Friday, June 7, 2013

Les Mills Pump

Since March I have been going to the gym 4-5 days a week, along with one hot yoga class. Going to the gym for me means hitting the cardio circuit hard for an hour and then maybe doing some ab work. I am terrified of the weight area. Even the machines scare me! I can't really explain why, other than the fact that I am pretty clueless when it comes to lifting.

However, in order for me to tone up my trouble areas, I know that lifting is essential along with my cardio. Enter Les Mills Pump. I have heard many people talk about P90x and Insanity, but didn't think I was mentally or physically ready for those programs. After many discussions with my Beach Body Coach, Laura, we determined that Les Mills Pump would probably be the best thing to start with!

The program comes with several dvds, a 90 day workout program, a meal plan, barbell, and 5/10 lb weights. I am currently on the start of my 3rd week and loving it! There motto is low weights with a lot of reps. That I can handle but man do you feel the burn, and the best part is that the videos are between 20-55 mins. Plus I can do them at home, and take them with on vacations!

Take a peek here to see what it is all about:

I am tracking my progress and will make sure to post my results here after my 90 days! Here's to feeling confident for swimsuit season!!

Do you like to work out at home? Do you have any favorite videos? I have several that I have been working out to and will give my reviews here from time to time on the ones that I really love. I would love some suggestions on other videos/programs to try. Who knows... after I complete this I might just be ready for a little Insanity!!



Pd Trk said...

I pretty much only work out at home, and lately it's mostly been working with free weights--which, I love--'cuz I'm not a fan of cardio (even though I should do more). But building lean muscle not only tones you, it burns more calories. I have a knockoff of PX90 called Supreme 90 Day Challenge. It comes with a clean eating recipe book, a chart that details which exercises to do what days, and 10 dvds. Most of the workouts are 18-40 minutes long and incorporate cardio and weight training. Some of them are pretty intense! I also enjoy Janis Saffell's kickboxing dvds and if I'm short on time, a short Tae Bo session (remember Billy Blanks?) or Tammylee Webb's I Want That Body, which has 15 minute workouts for arms, abs, and buns.

Laura Suedbeck said...

Ahh I LOVE that you're loving it. I think everyone has a soul mate workout :) and I think les mills pump is mine with Insanity coming in at a very close 2nd!!

Sally said...

I have always wanted to try Body Pump. Seems like such a great workout. I like to workout at home but I am so horrible at getting started. I am definitely one that needs to write out my plan for the week or month to make sure I stick to it.

~kjirsten~ said...

Oh my gosh!! Amber that is what I need!!!! We have insanity and it is too much for me. Alex can rock it but I cannot. When we come to visit I hope to talk to you more about this and check out what you have.