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This series of digital events are designed to support you as a fitness leader within your community and equip you with the tools to navigate this new landscape.

Join us each week as we explore topics from leadership and self-care, to technique and personal development. Focus on how you can show up for yourself and your community during this crisis, whilst preparing you for the ‘new normal’ when you return to in-club teaching.

 

 

INSTRUCTOR TRIBE Q&A WITH RYAN HOGAN, LES MILLS ASIA PACIFIC CEO

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WEBINAR
Wednesday, 13 May 2020
12pm MYT (UTC+8) / 2pm AEST

We’re all weathering the COVID-19 storm as best we can, so why not spend a little of your iso-time with the CEO of Les Mills Asia Pacific, Ryan Hogan? In this enlightening webinar, Ryan will address questions submitted by our Instructor Tribe members.

Webinar Speakers:
Ryan Hogan & Panel

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BUILDING YOUR BRAND ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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Friday, 15 May 2020
12pm SGT & MYT (UTC+8) / 2pm AEST

This session is designed to help you to feel more comfortable and confident using social media to best communicate with your community and build your social media presence. From this discussion you’ll gain an understanding of social media, tips to building your personal brand on social media, effective content creation, audience engagement and more.

Webinar Speakers:
Johnny Pawliw & Luke Etzler

 

JOHNNY PAWLIW
Johnny became a Les Mills Instructor in 2004 after falling in love with BODYSTEP®. In 2006 he became a BODYJAM® Presenter, and today he is the Presenter Performance Coach for BODYCOMBAT®, BODYJAM and SH’BAM® and presents for SPRINT™. It was his obsession with the Aerobics Oz Style TV show that drew Johnny used to Group Fitness classes even creating his own aerobics classes at home! His personal motto is “Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow”. You can connect with Johnny (who incidentally can solve a Rubix Cube in less than 2 minutes!) on Instagram @johnnypawliw or Facebook @johnny.pawliw

 

LUKE ETZLER
After joining a gym at age 21, Luke Etzler fell in love with BODYCOMBAT® so fast that he immediately began doing five to six classes per week; and it was just eight months after that first class when Luke undertook his Instructor training. That was in 2006 and today, Luke is a BODYCOMBAT®, BODYATTACK® and SH’BAM® Instructor and Presenter, while also being certified in six other Les Mills programs. In both training and life in general, Luke believes that “Cool things happen when you’re having fun and doing the things you enjoy”. You can connect with Luke on Instagram @luke_etzler or Facebook @luke.etzler.9

 

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MAINTAINING MENTAL HEALTH & BUILDING RESILIENCE

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WEBINAR
Wednesday, 20 May 2020
12pm MYT (UTC+8) / 2pm AEST

Drawing on research and clinical practice with dancers, athletes and fitness professionals, this webinar will help you to unpack some of the potential responses to this difficult time, and give you practical tools to manage your mental health and build resilience. You’ll also explore the psychology behind why the current COVID-19 situation has implications for mental health; how we as fitness instructors can manage during this time of change; strategies to improve mental health right now; and strategies to assist instructors in being mentally ready to re-emerge when gyms reopen

Webinar Speakers:
Amanda Breen & Inge Gnatt

AMANDA BREEN
Amanda Breen is the People and Culture Director for Les Mills Asia Pacific, responsible for providing strategic direction to the Trainer and Presenter Teams in Australia and South East Asia, in addition to supporting the performance and culture goals of the LMAP business through people development. Amanda's career in human Resources, Learning and Development and Organisational Development spans over 15 years, as does her fitness career, as a National Trainer and Presenter in RPM, SPRINT and BODYJAM. Dedicated to ongoing learning and education, Amanda has qualifications in Human Resource Management, Positive Psychology & Wellbeing and Organisational Coaching, and is passionate about using this learning to help teams and individuals thrive. You can connect with Amanda on Instagram @arbreen

 

INGE GNATT
Inge Gnatt (BDance, GradDipPsych, BPsych(Hons)) is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and PhD Candidate based at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. For her PhD research, Inge is investigating the role of compassion in the process of recovery from eating disorders and trauma, and alongside her research and clinical work she works as a consultant to organisations in inclusion, capability and engagement. Prior to training in her first Les Mills program BODYATTACK in 2007, Inge trained and worked for many years in full time ballet and contemporary dance, and found that a shift into instructing gave her the physicality that was such an integral and important part of her life. Inge is a trainer, presenter and program performance coach in BODYBALANCE, LES MILLS BARRE and trainer and presenter in CXWORX in Australia. Inge loves the diversity of challenge in the different facets of her work with Les Mills, and is grateful for the interactions she has had with all the people she has met along the way. You can connect with Inge via Instagram @ingegnatt

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Friday, 22 May 2020
12pm SGT & MYT (UTC+8) / 2pm AEST

With live-streaming classes now a thing across many club platforms throughout Asia Pacific, it’s a good time to brush up on your ‘teaching to camera’ skills. This session is designed to help clubs and instructors to deliver online classes effectively, including helpful tips for first-timers or those with limited ‘teaching to camera’ experience.

