BodyCombat Australia

Unite with us - BodyCombat Workout for Water tribe...

... as we change the lives of children.

Mother Teresa said that change happens person to person.  This is us, making a world of difference for one child at a time.

The funds we raise will help UNICEF to complete the Lega and Yelam Gej multi-village solar-powered water systems in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia.

You can fundraise with us, donate now and join our movement to create a fitter planet. 

Team Updates

Filming is Coming to Sydney this October - learn how your ticket contributes to clean water

Les Mills Asia Pacific is beyond excited to bring this event to our instructor and participant community. 

 

We will be filming classes at Fox Studios in Sydney, and as of today there are still tickets available for the following classes:

*** Non-Instructors Welcome to come and experience the new release magic!! *****

 
BodyBalance (Friday 10th October 1.30pm)
BodyStep (Saturday 11th October 3pm)
BodyJam + Sh'Bam Dance Party (Saturday 11th October 5.45pm - 9.00pm)....
 
The most exciting thing is that ticket sales are donated to our Workout for Water partnership with Unicef....  SO INVITE YOUR MEMBERS to come for a great, once in a lifetime experience.  Tickets are all under $12 so its an affordable event AND will help to bring solar powered water pumps to children who walk up to 2 hours each way, carrying 20kg water tanks, in order to have a drink...
 
Send your members to this link.... if you have one, provide them with your Instructor code so we know you sent them!!
 
https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/les-mills-masterclass-filming-in-sydney-tickets-66138846069?fbclid=IwAR1DYtqqzVv_y6sDG4ZCwJT0iejJ0z_rRQc_n2GVeOnI3vsofE1e6xfWOVs

Join the LMI Team Onstage for a Filming Class - YES YOU!

I am beyond excited to be able to FINALLY share this with you all!

 

LMI are so passionate about providing access to clean drinking water to as many children as possible that they have provided a 'money can't buy' prize for our top fundraisers!!

 

Any instructor who raises USD$1,000 (or more) on their personal page (you can still be on our TEAM!) is eligible to enter for the chance to be flown to New Zealand for 5 days and be part of the Presenting Team for your program for that round of filming.... AMAZING!

 

This is open only to instructors (no Les Mills Presenters or Trainers) and is a great way to also receive some one-2-one coaching from the Program Director of your choice...

 

What an amazing opportunity to do something amazing for a person in need, and have the change for a once in a lifetime opportunity for yourself.

 

More details here: https://www.workoutforwater.org/incentives and I will gladly provide anyone on the BodyCombat Australia Team with any help in preparation for submission of your track!

Good luck everyone, and THANK YOU for being the few that do.

Warm Regards, Dee

Be The Change You Want to See

A massive THANK YOU to each and everyone that has contributed to date to our community effort.  Sometimes we are daunted by the size of the problem at hand... in these moments remember that we might not be able to do everything, but we can all do SOMETHING....

 

#BeTheChange you want to see in the world...

 

If your club didn't provide an opportunity to launch BodyCombat 80 you can easily create hype for a Workout for Water class with some other ideas below:

 

1. 90 minute workouts: these are great when you don't have a class after you, or to place in an off-peak weekend slot that people can get behind.  Grab a few Instructor friends and start organizing.

2. 'By Request' classes are fab.  Additionally, you could ask members to donate $5 for each song they request that you play (or $10 if you're cheeky!)

3. Open days: many gyms run open days to bring potential new fitness freaks into their centre... combine your Workout for Water class with 'bring a friend for free' plus additional promotions (see below) that will make your club excited about getting behind this initative.

 

In addition to giving members something exciting to look forward to, consider additional things that you could do to make the class/experience more engaging so people are inclinded to give generously -

 

a/ print a poster with either your page or this page link QR code so people can easily donate off-line

b/ if you bake, bake and sell some goodies post workout for a gold coin donation... cupcakes are winner in my classes every year

c/ approach your club and complimentary businesses to support and promote themselves with a raffle prize.  Something as small as a week's free training pass to your club, or a bag, or massage vochure... then offer tickets in the week leading up to the event

d/ place a donation box at reception with some of the Unicef Workout for Water branding... brief the reception staff on the change you are involved in making to the world to get them on board

e/ auction off things that members can't buy:

- a 30 min technique tune up with you

- a free 30 min PT session with a colleague who wants to be part of the change

- an opportunity to step on stage for a track and shadow you for the Workout for Water class

 

I'm so proud to be part of this amazing program community in Australia.  Hats off to you all, and please message me if I can help in any way. 

