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Sorry for the delay guys been meaning to post these for awhile – been one of those weeks! Enjoy! 🙂

BP71 workshop team

BP71 workshop team

It’s Monday night as I type this and my body has barely recovered from the quarterly workshop in Auckland on Saturday… t’was huuuge!! My day kicked off with BODYPUMP 71, followed by BODYBALANCE 46, BODYCOMBAT 41 and finally got absolutely smashed by BODYATTACK 66. The plan was to do pump, then grab a bite and head back to LM for the other three classes; stupidly we didn’t take a change of clothes and after combat had no choice but to whip back to the hotel and get changed (again!) for attack. My clothes were so drenched by the end of that class I looked like a cartoon character! Must’ve burnt some serious calories!

The BODYPUMP presentation team included the big guy himself; Glen, Susan, Matty T, George and Amy Styles. They did an awesome job (well no surprises there!); Amy completely destroyed our legs with that lunge track (my quads are actually flinching as I even think about it!).

Ang & Hernan - BC41 workshop

Ang & Hernan – BC41 workshop

The combat crew was Hernan, Ang and Kendra – oddly they were dressed in a martial arts gi presenting a release with the theme “Backyard Brawl” (yeah confused me too??!) They had fantastic chemistry though and the class was hugely entertaining. Finally the day ended with attack presented by Amy, George and Grant. Although I’m very new to attack and have little experience as a reference this class had my head spinning (in a good way!). The music, the energy and the electric atmosphere were just off the planet and I can’t wait to do it again.

Woke up Sunday morning and popped back into Les Mills for Ang’s BODYCOMBAT class in the hope she’d do 41 again, and she did which means I’ve now done BC41 about half a dozen times now. And, I’m happy to report it’s really growing on me! Also received my DVDs today so I’ll post a full review of the release shortly for those interested; plus got a few other bits and pieces to write about in the coming days; In the meantime here’s a few pics from the workshop – enjoy! 🙂




Yours truly

Yours truly


Here they are team – enjoy! 🙂


1a: Dragostea Din Tei (DJ Ross Radio Mix) – O-Zone
1b: My Life Would Suck Without You – Kelly Clarkson
02: Music Is Pumpin – Radical Rhythm
03: Slow & Steady Rush – Random Attack
4a: Enter Sandman – Spock
4b: Boom – P.O.D.
05: Ballroom Blitz – Dave & The Extras
06: Let Me Entertain You – Bodytronixx
07: Desolation Row – Krakaw Kreativ Kollektiv
08: What Do You Want From Me (squad-e remix) – Cascada
Right Round – Flo Rida Feat. Ke$ha
10: Halo – Beyonce


Warm up: Magnetized (Original Mix) – James Sampson
Squats: Summer of 69 (Picco, Jens O & Maddin Original Mix)– Mega-mania
Chest: Right Round – Flo Rida
Back: When love becomes a lie (Cascada Remix) – Liz Kay
Triceps: Black Fingernails, Red Wine – Eskimo Joe
Biceps: What I’ve Done – Hiroshi Free
Lunges: Doesn’t Matter – Mamad Voltek
Shoulders: Operation Blade 09 – Public Domain
Abs: Circus – Britney Spears
Cooldown: Sober – Pink


01. Just Dance – De-Grees
02. Womanizer – Skipping Crew
03. Fly On The Wall – Dana deWit
04. Fiesta – Beat Bandits From Outer Space
05. Get Shaky (Ian Carey Vocal Mix) – The Ian Carey Project
06. When You Leave – CJ Murry
07. Wild Wild West 08 – Party Playaz
08. I Kissed A Girl – Space Jammers
09. Take It To The Limit – Badlands
10a. Can’t Get Over (Short Disco Mix) – September
10b. Right Round – Flo Rida feat. Ke$ha
11. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz


