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How do I get LES MILLS at my club/facility?

The LES MILLS Group Fitness System works on a licensing arrangement where you pay a monthly fee to run our programs in your facility. In return for this fee, not only do you receive pre-choreographed programs which are refreshed quarterly, you get the world's leading instructor training, access to group fitness management tools, resources and award-winning marketing materials. To get LES MILLS programs at your facility, just fill in the contact form and we'll get in touch.

Once you sign a licensing agreement there is typically a 12-week period to train instructors, learn choreography, and promote programs.

How do I get my club to take on LES MILLS?

You’ll need to get your club manager/owner to contact their Les Mills local distributor to find out more.

See also: How do I get Les Mills at my club/facility?

How much does it cost?

There is a monthly licensing fee associated with running LES MILLS programs at your facility. Les Mills is in 80 countries around the world and the license fee reflects local currency, therefore the license fee will vary from country to country. The monthly fee may also vary depending on the type of facility you have and how many LES MILLS programs you are looking to offer.

To find out what the monthly license fee would be for your facility please contact your local LES MILLS distributor.

How does the licensing arrangement work?

Licensing arrangements vary from distributor to distributor. Please contact your local Les Mills agent or contact us to enquire about licensing arrangements in your region. 

Are there other set-up costs?

Depending on what programs you’re implementing you may also need to purchase equipment for the class.

BODYPUMP™ - If your facility doesn’t already have barbell sets and steps you will need to get some. Barbells can be purchased through your local distributor

BODYSTEP™ - If your facility doesn’t already have steps you will need to get some.

RPM™ - If your facility does not already have a cycle studio you will need to purchase indoor cycles. Les Mills recommends BODY BIKE®.

BODYVIVE 3.1™ / CXWORX™ - Both BODYVIVE 3.1­ and CXWORX use resistance tubes to maximize participants’ workout. Resistance tubes can be purchased through your Les Mills local distributor

See also: How many barbells / steps / cycles will I need for my club? And: How much does equipment cost?

Instructors need to be trained and certified to deliver the LES MILLS programs and there is a cost involved in this that some facilities choose to pay on behalf of their instructors. See also: What does it cost to become a Les Mills instructor?

To track the success of the LES MILLS program(s), and their wider group fitness offer, many facilities also choose to purchase CLUBCOUNT™. See: What is CLUBCOUNT?

How many barbells/steps/cycles will I need for my club?

The number of barbells / steps / cycles that you require will depend on your studio size. For all LES MILLS programs (other than RPM) we advise allowing 43 ft² (4 m²) per person. For RPM we suggest allowing a space of 21 ft² (2 m²) per bike. These recommendations will make a class comfortable but enable you to always squeeze a few more in, if necessary.

What equipment does Les Mills sell and where can I purchase it?

For more information about equipment, including locating your local distributor

How do I become a LES MILLS instructor / How do my instructors become LES MILLS certified?

To become a LES MILLS instructor, applicants need the support of a LES MILLS licensed facility where they will be employed. This club will need to arrange for initial training in the program, which is two days, depending on the program.

Once an instructor has completed this initial module training and been cleared to teach classes, they can begin to instruct as trainees. Trainees become qualified by submitting a video/DVD of a complete class within 12 weeks of the initial training.

This is then assessed by Les Mills’ assessors and if deemed a ‘pass’ the instructor becomes certified to teach the class.

For more information on what’s involved in becoming a LES MILLS instructor, contact your Les Mills local distributor. See also: What does it cost to become a LES MILLS instructor?

What does it cost to become a LES MILLS instructor?

Les Mills is in over 80 countries across the world and the cost of instructor training reflects the local currency.

Please see your Les Mills regional site for information on costs in your market.

Once qualified to teach the program, instructors will need to purchase the quarterly instructor program kits. These kits, which feature new music and new choreography, should be purchased quarterly. See also: How do I become a LES MILLS instructor?

I don’t currently have any LES MILLS instructors, how do I find them and can we still take the programs?