 

Warm Regards, Dee

 

PS>  big thanks to Dan for his donation to our team page... together we are stronger.

 

20 Years of BodyCombat

Our quarterly workshops are finished and now is our opportunity to share our passion for this amazing program with our members with BodyCombat 80! 

 

Here are some tips for Instructors as you prepare (hopefully) to launch the release with your Workout for Water class -

Track 2:

When coaching this track strip your cues right back to the basics so people can follow -

a/ jab cross jab

b/ next move knee kick freeze

c/ let's put it in a combo

d/ jab cross jab three times

e/ legs three times FAST

 

Track 4:

Set your class up for success, cue -

a/ 4 lunges, 2 esquiva's to the back

b/ 12 lunges HOLD (as you preview the front esquiva

c/ big combo: 4 lunges, 1 esquiva to the back, 1 to the front

 

Track 7:

Jumping is always optional!  Check out my facebook page to see the video Marlon prepared to help us progress our jumping knees... great cues for your class too!

 

Remember, you can share your own page, or the team page, for your members to donate. 

 

Congratuations on being the change! Dee

Mindful of My Water

from DEE:

 

I have (at least for the last 10 years or so) considered myself a mindful person.  I always aim to lead with kindness (sometimes I get it wrong, but it is never an intention), I shop responsibly, I recycle, I stand up for those without a voice.... however I have found myself, since starting our wonderful BodyCombat group, being aware that I have zero mindfullness around water.

Several times I have found myself at my sink pouring water out of a cup I'd poured earlier and not drunk.  Or empting a bottle from the previous day to only replenish immediately with fresh water.  How wasteful!  I have been taking water for granted!  If I had to walk for 60-90-120 minutes each day to bring fresh water to my home so I could stay hydrated and helathy I am sure I would be more mindful of not being wasteful.  So here is my challenge for you for the week.  Catch yourself being wasteful with your water - turning on the shower and leaving to 'grab something', leavig the tap running while you brush your teeth, doing a double flush 'just to be sure' (!!).... all of this we take for granted, yet so many do not have this luxury.  

What would it be like if we turned on the tap - and nothing came out? ....

Have a good weekend everyone.  THANK YOU for starting your pages.... remember to add your photo!

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Suncoast Fitness

Thank you Suncoast members for your kind and generous donations

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A combined fundraising effort from the ladies at Fernwood Gungahlin and the ladies and gents at OneLife Batemans Bay. As well as cash donations from some of the girls in the SL2 North Canberra Eagles Hockey Team.

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Anonymous

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Market Street Sydney Fitness First Class - Wed 10th 7.15pm

Awesome Workout for Water event Class. Fantastic passion energy!! :)

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Lani And Tom

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Sarah Mckenzie

$100

Bret Coman

$87

One55 Tribe

$80

Les Mills Asia Pacific

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Donating what would have been my class fee from yesterday's BP class. Go Brodie!

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James, Will, Gav, Jo

I got the kids to raid their give jars (Jo and I matched it)

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Jen Curry

Thank you!

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Arie Van Der Ley

Nice work as always bb gun

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Anonymous

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Christelle Schang

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Sezen Furmage

Great work Bronagh!

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Michael Conlon

Good work Dee

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Christina Tieu

$50

Deb And Riza From Chatswood Ff

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Adrian Davis

Love you babe- awesome work from an amazing instructor and human! x

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Tracey Taylor

$50

Michelle Scicluna

I'm hoping that my advanced donation will ensure my spot in the class because I'm pretty sure it will be packed! Who wouldn't want to hang out with the two best Body Combat Instructors for an hour and a half. Great cause ladies. Keep up the awesome work!

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Katherine Phan

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Gavin

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Tim Budden

Best BC instructors! Well done, I hope you reach your goal!

