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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.

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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.


Days 1 & 2 training Delivered face-to-face Delivered online
Day 3 training Delivered face-to-face Delivered face-to-face
Club endorsement Required Required
Technology requirements A mobile phone or tablet device with headphones
  • A reliable/stable internet connection
  • Speakers and a microphone
  • A PC or tablet device that supports video conferencing software
Pre-Work Requirements Learn your allocated track prior to Day 1 Submit videos for assessment before Day 1. Click here for details
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.

Check out the dates below, of when your program’s IMT and OIMTs are scheduled. And follow the links to book your place. Once your place is confirmed, you’ll receive a link to download your training resources and information regarding any pre-work that you need to complete before your IMT or OIMT begins. The cut-off date for booking into an IMT or OIMT is two weeks before the training is scheduled to begin.


IMPORTANT: If in the lead-up to your FACE-TO-FACE IMT, you are showing any symptoms of illness, such as a cough or fever, or if you may have been exposed to COVID-19 in any way, please seek medical advice and contact our Instructor Experience Team.

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