it really depends on the person... everyone burns a different amount, depending on your weight, age, sex, and the intensity in which you work. i think the range of calories is anywhere from 600 - 900. the best way for you to find out is to wear a calorie counter during class.... if you want to be completely accurate.
I have a BodyBugg which measures how many calories you burn among other things. During BodyAttack I can burn anywhere from 450-570 calories in an hour. We have some other female instructors at our club that also teach/take BodyAttack and they are about in that range as well.
I hope this helps.
heylaurenj:the best way for you to find out is to wear a calorie counter during class.... if you want to be completely accurate.
I don't think you can find a single heart rate monitor that makes ANY printed statement of accuracy for their calorie display. Bottom line is that they count total heart beats.
I use a HRM which tells me my peak and average heart rate, and that's all I need.
I have had very similar results. I am 5'5" and weigh about 138lbs. On an easy day (team teaching I burn about 550 c's on a regular BA day I burn about 7-800 c's. I have noticed that I burn more in my morning classses than in the evening.
On occassion I have hit the 900 mark.
I'm 5 10 - and weigh about 10 lbs more than you. I think having so far to move my arms and legs to cover full range probably contributes to the overall burn.
I am female, 5ft 4 weigh 54kg and teach attack, pump and balance as well as Johnny G Spin and freestyle classes and I burn NO where near that many calories....Last time I wore a polar my calories burned were 349 for Body Attack.
A friend of mine has been doing a scientific study on a new fitness product that she has invented and the research showed that her product burned same calories as attack which the scientists discovered to be an average of 250-300 calories( she had various people of differerent fitness levels, age etc doing body attack then the same people doing her product - The Fit Zone.)
Not one instructor here has burned that many calories during an attack class and we are all putting 100% into our classes as wel as being extremely fit.
I'm 45 kg and I burn very little...I'm not much tall 1,57 m......anyway I think I can burn more calories in attavk tnan in combat or body step...
I'm just a participant...but of curse I know it depends on the size of the body and the weight...
so I really don't care if I dont burn much with attack..it makes me feel better anyway.
are those bodybuggs expensive? i think they are in the U$300 range right?
how does it work!?