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Greg King

Hi Deb and Riza. Good job. Thanks for raising awareness for this worthy cause. Let's go Chatty :)

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Jessica Wang

Hi Roman. It's from Jessica and Andy

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Chatswood Ff

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Brodie Gibson

For all of the ladies who attempted a split jump knee in the BODYCOMBAT® classes this week! Thank you for challenging yourself and continuing to challenge me!

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Susan Wylie

Thank you for bringing awareness to this cause. Great job guys.

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Cathy Colthorpe

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Carrissa Digby

You go Glen Coco!!

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Deb Rock

Thanks for coming to RPM!

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Anonymous

As promised, 10 days worth of coffee money!

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Bc80 Launch Event At Willoughby Platinum Fitness First

Thank you for a great launch class of BodyCombat 80!! Fantastic job to the instructor crew and members who shared the wonderful 80 min experience <3

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Donna Yoo

You're awesome Bronagh!!!

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Alison Pearson

$30

Kerry-ann Love

Can’t wait for tomorrow! You girls will rock it! 💋

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Adhd Foundation

Call out to everyone donate to a great cause

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Joanne James

🥰

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Carole Newton

Every donation, no matter the amount, will make a difference Cx 😉👍

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Adhd Foundation

Great work Bronagh, great initiative thanks for taking part

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Jay Kumar

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Anonymous

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Mitchell Llewellyn

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Market Street Sydney Fitness First Class - Wed 10th 7.15pm

Awesome Workout for Water event Class. Fantastic passion energy!! :)

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Mary Grace Olegario

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Mary Grace Olegario

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Anna Dummett

Excellent job for such a great cause!

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May Swan

Good luck Bronagh!!!

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Georgia King

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Helen Moretto

Couldn't be there Friday 5th but wish you luck in your fund raising

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Kat Formosa

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Woen Yon

Great initiative!

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Neil Mckeown

Good on ya Bronagh 💧

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Sarah Amey

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Louise Brown

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Emily Mcneill

Good luck!

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What a great cause, I hope you all reach your target!

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Angela Tieu

Good luck Jane. Ethiopia is in desperate need of clean fresh water. All the best.

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Helen Wong

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Josie Kemp

Awesome work awesome warriors! Wish I could be there. Have an amazing time 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Likhasinh Sayasane

Go Brodie!

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Jessica Ginn

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Anonymous

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Marita Sellick

Keep up the hard work

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Jorge Cuero

Amazing team and amazing human love u each you so much... just a small contribution

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David Wang

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Karen Devenish

Good luck!,

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Great effort Brodie. What a fabulous cause.

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Connie

Ai ya... mo dong seui ar 😫💧💧💧 Go Team Gladiator!

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Lan Simurina

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Meg Prime

Way to go Brodie! You are amazing! xo

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Kristy Thomson

Awesome job!!!

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Claire Cronin

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Amanda Breen

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Donna Joce

Good luck Brodie!

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Leesa Mcdonald

See you Monday =]

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Nadia Ventura

Well done lovelies! Love your dedication to making a difference! Xx

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Jeffrey Chan

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Vivien Chai

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Guillermo Umana Restrepo

Great initiative!

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Sarah Swaby

Awesome work girls looking forward to Monday’s class!

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William Story

Great work B! A for effort! C for clarity and D for distinction!

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Alana Cavallo

Well done lovely ladies! 👊 love your hard work and dedication! ❤️ x x x

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Katie Joyce

I’ll miss your supersizes BC class! But still want to support a great cause. Have fun ladies 👊🏼

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Grazia Lustri

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Juliette

Well done Brodie!!

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Masha

Thanks for the initiative, friends! <3

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Anonymous

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Sheryn

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Emma Toker

Have fun ladies!!

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Joselyn

💪

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Dan Cohen

You’re amazing for taking on this challenge and here’s a small donation to get your fundraising party started. You’ve got this.

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Dan Cohen

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Dan Cohen

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Dan Cohen

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Dan Cohen

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Dan Cohen

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Dan Cohen

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Jess Oyston

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Good luck girls xx

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Nice work!

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