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Hope you lot are happy this took me ages to do! Les Mills next time update your website quicker so I have less stalkers! 😛

RPM 58 added! (Thanks Raina!) SH’BAM 11 just added but I only have the track titles thus far (better than nothing you badass Gangnam Stylers!)

Enjoy guys 🙂

Q2012_RPM-A2-POSTER-P2RPM 58 tracklist

1. Good Time – Iconic Ivory (cover of Owl City feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)
2. Get It Started – Pitbull feat. Shakira
3. Party Bounce – Brooklyn Bounce & Splash
4. Let It Roll – Flo Rida
5. Feel The Love – Louder III (cover of Rudimental feat. John Newman)
6. Can’t Stop Me (Tiesto Mix) – Afrojack & Shermanology
7. Never Give Up – ATB feat. Ramona Nerra
8. Hall Of Fame – The Script
9. Try – P!nk

Q2012_Balance-A2-POSTER-P1BODYBALANCE 60 tracklist

1. All Of The Lights – Youth King
2. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You – Gilmore Brown
3. Grenade – Bruno Mars
4a. Give Me Love – Shimmer Honor
4b. The Parting Glass – Sheer Ross
5. Tonight (Best You Ever Had) – John Legend feat. Ludacris
6. Warrior – Kimbra
7. Next To You – Impossible Stone
8. Lost And Found – Katie Herzig
9a. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
9b. Perth – Bon Iver
10. Finely Balanced – Stretch Sixty

Alt 3. Grenade (Instrumental) – Bruno Mars
Alt 5. Come Together – Fab Again

Q2012_BODYJAM-A2-POSTER-P2BODYJAM 64 tracklist

1. Blow Me (One Last Kiss) (Gigi Barocco Battle Remix) – P!nk
2. D.R.E.A.M – Gandalf Archer
3. Bom Bom – Sam And The Womp
4. Brokenhearted (Mixin Marc & Tony Svejda Club Remix) – Karmin
5. We’ve Only Just Begun – Michael Woods feat. Ester Dean
6. Scream (R3hab Remix) – Usher
7. 2 Reasons – Trey Songz feat T.I.
8. Sparks (Turn Off Your Mind) (Radio Edit) – Fedde Le Grand & Nicky Romero feat. Matthew Koma
9. Dark Side (Moguai Vocal Mix) – Kelly Clarkson
10. As Long As You Love Me – Blue Romance
11. How We Do (Original Mix) – Hardwell & Showtek
12. Diamonds – Almighty Nova 3

Q2012_STEP-A2-POSTER-P2BODYSTEP 91 tracklist

1. Light It Up – Square Thought
2. Brokenhearted – Miles High
3. Turn All The Lights On – Overnight Feast
3 Athletic. Who Is Ready To Jump – DJ Lee / Take Me On The Floor – Oscar Strong
4. Music – Tex Trooper
5. L’Amour – Groovy Bean
6. BOOM – Year XI
7. Hit And Run – Bright Reward
8. Hot Right Now – Trendy Heart 4
9. Gold – An Truly
10. Tribal Dance 2.4 – Triple XXX
AC. Take Me Higher – Union Rush / Who Is Ready To Jump – Unicorn Plush / Smash It – Circus King
11. I Can Only Imagine – Third Duo
12. One More Night – Air Ridge

Q2012_VIVE-A2-POSTERS-P2BODYVIVE 26 tracklist

1. Somebody To Love – Usher
2. Ride On Time – Black Box
3. Sir Duke – One-Click
4. Silence (DJ Tiësto’s In Search Of Sunrise Remix) – Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan
5. Keep Your Hands Off My Girl – One Destiny
6. Freedom! ‘90 – George Michael
7. Pictures (Tonite Only Remix) – Sneaky Sound System
8. You Get What You Give – October Rain
9. Crazy – Ricki-Lee
10. Big Time Sensuality – Vector Dance
11. Fantasy – Black Box
12. She’s The One – Robbie Williams

