COVID-19 has certainly changed the way things are done.
This year we are proud to have been able to deliver our first ever ONLINE eWorkshops as well as launch our ONLINE Initial Module Training (OIMT), while also recommencing delivery of our face-to-face IMTs in some areas. The schedule below indicates the IMTs that are currently set to proceed; of course, we will update you immediately if anything changes.
We thank you all for continuing to act with kindness, calmness and respect in this unprecedented time and we hope to see you at an in-person event very soon.
BECOME A LES MILLS INSTRUCTOR
Congratulations on taking the first step to becoming a qualified Les Mills instructor. You are at the beginning of a truly exhilarating, life-changing and incredibly satisfying journey. It won’t always be easy, but you’ll have a dedicated Tribe alongside you, who have been there before and who are available to support you every step of the way.
Been teaching a while - months, years, decades? Sounds like a great time to enjoy a refresher! Challenge yourself. Step outside your comfort zone. Discover new ways to become even better at your craft.
The majority of Les Mills instructors started out as participants who absolutely loved doing classes at their local club. You can book into a Les Mills Initial Module Training (IMT) or Online Initial Module Training (OIMT) in 3 easy steps.
STEP 1: Choose the Les Mills Program you want to teach.
STEP 2: Choose between a FACE-TO-FACE Initial Module Training (IMT) or ONLINE Initial Module Training (OIMT). Both formats will require you to attend Day 3 training, which is delivered face-to-face.
|FACE-TO-FACE IMT||ONLINE IMT|
|Days 1 & 2 training||Delivered face-to-face||Delivered online|
|Day 3 training||Delivered face-to-face||Delivered face-to-face|
|Technology requirements||A mobile phone or tablet device with headphones||
|Equipment requirements||All equipment is provided||For Equipment-based programs you must have access to the required equipment. Unless otherwise stated. To see the requirements for equipment based classes.|
STEP 3: Get endorsement from a club
Your first step prior to signing up to complete Les Mills Instructor training is to make sure you’ll have somewhere to practice after training, in a real-life situation. This means, chatting with the club manager or group fitness manager at the facility you are currently a member of (or the facility where you wish to teach). You could either ask your favourite instructor who that is, or chat to reception and ask them to put you in touch with the right person. Once you get hold of the manager, talk to them about your desire to become an instructor, and find out if they need more Instructors in the program you want to teach. If so, you can ask them whether they will “endorse” you. An endorsement is simply a verbal agreement that the club will allow you to shadow/team-teach with an experienced instructor once you have completed and passed your training. This is not an agreement of employment, simply a starting point to ensure you have somewhere to practise. Note: The club must be licensed to deliver the program you are becoming trained in.
STEP 4: Book into training
Once you’ve chosen your Les Mills program, decided on an IMT or OIMT format, and you have your club endorsement, you are ready to book in.