Is there a workout that can burn off 1,000 calories an hour?
Yes, according to Beachbody. Their new Les Mills Combat workout is “the ultimate mixed martial arts program,” and it promises to burn up to 1,000 calories an hour. That means it could give you the best body ever in just 60 days.
That’s a bold statement. So when Beachbody invited ShopAtHome.com to try out Les Mills Combat for ourselves, we jumped at the chance. In fact, 35 ShopAtHome.com team members took the challenge.
Becki describes herself as a health nut mom. “You know the type,” she said. She makes her kids eat kale. She signs up for half marathons. She prefers carrots over French fries. So what is she hoping to get out of Les Mills Combat?
“Building strength and flexibility, so I can do the things I want to for a lot longer.” She’s hoping to build strong knees and ankles, so she can keep taking on those half marathons. And she’s working toward more endurance and better stamina.
But there’s another reason, too.
“I may be healthy. I may be small,” she said. “But I’m also the mom of two absolutely amazing children who did very weird things to my mid-section.”
Will this new Beachbody make her willing to put on that bikini again?
After the first few days, she admits she’s sore. “But in that wonderful ‘I-just-worked-my-body-super-hard’ way.”
Zach used to work out in college, but he hasn’t really stuck with it since. “Every once in a while, I manage to convince myself that I need to start exercising,” he said. “And that lasts about two weeks.”
His inspiration to get fit is only a short drive into the Rocky Mountains, where he climbs Colorado’s famed ‘Fourteeners’ — mountains over 14,000 feet tall. “At the beginning of the summer, I’m struggling to climb,” Zach said. “By the end of the season, I’m doing better. I can feel it. My lungs and legs are in better shape.”
But warm weather in the mountains doesn’t last long. After a few months of climbing, the cold closes in, and there’s nothing keeping him active for the rest of the year. Could Les Mills Combat be the solution?
“Let’s face it,” Zach said. “Climbing mountains would be a lot easier if I was in shape.”
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