Online Initial Module Training (OIMT) offers you maximum flexibility, enabling you to attend part of your Initial Module Training (IMT) from the comfort of your own home or location of choice. It’s an ideal option if you are unable to travel to a city location or if an In-Person IMT is not available on the Training Schedule.
With an OIMT, over two days, your Trainer-led sessions are live-streamed in real-time via Zoom. From this fully interactive experience, you’ll learn the skills, knowledge and techniques required to become a qualified Instructor in a Les Mills program of your choice.
Following are the technical and equipment requirements to take part in Days 1 and 2 of Online Initial Module Training:
As OIMT is a fully interactive training, and to ensure a seamless and enjoyable learning experience, please ensure that you read, understand and adhere to the technical requirements for OIMT
For equipment-based Les Mills programs, you'll need to have access to certain equipment as part of your training. Unless otherwise stated, the OIMT fee does not include the supply of any equipment.
LES MILLS GRIT® Series
|Barbell with interchangeable weights
Minimum weight requirement is 7.5kg per side
|BODYSTEP®||Aerobic step and small hand weights|
LES MILLS SPRINT®
Stationary fitness bike with interchangeable gears
|LES MILLS TONE®||Small hand weights|
|BODYBALANCE®||A yoga mat is preferable, but the OIMT can be done without one|
|LES MILLS CORE®
LES MILLS TONE®
|Les Mills Asia Pacific will supply a SMARTBAND® as part of your registration fee. However, we cannot guarantee that the SMARTBAND will arrive via post prior to Day 1 of your OIMT module. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you request to obtain a SMARTBAND or resistance tube from your endorsing club, in order to complete the OIMT pre-work.|
“It was fun educational and I was engaged the whole time. It definitely was not death by PowerPoint! For someone who just signed up to their first Les Mills IMT it was definitely a great experience.”
– Elaine, LES MILLS SPRINT® Instructor –
Both Online and In-Person IMTs offer a unique and effective learning experience that will empower you with the necessary skills, knowledge and techniques that will lay the foundations for you to become a rockstar Les Mills Instructor. Remember, Online IMTs still require you to attend Day 3 In-Person.
However, for Days 1 and 2, with Online IMTs, you'll enjoy all the conveniences that come with participating from home, such as:
To help you further understand how the Online and In-Person IMTs compare, let's dispel some of the most commonly misunderstood facts around online training:
FACT: The pass rate of participants from Online IMTs is the same as those achieved by attendees at In-Person IMTs. These results have been monitored and tracked since OIMT was launched in August 2020.
FACT: Whilst everyone learns differently, our Trainers are highly skilled educators who will provide the support and opportunities necessary to ensure you are set up to succeed. The feedback received about Online IMT experiences includes comments such as: “Just loved it, overall. The Trainer was absolutely amazing! I was apprehensive about how I would engage in Masterclass and technique drills through a small screen, but she brought it all to life and made me feel at ease with the process.”
FACT: There is definitely a different type of interactivity at Online IMTs; however, Online IMTs are designed to be fully interactive. Your camera remains on for the entire two days, which means you’ll never miss a moment, and you can seek and receive all the direct interaction you need/want with your Trainer and the other Trainees. Feedback received includes: “The Trainer was incredible. Especially considering it was an online module, he made it so fun and engaging and made sure we were all included. Cannot thank him enough for a great experience.”
FACT: Everyone learns differently; if you learn cues best by watching and listening, then online IMTs will definitely suit you. This aside, our Trainers will establish and maintain a relationship with each Trainee, so as to encourage and retain engagement and keep motivation levels high. Days 1 and 2 provides you with many opportunities to physically practise technique and coaching, so if you learn by ‘doing’, you can also rest assured that your learning style is well catered to. Feedback received includes: “Extremely positive [experience]. I came out of the weekend feeling really motivated and inspired, and confident in progressing with the next eight weeks.”
FACT: While Online learning will always be a different experience to In-Person training, when it comes to IMTs it’s absolutely not a lesser quality of product or experience. Feedback received includes: “…fun, informative and relevant. I was never bored and enjoyed the interaction even though the training was online.”
FACT: Online IMTs are live-streamed in real-time via Zoom.
Prior to attending your OIMT, you'll need to complete a list of pre-work items, which will be emailed to you approximately 8-10 days before your OIMT. This pre-work includes video recordings of:5 key movements (specified in the emaill)
In that same email, you’ll also receive your Program Manual, your Release Kit and other resources that you’ll use throughout your Days 1 and 2, 8-Week Journey and Day 3.
Becoming a Trained Les Mills Instructor requires you to have completed Days 1 and 2 of your Online IMT. These 2 days, often described as "life-changing", are where you’ll learn the essential fundamentals of being an effective Instructor.
|DAY 1 (UP TO 8 HOURS), COVERING:|
|DAY 2 (UP TO 8 HOURS), COVERING:|
Upon completing Day 2, you will need to record a video of yourself, teaching your allocated track, which demonstrates all the skills you have learned during your training. After your Trainer has reviewed your track, they will provide you with feedback about your strengths, as well as the key areas for you to focus on as you get started on your 8-Week Journey to Day 3.
After Days 1 and 2, you’ll head back to your Endorsing Club to practise and apply what you've learned via team-teaching. You’ll be provided with a Roadmap, which is a practical plan to help you set weekly goals and keep you progressing along your journey.
Throughout your 8-Week Journey, you’ll work with your Mentor from your Endorsing Club and our Instructor Specialist team.
Congratulations on completing your 8-Week journey. You’ve come along way, and this third day of your training is where you will showcase how to apply all that you’ve learned. You will be assessed by your Trainer against the standard criteria that all internationally certified Les Mills Instructors must meet.
During Day 3, you’ll deliver three presentations of a randomly assigned a track from your training Release. Here’s what your Day 3 will look like:
Following successful completion of Day 3, you will be an internationally certified LM Instructor, ready to teach and help people falling love with fitness – just like you did.
"An exciting, fun and immersive learning experience which has set me up well for my Les Mills Instructor journey."
– Rebecca, BODYBALANCE® Instructor –
"Better than expected for online training"
– Nicholas Jolly, LES MILLS SPRINT Online Initial Module Training –
"“I really enjoyed the process. I must say I was a little daunted with the whole Zoom thing having never have done it, but it was easy."
– Shandelle, BODYPUMP® Instructor –
"My training experience was challenging, inspiring, motivating and I’m excited for the next step."
– Chiara, BODYCOMBAT® Instructor –
"A great experience, equipping me with the tools and skills I need to succeed in this journey."
– Jaysheel, BODYATTACK® Instructor –
"I was really worried about the differences in the online training experience, but they just made it incredible. The Trainer really knows how to manage the online space well and was able to step up when there were issues. I just had an all around fantastic experience."
– Keith BODYPUMP® Instructor –
"Really happy with my training modules, and very pleased to be able to complete it online. Professional, inspiring and challenging. Loved it. "
– Rebecca Smith, RPM –