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Group Exercise Classes ? The Group Effect

Research shows that exercising in a group as opposed to exercising alone can increase pain thresholds and prolong stamina, thereby maximizing the results gained from an exercise program.

Exercising in a group increases focus and motivation and prevents distraction and boredom often found when exercising alone. Les Mills call this THE GROUP EFFECT and it is for this reason that group exercise classes and group fitness programs have become a specialty in their gyms, attracting millions of people all over the world to their high energy and fun group strength and resistance training workouts.

One of the most popular of all their group exercise classes is Les Mills BODYPUMP™. Incorporating high repetition movements of low weights into an aerobic exercise routine, BODYPUMP™ has revolutionized traditional group exercise classes with fans reporting results never seen before with previous group exercise classes.

The Les Mills BODYPUMP™ Class – why is everyone talking about it?

The Les Mills BODYPUMP™ class takes group exercising to a whole new level. Drawing on several years’ experience of designing group fitness classes with serious scientific backing, Les Mills have ensured that this resistance training workout is a high energy, fun, safe and highly effective exercise routine.

Specially trained, inspirational and motivational instructors guide the class through the Les Mills BODYPUMP™ workout with fast-paced, innovative choreography and energetic chart-topping music, updated regularly to keep you focused and involved in your workouts. Incorporating THE GROUP EFFECT into your BODYPUMP™ workout promotes increased stamina, extra motivation and a strong sense of satisfaction that your group exercise program is not only getting unbelievable results in your fitness and strength measurements, but it’s also huge fun and very, very addictive!

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Les Mills provides group exercise classes, and with Les Mills you’re not just exercising, you’re joining in on something bigger than yourself – a revolution. You’ll fall in love with fitness as their passionate instructors and inspiring music tracks guide you through a huge variety of fitness workouts that will change your life.

Les Mills provides group exercise classes, and with Les Mills you’re not just exercising, you’re joining in on something bigger than yourself – a revolution. You’ll fall in love with fitness as their passionate instructors and inspiring music tracks guide you through a huge variety of fitness workouts that will change your life.

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Crossfit Outbreak Expands Its Selection of Fitness Classes

Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) February 11, 2015

Crossfit Outbreak, Fort Greene’s first crossfit gym, is diversifying its range of fitness classes by adding classes in Capoeira, indoor rowing, yoga and boot camp exercise.

These new class offerings come as a near-direct result of the rapid growth the gym has seen since it first opened its doors last fall, says Co-President Adam Sturm. In addition, Crossfit Outbreak’s mission is to provide people with a well-rounded, comprehensive way to achieve fitness.

“We have been fortunate to experience very fast growth. In three months we have more than 150 active members,” Sturm says. “We want all our members to be well-rounded athletes. Our programs deliver a level of fitness that is, by design, broad, general and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing.”

Capoeira, a martial art originating from Brazil that combines elements of dance and acrobatics, is an increasingly-popular way for people to get fit by practicing quick, complex moves along to music. Crossfit Outbreak’s Capoeira course is led by Pena Verde, an instructor from Salvador, Brazil.

“Verde started practicing Capoeira when he was 15 years old with Mestre Sabia, the coordinator of The Association of Ginga Mundo Capoeira,” Sturm explains. “It’s incredibly exciting to have someone with such world-class experience show our members how much fun Capoeira can be.”

The new classes are already highly popular among Crossfit Outbreak’s members, Sturm says. In addition, Sturm says he doesn’t know of other crossfit gyms that offer this many different classes to their members.

“Our members are very excited,” he says. “Our rowing classes are regularly sold out and we are just rolling out the Capoeira classes. Yoga has been a big hit and boot camp is a great way to work out without weights. By offering programs that are broad and inclusive, we hope to attract and keep members longer and to keep them healthy and fit for many years.”

About Crossfit Outbreak

CrossFit Outbreak is a new gym opening in Brooklyn, NY. Catering to CrossFit athletes and enthusiasts, this new CrossFit gym can help anyone train and develop a healthy physique, whether they’re a marathon runner or a current couch potato. To learn more about CrossFit Outbreak, visit

MMI Launches Aquatic Exercise Classes at Frederick Kids First Swim School

Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) January 24, 2015

The Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute (MMI), local experts for things related to muscle, bone and joint care, has a unique way to help succeed with New Year’s resolution to get into shape in 2015.

