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.
At Les Mills Asia Pacific, we believe our people are the only way to achieve our goal of creating a fitter planet. We do not tolerate any discrimination of any kind in our people, our partners or our community; and our values reflect this.
UNITED represents togetherness, support and steadfast respect for our people. BE BRAVE is about creating a culture where all our teammates can be their authentic selves, speak their mind, and not be afraid to fail. CHANGE THE WORLD is about using our platform to educate and influence.
To us, a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture is not a desire - it’s a non-negotiable.
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. Les Mills International has since become a global market leader in group fitness and team training solutions, with more than 6 million workouts being delivered every week, by 140,000 certified instructors, across 21,000+ clubs and homes in 110 countries.
Les Mills Asia Pacific is responsible for the licensing of Les Mills programs and group fitness solutions, the education of Les Mills Instructors, and the provision of SMART TECH fitness equipment throughout Australia and Southeast Asia (including Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Maldives, Guam, Laos and Papua New Guinea).
Les Mills Asia Pacific is for a fitter planet. We achieve this by creating healthier businesses by making more people love their club.
To learn more about the Les Mills International journey click here.
Bill RobertsonFounder & Director, Les Mills Asia Pacific