Yes! One of the great things about LES MILLS programs is that, as they are pre-choreographed, you’re not limited only to instructors who are able to create their own choreography to music. With our world-renowned instructor training, securing a full team of star instructors is simple.

When you become a LES MILLS licensee you will be assigned a personal Club Coach/Account Manager who will work with you to ensure you have all the instructors you need. Using the LES MILLS Instructor Recruitment Guide you’ll have a step-by-step guide to running instructor recruitment evenings, recruitment DVDs and a range of instructor recruitment marketing materials that will help you appeal to your existing instructors and attract new ones. See also: How do I become a LES MILLS instructor?

How will LES MILLS programs help me to attract new members?

Partnering with Les Mills you’ll be able to grow your membership base through member referral and group fitness events.

Satisfied LES MILLS participants have recommended their current facility to friends and family at a staggering rate of 93%. Compared to only 76% of gym attendees who recommend their current facility*. If you want to find out specifically what group fitness referral could be worth to your facility see our Acquisition Calculator.

With new music and choreography released every quarter, LES MILLS programs also provide the perfect opportunity to host group fitness events. As part of our Group Fitness Management System, we provide you with a step-by-step guide to hosting successful events at your facility - whether you have little to no budget or want to stage grand, large-scale events. You’ll also have access to world-class marketing materials, which will help you draw in your members and get them to bring their friends and family too! If you want to find out specifically what group fitness re-launch events could be worth to your facility see our Relaunch Calculator


How will LES MILLS programs help me to keep my existing numbers / improve my retention rate?

Research indicates that improving the average number of visits per week a member makes by just one will lead to a 3% increase in a facility’s retention rate. Research commissioned by IHRSA and undertaken by American Sports Data shows that on average freestyle Group Fitness participants attended approximately 0.9 times per week. Research commissioned by Nielsen’s shows that on average LES MILLS Group Fitness participants attend 3.1 times per week. With this in mind, it’s clear that members attending LES MILLS programs are more likely to stay with you for longer*.

Additionally, LES MILLS Group Fitness participants have more intention to renew their membership than those who don’t do Group Fitness (72.2% compared to 63.4%). 65.7% of LES MILLS Group Fitness participants believe that Group Fitness is an important motivator in keeping them at the club long-term and 71.8% are “very likely” or “extremely likely” to continue taking LES MILLS classes in the next 12 months.

If you want to find out specifically what group fitness referral could be worth to your facility see our Retention Calculator.


We are not a health club but are still interested in offering LES MILLS programs at our facility, is this possible?

Yes! As all LES MILLS programs are provided via a licensing agreement they can be (and are currently being) run at a range of facilities including YMCAs, colleges and universities, wellness centers, spas, military bases and churches.

Which LES MILLS programs should I start with?

The first LES MILLS program(s) you choose to launch should depend on the current demographic of your facility and/or the demographic you are looking to attract. Our most popular program is BODYPUMP™ - the original barbell class, which is now licensed to 14,000 facilities around the world. This program is a proven crowd-puller appealing to both men and women of all ages and fitness levels. If you are just beginning your journey with Les Mills we recommend this as your first program.

If you’re looking to further add to your group fitness programming we recommend one of our other globally popular core programs. These include BODYCOMBAT™, BODYBALANCE™/BODYFLOW® and BODYSTEP™.

To ensure optimum success with Les Mills we suggest you start by launching just two programs. Once these are working successfully at your facility you can add any others from our 13 program offering.

See our programs page for more information on our 13 dynamic group fitness programs.

What is CLUBCOUNT™ powered by Les Mills?

CLUBCOUNT powered by Les Mills is a web-based software that helps facilities to monitor and manage group fitness attendance to drive growth. It enables you to know which programs attract the most members, who your top instructors are and what percentage of total visits can be attributed to group fitness. It also provides you with a schedule design tool that enables you to produce online and print class timetables that market your programs effectively. What’s more, because CLUBCOUNT powered by Les Mills is web-based, you’ll have access to it 24/7.

See the About CLUBCOUNT page for more information on the CLUBCOUNT group fitness management software.




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