BODYVIVE™ is the low-impact, whole body group fitness workout that uses VIVE™ balls, VIVE™ tubes and body weight to boost fitness and core strength. There are inspirational instructors and music to motivate you. Best of all, you’re left fizzing with energy, so you can really take life on! Like all the LES MILLS™ programs, a new BODYVIVE™ class is released every three months with new music and choreography.
Your BODYVIVE™ instructor will lead you through all the moves in this 55-minute workout.
The opening heart fitness section uses the VIVE™ ball to help you work on mobility, flexibility, cardio and agility. We also incorporate some easy dance moves to keep the fun levels up, team you up for a walk track then ease down into some relaxing Tai Chi and yoga.
The next focus is functional strength. The VIVE™ tube helps you to work on different sets of muscles. You’ll also improve your posture and leg strength with some balancing exercises.
Next you will work your abs with PIlates-based moves and the VIVE™ ball, then get down on the floor to work on your back strength. Then it’s time to unwind with some long, slow stretches to take you to the end of the class.
How often should I do BODYVIVE™?
We suggest three times a week, in conjunction with other physical activities of your choice.
How fit do I need to be?
You don’t need to be fit, just physically active and able to move freely. You’ll find your strength and agility improves over a number of sessions. BODYVIVE™ works for you – it all depends on how hard you push yourself. It can certainly work up a sweat if you want it to!
What should I wear?
You won’t need any special clothes, just something that’s comfortable to move in and shoes that give you good stability.
What equipment is used in BODYVIVE™?
VIVE™ balls and VIVE™ tubes are used in some of the tracks, because of their ability to exercise the body in different ways. These are popular forms of equipment and will let you get a wide range of workout intensity, no matter your level of agility.
What will BODYVIVE™ do for me?
- Improved muscular strength and endurance.
- Increased heart fitness.
- Improved flexibility and range of movement.
- Better agility and balance.
- Improved posture.
- Weight loss through elevated calorie expenditure.
- Reduced risk of bone and joint degeneration.
- General wellness and ‘feel good’ benefits.