Four Reasons Why LES MILLS+ Benefits Instructors

If you think that people who exercise at home aren’t our members, think again. Research* shows that 82% of people who attend classes are also working out in the home, and they are our current or future participants. With a NEW Instructor discount now available for LES MILLS+, there’s never been a better time to get clued up on how this product directly benefits us.

Let’s be honest, hearing that Les Mills is offering their classes online has not welcomed by all of us. Some of us Instructors may view online products as a threat to our classes, fearing that it will encourage our members to ditch our live classes and work out at home instead.

This is a perfectly valid fear. However, like most things in life, the fear does not represent the reality! LES MILLS+ has not been designed to cannibalise live classes, but rather to introduce a wider group of people to Les Mills Group Fitness. It helps your members to stay connected to the workouts when they are unable to make a class. It also enables those who may suffer from “gymtimidation” to try the workout in a safe space - and increase the likelihood of those people transitioning to your live class experience. In other words, this product is designed to FILL your classes, rather than steal your members away.

We must acknowledge that we live in an age of choice. In 2018, we expect to be able to order our transport, food, and even our dates at the touch of a button! If we wish to succeed in our mission to get as many people to fall in love with fitness as possible, then offering our classes in an online format has to be a part of that mission. And, as Group Fitness leaders, isn’t that ultimately what we all want? To help others to become the fittest and healthiest they can be?

To help you enjoy the benefits of this product, we are delighted to offer a special Instructor discount in selected markets. And naturally, being Les Mills Instructors, we want the workouts we do at home to support everything we do in the studio. So, how can doing LES MILLS+ help us as Instructors?

  1. Balance out your own training

The reality of Instructing is that we often have very little time to attend other Instructors’ classes, or go to the gym when we’re not teaching. The beauty of LES MILLS+ is that you now have access to a whole lot of other programs, allowing you to cross-train and achieve balance in your workout schedule.

“I believe LES MILLS+ benefits me as an Instructor by exposing me to formats I normally would not take at the gym. It also allows me to balance my weekly training schedule by cross training and taking a variety of strength, cardio, HIIT, and flexibility formats.”

Dennis Macaranas, LES MILLS GRIT Coach and BODYPUMP Instructor, USA

“Having a full time job and a family at home (in addition to instructing) means time is very valuable to me. Training at home with LES MILLS+ allows me to cut out the time of driving to the gym and getting out to the floor, etc... It adds so much time back into my day! I also love being able to mix and match express formats towards some of my specific training goals.”

Eric Kouka, BODYPUMP Instructor, USA

“As an Instructor I like to do my own training and LES MILLS+ lets me do that in my own time, in my own space, with fantastic Instructors. Because I love class environments, I’m more likely to stay motivated to do my own training.”

Lisa-Marie Frost, BODYBALANCE/BODYFLOW and BODYPUMP Instructor, UK

  1. Try out a new program, and get fit to teach

Keen to pick up a new program but not sure which one? You can try it out on LES MILLS+ first and familiarise yourself with the moves and coaching before attending Initial Module Training.

“One of my goals as a Les Mills Instructor is to stay fit. Therefore I use LES MILLS+ actively to challenge myself to get fitter and stronger. You get also lots of inspiration from other Trainers for how they coach. In addition, I can also practice a new program before I attend an Initial Training, that’s what I’m doing now with BODYCOMBAT as I will attend the training in January.”

Laila Dalen, LES MILLS TONE, BODYATTACK and CXWORX Instructor, Norway

“Train to teach is my motto, so, I do LES MILLS GRIT and BODYCOMBAT at home to keep my fitness levels high. Being a role model Instructor for BODYPUMP is important to me so I can focus coaching and pushing my classes. An added benefit for Instructors is being able to get a feel for different formats that you may want to get certified in. After participating in RPM during my AIM 2 I fell in love with it! I’m currently using LES MILLS+ to review RPM to help learn the terminology and the rhythm of the format so I can go in and rock my Initial Training!”

Eric Kouka, BODYPUMP Instructor, USA

  1. Learn from different Presenters

Watching Presenters teaching different programs can provide you with new cues and ways of instructing that you can try out in your own classes to keep your teaching fresh.

“Not only does LES MILLS+ keep me fit enough to be able to teach my classes, but most importantly I have a variety of amazing Instructors to learn from. From their cues to the way they move, to how each Instructor's unique personality and qualities enrich the class. I only started instructing in March of this year, and I feel that my confidence and quality of instruction has improved a lot. And I get comments saying as much from my participants, some of whom are Les Mills Instructors themselves.”

Alexandra Coutinho, LES MILLS SPRINT Coach, Sweden

“LES MILLS+ supplements Instructor training by providing additional releases to observe and learn cueing techniques from different presenters.”

Dennis Macaranas, LES MILLS GRIT Coach and BODYPUMP Instructor, USA

  1. Stream 1,500+ online workouts anytime, anywhere

“I have always been a fan of Les Mills classes and have done them for years back in Australia. When I moved away, doing Les Mills helped me still feel connected to home; the Instructors felt like family and helped me to cope with the more trying times of settling in in a new country. Other than that, I loved LES MILLS+ for the fact that it had lots of Les Mills classes available to me, whereas the gym that I belonged to did not. For example, I love RPM, but my gym doesn't offer it. So that means I can do it on my own, whenever I have the time! Convenience is another thing I love about LES MILLS+, I can do it whenever I have spare time.”

Alexandra Coutinho, LES MILLS SPRINT Coach, Sweden

“A real bonus is the ability to download classes onto my iPad and take them with me on vacation. There’s nothing quite like doing BODYCOMBAT in front of the ocean or by a lake in the middle of the forest.”

Eric Kouka, BODYPUMP Instructor, USA

“I love LES MILLS+ because it allows me to take formats that are not currently offered at the gyms I teach at. It also allows me to work out when I’m unable to take a live class at the gym and can take on my own schedule.”

Dennis Macaranas, LES MILLS GRIT Coach and BODYPUMP Instructor, USA

* Nielsen: Les Mills Global Consumer Fitness Survey (2013)

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