The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Les Mills. All opinions are my own
I got the awesome opportunity to be part of the IDEA Summer Games with Les Mills GRIT. All I have to say is WOW!! What an amazing workout and there were some awesome competitors. I have taken many Les Mills Bodypump classes but never GRIT. I have always loved Bodypump so I had a strong feeling that GRIT was going to be right up my ally too. If you haven’t heard of these classes before here is a little breakdown of the idea behind Les Mills GRIT. There are three different classes offered focusing one three different areas: strength, cardio and plyometrics.These classes are all 30 minutes long and meant to push you! There are taught in a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) style.
Now onto the Summer Games. There were a total of 4 different games that went for the whole day. They started with Runner’s Revenge, which focused on cardio. Then there was Strength And Conditioning Match-Up, which focused on strength. And the Speed, Agility and Quickness Challenge, which focused on plyometrics. The grand finale was the Les Mills GRIT Games Competition.
Due to a nagging hamstring issue I did not physically compete in the games but was there in the competition area catching all the action, which I now get to share with you!
Strength and Conditioning Match-up:
This section had competitors doing 3 different sets of 3 different exercises for 1 minute each. They recorded their reps and the top 3 women and top 3 men then competed for gold, silver and bronze. I really enjoy strength training so this was my favorite part of all the games. The competitors really gave it their all and kicked some major butt. Here are some of the awesome people that were out there!
Speed, Agility and Quickness:
For this round competitors had different exercises that they had to complete for 90 seconds. They pulled an index card that gave them the order of the exercises so it was always a surprise what you had to tackle first. Everyone was in groups of 3 people, where only 1 person was going through the exercises, while the other two people counted and coached. The exercises for this one were really hard. I have a fear of box jumps (I am determined to get over that eventually) so this round would not have been a good one for me. Here are some more awesome competitors!
Les Mill GRIT Games Competition:
This was absolutely amazing to watch. Talk about true strength, endurance and determination. These people pushed their hardest and definitely were ready to win it all. There were over 150 people that came out to compete in the final competition. These again were timed exercises where one person from each team went through all exercises and the amount of reps were recorded. Here are the competitors…
I am so glad I was introduced to Les Mills GRIT in such an awesome and fun way. I got to meet some of the trainers and everyone was so passionate about the workout and what they do. Being a group exercise instructor it made me want to jump on the computer and see when/where the next training is. I have always enjoyed HIIT training and feel that it is a great way to train your body in a short amount of time. I am recommending this class to all my readers!! Go on the Les Mills Website and search for a class in your area. I promise you are going to love it and you will be sweating your butt off!