Meet Rachel, Your Les Mills PUMP Trainer
I wrote here that Les Mills PUMP is not a workout program that is based on any one personality, but a workout system. Les Mills PUMP is the home version of Les Mills BODYPUMP, which is taught in thousands of gyms around the world. That means, there are thousands of Les Mills BODYPUMP trainers who teach the system.
Today I’m going to introduce to you my favorite Les Mills PUMP trainer, Rachel. There are a lot of reasons why I like Rachel the most. For one, she’s smoking hot. That English/New Zealand accent she sports is charming as hell. For two, she’s totally badass in how hard she can train. And three, she’s able to motivate you to higher levels of badassery through the power of her example. When Rachel is in the house, you know that not only will you work hard, but you won’t even know it because you will also be having a lot of fun at the same time.
Fun. That’s the word. That’s Rachel’s training style in a nutshell. I don’t use that word lightly, because I’m not a “fun” person. I take my workouts very seriously. Maybe that’s why I’m immediately drawn to someone like Rachel who can get amazing results but have a good time doing it. Maybe I respect the fact that she’s busting her ass but still be upbeat about it. I know she’s busting her ass because she’s certainly busting mine. I think it’s cool that she is bubbly and happy through her pain and discomfort, while many people would just grunt and groan. Because Rachel makes it look easy, even though it’s not, she’s inspiring and motivational.
There’s a lot of style and enthusiasm that goes into teaching a fitness workout. Without the trainers like Rachel pushing you through each track, there would be very little life in the workouts. When Rachel is teaching a track, she fills it with own unique energy and style. You don’t notice what a difference she makes until you try doing it on your own.
Watch the Video of Trainer Rachel from Les Mills PUMP
I’m not sure the video below best captures Rachel’s training style or personality. But, she does give some useful advice for completing Les Mills PUMP. First, switch your mind off because it wants to stop. That’s true, because almost always, you will be in so much pain and discomfort at the middle of the track that you don’t want to continue. The beauty of Les Mills PUMP is that you don’t have to think about the reps or what you’re doing. Just follow along with each trainer and you will get a workout. You can literally shut your mind off and let your body do its thing.
The second thing is to keep going. Keep moving. One of the keys to success with Les Mills PUMP is time under tension, and the reps you do. As long as you continue, even if it means having to drop to a lighter weight, you will gain benefits.
Check out my article on the different Les Mills PUMP workouts here. Click this link to read my introduction to Les Mills PUMP. If you’re wondering if Les Mills PUMP is right for you, check out this article. Les Mills PUMP also dispels some common weight training myths. That that post can be found here. I compare Les Mills PUMP to P90X in this post. The Les Mills PUMP workout schedule can be downloaded here. Order a Les Mills PUMP workout kit at this site.