Q2012-CX-Works_A2-POSTER-P2CXWORX 10 tracklist

1. Turn Up The Love – Body Language
2. Fire Inside (Original Mix) – Gemini (UK) feat. Greta Svabo Bech
3. Shot Through The Heart (Power Remix)– Power Music
4. Hero – Skillet
5. Euphoria – Usher
6. Me & You – Hall Syndicate

Bonus 2 Everybody Get Up (Bombs Away Remix) – Jam Xpress & Seany B
Bonus 4 Pound The Alarm – Natural Habitat
Bonus 6 Perfect Nightmare – Laid Back

Q2012_BODYATTACK-A2-POSTER-P2BODYATTACK 80 tracklist

1. Back In Time (Basslouder Remix Edit) – Phat Bomb
2. Good Time – Enchanted Dance
3. Suave (Nick Skitz vs Technoposse Remix Edit) – Nick Skitz & Miami Ink
4. Rock The World – Ideal Heaven
5. Bonfire – Falcon Earl
6. Summer Of Love – Cascada
7. Barbra Streisand – First Exhibit
8. Bridge Of Light – Therapy Loop
9. Where Have You Been – Embodied Temple
10. Wings – Ladies Eclipse
11. Fist Pump, Jump Jump – Ying Yang Twins feat. Greg Tecoz
12. Winner – Pet Shop Boys

BODYPUMP 85BODYPUMP 85 tracklist

1. Heartbreak On Hold – Alexandra Burke
2. Antidote – Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party
3. Uprising – Muse
4. The Rhythm Of The Night (Ryan T. & Rick M. Radio Edit) – Cascada
5. Let It Roll – Flo Rida
6. Blow Me (One Last Kiss) (Clean Radio Edit) – P!nk
7. Spectrum – Loyal Crown
8. This Is How We Rock! (Hardforze H.A.R.D Remix Edit) – Brooklyn Bounce
9. One More Night – Eastern Clause
10. Forever – Six60

Alt 4. Undefeated (Basslouder Remix Edit) – Ruff Cash

BODYCOMBAT 55BODYCOMBAT 55 tracklist

1a. Back in Time (Basslouder Remix Edit) – Phat Bomb
1b. Call Me Maybe (Basslouder Remix Edit) – Diva Chain
2. Bad Girls – Kung-Fu Angel
3. Don’t Feel Like Love – Hixxy
4. Firestarter – Base Addiction
5. We No Speak No Americano (Gammer Remix) – Yolanda Be Cool vs DCUP
6. Where Have You Been (Smithee Remix Edit) – Candid
7. Let It Rock – Artcore
8. For A Lifetime (Breeze Mix) – Adam Harris feat. Taya
9. YOU’RE GONNA LOVE THIS – 3OH!3
10. Battle Scars – Guy Sebastian feat. Lupe Fiasco

Q2012_SHBAM-POSTER-P2SH’BAM 11 tracklist

1. Cheers (Drink To That)
2. Set It Off
3. Balada (Ao Vivo)
4. Laserlight
5. Turn All The Lights On
6. Pound the Alarm
7. Insomnia
8. Turn Up The Love
9. Do You Love Me
10. Gangnam Style
11. Jump
12. Fever

BODYCOMBAT 55Workshops have started so here it is! As usual where an LM cover has been used I’ve linked to the closest version as best I can. Track 2 and 3 on the links below don’t start until some time in so scroll across. Can’t quite locate track 6’s remix of Where Have You Been but it’s on Skitzmix 41 for those interested. And for 2 releases in a row no luck finding the muay thai on youtube – but it’s good! All in all this release is AWESOME! One of the absolute best.

For more on this release see my BODYCOMBAT 55 filming post. The rest of the programs are coming please be patient I’m trying my best!

