Jako Michael Misic is not only one of the nicest humans you will encounter but he is Les Mills Asia Pacific’s (LMAP) most prolific Trainers having trained and up-skilled over 1,500 Instructors across BODYPUMP, RPM, CXWORX and GRIT SERIES.
Over his 15 year Les Mills career he has done it all: Presented on the world stage for Les Mills International (LMI), for LMAP at Les Mills Live events in front of no less than 700 participants (and next on the list is Les Mills Live Singapore in April) and now he can add LMAP Head Trainer to the list of honours. This newly created role whose sole purpose is to up-skill and oversee the LMAP Trainer team can only be seen as a natural progression for the guy that has seen it all (or not…the time he had to dodge cane toads as he facilitated the BODYPUMP fitness challenge in Cairns) “it means I can share my passion for developing others, on a larger scale”.
I’m always interested in asking males – please don’t hunt me down – what enticed them to try a group fitness class for the first time “I walked past an RPM studio and could hear awesome music and feel the energy. I watched some of the class and made sure I was there to participate in the very next class on the timetable!” And we are so pleased that he did!
Fast forward 15 years, Jako’s mission for the Trainer team is to develop individuals while allowing their unique personalities and skill-sets to shine through. His advice to Instructors on the coal-face is to embrace learning and development to enhance their skills. And may we be so bold to add this to his pearls of wisdom: turn off the mic before going to the bathroom. “It was only a number 1”.