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Posts Tagged ‘BODYCOMBAT 42

01a. Numb (RainDropz! Mix) – Jan Wayne vs RainDropz!
01b. I Do Not Hook Up – Kelly Clarkson
02. I Was Made For Loving You – Scooter
03. Poison (Al Storm Remix) – Groove Coverage
04. Use Me – Hiroshi Free
05. The Anthem – Good Charlotte
06. Warrior’s Dance – The Prodigy
07. Excalibur 2000 (2000 Radio Mix) – F.C.B.
08. Miracle (SAD Remix) – Cascada
09. Fire Burning – Sean Kingston
10. Second Chance – Shinedown

Well Iโ€™m back from from a crazy couple days in Auckland attending the filmings for BODYCOMBAT 42, BODYPUMP 72 and BODYATTACK 67. Iโ€™ve already had a tonne of messages on facebook asking me for the goss (absolutely feel free to add me if you havenโ€™t already), but… you’re all gonna have to wait a wee while as LM have asked me to be good boy and hold off posting any specific info (I know but they are the boss! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

BC42 filming. Pic courtesy of PJ's blog. Thanks PJ!

BC42 filming. Pic courtesy of PJ's blog. Thanks PJ!

I will say this; BODYCOMBAT 42 has some incredibly long tracks that are guaranteed to rocket your heart rate like no release before. Being a Muay Thai based release track 7 especially is an absolute monster! There’s a brand new move and an emphasis on some serious leg conditioning in track 6. I didn’t wear a heart rate monitor but if I had I suspect I’d have been up over 900 calories for the class. So look out for that one – I’ve actually written a full post detailing all the specifics and I promise as soon as LM give me the all clear I’ll hit submit.

As for BODYPUMP 72 & BODYATTACK 67 – well I really enjoyed both – BA especially was a total blast! (in fact doing that class solidified my decision to do the BODYATTACK Instructor Training module later this year – gives me about 2 months to actually get good at it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Although being new to Attack I really don’t have too much to judge it by it’s a super high energy class with amazing music. I don’t think it would’ve been possible to just watch that class, the energy was off the chart!

I also had the pleasure of running through BODYCOMBAT 41 in Hernan’s class the day after and that was fantastic. We haven’t “officially” even launched 41 here in NZ yet so it was awesome to get to give that another blast before workshop (that’s the one thing about attending the filming classes – you get to do the release and then don’t see it again for 3 or 4 months!)

I’ll be sure to post more info as it comes to hand, so keep an eye out for that. In the meantime rest assured there’s A LOT to be excited about!

Since my earlier filming post I’ve had a tonne of questions about the actual times for the next batch of filmings – and Les Mills have just released them so here they are! I’ll be at the BODYPUMP 72, BODYATTACK 67 and BODYCOMBAT 42 filmings – if you’re coming do let me know and look forward to seeing you there!


One of the great things about living outside of Auckland is when I do make a trip up it’s always a bit of a special event and I always try to pack in as much as possible. I did live in Auckland for about 10 years before leaving around 2 years ago – and now I’ve left and look back I can say one thing; it’s definitely a fun place to visit! (whether I’d actually want to live there again is a whole other story!)

So myself and the better half (she’s also an instructor) decided to head up and make a bit of a weekend of it. Apart from eating out at way too many restaurants and drinking far too much we did manage to attend a few classes – including Dan and Rach’s BODYCOMBAT class and Lisa Osbourne’s BODYATTACK class (actually Rach taught the class alone as Dan wasn’t there – she did mention something about him getting bitten but hopefully she was joking!). The FANTASTIC thing about attending those classes around now (now meaning a few weeks out from the filmings) is that you get to see all the new stuff in advance. So yes, I’ve now sampled BODYCOMBAT 42 and BODYATTACK 67 (how jealous are you?!) These are actually prereleases as they haven’t even been filmed yet!

So, what can I tell you about them? Well, unfortunately nothing… sorry guys! Out of respect for the programme directors I’m going to keep all their details under wraps (hey bit of a BODYCOMBAT pun there hehe). Truth is that was seriously like my 5th ever BODYATTACK class so even if I wanted to tell you what was new about it I couldn’t! I will say the music ROCKED! Lisa team taught the class with Mid Thomas and a very fit looking guy (I think he was from Aussie – sorry I missed his name) – but perhaps the three of them will be presenting on the DVD. It was kinda funny at one point as I think Lisa was trying out a new move – and then a few reps into it she said “nah that’s just stupid let’s do this instead!” and completely changed it… one of the perks of being a PD huh?!

As for BODYCOMBAT 42? Well I will say a couple things (these are just personal opinion) – I loved tracks 1-4. There’s a completely new move in there which definitely took a bit of getting used to. The music for these tracks was awesome. We see a return to a format of track 5 that we haven’t seen for a few releases… and the muay thai is a fricken marathon! There, how’s that for really telling you very little!

In all seriousness both these releases look to be a tonne of fun (actually there are some similarities between the two too) – and in reality a lot could change before the filming itself which is still a few weeks away. I guess if you do wanna know more – be sure to come along on July 30th to see them both! If you are coming I’ll definitely see you there!

Hey guys, here’s the filming dates for the Q4 2009 releases (Q3 were filmed last month at the GFX). As per these will be filmed in Studio 1 at Les Mills Auckland (exception is RPM of course which will be in the RPM studio… funny that! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) If any of you are planning on coming do let me know as I’ll be there with bells on!

Thursday July 30th 2009


Monday 3rd August 2009

  • RPM 45
  • BODYJAM 51

Wednesday 5th August 2009

  • BODYJAM+ 51

I’ll let you know the exact times as soon as I have them – until then these dates could be subject to change (though it’s a fairly safe bet they won’t be)

If you’re really organised it also looks like the dates for Q1 2010 releases will be filmed on Thursday 29th October 2009 & Monday 2nd November 2009 – but again I’ll confirm that MUCH closer to the actual dates (good grief no one needs that much notice surely!! ๐Ÿ˜› ) As for the July filmings – really hope to see you there!!!

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