BODYCOMBAT 55 tracklist

1a. Back in Time (Basslouder Remix Edit) – Phat Bomb
1b. Call Me Maybe (Basslouder Remix Edit) – Diva Chain
2. Bad Girls – Kung-Fu Angel
3. Don’t Feel Like Love – Hixxy
4. Firestarter – Base Addiction
5. We No Speak No Americano (Gammer Remix) – Yolanda Be Cool vs DCUP
6. Where Have You Been (Smithee Remix Edit) – Candid
7. Let It Rock – Artcore
8. For A Lifetime (Breeze Mix) – Adam Harris feat. Taya
9. YOU’RE GONNA LOVE THIS – 3OH!3
10. Battle Scars – Guy Sebastian feat. Lupe Fiasco

Latest posters are out! As occasionally happens LMI have gone back and jazzed up some of the older poster images; these are actually my favourite pics out of all the poster shoots (including the ones I’ve been in haha!) GRIT included too which is a nice change. What are your thoughts?

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BODYCOMBAT 55 is officially in the bag!

Usually before a filming I’ll get a chance to head to a trial class and get a preview of what’s coming but been so busy lately that didn’t happen. As such I literally went into this filming class knowing absolutely nothing about this release other than a few peeps on both facebook and twitter warning me about the intensity of track 2 – and for good reason! But more about that in a moment…

Like last quarter the masterclasses were all filmed in the morning this round. This again meant BODYCOMBAT 55 was quite a bit quieter than usual as really the only people there were the super keen who took the day off work to attend (like me!) or the internationals that had flown in especially. Of course this means more room to punch and kick which is A-OK with me!

The filming team for 55 was Dan, Rach and Andres from Hong Kong (last seen on BC50). As always they were in the latest LM gear and man was it sharp! Possibly the best looking combat clothing I’ve seen – colours were black and dark purple (possibly maroon) and it just looked phenomenal. I’ll be first in line to grab that stuff as soon as it’s online for sure. The men’s t-shirts were compression fit – super tight with what appeared to be a skull on one shoulder (mean!) – I’m not a big fan of the standard cotton tee for combat (I tried it once and it was like wearing a wetsuit it was so heavy with sweat by the end of the class!) so this lighter fabric appeals to me a lot more. Rach was wearing a much more feminine top, off one shoulder with little crystals all along the top (not sure if those were added especially or whether they will be standard issue on the top but the looked pretty cool!). The shorts were really awesome too, again black and purple. So look out for that range when it hits lesmillsclothing.com for sure!

As for the release itself? Well again, disclaimer applies I cannot mention anything super specific about the music or chorey (sorry!) – I can give you a feel for the release and my opinion of it. And once again 55 is a total ripper!

Now I know 99% of you won’t have seen BC54 yet but if you read my BODYCOMBAT 54 filming post you may recall I mentioned how massive track 2 is. I actually tweeted last week that BC54’s track 2 would be the toughest t2 ever; it’s 6.5 minutes long, and is freaken H-A-R-D-C-O-R-E. It has a roundhouse challenge in it that will really challenge you and push you to the limit… and it’s only the second track! Well, I definitely spoke too soon as 55’s track 2 is even harder!

Honestly without giving the game away 55’s track 2 feels more like a leg-conditioning track that we’re used to seeing in tracks 4 or 6… it’s really tough! Are we seeing the evolution of the programme here? I mean, when you think about it making track 2 one of the toughest tracks makes a lot of sense. Consider BODYPUMP as a comparison, we warm the body up then we move right into the heaviest weight of the class while we’re fresh. Making track 2 a BIG track while we still have a lot of energy does seem smart. Plus, being that track 3 is a power training track with no kicks it gives the legs a bit of an opportunity to recover before track 4 (which doesn’t happen when we have leg-conditioning tracks as a track 6 as we move straight into muay thai). So it all makes sense to me. The flip side of that is that is that smashing us in track 2 makes the rest of the class considerably harder – I was absolutely crushed coming into track 3!

