Instructor greatness is at the core of our business. Methods to further elevate Les Mills instructors as leaders in the industry are in constant development. In 2018 we are excited to introduce a new approach to initial module training.

From January 1 all initial modules will move from a 2-day format to 3-days. Day 3 being Certification day. This exciting development means a Pass after Day 3 and you walk away a fully qualified Les Mills instructor. In addition to the third day, initial module training will also include:

Thanks so much for your passion and your responses to our announcement about the Les Mills Releases App coming to LMAP. For Quarter 4, everything remains as it has been over the last few quarters – you will access your kits using the current Digital Kit Portal. Even though the new Digital Kit Portal and App (Digital 3.0) isn’t being released this quarter (it is scheduled to be released in early 2018), here is some further information that we can share.

Dedicated to helping instructors achieve greatness

One part of the Les Mills Asia Pacific mission is “supporting instructors to achieve greatness”. Whether it’s the workshop experience presented each quarter, the up-skill of the Trainer team to deliver world class training, the creation of an Instructor Specialist team our bread and butter is to support Your Greatness.

The science of the resistance band

Resistance bandsare versatile, easy to use and inexpensive. They provide the ability to take a simple exercise and make it challenging – as our CXWORX and BODYVIVE instructors can attest (Woodchop anyone?).

What makes a resistance band irresistible?

Point of maximum resistance

Recall the last time you were captivated by an experience: maybe you were buried in a good book? Standing in awe of a sunset? Watching your favourite artist perform?

How did it make you feel?

On September 8 we put the call-out on the Les Mills Asia Pacific Facebook page “things every group fitness instructors think” – and wasn’t it nice to see so many familiar thoughts? Sometimes all in the one class. If you have a moment srcoll through the pages of classic responses: we really are One Tribe. Here are just some of the crackers:

Did I just do the right side or the left? What’s my left side? – Doug

For some, being a group fitness instructor is a full time gig – running from class to class, rapidly changing from sweaty clothes to non-sweaty clothes to rinse and repeat day in day out. For others, being a group fitness instructor is their other job.

In this second part of the series “The Secret Life of Group Fitness Instructors” we introduce you to another member of the Les Mills Tribe who has an interesting, extraordinary and very busy other job.

If anyone has the drive and determination to change lives, it’s you. As a Les Mills Instructor, you change lives every time you step into the gym.

Which is why we hope you’ll be excited to take part in our Workout for Water event this November – a truly global fitness fundraiser for the charity UNICEF – and change lives on a scale like never before.

On 18 November, you can turn any (or all!) of your Les Mills classes into a Workout for Water.

Part 2: Choreography

You know that feeling when you’re teaching choreography and it’s kind-a sort-a there, but mostly not. That feeling when you’re teaching your best cues, but they’re just not landing and they feel awkward and uncomfortable?         

You’re not alone – it happens to the best of them, that feeling is encountered more often than not when Program Directors (PDs) create and trial their new choreography.