Strengthen, Tone and Define your Entire Body

BODYPUMP™ is a barbell workout using light to moderate weight with lots of repetition that challenges all major muscle groups from head to toe. BODYPUMP™ gives you a total body workout. You determine the intensity by choosing the appropriate weight.

  • Level: All
  • Drop-in class
  • No registration required
  • Ages 13+ may attend unaccompanied by an adult

A Typical Class

The carefully selected music tracks for maximum effect guide participants through the 60-minute class. Each track focuses on a different muscle group, beginning with the warm-up. Your instructor will then guide you through the main portion of the workout, isolating every major muscle group - making you feel the burn. Each class finishes with a 5-minute stretch track to help reduce the risk of muscle soreness or injury.


  • Burn up to 600 calories per class for fat loss
  • Improve strength and muscle endurance
  • Improve general fitness
  • Shape and tone muscles
  • Improve bone density (helps prevent osteoporosis)
  • Promote the feeling of strength and confidence

Tips + Preparation

  • New to class? Arrive a little early so our instructor can give you some pointers
  • Arrive 5 minutes early so you have time to gather and set-up your equipment
  • Good posture is the foundation of all exercise - focus on getting your technique right
  • Don't overload your bar or lift too heavy – BODYPUMP™ uses high repetition to tone and strengthen
  • Start gradually increasing weights after six weeks
  • Protect your joints. Always keep them slightly bent – not locked – and perform movements smoothly

Equipment Needed

  • Bar
  • Weights
  • Bench and Risers
  • The Y provides all equipment for this class

Attire and What to Bring

  • Come to class dressed and ready to move your body
  • Comfortable, functional clothing made of breathable material to allow air flow
  • Proper gym shoes that fit comfortably (we recommend cross-trainers or running shoes)
  • Water bottle
  • Sweat towel (available at the Welcome Desk)