01: Saturday (Fedde Le Grand Vocal Mix Main) – Cunnie Williams feat. Monie Love
02: Love, Sex, Magic – Ciara feat. Justin Timberlake
03: 75, Brazil Street (Original Club Vocal Mix) – Nicola Fasano vs Pat-Rich
04: I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) – Pitbull
05: 75, Brazil Street (Steve Forest & Paul Simon Mix) – Nicola Fasano vs Pat-Rich
06: I Wanna Rock – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
07: Voice of Freedom – Freedom Williams
08: Set it Off – J. Williams
09: Blame It – Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain
10: Pictures (Tonite Only Remix) – Sneaky Sound System
11: Suburban Knights (Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso Mix) – Hard-Fi
12: Finally 2008 (Kam Denny & Paul Zala Remix) – Denzal Park
13: Spotlight – Jennifer Hudson


01. Lost & Found – Delerium
02. Serenity – Delerium
03. Magnificent – Yellow Hue
04. Shine – Amanda Myers
05. Why – Annie Lennox
06. Spotlight – Jennifer Hudson
07. Broken Strings – Mike Stone
08. Changes – Will Young
09. Run – Leona Lewis
10. Kindred Spirit – Deuter
11. Under The Wings of Blessing – Nawang Khechog

RPM 44

01. The Right Life – Seal
02. Sober (Bimbo Jones Radio Edit) – Pink
03. Show Me Heaven – Arms Of Dub
04. Real – The Cranials
05. How Far We’ve Come – Matchbox Twenty
06. Alone In The Dark (Tiesto Radio Edit) – Tiesto Presents Edward Carnby
07. Jump That Rock (Whatever You Want) (Jorg Schmid Mix) – Scooter vs Status Quo
08. Spotlight – Jennifer Hudson
09. You Found Me – The Fray


01. Live Your Life – Global Nation feat. Simone F
02. The Boy Does Nothing (Bimbo Jones Remix Radio Edit) – Alesha Dixon
03. Hot n Cold – Martina Lorene
04. Hot Shot – DJ Microman
05. Survivor – Pearl Star
06. C’Mon C’Mon – BuzzBoxxx
07. Burn (Pop Embassy Mix) – Jessica Mauboy
08. Just Dance – Dutch Swing
09. In Person – ToneTonic
10. Fire – DJ Reflex
11. It’s Not Right (But It’s OK) – Party Playaz
12. Feel It 2008 – dB Bomb
13. Stand By Me – Seal


01. Strike It Up – Black Box
02. Freeway Of Love – Aretha Franklin
03. Gentleman – Lou Bega
04. Never Can Say Goodbye – The Communards
05. You Really Got Me – Ricochet TV
06. Fly Like An Eagle – Seal
07. Love Is A Stranger – Eurythmics
08. When Love Comes To Town – Freedom Seekers
09. Lose My Breath – Destiny’s Child
10. Make It Happen – Mariah Carey
11. Nobody Wants To Be Lonely – Ricky Martin with Christina Aguilera
12. I Want To Know What Love Is – Foreigner

Hey team, just a wee note to let you know that the tracklists for BODYCOMBAT 41 and BODYPUMP 71 are officially up!

If you read my post on the BODYCOMBAT 41 filming you’ll note that this is an interesting release (new moves, e-kick coming back, and varied track selection). What’s even more interesting is the amount of covers used (that is many of the tracks aren’t performed by original artists). I wrote about a personal theory I had on this back in April when discussing the trials Dan and Rach were having for BC41:

“Rumour has it that many of these tracks were covers – which I have a theory on (I think if true it may have to do with the proposed massive increases in licensing fees fitness centres would have to pay for music rights – see for more info). But, again that’s only my personal theory – I’ve been wrong before! (only once or twice 😉 )”

However, maybe I’m way off base as you’d think the other programmes would be doing the same thing – and this doesn’t seem to the case.

Anyway, take a look at the BC41 tracks and definitely let me know you thoughts!


