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Les Mills Want You!

You could be the new face of Les Mills!

Have you achieved awesome results from BODYCOMBAT (or any of the Les Mills’ programs?) This is just a quick heads up that LMI are looking for success stories for their new campaign – YOU could be the new face of Les Mills!

Pretty cool! Personally I dropped from over 100kg down to 80kg doing Combat – unfortunately (now in hindsight) when I was at my heaviest I didn’t allow anyone to take my photo!

All you have to do is post before and after pics along with your story to the Les Mills facebook page and they’ll do the rest! But hurry you’ve only got till Feb 26 – that’s this Sunday!

I can tell you from personal experience being part of an LMI marketing campaign is absolutely amazing – don’t look back and regret you didn’t try head to their facebook page and go for it!

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Here’s the lot team 🙂

BODYCOMBAT 51 tracklist
1a: Give Me Everything (Sunny Dee Remix) – Jason Born
1b: Loud (Technoposse Remix Edit) – Big Diddy
2: Bark At The Moon – Fortified Pro
3: Here Tonight – Reality Charm And Solitude
4: Another Way To Die – Disturbed
5: Kung Foo Fighting – Kickers Kingdom
6: Where Them Girls At (Mix I) – Olson Bjerre
7: Born To Kill – Airbourne
8: Land Of Dance (Sy And Unknown Remix) – Retro And Flawless
9: Champion – Chipmunk feat. Chris Brown
10: Awake And Alive (Rock Radio Mix) – Skillet

BODYPUMP 81 tracklist
1. You Make Me Feel… – Cobra Starship feat Sabi
2. Higher Ground – Jagged Eagle
3. Loud – Stan Walker
4. Ravers Fantasy (Manox remix) – Manian
5. Domino – Miss Daise
6. I Own You – Shinedown
7. San Francisco (Remix 11) – Fine Tune
8. Blood Is Pumping – Blade X
9. Mr Saxobeat – Alexandra Stan
10. Best Thing I Never Had – Beyoncé
Alternative tracks:
6. Dynamite (Remix IX) – Studio 88 feat Juno Mars
10 Breaking Inside – Shinedown feat. Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

BODYATTACK 76 tracklist
Warmup : San Francisco (Fine Tune)
Mixed Impact : Más (NXT)
Aerobic : Notorious (Global Nation)
Plyometric : Twilight Zone (Colourbox)
Upper Body Conditioning : You Got The Love (The Grace)
Running : Ridin Solo (Damn-R Remix) (Jason Born)
Agility : Badman Riddim (The Spring Act)
Interval : Angels (Reversal Switch)
Power : Don’t Wanna Go Home (Sunny Dee Remix) (Jason Born)
Lower Body Conditioning : Night Of Your Life (Olson Bjerre feat. Sam K.)
Core Conditioning : Tonight Tonight (Hot Chelle Rae )
Cooldown : All That You Are (The Goo Goo Dolls)

BODYBALANCE 56 tracklist
Tai Chi Warmup : Stop And Stare (Fundmental Envy)
Sun Salutations : Euphoria (Firefly) (Parker & Surface Jave)
Standing Strength : Best Thing I Never Had (Beyoncé)
Balance : Someone Like You (Audiogroove)
Hip Openers : Run For It (Delerium feat. Leigh Nash)
Core – Abdominals : Love Will Always Win (Opshop)
Core – Back : This = Love (The Script)
Twists : Somewhere Only We Know (The Sense)
Forward Bends – Hamstrings : Running Up That Hill (Inevitable)
Forward Bends – Hamstrings : Angel (Blue Cloud)
Relaxation/Meditation : Acceptance (Paul Avgerinos)
Standing Strength : Search For The Hero (M People)

BODYJAM 60 tracklist
Warmup/Isolations : Save The World (Zedd Remix) (Swedish House Mafia)
Moombahton : Horsey (Diplo)
Mambos : Wepa (Mix I) (Tomorrow’s World)
We found one close to me : We Found Love (Colourbox)
We found one close to me : One (Your Name) (Vocal Mix) (Swedish House Mafia feat. Pharrell)
We found one close to me : Close To Me (R3hab Remix) (Benny Benassi feat. Gary Go)
Recovery : Out Of My Head (Lupe Fiasco feat. Trey Songz)
Shufflin’ to Epicland : Save The World (Knife Party Remix) (Swedish House Mafia)
Shufflin’ to Epicland : Speak Up (Savant)
Shufflin’ to Epicland : Bullet (Original Mix) (Michael Woods)
Shufflin’ to Epicland : Indestructible (The Flask)
Groovedown : Love On Top (Beyoncé)
Bonus 13 – Moombahton : Feel So Close (Dillon Francis Remix) (Calvin Harris)

