#2 Body Fitness: Les Mills’ BODYCOMBAT
A program created by the group-fitness company Les Mills – founded by Les Mills Sr. – BODYCOMBAT aims to get people into shape by utilizing martial arts-inspired moves into the fitness routines that the company is most famously known for bringing to the world.
As Phillip Mills, son to Les Mills Sr, joined the Les Mills movement in 1980, he brought forth his experience in the music industry by bringing forth group workouts that move at the pace of modern music. The power of the group fitness proved to be explosive. As the company soon incorporated the dumbbell into their exercises, the start of the BODY series began, with BODYPUMP lifting off in popularity. Ever since, Les Mills has gone onto create BODYBALANCE (yoga-based fitness) and BODYCOMBAT (martial arts-based fitness routine).
Kicking and punching through the workout, BODYCOMBAT promises to help burn 740 calories during a routine, with either 55, 45, or 30-minute workouts to choose from. Created for any layman without any experience in martial arts to join, thee high-intensity, high-energy workout routine provides participants a means to release stress, get fit, and become slightly more aware of the power of martial arts.