Two mornings ago, I dragged my butt out of bed to go to something called Body Attack, a class that is in the Les Mills family. Les Mills, by the way, is the umbrella under which Body Pump falls. Body Pump is that toning and weightlifting class I’ve been taking. But I digress.
So I dragged my butt out of bed because I knew my favorite Body Pump teacher would be teaching this called Body Attack. I get there, and I started off a little skeptically.
Instead of the class being dancey or boppy, like the classes I’m sort of used to taking the class involved some plyometrics, aerobic exercises, and high energy interval trainings that sort of reminded me of when I would go off on my own and do some of the Nike Training Center (NTC) workouts on my phone.
As the class went on, I felt like it got a little less weird, and the class morphed into exactly what I needed, especially some of the plyometric exercises that involved me holding and working with my own body weight. Especially in my upper-body, this is something I’d like to try to develop. Additionally, the class involved a good bit of running around the studio, something that I feel so at ease with. So between the running the development of some sweet strength, I think me and Body Attack (and Monica, the fabulous teacher) will get along just great.
So, when you go to try this class out, definitely give the class a little longer than the warm-up, which definitely feels strange, and you will fall in love.
**As a side note, the adorably amazing teacher, who can bust out like a million push ups, kept saying “jack it” when she wanted us to fly into some jumping jacks. I could not stop laughing. I have the maturity of a 15-year-old I know.**