move....
check the internet for videos of classes and learn from them...i find it really helps, sad I know but my workout time is limited so I need to maximise the benefits....

Bye....J
June 9, 2011 11:23 AM
QUOTE:

A Les Mills rep was just at my fitness center earlier this week. This is from their boards:

BodyPump - up to 560 calories
BodyCombat - up to 545
BodyBalance/BodyFlow - up to 340
RPM - up to 620
BodyAttack - up to 730
BodyStep - up to 620
BodyVive - up to 420
BodyJam - up to 530
Sh'Bam - up to 400
CX30 - up to 250


awesome thank you!!
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September 7, 2011 1:14 PM
I'm 5'10", 19, and 170 (just had a thyroid fix, so I am trying pretty diligently to get back to my normal weight, which has always been 120 to 125 after I stopped growing three years ago). Got a HR yesterday and did the elliptical, in which my HR said I burned 680 in 75 minutes (high intensity). I plan on going to body combat tonight, but if these numbers apply to me, I may be better off doing my own cardio and weights afterwards!

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