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Anna Mather on Passing ETM and Becoming a Les Mills Instructor – GFOC21

In this episode I talk to Anna Mather.

Anna is one of my Body Combat and Body Balance participants who recently decided to start on her own fitness career.

Just completed the Exercise to Music qualification, Anna is now looking forward to training as a Body Pump instructor. This is her story.

What does ETM entail? What do you need to do in the exam?

Find out in this great interview with Anna.

Anna Mather on Passing ETM and Becoming a Les Mills Instructor

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Watch Video Highlights of Les Mills GFX2014 Glasgow

What a day!

A fitness extravaganza. Les Mills GFX2014 exploded at the SECC Glasgow on March 2.

Les Mills GFX2014 Glasgow

Hat’s off to Les Mills UK, GFX2014 was well organised, exciting, crowded, sweaty and a motivational experience for both instructors and their participants. Glasgow SECC was the perfect venue and for once the sound system was crystal clear despite the size of the hall and the thousands of people jumping and punching and kicking.

I can’t imagine how many calories people burned. And with no shower facilities everyone was humming by then end of almost twelve hours of fitness overload.

Next time though Les Mills perhaps you can arrange for the car parks to open as well?

Here’s a short video with highlights of the Sh’Bam, Body Balance and Body Combat Masterclasses. Just look at all those people!

Now it’s your turn: Were you at Les Mills GFX2014 Glasgow? What did you think? Please share you own videos and pictures by leaving a comment or a link. If you know someone who would enjoy watching the highlights video feel free to share it with them.

New Year, new Les Mills releases, DOMS and finally curing my Coke Addiction

Happy New Year to everyone reading Grandnat’s Blog. Thanks for all your comments and support last year – especially for the first episodes of my Group Fitness Over Coffee podcast. 2014 arrived with a cardio-busting flood of sweat and high heart rates as I launched Body Combat release 58 and Body Balance release 63 to my classes. People fill fitness clubs to capacity at this time of year as they seek to shed the pounds they put on during their Christmas excesses. These new Les Mills releases are tough, challenging but achievable and uplifting. And they work. Do you know how I know? new Les Mills releases Because two days after launching my arms and legs are screaming with DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). I can feel the results already. If you haven’t checked out the new Les Mills releases yet go along to a class. It’s a great way to start the new year as you mean to go on. And finally a confession. I’ve been a Coke addict for nearly all my life. When I worked in a big busy corporate I was always swilling back four or five cans of Diet Coke and Coke Zero a day with all their artificial sweeteners and additives. When I left corporate life I found  I had moved to 2 litre bottles. I felt bloated and full of chemicals. Well I stopped drinking Coke last August and I haven’t had a drop since. I hated the first few weeks. I craved the fizz and the caffeine. But now I’m free of it and feel better for it. Whilst that was more like a mid-summer resolution than a New Year’s resolution I intend to stay Coke free for good. Have a great 2014. Now it’s your turn: Have you tried the new Les Mills releases yet? What do you think? Did they work for you. Have you experienced DOMS already? What are your fitness goals for 2014. Please leave a comment share your plans and goals.