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How many calories do you burn during a BodyPump class?

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A typical BodyPump class lasts from 45 to 60 minutes and causes the body to burn approximately 540 to 600 calories. This intensive workout develops endurance, strength and tone in the body’s major muscle groups.

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The BodyPump workout involves doing weight room exercises such as lifts, presses, squats and curls to build muscle. To achieve fast body conditioning results, low weight loads are used in each movement. Each body part is challenged with 70 to 100 repetitions, and approximately 800 repetitions in total are completed during an average workout. A BodyPump class includes warm-up and cool-down phases, and participants choose the level of weights used. Choreographed music tracks are used to motivate participants during the workout, and classes are led by a trained instructor.

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