LesMills | Recreational Services
University of Iowa

Classes Offered

University of Iowa Recreational Services will be hosting LesMills, coming January, 2019. Keep checking back in to see more specific dates and times as we get closer to the start of the classes. 

LesMills GRIT, BODYPUMP, and BODYCOMBAT will all be offered. 

GRIT is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout designed with short rounds of high-intensity exercise followed by periods of strategic recovery. The secret to ultimate results is not adding more workouts to your routine, but increasing their intensity.

BODYCOMBAT is a high energy martial arts-inspired workout. You’ll learn how to punch, kick, and strike your way to superior fitness and strength. This non-contact workout requires no experience but teaches you moves for Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu. Leave your inhibitions at the door and bring your best fighter attitude – you’ll be releasing stress, having a blast and feeling like a champion before you know it.

BODYPUMP is a weights class for absolutely everyone. This form of weight training will make you toned, lean and fit. Using light moderate weights with lots of repetition (reps), BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout that burns lots of calories. It’ll also tone and shape your body, without adding bulky muscles. The rep effect – a scientifically proven Les Mills formula – is the secret to developing lean athletic muscle without the need for heavy weights. The encouragement, motivation and great music you get in BODYPUMP class will help you achieve much more than you would be able to on your own! Instructors will show you all the moves and techniques to make your first class safe and fun

Become an Instructor

We are looking for certified LesMills GRIT, BodyCombat, and BodyPump instructors! To fill out an application follow the directions below:

  1. Go to the application site here 
  2. Select Group Exercise Instructor from the drop down bar 
  3. Specify that you are a certified LesMills Instructor

If you are not yet certified, we will be offering a GRIT only certification in early December. 

GRIT Certification

Les Mills GRIT STRENGTH: The 30-minute high-intensity interval training workout, designed to improve strength and build lean muscle. Les Mills GRIT PLYO: The 30-minute high-intensity interval training plyometric-based workout, designed to make you perform like an athlete. Les Mills GRIT CARDIO: The 30-minute high-intensity interval training workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, increases speed and maximizes calorie burn. This program-specific initial training will challenge and inspire you. You’ll walk away with the tools and techniques you need to create life-changing fitness experiences in every class.

Date: Dec. 1

Location: CRWC

Fee: $259.00-$349.00

Registration Deadline: November 17



The above link will take you to the registration page for upcoming Les Mills Grit Certifications, including the one at our facility.