BC41-lowresAre you ready for a total-body Martial Arts experience? Because that’s what BODYCOMBAT® 41 is all about – the theme is Backyard Brawl and you’ll be chiselled into the ultimate fighting machine! The extended Warm Up prepares you for the workout ahead and includes the Jab, Cross, Bob Combo. Sing along to Kelly Clarkson’s My Life Would Suck Without You during the lower body workout before the first fight is ignited in Track 2 with the Treble Elbow/Double Knee Combo. Track 3 is all about the contrast between speed and power. Watch out for the onslaught that is Track 4 which features new move the Double-Handed Plyo Push. This track combines two songs – Enter Sandman and P.O.D’s Boom and gives you the feeling of two totally different workouts. It’s an opportunity to show what you’ve got, ready or not! Flush your legs and spike your heart rate in Track 5 with three rounds of boxing – Running is the feature here. Tae Kwon Do is in the house in Track 6 – you’ve got four opponents with the secret being to strike like a cobra. The rawness of the most lethal Martial Art – Muay Thai – is explored in Track 7 before you hit the fatigue wall in Track 8. You can’t go over it, you can’t go under it – you just have to punch through it! Flo Rida feat. Kesha will spin you Right Round in Track 9 while your abs are blasted with the Circle Situp. New stretch, the Downward Dog, is introduced in Track 10 and really gets into the hamstrings and the backs of the legs. Beyoncé’s Halo is the perfect Cooldown Track after the Backyard Brawl that is BODYCOMBAT® 41.


BP71-lowresBODYPUMP® 71 is all about teaching from the heart, not from the head. The exercises are easy to coach, giving you the freedom to focus on connecting your participants to the magic of the workout and the music. The release focuses on two kinds of training — strength work in tracks 3, 5, 6 and 8, and cardio dynamite in tracks 2, 4 and 7. Warm-up to the captivating, warm voice of James Sampson, a singer and BODYPUMP™ instructor living in Denmark. Magnetized is his original song. The Squat Track is a killer! Sing along to the Summer of 69 cover but be prepared for huge blocks of Singles and Bottom Halves. Most of the work is done in a wide stance, which allows you to go lower. Oh yeah! Pace yourself in the Chest Track. In Right Round, Flo Rida and Kesha will inspire you to go all the way down in four identical sets of work without recovery. A set of Push-ups at the end will finish you off. Push yourself in the hugely energetic and athletic Back Track! Four Clean and Presses in a row are followed by Triple Rows. Eskimo Joe will take you through the Triceps Track with Black Fingernails, Red Wine. Be prepared for a Bottom Halves challenge! The Biceps Track is straight-forward, allowing you to just relax and really feel the music. Then find out how low you can go in the Lunge Track, where cardio meets butt. Unleash your strength in the Shoulders Track. Go harder and heavier as we attack the shoulders from three different directions – back, side and front.


BA66-lowresYou’ll be charged from start to finish with BODYATTACK® 66 – it’s a fusion of magic, movements and music to take you toward two high-energy peaks. Just Dance is a great Warm Up track with a huge amount of energy and lift off! You’ll have loads of fun with the Fly on the Wall theme of Track 3 where intensity is lifted in the Superman’s and maintained with the Shuffle Combinations. The new Side Step and Squat Combo in Track 4 will help peak your heart rate before you’re challenged with 100 push-ups in Track 5. Don’t worry though – there are plenty of options to help you through! The Running Track, Track 6, is all about technique, energy and as the song When You Leave suggests, some “Ha ha!” In Track 7 you have a chance to relax and have some fun in the rhythm combo. Look forward to the sports training which builds power and strength, especially in the Step Runs and Ice Skaters. Track 8 is five minutes of energy, adrenalin and passion to really build your fitness. I Kissed A Girl motivates you to reach your maximum peak before the rocking and appropriately named Take It To The Limit really pushes you to your second peak. Reset, breathe and condition your legs in Track 10 with the Repeaters and Lunges before spinning your legs right round with the Scoop in the core conditioning track.

