I was re-reading the Fitness Guide of the program in more detail....and its a really cool culture. Les Mills is based on the indigenous Maori culture of New Zealand and use traditional Maori markings and sayings, which I think is really cool. One of Les Mills Bodypump symbols is the Mangopare (hammerhead sharks) is the traditional symbol for Strength and Power and let me say, that if I ever get a tattoo this is definitely going to be one of them!
As I was reading, Les Mills philosophy is to remind us that we're all part of the same tribe - empowering ourselves and others and changing lives! I keep seeing this quote through out the guide "We are warriors in the battle against a sedentary lifestyle" and while it can be very comfortable sitting on the couch watching TV, or sitting on my beach towel while my kids are playing in the beach, or sitting on the bench while my kids are playing in the playground...I know I will have more fun actually engaging and playing with them, and living life, rather than sitting and watching it go by before my eyes. So come on! Join me --- what are you waiting for?