We love the Les Mills programs at Gold's Gym Gurnee. The proof of the programs success is the reaction of the members. They love the BODYPUMP™ and BODYSTEP™ classes we have on the schedule. We are currently experiencing an influx of new members who are leaving other clubs in our area. Two of the major reasons they are joining Gold's is for the Les Mills Programs and our creative scheduling. For the instructor's perspective the best thing about the Les Mills programs are that once you get over the initial trainer period the classes are relatively easy to learn. Teaching the Les Mills programs gives you confidence in your classes, the music rocks and it is just plain FUN!
Amy Cusack Group Fitness Manager
Gold's Gym – Gurnee | Nation's Drive, Gurnee, IL | http://www.goldsgym.com/gurneeil
We face stiff competition from a number of commercial clubs that have popped up in the last few years. Yet, members are joining and staying with our facility because of the strength of the Les Mills programs. Our membership acquisition is up 45% from 2000 to 2007 almost entirely due to our Les Mills programs.
Other clubs offer their version of a weights-based group fitness program, but it's just not the same as BODYPUMP™. Our instructors' loyalty to the Les Mills programs and the energy the programs create has resulted in low staff turnover, which makes my job easier. It's great to have a growing department and motivated instructors. Their energy and excitement come across to the members before, during and after class
Marilyn Bruce Group Fitness Manager
JCC of Greater Kansas City | Kansas City, MO | http://www.jcckc.org
Thanks to the Les Mills programs, our Group Fitness program is the best in the area. No clubs in any surrounding cities can match what we offer. I would never run a gym without the Les Mills programs. I have been in this business for 20 years and I would never go back to freestyle.
Rita DeVore Group Fitness Manager
Gold's Gym Battle Creek | 5700 Beckly Rd. - Battle Creek, MI | 269 275-7542 | http://www.goldsgym.com/battlecreekmi
Our club is currently running BODYPUMP™, BODYSTEP™ and BODYCOMBAT™. We will soon be adding BODYFLOW™ and RPM™. Since introducing the Les Mills, programs, our membership numbers and class attendance numbers have exploded. The Les Mills management system and choreographed programs insure that all instructors are on the same page. Our members know that they are guaranteed a great workout no matter who is teaching.
Prior to Les Mills, we were running maybe 10 classes a week, with an average of 7-8 people. Now we are running between 15-25 with an average of 30+ people per class and numbers are climbing! The Les Mills classes represent 85% of our schedule.
The Les Mills promotional materials, current music and quarterly launches offer something new and exciting to offer the members. We constantly use eClub to take images and LM logos and put them on fliers and promotional material. We also order posters from E-club. I use the eClub timetable creator to do our schedules which looks very professional. The timetable creator is also linked to our Gold's website so members can check current schedules on-line. Eclub is simple to use and extremely professional.
Shantel Skibiski Group Fitness Manager
Gold's Joliet, Joliet North and Bradley | 710 West Broadway, Bradley Illinois | 815 932-3177 | http://www.goldsgym.com/bradleyil
2701 Black Rd, Joliet Illinois | 815 729-4503 | http://www.goldsgym.com/jolietil
3595 Hennepin Dr, Joliet Illinois | 815 439-9900 | http://www.goldsgym.com/jolietnorthil
We brought BODYPUMP™ to our club in 1998 with one instructor being able to teach about 3 classes a week. Today we have 14 - 15 classes a week and 17 instructors. Our membership was separated into levels, Red & Gold, with the Gold level including BODYPUMP™ as well as other amenities. In 1988 almost all the participants had the basic Red membership. Now almost all the participants have upgraded their membership to Gold to include BODYPUMP™.
Mari Foster Group Exercise Director
Harbor Athletic Club | Middleton, WI | 608 831-6500 | http://www.harborathletic.com/index.html