BODYpow is a self-regulating High Intensity Interval Training (“HIIT”) and flexibility conditioning program that uses body-weight exercises only. The classes are structured to go through a running progression of focused muscle group development class-to-class. You can pick up anywhere in the cycle and the progression will circle back around over 8-12 workouts. Every workout is an all-body workout and most include a small percentage of muscle group or movement focus as well. Read more on the BODYpow about page.
O = Optimized
W = Workout
One of the best features of BODYpow is that it is a "Personally Optimized Workout." That means you cannot be too fit and you cannot be too unfit to participate. The class is self-regulating and is not synchronized. The pace of an exercise, the depth of a lunge, the height of a jump, the contraction of a muscle – are all determined by you. The BODYpow class offers inspiration and accountability in a room full of positive energy. BODYpow shows form instruction, modifications, and encourages each individual's self-motivation.
In the end, the challenges presented are effective, very time efficient, and will produce results for everyone. For a given exercise the required effort is personal relative to your ability at that moment in time. Truthfully only you know where that threshold is. The rest of us can only encourage you.
Like anything else, the rate of your progress will correspond directly with your personal participation and effort. Keep in mind that, as an old coach would say, just being present with your shoes on and laced up is excellent progress and is perhaps the most difficult step of all.
First of all, don't stress or worry about it being "too hard" or anything like that. BODYpow doesn't work that way. It’s not easy of course (that wouldn’t make sense!), but it is fun, efficient, and rewarding. The most important thing is remember that it takes time for your body to adjust to a new workout program.
It might take a few classes to execute proper form and feel comfortable doing some of the exercises. We show modifications and pure-foundation moves for those who need to build from the ground up.
To quote a regular: "It took about 6 classes before I didn’t feel like running out of the room!"
It’s all about consistency! …and now he rocks it!
No! Never. Jumping is a great power-move with excellent benefits but it is not for everyone.
Please see New to BODYpow LIVE? (5 min. intro.)
- You (easy)
- Everything else that follows really is optional.
- Yoga mat
- Extras are available at in-person classes on first-come, first-serve basis. Beach towels work too.
- Water Bottle
- Hand Towel
- Sometimes... On a hard floor, you'll want shoes. On a soft floor, you may like to go barefoot.
Membership / Account Management
It's pretty straightforward. Go to the plan sign-up page and select the plan you would like to change to and check out normally. The system will automatically prorate your plan change behind the scenes and you will be charged the appropriate amount for the change.
If you are changing to a lower-priced plan, your billing will automatically change to the new price and will be deducted against your current balance. Once your balance remaining is less than your monthly plan rate, you will started to be billed the appropriate amount again.
If you have any problems, contact email@example.com.
Please send an email to support and your account will be discontinued immediately without any hassle.
Prepaid classes are for in-person classes only. You may make a one-time transfer of prepaid classes that are less than a year old to a running membership balance after your first month's billing at a rate of $8 per class. If you would like to do this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This can be a tricky one to troubleshoot, but here is a very simple thing to try first.
While a video is playing, on the lower right hand corner of the video, you should see an icon that looks like a connection strength bar indicator. Simply click or touch this icon, and then change the checked selection from "auto" to a lower quality that makes sense for your device or connection.
The BODYpow player tries to detect your device and display. It also tries to detect the speed of your internet connection. This usually works well but it is not perfect. If your player is attempting to play a stream that overtaxes your connection, you may be able to simply override the automatic setting, downgrade to a level or so below, and see if that solves the problem.
If that doesn't help, here are some other things to try or think about:
- Try loading the same class on a different device. Does it perform the same? This may help you determine if the problem is your connection or your device.
- Is there anything taxing your device for resources, like another program running? Is there a virus scan running? Is there a system update downloading?
If you are still stuck, please get in touch.
First and foremost, like everyone else will say, talk to your doctor about any exercise workout while you're carrying and follow their direction. I have had a number of pregnant women do BODYpow throughout their pregnancies. They keep their feet on the ground and don't jump, they drop to their knees for push-ups, and they go to all 4s (knees and hands or knees and elbows) in a table position and contract the abdominal wall for ab work and belly-laying exercises. They do the same in place of bridge work as they get further along.
BODYpow works well for deep mind to muscle contraction and each exercise can be held in an isomeric position without movement. It is great for the core, booty, and shoulders and can keep your strength up for sure; but you'll have to listen to your body, your babies, and your doctor. 😊
Basically, modify everything for zero impact, keep your feet on the floor, no crunches or similar, and stay off your belly as you get further along. Substitute knee planks and similar for ab work. Easy to do. I would also suggest watching the 5-minute intro video clip before starting.
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