If you want to change the world, you have to start small but think BIG - which was the philosophy behind Les Mills when we first began in 1968!
Now, with millions of members supporting us, we’re dedicated to creating a fitter planet. We aim to help others around the globe by increasing awareness, fundraising and putting energy into important causes.
Here is a brief outline on some of our latest missions, and the projects we support.
Fitness, health, and sustainability - they’re more connected than you may think. The term that Phillip Mills, co-founder of Les Mills International uses to describe their relationship is ‘globesity’. And he’s working towards counteracting it.
The longer explanation of globesity is centered on basic economic laws – it states that societies must choose where they allocate their resources, because they simply cannot cover it all. We don’t have the ability to deal with major ecological problems like global warming, as well as sustain a health system overburdened by inactivity and bad food habits. Bottom line: people have to learn to look after themselves so we have more resources free to tend to the environment.
The shorter explanation of globesity? Fit body first, fit planet next.
Les Mills gyms and fitness programs, attended in 80 countries around the world, aren’t the only ventures Phillip and his wife Dr Jackie Mills have created to counteract globesity. Their book “Fighting Globesity: A Practical Guide to Personal Health and Sustainability”, highlights how it is up to us as individuals to make healthy changes in our own lives, and consequently put the brakes on society’s continuing damage to our environment.
The book is also dedicated to highlighting enjoyable strategies for becoming active, plus dietary tactics for weight loss and health improvement. It’s all about how you can make a contribution to global sustainability in a fun way.
“Fighting Globesity” is a must-read, you can order it here.