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Do YOU remember your first class?

Do you remember what your experience was like the first time you taught a group fitness class? Were you so scared you forgot the choreography? Were you excited, apprehensive or just nervous?

LES MILLS BARRE yesterday launched its official partnership with The Sebastian Foundation—founded by Guy and Jules Sebastian—which aims to make a difference in the lives of families impacted by domestic violence, serious illness and underprivilege.

LES MILLS BARRE—the latest Les Mills program to launch in gyms across the country — is a classic balletic inspired workout that provides participants with the opportunity to escape the everyday and aims to empower women. LES MILLS BARRE encourages participants to achieve new goals within the support of a like-minded community.

New release launches in clubs range from “don’t launch before this date” to a full blown event with club support.

When we refer to launching a new release we mean making an occasion of presenting a new release for the first time (or first week).

Why should I launch?

Late last year we kicked off the Your Greatness campaign – where we invited you to share your story on your Why:

Your why is the thing that got you started.

Got you started teaching.

It’s what motivates you to get up every morning.

With the super cool music (I mean ballet + Ed Sheeran = my idea of heaven), awesome moves (trying to walk up stairs the next day was not fun) and that totally fun pirouette track (or as I like to call it the “try not to fall over track”), LES MILLS BARRE has landed in Australia and South East Asia.

The Les Mills Releases App is not only a useful one-stop-shop storing your music, chorey notes and masterclass in one place, but it’s also home to an ever expanding collection of education – both program specific and generic. “Can high intensity exercise be enjoyable?” Um yes we will definitely be watching that education for the verdict. 

Educated anytime

Initial Module Training (IMT) underwent a radical overhaul in Asia Pacific in January this year with the previous 2-day modules being replaced with 3-day modules.

Last month we met one half of the Les Mills Asia Pacific (LMAP) Head Trainer team, Jako Misic, this month we come full circle with Dee McNeill.

“My job is to support, direct, coach, expect, counsel, understand, believe and create Trainers with superior skills to enable them to facilitate instructor greatness”.

These things WILL happen: 

1. Write off left and right

How ingrained in your psyche is cuing “left foot” and moving your right? Second nature. So once every three months at workshops you are on the floor and left foot actually means left foot? That just messes with your head and ends up in collisions.

2. The anxiety of not knowing

LES MILLS BARRE has just hit the shores of Australia and South East Asia this weekend. We caught up with Inge Gnatt LES MILLS BARRE Program Performance Coach (PPC) and Jamie Winbank, Trainer and Presenter for LES MILLS BARRE to get the barre bare essentials.