“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X. In today’s uncertain times, it can be tempting to sit on your hands and wait for a sign from above as to what your next steps should be. Here’s why taking action now and continuing to invest in your Instructor education will pay off in more ways than just having a better understanding of Layer 2.


We’re all familiar with the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”. Alongside the multitude of benefits of attending a new course or Quarterly Workshop, one of the greatest gifts is the opportunity to grow your social network. This is wonderful both from the perspective of connecting with like-minded people, as well as having the potential to meet Instructors who might cover for you/ask you for future covers. And of course, Group Fitness Managers are always upskilling too, so education sessions can be a great way to connect with GFMs over future work opportunities.


When you feel passionate about something, you want to immerse yourself in that topic. Whether learning more about the biomechanics of the Clean & Press gets you out of bed in the morning, or simply understanding why Rach and Dan put the Sprawl in BODYCOMBAT™, there’s something for everyone in the wide range of Instructor education available through webinars and Quarterly Workshops. Perhaps you love the ab track in BODYATTACK™ and have always wanted to know more about engaging your core so enrolling in CXWORX™ Initial Training sounds up your street. Every upskill session you attend will give you more tools to add to your teaching toolbox.


There is nothing as predictable as change. In the current climate, it feels like we are in a constant state of adaptation to our rapidly changing world. Learning is not only a great way to keep your mind focused, but will also build your confidence as you master new skills and are coached by others to achieve your potential. “I honestly feel like I've had an epiphany this weekend, with confidence I can take away from this course not only to make me a better Instructor, but that I can take into all areas of my life too,” says UK Instructor Helen Drake. “I would recommend Advanced Training to everyone, and have been doing so! I can't thank you enough for the most amazing and empowering course, it's been an absolute gift.”


You’ve no doubt heard the hype around the transformative experience that is Advanced Training. This course is designed to help you create the “wow” factor in every class you teach, and it does so by encouraging you to “dig deep” into your personal values and purpose. “Advanced Training helped me to not only work on my Les Mills teaching, but has also made an impact in my personal life,” said Instructor Nikki Snow. Nordic Instructor Marika Berninge agrees, saying, “To attend Advanced Training was probably the best choice I’ve done so far to be able to grow, both into a fitness leader but also on a personal level. During training, you won’t get any exact answers, because there are none that’s true for all of us. You’ll get the help and guidance to figure out the answers that resonate to you. It will be challenging, and it may be scary at times, but in the end, what it’s all about is finding YOUR unique leadership.” Learn more about Advanced Training


At the end of the day we all want to earn a living, and how do we maximize our chances of employment? By having more skills to offer! The great news is that Initial Training has now been transformed into an online format, with all programs available. This is super exciting as it means you can still train in new programs, ready to pick up new classes in the future.