We have spent many many hours (thousands we just worked out) with Mr Les Mills. Relaxing hours, leg burning hours, muscle building hours, heart pumping hours. Following a Les Mills and a paleo diet is a killer combo!
We eased ourselves into the Les Mills fitness programs about ten years ago, not long and we were addicted. Nowadays BodyPump, RPM and BodyBalance make regular appearances on our weekly workout schedules (we have also been obsessed with BodyAttack and BodyStep which are great cardio workouts).
We love doing our own thing in the gym but sometimes you just need a change (and sitting on a bike or cross trainer for half an hour isn’t the most exciting activity, especially when every minute feels like five!)
The Les Mills instructors that motivate (or yell at) us to go that bit harder/heavier/lower/faster really contribute to the results we see. They are so awesome they are definitely one of the reasons we keep going back for more, plus the programs are fun, make you work hard and change every three months (so you’re never saying…’this again?’) Oh and the music rocks!
The group fitness environment adds another level of motivation. It’s like there’s a silent competition between you and the person next to you. In RPM if there’s someone next to us on level ten we will match that, maybe even raise it a couple of gears! As we always say, the more the merrier and this rings true when it comes to exercise.
So if the cross trainer isn’t calling your name, why not try out a LesMills class?
Don’t know which one to try first? Well, if you want a rock hard butt and toned arms try pump, killer legs: RPM, cardi-oh-oh: attack and step, and if you’re looking for a relaxing way to finish the week, well BodyBalance is for you!
And to keep you satisfied after a hard workout try our paleo burgers (note the very creative ‘bun’!) Thanks to paleOMG for the pattie recipe inspiration! We used her chicken nugget recipe but made them super size. She has so many aahhhmazing recipes perfect for you… if you’re a newbie or oldie to the paleo diet.
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paleo chicken burgers.
stuff you need
- 4 big mushrooms (cut off the stalk)
- 2 red capsicums, sliced into chunks
- baby spinach leaves
- 2 tomatoes sliced
- 1 avocado, mashed
- 2 tbs coconut balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbs melted coconut oil
for the patties
- 500 grams chicken mince
- 1 egg, whisked
- 1 bunch of coriander, chopped (the more the merrier!)
- 1 brown onion chopped
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 1/2 a cup coconut flour
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tbs coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
- On a lined baking tray, evenly place the four mushroom ‘buns’ and capsicum slices. Drizzle with melted coconut oil and balsamic.
- Place in the oven for fifteen minutes. Meanwhile…
- Mix all of your pattie ingredients together: chicken mince, egg, coriander, onions, sesame oil, ginger, salt and pepper.
- Now heat up a large pan on medium heat and add one-two tbs of coconut oil.
- Place your coconut flour in a shallow bowl.
- Make desired pattie size from your mixture, and place each pattie in the coconut flour (being sure to only lightly dust them) then place in your pan.
- Use a spatula to slightly flatten out each pattie.
- Cook on both sides for 7-10 minutes or until cooked through.
- Your mushrooms and capsicums should be ready by now.
- To plate up the order goes: upside down mushroom, avocado, baby spinach, tomato slices, burger patties, roasted capsicum.
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Cook up some sweet potato chippies to garnish!