The Best Exercise Class You SHOULD Be Taking

So what is the best group exercise class that you’re not taking but you should be taking in 2018? Les Mills GRIT.

This is a pivotal week for most of you! If you’ve made resolutions or goals for 2018, we’re guessing that at least one of them has something to do with your health/wellness. Whether you want to complete your first mud run or get back to what you weighed in high school (unless you’re in high school…) you’ve only got 12 months, or less, to do so. 

So… why is THIS WEEK so important? 

You’re about 3 weeks into whatever workout/nutrition program you started on January 1st and you’re already giving yourself a really hard time on whether the results are showing up or not. The problem is, often, it takes more than 3 weeks to see changes. The scale might show different numbers, but you look the same in the mirror. Well, don’t be discouraged!

We’re here to hold you accountable and keep throwing recommendations your way so that you can continue to push forward towards the finish line. If you’re bored with your workout routine, realizing that it isn’t the right thing for you or if you haven’t started yet, consider this. 


Now, to be fair, this isn’t for everyone. It’d be more effective to evaluate whether you should take this class by meeting you each in person, but if you’re 18-48 (or so) and don’t have any major joint issues, consider giving this a shot. If you have serious joints issues or fall into an older population, consider finding another class. But why, oh why, have we singled out this class for 2018? Here’s why.

Les Mills is, in our opinion and experience, an organization in the fitness industry (more specifically, group exercise) that has extremely high standards. We’ve given CrossFit a hard time in the past (and still do) for passing nearly all of their course applicants. Les Mills will not do this. They have a very rigorous two-day certification process that involves the most in-depth testing process that we’ve ever seen for Group Exercise. A LOT of their applicants fail, and while you can argue whether being so strict is effective or not, we appreciate that they draw the line. 

So, knowing that your instructor is going to be damn good at what they do, you have to consider… what they do. What is the program? Les Mills, throughout all of their classes, have exercises and music that is programmed by their experts on their corporate team. Les Mills employees create the programming. The instructors, which are certified but not actual employees of the company, don’t decide what to teach… which is a good thing! This means that “bad eggs” don’t give the brand a bad name. The quality control is real and the workouts are effective.

So why, knowing that the instructor, music, and exercise programming are going to be good, should you take GRIT rather than other Les Mills courses? Well, Les Mills excels in GRIT, relative to the industry. Huh? Basically, you will have a higher likelihood of finding other yoga classes that can compete more with Les Mills’ yoga courses than you will with other bootcamps competing with GRIT. It is more likely that GRIT will be a better bootcamp (rather, high intensity bootcamp) than what you will find at your local gym. No offense to your local gym. And, when it comes to make or break moments for your year in fitness, you don’t want to take risks, right?

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We’ve seen way too many people have a bad experience and let that have a bigger impact than it should on their journey, so when you come to the fork in the road, take out your laptop, check local facilities that offer Les Mills GRIT, and head over there! Oh, and Hungry went through the process, and it was grueling. It was MUCH more challenging than his cycling, group exercise, and 3 TRX certifications… combined. Also, we weren’t paid to write this–that’s how much we like this! Take Les Mills GRIT to stay hungry and fit!

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