 

RIYO FUKUNAGA
Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Riyo Fukunaga is the Head Trainer and Trainer Team Manager for Southeast Asia. She’s also the BODYBALANCE® Head Program Coach, a Les Mills Barre™ Trainer and a Les Mills TONE™ Presenter. Originally from Japan, Riyo has travelled to many countries and been exposed to many cultures. Her biggest passion now is to create fitness addictions through Les Mills Training in all the countries and cultures she gets to work with. Riyo’s favourite quote is "A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could, because someone else thought they could." You can connect with Riyo on Instagram @mamamiley_riyo

 

STEPHANIE ANGKIRIWANG 
Stephanie Angkiriwang, also known as “Angki”, is a multi-talented member of Les Mills Asia Pacific Team. Based in Singapore, she is a dedicated BODYCOMBAT® and CXWORX® Trainer, and Presenter for BODYPUMP® and RPM™. Angki started her fitness journey at the age of 16, back in her home country of Indonesia. A strong believer of empowerment through exercises, Angki learned how to believe in herself through her fitness journey, and is passionate about sharing her experience with others by exercising together. Angki loves reading good books over good coffee and her personal motto is “Excelsior!” which means “ever upward”. You can connect with Angki in Instagram @angkii

 

TEVITA SIULANGAPO 
Tevita is an Instructor and Presenter for both Les Mills Asia Pacific and Les Mills New Zealand. He is also currently the Group Fitness Manager for Viva Leisure facilities, and has an impressive background in sales, personal training, presenting, group fitness management, and club management. He is also a former rugby coach in both Australia and New Zealand. Tevita is father to an almost two-year-old, and in his downtime he is a master baker, specialising in white chocolate brownies, and he was once the fastest person to eat the largest burger in New Zealand. You can connect with Tevita via Instagram @baldfitnessdad

 

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TOP TIPS FOR VOCAL FITNESS​

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Webinar​
Friday 5th June​
12.00PM SGT & MYR (UTC+8) / 2PM AEST

​When used effectively, an instructor's voice has the power to connect, motivate, support and take participants on a musical journey. Right now though, your voice is probably deconditioned from the months spent without the vocal projection required from teaching. In the same way that we need to work on our physical fitness to prepare to teach classes again, now is the time to start working on rebuilding your vocal fitness. ​ ​

 

In this webinar, you'll learn the techniques used by professional voice coaches to help actors, performers and singers build their vocal fitness so they can deliver powerful and memorable vocal performances; and the different ways to use your voice to coach, support and motivate your classes as they work on regaining their own physical fitness after months away from classes.​ ​

Webinar Speakers:​ Pete Peterson & Sam Winter​ ​

 

PETE PETERSON

Pete is a Presenter in the Les Mills GRIT™, SPRINT™ and BODYPUMP® programs and a facilitator for Advanced Training. Pete’s 20+ years’ experience teaching Les Mills classes, all began after a Tom Jones bicep track during a BODYPUMP class showed him how magic group fitness is – from there he was hooked! Outside the fitness industry, Pete has worked in education, law enforcement and sport. He’s completed extensive training in leadership, coaching and mentoring, and has presented both nationally and internationally. A lesser known fact is that Pete also loves BODYJAM®.​ ​

 

SAM WINTER

Sam is a trainer and presenter for RPM® and Les Mills Sprint™. Originally from Tasmania, Sam now lives in Melbourne and has been involved in the fitness industry for 10+ years, during which time he’s had many roles including club management, group fitness and personal training. Sam’s first group fitness experience saw him dragged to an indoor cycling class by a friend. He enjoyed the combination of movement and music and was instantly hooked! Some of the content from today's session is drawn from insights gained by Sam after having undertaken voice coaching to help improve the delivery of content at modules and during class teaching.​

 

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