INSTRUCTOR LICENSING HITS INDIA!

Teach anytime anywhere

You’ve spoken and we have listened.

LES MILLS INSTRUCTOR LICENSING has arrived in india!

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the fitness industry globally, and even more so in India. In fact, The Times of India described the pandemic’s effect as having “crippled the fitness industry”. At Les Mills our goal is to create a fitter planet, and now more than ever we realise we have to adapt to support our instructors, club partners and anyone looking to improve their health and wellness. The time for change is now; we’re officially in the ‘new normal’.

Instructors; we know how hard you’ve worked to get your Les Mills certification. All the hours of training, practising and learning new releases, only to find that it’s become harder to find a club to teach in. Well all that has now changed, as we’ve introduced Les Mills Instructor licensing into India, and the sky is the limit to what you can achieve.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What's different?

We’ve changed the way we operate Les Mills in India. Now rather than licensing specific clubs to be able to run live Les Mills programmes, we’re directly licensing instructors. What that means is as a licensed instructor you are no longer limited in the locations you can teach. Always wanted to teach BODYCOMBAT at your local fitness centre but they weren’t licensed? Now as a licensed instructor you can. Thought about how great it would be to teach BODYBALANCE in a park, no problem! Small group training in your home? Just do it! We’ve removed the requirement for you to have to teach at a licensed facility.

How does it work?

We’ve moved away from quarterly payments for Les Mills Releases to a simple monthly license. Included in that monthly fee is your Les Mills Release and Education. This includes online Webinars and Quarterly Workshops. An instructor license also allows the ability to teach anywhere in India.

What are the benefits?

For India instructors, the great thing about an instructor license is that you are now no longer limited to the rate a club may choose to pay you. Much like a Personal Trainer, because you can teach anywhere you can charge per attendee in a public space, or you can do a revenue share with a fitness centre on a pay per class model. Alternatively, you can teach in the way you would normally, but again you are not limited to Les Mills licensed clubs in India, as now you are the holder of the license. So your earning potential is effectively uncapped.

For India clubs, you can now keep your members motivated and engaged by using as many Les Mills live programmes as you like, without any license restrictions. The only condition is to use only officially Licensed Instructors (listed here). If your instructors aren’t licensed, clubs can opt to pay for their instructors’ licenses themselves. Contact us below for more information on this option.

What support will Instructors receive?

The biggest challenge we’ve had from clubs in India is locating instructors, and the biggest challenge instructors in India have had is locating clubs. We will be publishing all our licensed instructors on our website, along with their contact details so clubs wanting instructors will be able to contact you directly. Additionally, off the back of the success of our Les Mills On Demand platform we have thousands of consumers searching for live classes, so we’ll be sending them your way as well. Finally, we’ll be reaching out to hundreds of clubs that have been licensed with Les Mills over the years to let them know that they can now launch their favourite programmes again and providing them your details as our team of instructors. We see this as a win-win-win for our instructor team, our Les Mills fans and the clubs as well.

What is the cost?

The initial fee to become a license Instructor is INR 2,700 but because the instructor license fee also includes all your quarterly releases and ongoing education the monthly fee depends on the number of programmes an instructor teaches. We are currently looking at two models, one a monthly flat rate that increases slightly depending on the number of programmes you teach, the other is a potential revenue share model if you charge per class. Once again remember your license includes all Les Mills Releases, education and online quarterly workshops as well so it’s great value. Even better, once you have completed your application your license will be free of charge until October. Contact us using the form below to discover which is the right model for you.

So does this mean I can teach anywhere?

Well, in short, yes! As long as you are a current licensed instructor you can teach anywhere in India. We do reserve the right to limit a location (for example if precluded by law) but this would be the exception to the rule.

What if I didn't certify or my Instructor Certification lapsed?

If your certification is lapsed, you’re not up to date with your releases, didn’t complete your certification or you’ve not taught in some time you can submit a certification video for a small fee and (pending the result) we’ll reactivate your certification. Please complete the form below to find out more.

What happens if I'm certified but not ready to license?

If you want to continue teaching Les Mills you will have to move to the license model. But don’t under-estimate the power that being able to teach anywhere will give you! You can also license yourself now but we won’t bill you until October – so you’ve got plenty of time to start building your business. We’ll also be hosting a series of webinars on how to do to this. Please complete the form below to find out more.

What about Live Streaming?

Right now as a licensed instructor you can teach any of the Les Mills Original (LMO) programmes immediately (these were the ones listed on the YouTube playlist). We’re also working with PPL India so that soon you’ll be able to teach any of our classes online – the details aren’t quite finalised but complete form below to find out more.

What is the process to train in new programmes?

Instructors in India looking to train in their first Les Mills programme or add additional programmes (or even do Advanced Training) can do so easily now online, from the comfort of their own home. We’ll even give you 3 months of licensing free after your initial module training to get certified and build your business. Find out more on our Training page.

So clubs in India do not need a Les Mills license at all now?

In India, Short answer no. Indian clubs will still need a license to run Les Mills Virtual classes, and there’s a small fee if clubs would like access to Brand Central (our marketing portal) or our management consulting. But in order to run Les Mills live classes in India the only requirement is that they utilise Les Mills instructors with an active license. The list of licensed instructors will be available and updated regularly at FIND AN INSTRUCTOR so they can always be certain they’re hiring an official licensed instructor.

Is there a refund policy?

Refunds will be processed if a written request of cancellation is received within 24 hours of the payment. No refunds will be offered after 24 hours has lapsed. The refund will be returned via the method used for the initial payment.

Is there anything else we need to know?

In order to help you, as a licensed instructor get your business growing we will not be charging you until October 2020. That means you can sign up right now, get all the benefits of being a licensed instructor free of charge straight away and we can start sending clubs your way straight away! All you need to do is complete the form below and we’ll get back to you with your license agreement. Once completed we’ll get you loaded and you’re on your way.

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