About to hit fitness clubs across the UK, Les Mills Body Balance release 65 delivers a stunning return to form.
The previous class bombed after an unbroken run of twenty crackers.
Fiddly choreography combined with a poor music choice meant my participants encouraged me to mix it out quickly.
They’ll love this new class though.
Unfortunately Les Mills chose to run the Body Balance Quarterly Workshop at exactly the same time as the Body Combat masterclass. I had to choose between the two and Combat won by a coin toss. So the following first impressions come simply from watching the DVD.
- The Tai Chi Warm Up feels ballet in style. We repeat two flowing moves throughout. It warms you up more than you think.
- The Sun Salutations sees the return of the Shiva Move (albeit in reverse) and a sequence of wide leg folds provides variety.
- Long tracks for the Standing Strength, Balance and Hips challenge our strength and stamina. A great cover version of the U2 song Ordinary Love too.
- No planks for a change in the Core Abs track – but don’t worry it still hurts.
- Oh look (side) planks in the Core Back track instead. The Core tracks have a country feel to the music.
- Fabulous mellow music guides our stretching in the double Forward Bends and Hamstrings track.
I’m exited about Les Mills Body Balance release 65. It looks like a challenging but achievable work out (watch out for a couple of quite advanced Yoga Binds) set to a great set of tunes.
Now it’s your turn:
Are you a Body Balance instructor? What do you think of Les Mills Body Balance release 65? Please leave a comment or a link to your own thoughts.