RPM 54 tracklist
Pack Ride : Moves Like Jagger (Mix II) (January Rays feat. Riley)
Pace : San Francisco (Remix III) (Fine Tune)
Hills : Run To You (Hands Up Club Mix) (Jan Wayne feat. Fab)
Mixed Terrain : Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Coldplay)
Intervals : Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites (Dirtyphonics Remix) (Skrillex)
Speed Work : Just Be (Antillas Club Mix) (Tiesto feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw)
Mountain Climb : Hold Me Tonight (Empyre One Remix) (Manian)
Ride Home : Gotta Be Wrong Sometimes (O.A.R.)
Stretch : It Girl (Jason Derulo)

BODYSTEP 87 tracklist
Warmup : You Make Me Feel… (Yesterday Stomp feat. Diverse)
Step Warmup : Good Girl (Sushi Tribe)
Step Orientation : Moves Like Jagger (Mix I) (January Rays feat. Riley)
Step Athletic : Dance In The Dark (Southern Light)
Mixed Strength : Own This Club (DJ Mark)
Power Peak : Rockstar (The Claw)
Step Recovery : Make My Day (Beefy & Halo)
Party Step : Where Them Girls At (Mix II) (Olson Bjerre feat. Climb Max & Famous J.)
Speed Step : (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher (Mondo Libre)
Peak : Don’t Leave Me This Way (Velvet Affect)
Recovery/Conditioning : Cinema (Dee D. feat. DJ Gazz)
Cooldown/Stretch : Stereo Hearts (Radiation Leep feat. Amy L.)
Athletic Circuit Track : Two Tribes (Walking Wounded)
Athletic Circuit Track : Flash (Buck Wild)

BODYVIVE 22 tracklist
Warmup : You Make Me Feel… (Cobra Starship feat. Sabi)
Cardio 1 : Just Be Good To Me (Simply Hyper)
Cardio 2 : Ladies Night (Workout Mix) (d’Macy)
Cardio 3 : Gimme Some Lovin’ (The Mick Lloyd Connection)
Peak Cardio : Get It On (Bodytronixx)
Active Recovery : Life’s What You Make It (Talk Talk)
Dynamic Strength : Why Don’t You Love Me (Jump Smokers Club Remix) (Beyoncé)
Integrated Strength : I Want A New Drug (Huey Lewis And The News)
Hips : Make My Heart (Dario Caminita & Andrea Corelli Radio Edit) (Toni Braxton)
Core 1 : Waterfront (Simple Minds)
Core 2 : Beautiful People (Chris Brown & Benny Benassi)
Stretch : The Only Exception (Paramore)

SH’BAM 7 tracklist
Track 1 : Good Feeling (Flo Rida)
Track 2 : Wepa (Mix II) (Tomorrow’s World)
Track 3 : Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny) (Envy feat. Reachout)
Track 4 : Till The World Ends (Britney Spears)
Track 5 : Shake Senora Remix (Pitbull feat. T-Pain, Sean Paul & Ludacris)
Track 6 : Where Them Girls At (Mix III) (Computer Love feat. Climb Max)
Track 7 : Venus (Soda Club Remix) (Soda Club)
Track 8 : Sauve (Kiss Me) (Beat Bandits feat. Purified Junkies)
Track 9 : Footloose (The Agenda)
Track 10 : Don’t Wanna Go Home (Young Drake)
Track 11 : Teenage Dream (Bodytronixx)
Track 12 : All You Need Is Love (Active Conflict)

