A FITTER PLANET
IN CLUBS AND ANYWHERE ON-DEMAND.
We do this by distributing, selling and supporting fitness classes,
instructor training and products throughout Asia Pacific.
UNITEDOur customers, our instructors and our people are our team. We succeed as one.
BE BRAVEWe aim to be undisputed world champions in fitness, and we relentlessly pursue that goal.
CHANGE THE WORLDWe are devoted to health and wellbeing. Creating a fitter planet is the reason we are here.
HERE’S OUR STORY
From the 1950s to 1970s New Zealand athlete, Les Mills competed in discus, shotput and weightlifting in four Olympic and Commonwealth Games events, including a Gold Medal for discus in 1966, and a shotput record that would be maintained for the following 44 years.
In 1968, Les and his wife Colleen opened the very first Les Mills gym in Auckland.
Fast-forward to 1995, when a man named Bill Robertson – the owner of Deakin Health Spa in Canberra (now Fitness First Deakin) – discovered the original version of BODYPUMP® in a gym chain in New Zealand called “Les Mills”. This innovative program was a pre-choreographed barbell workout, and Bill immediately recognised its potential to solve the challenge of how to refresh the empty aerobics classes in Australian health clubs. BODYPUMP was never intended for a wider market, but Bill negotiated the export of the program to Australia, and after only a few years BODYPUMP revolutionised the fitness industry by becoming the world’s most famous group exercise class.
A year later in 1996, following the massive success of BODYPUMP, Bill founded Les Mills Asia Pacific and co-founded Les Mills International. Today, these remain the organisations responsible for the continued creation and licensing of Les Mills programs around the world.
Les Mills currently licenses currently licenses almost 20 different programs throughout the region to more than 21,000 clubs in over 110 countries, where more than 140,000 accredited Instructors delivering group workouts to over 7 million per week.
We are for a fitter planet. We are committed to creating healthier businesses by helping more people fall in love their Club, and we are dedicated to helping our Instructors achieve greatness.
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MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Bill RobertsonFounder & Director, Les Mills Asia Pacific
Executive Chair & Managing Director
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
People & Culture Director
Trainer Team Manager SEA & Head Trainer