RPM 44

rpm44-lowresRPM™ 44 is hot, fast and is guaranteed to leave you gasping for air! There are two important things to note in RPM™ 44 – when you find the beat of the music in the racing and aero-racing positions, slide hips slightly forward in the scale as this will allow you to go faster. When the resistance gets heavier, do the opposite and sit back in the saddle. RPM™ 44 is balanced slightly differently to previous releases – Tracks 4 and 6 are a little more intense so to balance it out, Tracks 5 and 7 are a little more fun. Seal’s The Right Life eases you into the workout as you gradually build up speed before picking up the heart rate with three pace speed phases and two climbs in Track 2! You’ll be sliding back into the seat to tackle the Seated Climbs in Track 3 and you won’t be able to resist singing along to Show Me Heaven during the Standing Climb. There are four hills to climb so you’ll peak your heart-rate four times! Watch for the three sprints in Track 4 and remember to slide forward on the saddle when you race on the beat. Matchbox Twenty’s How Far We’ve Come will help you through the five blocks of work in Track 5. In Track 6 there are three accelerations to find the beat of the music – this track is tough so beware! Scooter vs. Status Quo in Track 7 – this track is awesome and the music will motivate you through the steepest of the mountains.


BJ50-lowresBODYJAM® 50 takes the authentic feeling of dance, adds the cardio intensity of Les Mills, then throws it in a blender, adds a generous serving of style, and serves it up on a pizza layered in funk ready for you and your class to devour. Before you start teaching this release, think about which Advanced options to add in early, and which ones you can hold back for later. Then drop them like a ‘magic bomb’ and watch your class go off! Fedde le Grand remixes Saturday to make the funkiest warm-up track ever. It’ll get the house feel into the room with the first beat. Then keep the same footwork but make it swift and sasstastic with JT and Ciara’s monster hit Love, Sex, Magic. Your class will Side Mambo, Fast Mambo and Mambo everywhere to three remixes of the same beat… The mambo Extravaganza is HOT like Fiyah! This routine creates an awesome group energy in the room. Then come with us on a Cardio Funk journey back to the early 1990’s for some Hammer-time! There are Kick Ball changes and Kris Crosses galore, and the Shabam Shabam is even cooler than its name. New Zealand’s very own J Williams takes the routine home with his banger of a track, Set It Off. Get into the style, break out to the sound! Cardio Funk Shabam Shabam taking over NOW! T-Pain and Jamie Foxx drop the heart rate for just a second, and then you are back on the dance floor combining Tribal and House to the sickest sounds ever! Sneaky Sound System’s club hit Pictures sets up the first half, then keep that bounce in your body to the hugest remix from Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso. Finish this all off to the intense Tribal diva sound of Finally.


BS77-lowresJoin the BODYSTEP® team to raise breast cancer awareness in your club with BODYSTEP® 77. It’s an opportunity to celebrate our cancer survivors and those who fought hard and lost the battle. This release is a mix of explosive cardio, endurance work and dance flava – you’ll get a taste of the flava in Track 2 with Swinger Arms and Cha Cha Chas to Alesha Dixon’s Boy Does Nothing. Lift the energy in the Turn Steps in Track 3! There is a new move – Walk the Plank.You’ll get a taste of hardcore bootcamp-style training in Track 4 with new move the Half Burpee. It will leave you gasping for breath! But don’t worry – it’s not as scary as it looks. Go low with The Skater in Track 5 to engage the gluteals. You’ll travel in three directions in the Drop Squat Combo, before releasing the energy in the Single Across the Tops in Track 6. Jessica Mauboy’s Burn sums up Track 7 well because the Lunge and Squat Combo is going to make your legs and butt – you guessed it – burn! Have some fun with the Funky Twister Dance and the Cha Cha Cha Combo in Track 8 before getting your dance moves on to De-Grees’ version of Lady Gaga’s Just Dance. You’ll love the swinging jive flavour in Track 9. Watch out for the new move – the Hop Kick Combo. Go hard in Track 10 – this is five minutes of pure energy, power and endurance. It’s all about contrast – work up high with the Taps and get down low with the Squats.