In conjunction with the Kids First Swim School located in the FSK Mall, MMI now offers Aquatic Exercise Classes. This marks the first endeavor of its kind for the orthopaedic practice as it joins forces with a local sport facility to offer a fast growing and popular exercise option to residents of the Frederick area.

All exercise has a range of health benefits, but water-based work-outs can be a fun way to bring variety into exercise routine while taking full advantage of the benefits that the buoyancy of exercising in water provides. MMI’s Aquatic Exercise Classes build cardiovascular fitness and strength. Just like swimming, water exercise classes are easy on joints, yet challenging enough to help reach new levels of fitness.

Instructor, Jennilee Ambush, Occupational Therapist with MMI, teaches the classes Monday and Wednesday mornings. The 10:00 AM class Low-Impact Water Exercise is designed for those with limited mobility or injuries, while the 11:00 AM Cardio Fitness class is designed for those looking for a low impact, high cardio exercise option. When asked, Ambush said “Because of their low-impact format, our Aquatic Exercise Classes are ideal for those who have pain when doing most land based exercise such as people suffering from low back pain, arthritis, or injuries to the lower extremities. It’s also beneficial for those preparing for, or recovering from hip, knee, or back surgery. Without the limitations of gravity, the water helps you to become stronger, reduce pain, and provides the ability to do more in the pool than on land, resulting in a faster recovery.”

The association for the two organizations began in 2014 with the launch of an Aquatic Therapy Program for patients at MMI. Ambush works with many developmentally delayed children and found that the benefits of therapy in a warm water pool allowed for increased participation, range of motion, strength, endurance, and balance. The idea to expand to exercise classes for the general public seemed to be the next logical step for the energetic Ambush who is a former swimmer and lifeguard. Ali Fox, manager of the Frederick location noted that “Kids First Swim Schools offer these classes at most of their locations but they are operated by staff of the swim school. The opportunity to have an occupational therapist like Jennilee managing and teaching the classes is a real bonus for our Frederick patrons.”

The Aquatic Exercise Association reports that one can expect to burn 400 to 500 calories per hour when exercising in the water. Additionally, water offers 12 times the resistance of air, which helps to improve muscle strength. Ambush utilizes simple devices such as hand-held paddles, foam noodles and kickboards in the classes to add further resistance increasing the intensity of the aquatic workout.

The Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute offers a full range of services for muscle, bone and joint problems and is ocated at 86 Thomas Johnson Court in Frederick, Maryland as well as 1829 Howell Road in Hagerstown, MD and 3280 Urbana Pike in Ijamsville, MD. Contact Barbara Hiller at 301-694-8311 x1178 for further information. Visit us online at

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FitBody Personal Training LLC Announce the Personal Training Classes Will Be Moving Indoors Mid-November

(PRWEB) November 05, 2014

Fitbody Personal Training LLC invites participants to get ready for a fun way to take Thursday night or Saturday morning workouts away from the gym and prepare to energize your body with a challenging workout from FitBody Personal Training LLC.

Personal trainer near King of Prussia, PA, Carolyn Grashof continues boot camp indoors on Thursday evenings starting November 13th and ending on December 18, 2014. There will be no class on Thanksgiving Day. All Saturday classes start on November 8th and end on December 13, 2014. Sunday boot camp classes will also be held inside from November 16, 2014 until December 14, 2014.

The fun and energetic personal training classes, that will be moving indoors mid-November, will be held in Phoenixville, PA. Thursday evening classes will be held at Phoenix Hook Hose and Ladder Co. Sation NO 1 (177 Church Street Phoenixville PA 19460) starting mid-November. Saturday and Sunday morning classes will be moving indoors at the Civic Center (123 Main street Phoenixville, PA 19460).

The boot camp classes will be structured as fun and friendly, and they are designed for all levels of participants. Requiring no yearly commitment, the classes will run on a 6-week schedule, although participants can sign up anytime. Classes will run on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m., on Saturday mornings at 7:45 a.m. and also on Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m.

FitBody Personal Training LLC was started by Carolyn Grashof who has been a group fitness instructor since 1997 and has been practicing personal training since 2002. Carolyn is a highly energetic person and motives people to get in shape. She specializes in Pilates, cardio kickboxing, spinning, athletic step, pool fitness, interval training, boot camp classes to name a few. Her expertise also includes posture, strength, cardio conditioning, and flexibility programs to suit her clients’ body and goals.

For more information about FitBody Personal Training LLC or Carolyn, visit or email carolyn(at)fitbodyforeverybody(dot)com

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