Body Pump class question

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Hi, I’m contemplating trying a Body Pump class. I’m rather out of shape so should I wait (do more walk/jog sessions first) or just jump in and do it? I’ve always been self-conscious about group classes and not keeping up. I’ve heard it’s great for weight loss and strength.... thanks in advance!

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  • JessiBelleW
    JessiBelleW Posts: 821 Member
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    Do it! Start out with really light weights and the instructor should tell you to leave after the first few tracks. So this week do songs 1-3 and then slowly add in more till you can do the whole class
  • GOT_Obsessed
    GOT_Obsessed Posts: 817 Member
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    Yep I agree just go. But show up a bit early so the instructor can get you set up properly. To be honest nobody in the class will even notice you once you get started. There are new faces all the time and they come along with all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities.

    And yep after song 4 that ends the "start smart option" and you can leave then if you want to. Best of luck, keep us posted.
  • beerfoamy
    beerfoamy Posts: 1,520 Member
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    Love BodyPump
    I was really nervous about classes too and this was the first one I tried. I got there a bit early to tell the instructor I was new, but she asked that anyway before starting and gave others some advice as well. There is such a range of weights being lifted among other attendees and as soon as the music starts everyone is just focused on their own stuff.
    I love the workout it gives and the fact that you can do the first 4 tracks, or however many you like, miss out reps if you need to, stand gasping after the lunge track along with everyone else.....there are so many options hehe. I used the lowest weights for a couple of weeks to get my form correct and then started adding more here and there.

    I hope you give it a go, can be really fun!
  • spraytanninghelens
    spraytanninghelens Posts: 92 Member
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    I agree with everyone else, just do it. I love body pump and really see the benefits. I would definately get there a bit early to let the instructor know this is your first time. I threw myself into it and admit could hardly more the next day but now the next day I’m fine. It’s such a fun class and a great all over workout. Good luck 😄
  • lioness1910
    lioness1910 Posts: 4 Member
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    Thanks, everyone! I appreciate it. I’ll keep you posted! Excited now!😁
  • ksandy1224
    ksandy1224 Posts: 35 Member
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    You should go!! It's awesome! Just use the bar only, or very light weights. Let the instructor know that this is your first class and they will probably suggest some modifications for beginners such as yourself. And if you have to take a break... take a break. Nobody at the gym should judge or you need to find a different gym. Have fun!!
  • ksandy1224
    ksandy1224 Posts: 35 Member
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    One more thing to suggest is to wear weightlifting gloves. They will help with your grip if you sweat and will make you feel more confident that you're not going to drop the bar during power presses! I got mine at Dick's.
  • SonyaCele
    SonyaCele Posts: 2,841 Member
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    just do it but pace yourself, don't try and keep up with everyone. Go very light and do only a few reps for each set until you get your body used to it.
  • GOT_Obsessed
    GOT_Obsessed Posts: 817 Member
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    To the Original Poster:

    Did you go try it? How did it go?