CXWORX 6 tracklist
Warmup : Freefallin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Zoë Badwi)
Core Strength 1 : Cinema (Skrillex Remix) (Benny Benassi feat. Gary Go)
Standing Strength 1 : Born To Be Wild (Hiroshi Free)
Standing Strength 2 : Pause (Pitbull)
Core Strength 2 : Titanium (Computer Love feat. Digital Beats)
Core Strength 3 : The Lazy Song (Bruno Mars)
Bonus 1 – Warmup : International Love (Pitbull feat. Chris Brown)
Bonus 2 – Core Strength 1 : What A Wonderful World (Comet & DJ Reflex)
Bonus 6 – Core Strength 3 : Hot Tottie (Usher feat. Jay-Z)

Been updating this list for awhile now as each release comes out just to help instructors realise that if they don’t plan their playlist correctly they can run massively over (or under) time! BODYCOMBAT 51 actually sees only one change to the lists below, Here Tonight comes in as the shortest ever track 3 at only 4:14 (which is a shame as it’s probably my favourite track of the release!).

There are a couple tracks that do come close though. Track 8 (Land of the Dance) comes in over 8 minutes so just shy of a the record below held by BC50’s You’re The Feeling. The Muay Thai is really short in 51 too at a touch over 4 minutes.

So again, just goes to show – be careful when mixing or you could inadvertently have a class that runs 15 minutes over the hour (and that’s assuming you don’t stop the music for even a second) – or alternatively have a class that’s done in 37 minutes!

LONGEST BODYCOMBAT MIX

01: Dragostea Din Tei / My Life Would Suck Without You (BC41) 9:48
02: The United Vibe (BC35) 7:11
03: Poison (BC42) 7:31
04: Enter Sandman / Boom (BC41) 7:09
05: Don’t Need (BC49) 6:57
06: Russian Roulette (BC45) 6:48
07: Excalibur (BC42) 7:42
08: You’re the Feeling (BC50) 8:24
09: Somebody To Love (BC21) 6:05
10: Now We Are Free (BC20) 7:04

TOTAL: 1:14:40

SHORTEST BODYCOMBAT MIX

01: Summermelody / Does the Fish Have Chips? (BC34)   6:11
02: Thnks Fr Th Mmrs (BC34) / Energy (BC44) 3:16
03: Here Tonight (BC51) 4:14
04: Lord of The Rings / Hava Nagila (BC49) 4:17
05: The Anthem (BC42) 2:58
06: Leave Me Alone (BC32)   3:20
07: Run To The Hills (BC33)   3:01
08: Footloose (BC2) 3:46
09: Gonna Fly Now (BC36) 2:53
10: Black Box (BC45) 3:29

TOTAL: 37:26

Hi guys the BC51 tracklist has officially hit the net so here ya go!

Prepare to have some fun with track 5 it’s a little bit crazy! T6 is great too – and  love track 3 so much! As always when LM covers have been used I’ve tried to link to the original (actual remix of Kung Fu Fighting used in BC51 is MUCH faster than one linked).

For more info on this release see my BODYCOMBAT 51 filming post. Enjoy!

BODYCOMBAT 51 track list

1a: Give Me Everything (Sunny Dee Remix) – Jason Born
1b: Loud (Technoposse Remix Edit) – Big Diddy
2: Bark At The Moon – Fortified Pro
3: Here Tonight – Reality Charm And Solitude
4: Another Way To Die – Disturbed
5: Kung Foo Fighting – Kickers Kingdom
6: Where Them Girls At (Mix I) – Olson Bjerre
7: Born To Kill – Airbourne
8: Land Of Dance (Sy And Unknown Remix) – Retro And Flawless
9: Champion – Chipmunk feat. Chris Brown
10: Awake And Alive (Rock Radio Mix) – Skillet

One packed house!

One packed house!

The BODYCOMBAT 52 filming was always going to be a very very emotional evening. With the passing of Hernan just a few days earlier everyone was anticipating this class to be a special tribute to our BODYCOMBAT hero – and a tribute it certainly was. The room was absolutely packed to capacity with an amazing number of people wearing black armbands (including Dan and Rach) as a mark of respect to our fallen warrior. I’ve been to 14, maybe 15 Combat filmings and I don’t recall ever seeing one this busy – it was truly amazing to see so many people. Even people that never usually do Combat made the effort in his memory.