BB46-lowresBODYBALANCE® is dramatic and challenging. Push your limits, because you never know exactly what you are capable of until you try. The options are there if you need them! Focus on your breathing in the warm-up track, then challenge yourself to lift off in the Knee to High Block Combination. You will feel like you are surfing in Track 2, feeling the flow of Yoga poses. Also featuring a one minute Down Dog, feel this quintessential yoga pose! Magnificent takes you through Track 3. There’s a new move – the Extended Warrior 2 with Prayer hands and lots of powerful drama. Find your balance to Shine in Track 4. This is a very challenging track, but there are lots of options available. Why? Because it feels amazing to sink into each hip opening pose accompanied by this gorgeous Annie Lennox classic. Take your abdominal strength to a whole new level in Track 6, before working on your strength, support and stability to Broken Strings in Track 7. You will really build strength in the Plank Pose Pullbacks. For something new try pushing off your back foot and bringing your weight forward in the Lunge Twist in Track 8. It feels great! Leona Lewis draws you into a beautiful, very deep hamstring stretch with Run. Then relax into Deuters Kindred Spirit, as you become aware of steadying the outside edge of your body and focusing specifically on your breathing.


BV12-lowresUnleash your inner rock star in BODYVIVE™ 12! With music from Lou Bega, Aretha Franklin and Foreigner you’ll definitely have lots of fun while you’re working out! Strike It Up takes you off the gym floor and into the nightclub – ‘90s styles! This nice long warm up will get you into the swing of things and raise the heart rate, ready for the strong leg workout that is Track 2. Your legs are loaded by getting low through the entire track, which will ensure you work your butt and thighs. Feel stylish and sassy in Lou Bega’s Gentlemen before the intensity lifts with Hamstring Curls and Cross Crawls in Track 4. Reach your cardio peak in Track 5 with You Really Got Me – this is your chance to really rock out and show what you’ve got. Seal’s Fly Like An Eagle is perfect for Track 6 where you perform the moves with fluidity and grace – much like you’re flying like an eagle. Track 7 sees the introduction of new move the Arabesque which will really challenge your balance and helps to strengthen the legs. Get ready to use the most challenging move first in Track 8 – it’s a hard track and there’s a new position for the Bicep Curls that works both the front and the back of the bicep. There’s a super simple setup for the Hamstring Curls and Side Leg Lifts in Track 9 before a deceptively intense abdominal track – watch out! New move the Single Leg Scoop really bites. Britney’s back in the Abdominals Track. Circus will motivate you to “show what you can do” with the new Reverse Curl. But wait, there’s more! Finish it all off with a hover with your feet on the bench – it’s harder but brings more benefits… New move the Side Line Arabesque and Scissor in Track 11 is great for back flexibility, strength and total core conditioning and what better song to end the rock-release than rock anthem I Want To Know What Love Is? Rock out with BODYVIVE™ 12!

BP71This is the tracklist that looks to make up BODYPUMP 71 (thanks so much for your help Andreas!)

Bear in mind the links may not be the exact mixes used.

For more info on the release/filming itself see here – and keep an eye on this page as I’ll update it with a link to the warm up track as soon as I can.

In the meantime enjoy!


Warm up: Magnetized (Original Mix) – James Sampson

Squats: Summer of 69 (Picco, Jens O & Maddin Original Mix)– Mega-mania

Chest: Right Round – Flo Rida

Back: When love becomes a lie (Cascada Remix) – Liz Kay

Triceps: Black Fingernails, Red Wine – Eskimo Joe

Biceps: What I’ve Done – Hiroshi Free

Lunges: Doesn’t Matter – Mamad Voltek

Shoulders: Operation Blade 09 – Public Domain

Abs: Circus – Britney Spears

Cooldown: Sober – Pink

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