EXCITING CHANGES
AHEAD FOR BODYSTEP


BODYSTEP is evolving to help more people fall in love with fitness

You asked, we listened! When you receive BODYSTEP 115, you will notice a couple of changes that have been made to ensure the program stays fresh and current, as well as being easy to learn and teach!

What is changing and why?

We had received feedback from the market asking for a fun, simple workout that mixed both Classic and Athletic workouts into one format. The BODYSTEP creative team saw this as an opportunity to take a fresh look at the program, and make some changes that would continue to excite our current participants, as well as making it accessible for new people. The result is an effective workout that is easy to master, offering plenty of options, set to great music.

From 2019 BODYSTEP will be offered as one 55-minute class, and will no longer have two separate formats - Classic and Athletic. This format embraces both the ‘alive and uplifted’ feel of the BODYSTEP Classic class, and the simple upper and lower body challenge of BODYSTEP Athletic class.

You will see more original music being used, with less covers, which we know your participants will love! The format will still include the athletic feeling with the Athletic Circuit, and this now includes blocks of speed work to keep the ‘alive and uplifted’ feeling of the workout. We received feedback that participants preferred standing, bodyweight moves, so we have eliminated the floor work and plate work in the Peak tracks.

Why you’re going to love it!

We trialled in three countries in clubs with different, yet representative demographics. Trial Instructors and class members told us they:

  • Loved the incorporation of more original music
  • Loved the 3 Peak tracks and the fact that they do not have moves that take them to the floor or use plates
  • Loved the fact that we are into the first Peak earlier
  • Liked using of the weight plates just in Conditioning 1 and Conditioning 2
  • Loved the integration of the Speed Step moves into the Athletic Circuit – it helped keep that ‘lifted and alive’ feel in the circuit, whilst making the speed moves simple
  • Loved not needing to alter the step height more than once – the Athletic Circuit, incorporating speed moves, is choreographed with one riser

For more info on these changes please see detail in the FAQs below.

FAQs

Will the track numbers change in the choreography notes?

The track numbers will reflect the order of the new format.

When mixing and matching, choose tracks based on the track name, rather than the number – to ensure you’re teaching the right track in the right order.

I only teach the Athletic format, do I now have to teach the Party Step?

If you teach a 45-minute format, you may choose not teach the Party Step track. However, if you teach the full 55-minute class, the Party Step is part of this format.

Does my club need to move to this new format immediately?

No – your club can phase in as is appropriate for their BODYSTEP participants and timetable.

How do I mix previous releases into the new format?

Until you build a library of new Warmup 2 tracks then you can use previous Step Orientation ATHLETIC tracks here if you had been only teaching the Athletic format.

It’s fine to use the Athletic Circuit tracks from previous releases and note that BODYSTEP 112 includes Speed work.

Moving forward, do not include Classic Step Orientation or Speed Step tracks.

Always be mindful of track timings to ensure you do not go over time or too much ‘under time’.

Are there different formats?

Yes – there are optional formats to give your participants what they want:

55 Minute class

  • Warmup 1
  • Warmup 2
  • Peak 1
  • Mixed Strength
  • Peak 2
  • Conditioning 1
  • Party Step
  • Athletic Circuit
  • Peak 3
  • Conditioning 2
  • Cooldown/Stretch

45 Minute class (option 1)

  • Warmup 1
  • Warmup 2
  • Peak 1
  • Mixed Strength
  • Peak 2
  • Conditioning 1
  • Athletic Circuit
  • Peak 3
  • Conditioning 2

45 Minute class (option 2)

  • Warmup 1
  • Warmup 2
  • Peak 1
  • Mixed Strength
  • Peak 2
  • Conditioning 1
  • Party Step
  • Peak 3
  • Conditioning 2
  • Cooldown/Stretch

30 Minute Class (option 1)

  • Warmup 1
  • Warmup 2
  • Peak 1
  • Mixed Strength
  • Peak 2
  • Conditioning 1

30 Minute Class (option 2)

  • Warmup 1
  • Warmup 2
  • Peak 1
  • Mixed Strength
  • Athletic Circuit
  • Conditioning 1