Body Flow calories

Last post 07-17-2008, 4:50 AM by sweetie-pie. 10 replies.

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  •  06-12-2008, 4:36 PM 32106

    Body Flow calories

    Hello all, I have had a few people in my classes ask me how many calories we burn during a typical Body Flow class. Does anyone know the answer to that question? I am sure I was told during training, but can't remember. Help!
  •  06-15-2008, 3:38 AM 32378 in reply to 32106

    Re: Body Flow calories

    This question gets asked every now and then.

    There is no set rule.  There are quite a few variables that will determine how many calories / kilojoules you burn, such as: your age, gender, overall fitness, the choreography, how hard you push yourself...

    BB's focus is not on energy burned, but on achieving a mind-body equilibrium...

  •  06-17-2008, 7:24 PM 32706 in reply to 32378

    Re: Body Flow calories

    I remember a few years ago seeing online a study that I think LM themselves did on the kcal burn of all the programs *except* bodyflow.  It's not really the point of the class.  Even if someone does know an amount, like duncanc said, it's going to be very different per person. 

    I toyed with the idea of doing my master's thesis on something in relation to LM classes and when I tried doing a lit review all I found were a very few studies on pump. I didn't see anything on Flow/Balance. That was using my school's databases though.... 

     Actually, speaking of the study I just mentioned, I tried to find it recently and I couldn't.  I think I first heard about it from my RPM trainer?  Not sure....if anyone has any idea what I am talking about, let me know please!

  •  06-19-2008, 7:53 PM 32881 in reply to 32378

    Re: Body Flow calories

    duncanc:

    BB's focus is not on energy burned, but on achieving a mind-body equilibrium...

     

    Totally agree..BF is about calming the mind and body, not about buring calories.

     

     I always break a sweat though. haha

     

     

  •  06-20-2008, 12:58 AM 32892 in reply to 32881

    Re: Body Flow calories

    Me too.... for me (in the current release) is halfway through the Standing Strength
  •  06-26-2008, 2:37 PM 34054 in reply to 32892

    Re: Body Flow calories

     As mentioned above its not a calorie burning class.  I feel the workout of balance and love it to feel centred,calm, strong etc but I burn next to nothing calorie wise - I have worn my polar  and it registered 75 calories,  I am 5ft 4 weighing 53kgs with a resting pulse of 42, female aged 39.

    I am a balance, pump and attack instructor, I also teach Spin, Body Conditioning and Pilates, and consider myself fit and healthy.

  •  06-27-2008, 1:49 AM 34085 in reply to 32378

    Re: Body Flow calories

    duncanc:

    BB's focus is not on energy burned, but on achieving a mind-body equilibrium...

    100 % agree.

    I can feel reborn every time i teach BB or just become a member in the class. But for the new release #41, you can really feel your abs is burnt and also for the standing strength track.

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    Lee-YD
    www.flexible-strength.com 

  •  07-07-2008, 12:59 AM 35909 in reply to 34085

    Re: Body Flow calories

    I am a fit 49 year old and also teach 5 Combats, 3 Balance and 4 RPM/Spin classes a week.

    Teaching as aposed to participating 41 last night with my Polar heart rate monitor on just to see the figures.

    Max heart rate: 107 (average: 97).

    Calories burned: 266.

     

    I did this on a previous release and the figures are no where near that so 41 must work! I usually get around the 90's calorie wise. Yes 

  •  07-14-2008, 7:00 PM 36447 in reply to 35909

    Re: Body Flow calories

    Hi all,  I just completed the bodyflow training module this past weekend, and I asked my instructor about this.  He said anywhere between 300-400 depending on the persons body type and how much they push themselves.  Anyhow just thought I'd let yall know what I was told.
  •  07-15-2008, 2:37 AM 36458 in reply to 36447

    Re: Body Flow calories

    To be honest I think most people would struggle to reach 400 calories burnt in a class.
  •  07-17-2008, 4:50 AM 36631 in reply to 36458

    Re: Body Flow calories

    I've worn my polar HRM in a few balance classes. I'm a fairly fit female participant and I generally burn around 150cals in balance (compared to around 500 in combat and 300 in pump). My average HR in the classes is in the 80s, which is around what it would be if I was cleaning the house. In the relaxation part it goes right down into the 50s - so it is definately not a calorie burner. I probably burn more calories in the 10 minute bike ride to and from the gym!

    SP

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