BodyCombat by Les Mills is a high-intensity martial-arts inspired workout with no contact. Punch, kick, and jump your way to burning almost 700 calories in a 45-minute class. BodyCombat is a great stress reliever as you can kick and punch your problems out of your way instead of a punching bag or sparring partner.


Because of the high-energy nature and driving music of Body Combat, it is not suggested for pregnant women, elderly folks, or young kids. While no martial arts experience is needed to get a great workout from Body Combat, it is very high intensity and includes lots of jumping, so you’ll want to be in fairly good shape when you start.


I teach Body Combat at several local gym facilities as well as through a video app. This is more workout-specific than Zumba and therefore isn’t recommended for parties or events.

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I suggest wearing tight-fitting clothing that won’t weight you down or trip you up. There are no tools or accessories for a Body Combat workout – just you and your energy!


Zumba is pretty much the first thing anyone thinks of when you talk about Dance as Cardio. Zumba is a Latin-based cardio fitness dance that can easily be adapted for all fitness levels. Whether you want to do 50 jump squats, 25 squats, or 10 deep stretches, do it to the Latin beats that drive a Zumba fitness class.

Classes can also be designed for different lengths. A 30-minute class is a great way to get your heartrate up and burn a few calories while a 60-minute class may allow you to reach peak heartrate to get your burn on all day long!


Zumba is a total workout and I try to incorporate endurance, strength-training, flexibility, cardio, and muscle conditioning. By the time the class is over, you’ll find yourself surprised at how much energy you have!


Specific classes include Zumba Step, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Kids, and Plate by Zumba. So whatever you need, I can develop a class with you in mind. I can also develop a playlist that you appreciate. Not everyone wants to dance to Pitbull!