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2. BodyCombat

From the Les Mills suite of aerobic classes, BodyCombat is a 55-minute group cardio workout with a difference. “It’s an empowering mixed martial arts-inspired workout where you feel totally unleashed and empowered. It is fiercely energetic and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay Thai,” says Judy King, a BodyCombat program coach for Les Mills Asia Pacific.

Perfect for beginners and those looking for an introduction to fight-based training, classes find mostly female participants.

The best part is it’s a total body workout. “You’ll shed fat, legs will improve in strength and tone from the kicking, shoulders will improve tone from all the upper body strikes and the core muscles will be strong and toned,” says King.

“In a recent study, it showed a BodyCombat class was equivalent to performing 1,700 crunches due to the high level of core activation,” she adds.