So yes, much like BC54 track 2 is a real standout in BODYCOMBAT 55 which is awesome news as for me (and let me know if you feel the same here) track 2 has always been a bit meh. It’s very rare that we have amazing track 2s. Frozen was great, and looking back there’s a been a few awesome ones over the years (United Vibe as an example) but generally the second track has always been a bit vanilla. Well definitely not the case in 54 or 55 – yay!

What else can I tell you about the release. Well let me say this about the warmup; D&R haven’t been afraid to grab one of the more crazy pop hits of the year and use it as a lower body warmup – as soon as it started I just cracked up. If you thought ‘Sexy and I know it’ was a laugh you’ll love this one too! (no it’s not Gangnam Style – though who knows what could happen in BC56 haha!) You’ll have a lot of fun hooking into the lyrics with this track in class.

Track 2 I’ve mentioned (YOUCH!). The music style was kinda difficult to describe, it’s definitely not rock. Maybe you could almost call it a dubstep remix of another track musically? Hard to explain. Track 3 much like BC54 was another standout. OUTSTANDING. Really really good.

Track 4 was side kicks, side kicks and more side kicks! A little bit of leg loading (much like 54 there are no esquivas in BC55) but there is a move in this track to challenge the legs. But definitely a lot of side kicks in this one! Musically another highlight for me.

Track 5 was a little crazy! Definitely a cardio peak, again you’ll have a lot of fun with this track. Initially I thought the track was Mr Saxobeat (it’s not) but that kinda gives you an idea of the actual style of the music. It was a fun one.

Track 6 is a track that was in BODYPUMP 84 and it’s also in a few other programmes this quarter. Tae Kwon Do and Karate based – Andres presented this and he did a great job! Loads of back and front kicks and not much else!

Muay Thai, killer track. Again not sure how to describe this musically  It’s not rock – but its not trance – it’s kinda a rocky techno track? Bit like the muay thai in 54 – very difficult to pin an actual genre on the music. You’ll understand when you hear it. My absolute favourite move is back in the muay thai in BC55 so I’m a very very happy man. Loved it.

Track 8 was phenomenal too (nothing unusual there). If you remember the surprise at the end of Your Shining (gah, really hate writing the grammatically incorrect “your” but that is the actual name of the track), well this track has something similar. Just when you think you’re done… well… it’s not!

Solid track 9 and lovely cooldown to round the class off.

Sooo… in closing. BODYCOMBAT 55 is another total winner for me. 53 is still my favourite release ever but 54 and 55 are very close behind. It’s fantastic. Loads of kicks, fantastic music and not one single track that I didn’t enjoy. We have a lot to look forward to in the coming months be very excited!

The filming for BODYCOMBAT 56 is scheduled for either Jan 23 or Jan 29 2013 (those are the two filming dates which programmes on which day not confirmed yet but will post as soon as I know), if you’re going I’ll see you there! In the meantime enjoy BC54 guys, when you see it definitely let me know your thoughts!

Hey guys! The filming for BODYCOMBAT 55 was yesterday – man that was OUT OF CONTROL! I’m just writing the post about it now, but in the meantime the sizzler for BODYCOMBAT 54 has hit the net!

I’ve been lucky enough to have had my hands on BC54 for a wee while now and let me tell you it is one crazy release – track 2 is a freaken killer… but 55’s track 2 is even tougher! I’ll write more about that in my BC55 post which should be up in the next 24 hours, in the interim video and text versions of BC54’s sizzler are below, and you can read more about BODYCOMBAT 54 in my filming post – enjoy!