Many of you have asked me about the tribute itself. Well it was beautiful. For the cooldown Dan and Rach called up many of the Les Mills instructors present that worked closely with Hernan (names you’ll know from DVDs such as Sarah Robinson, Chris Richardson, Will Pritchard, Sharyn Sue See…) as well as Hernan’s brother Leo who had just flown into the country. The cooldown track that they chose given the circumstances was perfect. Just perfect. By the end of it the whole room was in tears. Literally the whole room. It was an amazing tribute to an amazing man. The entire room came together as one in Hernan’s honour and it’s something I’m sure I’ll remember forever.

If you are reading this as an instructor I’m sure that magical moment will be captured on film. And if you’re a participant never-fear as you too will know what I’m talking about when you experience the release in your own gym.

Hernan’s trademark was his ‘Colgate smile’ and he would’ve wanted us to work hard and have a great time so it’s something we all made an effort to do. And to be honest it was made a lot easier by the fact that BODYCOMBAT 52 is freaken AWESOME.

Dan and Rach presented this release on their own this round. They were dressed in stunning new Les Mills gear. Although LM gear does always look pretty good, this is the first time I’ve ever looked at it and thought “OMG I’m buying that!”. The male shorts especially were really cool – from memory they were a textured charcoal with orange trim; LES MILLS written in massive orange letters down one leg and ‘BODYCOMBAT’ across the other (bout time LM started properly branding us – none of this tiny discreet ‘LMI’ stuff!). The male t-shirt was pretty cool too. Just an orange cotton tee (kinda like the green one from a few releases ago) but it had BODYCOMBAT in large letters down one side and a very Venumesque logo down the other (yes I did just make that word up). That’s two releases in a row the BC gear has been orange and it works surprisingly well!

So onto the release itself. Well, as always I cannot mention specifics about music or choreography, but I can give you my opinion on it so that’s what I’ll do. Bear in mind this is all from memory and obviously my mind was a bit cloudy that night but I’ve tried my best to recall as much as I can.

Warmup – both tracks uplifting and lower body especially was very fun! Without giving too much away – this is the second release in a row we’ve gone all sexy in track one! (there that’s as much of a hint as you’re getting!) Choreography wise the track did seem a bit ‘bitsy’ in that there are moves in the warmup that aren’t in the actual release – but that’s a minor nitpick of mine and neither here nor there.

It seems we have a reoccurring artist in track 2 – again I can’t mention any specifics but this person’s music is back (again!). If you’re into rock you’ll enjoy this track. Track 3 was possibly my favourite track of the release. If you offered me $1,000,000 to tell you the actual song I couldn’t for the life of me tell you but I do know I loved it! Felt like uplifting hard trance – was awesome.

Track 4 – well, this track was in BODYPUMP 82 as well! It’s an old track (from the early 2000’s) that’s been redone as a club anthem and it’s good! Kicks, kicks and more kicks! Track 5 – well, three words. IT. WENT. OFF. Dan and Rach I LOVE the new format for track 5s as does everyone else I know. Freaken awesome just brilliant. A true ‘power’ track and very easy to remember the words to this one! 😉

Track 6; Youch. Leg conditioning. No esquivas (phew as that’d be 3 releases in a row!) but tonnes of leg loading. Ouchies. Track 7 is a marathon. Felt to me to be at least a good 7-8 minutes. Very simple combo – loads of knees – heart rate maxed out. Massive track. Again it’s a rock track – not my personal preference for muay thai but to be honest I barely noticed as I was too busy breathing out of my butt! Track 8 is a goodie – it has been used in a recent LM programme so I have heard a lot of this track lately… but super solid track all the same.

Track 9 is a tough conditioning track. Obviously when I’m doing a release I’m making mental notes all the way and again I have zero idea what this track was… I’m not even sure I heard a single lyric! I do know the abdominal training fired up my core though that’s for sure. And, cooldown was just gorgeous. Beautiful track and as I mentioned perfectly fitting given the tribe’s recent loss.

So, as you’ve probably worked out by now I loved BODYCOMBAT 52. It reminded me of BC43 or 48 which I also fell in love with immediately. I don’t know about you but for me BC50 was a grower. I wasn’t ‘blown away’ at first – but after doing it several times I began to really like it. Some releases are like that. This one isn’t. I was blown away right on the spot – first time. Look forward to this one guys it’s awesome 🙂


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