BODYCOMBAT 54 Sizzler

Hey guys and welcome to BODYCOMBAT 54! This release is going to knock you into a whole new world. We have made some really amazing changes based on your huge amount of feedback, and here is the crazily tough class to prove it!
Start softly with a double combo of Rock-chick hits, tons of combos and a lot of movement to really warm deep into your upper and lower bodies.
Then… you will not believe what is about to hit you!
The tempo of Track 2 is super slow, and the movement… TURBULENT. You will probably be finding it a bit tricky to stand up the morning after this workout!
So how do we follow up such a massive, epic Legs track? With the MOST EUPHORIC Track 3 BODYCOMBAT has ever seen.
The pain and subsequent pleasure continues with some ‘sick’ tunes and unthinkable combos until you come to, honestly, one of our most favorite Track 7 and 8 combos ever. You will not believe these two tracks – the sounds are unusual and the choreography is out of control. Just hold on tight!
Now you would think we would’ve given you enough after that, right? Well have you got a surprise in store… Check out the Hip Escape in Track 9, and remember to never ever block us on Facebook! Enjoy this one and remember people…

… stay with the fight. Rach and Dan.

** UPDATE October 1: Please note the times on day 1 have changed slightly since I first posted them **

Well looks like another batch of morning classes! I’m actually really happy about that as it means I still get to teach that evening. No word on when GRIT is being filmed sorry. If you’re going see ya there!

Wednesday, 17th October 2012

  • 7:00am BODYATTACK 80
  • 8:30am BODYBALANCE 60
  • 11:00am SH’BAM 11
  • 12:00pm BODYPUMP 85
  • 1:30pm BODYVIVE 26

Tuesday, 23rd October 2012

  • 7:00am BODYSTEP 91
  • 8:30am BODYCOMBAT 55
  • 10:30am BODYJAM 64
  • 12:00pm CXWORX 10
  • 2:30pm RPM 58

Hey guys! Whoa can’t believe it’s been 6 weeks since my last post, apologies it’s been a crazy time! In the last couple months I completed the CXWORX module, released CX for the first time ever at my gym, completed my certification DVD, learned and launched all the other new releases… it’s been cray cray!

Anyway, all that madness has passed now so let’s talk about 53, 54 and 55!

So, most of you have seen BODYCOMBAT 53 by now yes? Tell me, did it live up to the hype?! (admittedly it was really only me hyping it in my BC53 filming post but now hopefully you can see why!) Is this the best release ever or what?! For me 53 is as close to a perfect release as we’ve come. Just takes off right from track 1 and doesn’t relent right though until the end! And how’s that muay thai? I’d love to hear your thoughts below now most of the world has seen it… do you agree!?

If you did love 53 then I’ve got great news for you… you’re gonna love BODYCOMBAT 54! If you’ve not read my BODYCOMBAT 54 post check it out – another epic release! Again another cranking muay thai track, AMAZING track 5, huge track 8, it’s awesome. Plus if you’re anything like me and had to do Swagger Jagger 5 or 6 times a week during the release period you’re going to really appreciate no leg conditioning tracks in 54… YUS! (don’t get me wrong I really like esquiva tracks but was it just me or were you in the worst state of DOMS of your life after teaching 53 a few times… I’ve been in perpetual agony for 3 weeks!)

Which brings me to BODYCOMBAT 55… unbelievably the filmings start exactly one month away today! I know both Dan and Rach are out of the country at the moment so I’ve not heard any news about how it’s looking yet – but no doubt they’ll start trialing upon their return. What I have heard (bear in mind this is a rumour!) is that Les Mills have signed a special licensing deal with Nick Skitz and Scooter so we can expect more of their tracks in Combat (including exclusive works!). If that rumour is true then I could not be more excited as those are my absolute favourite artists in Combat! Imagine more muay thai tracks like Hardcore Angel and Raver’s Paradise plus more massive cardio tracks from Scooter like Fire and Nessaja! BODYCOMBAT is only going to get better!

So that’s it for now! We’ll start seeing sizzlers for the new releases hit the web any day soon plus I’ll keep my ear to the ground for any news about BC55. In the meantime would love to hear how 53 is being received all around the world so let me know your thoughts!


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