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Revolutionize your teaching with Advanced Training

Introduction from Jackie Mills

WHY ADVANCED TRAINING?

Initial Module Training provided you with the foundations of teaching. Now, transform your state of mind when you teach with Advanced Training.

This new course has been designed to help you find your strengths as an Instructor and discover a whole range of ideas to grow your teaching. You will learn how to fill your classes and have longevity in teaching as the kind of Instructor you want to be. You will learn how to become a Group Fitness leader, how to be grounded in the essence of your program, and how to enhance the workout experience for your participants.

Advanced Training is a two-day live workshop. Excitingly, the course will also be available as a six-week online training program launching in the Nordic region during 2019.

Whether you’ve been teaching for six months or 25 years, Advanced Training is the key to breaking through to your next stage in Instructor excellence. You will improve your teaching and gain skills that will positively impact your life outside of fitness.

The three-day Advanced Instructor Module aka AIM will gradually be phased out during fall/winter 2018 as Advanced Training is released across the different programs.

For questions on this new course, please see our FAQ.

To read more on the evolution of this course, click here.

Kylie Gates

Kylie Gates,
Creative Director

“When you understand your why, teaching becomes more than a job – it becomes something you will go the extra mile for because you are committed to the purpose.”

TRAINING DETAILS & WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Uncover your powers of leadership for all aspects of your life
  • Define your version of success as an Instructor
  • Learn how to strengthen your personal connection with participants
  • Develop your own style of performance within the essence of your program
  • Learn how to fill your classes and ensure longevity in teaching
  • 2-day weekend course or 6-week online learning program

Becoming a Leader with Kylie Gates

Nikki Snow

Nikki Snow,
US Trainer

“The Advanced Training Course has made me feel more fulfilled as an Instructor. It helped me not only work on my Les Mills teaching, but has also made an impact in my personal life.”

FIND THE FORMAT THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

Whether you attend a live event or book the online learning program, you will have access to the same great content!

2-DAY LIVE COURSE

For those of you who love the energy and interaction of a live event, you may prefer to attend the two-day training, where you will be completely immersed in the content and have the benefit of completing the course over a weekend – with the advantage of face to face interactions with a world-class Trainer.

6-WEEK ONLINE COURSE

The online version launching during 2019 in the Nordic market is a six-week learning program, which is a mix of Trainer-led and self-directed learning. The flexible nature of this course allows you to fit your learning around your lifestyle.

The six-week period allows you time to reflect on and embed the learning, and you can instantly try out new skills in class, playing around with what works for you! This course will require a weekly time commitment of minimum four hours.


Kylie Gates

Kylie Gates,
Creative Director

“Advanced Training will provide you with the tools to keep on growing as an Instructor. And when you can provide an amazing experience for your participants, that’s when you will fill your classes.”

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

All you need to know about Advanced Training

What is Advanced Training?

This new course has been designed to help you find your strengths as an Instructor and discover a whole range of ideas to grow your teaching. You will learn how to fill your classes and have longevity in teaching as the kind of Instructor you want to be. You will learn how to become a Group Fitness leader, how to be grounded in the essence of your program, and how to enhance the workout experience for your participants.

Initial Module Training equipped you with the foundations to teach and Advanced Training is your next step in developing yourself further as an Instructor.

How is it different to AIM?

Advanced Training has a strong focus on leadership development. There is a greater focus on bringing your natural talents to the forefront – allowing you to teach from a place that is completely authentic to you. You are encouraged to examine your “why”, digging deep into exactly why you teach group fitness.

We know that Technique and Coaching are the foundations of being a great Instructor. These elements are still explored in Advanced Training, but there is an additional focus on leadership, program essence, and enhancing the experience.

AIM will gradually be phased out as we roll out Advanced Training across all programs.

Why are these changes being introduced?

With the natural evolution of our programs and coaching, the Les Mills Education team felt that there was a need to update, enhance and refine our current training. With global advances in technology, there was a great opportunity to also offer the content as an online option.

What if I have already done AIM?

If you’ve already attended AIM and wondering what might be in Advanced Training for you, Kylie Gates says that approximately 80 per cent of the content is completely new. “Advanced Training is a totally different experience from doing AIM. There is a new focus on leadership which will absolutely change your state of mind when you teach, as well as the experience you create for your participants – and the enjoyment you receive from teaching.”

Nikki Snow, facilitator in Advanced Training, said: “It has led me to approach my classes with a totally different mindset, and made me feel more fulfilled as an Instructor. It helped me not only work on my Les Mills teaching, but has also made an impact in my personal life.”

If I have already done AIM will my Advanced Instructor status change?

No, you will keep your Advanced Instructor status.

Will I have an additional title if I do Advanced Training on top of AIM?

No, but you will benefit from the additional professional and personal development.

If I do Advanced Training for a certain program am I Advanced in everything?

The certification for the program in which you are presenting will be at the Advanced status once you successfully complete the course. Your status as an Instructor will also be Advanced but your other certifications will stay at their current stage.

What if I am an Elite Instructor?

If you have attended AIM and are already an Elite Instructor, you will remain an Elite Instructor in that program after completing Advanced Training.

What if I have signed up for AIM in the next few months?

Booked AIM courses for these programs will continue to run. These courses will still be valuable to you, especially if you are keen to brush up on your technique and coaching. These courses will aid your Instructor development and further prepare you for Advanced Training.

What is the difference between the live and the online training?

The content is exactly the same.

In the live course, you will be immersed in the content and complete the training over two days – great if you enjoy face to face interactions, can easily travel to a training location, and wish to complete the course over a weekend. In the live course, you will present three times and receive feedback on each presentation.

The six-week online training course is a mix of Trainer-led and self-directed learning, where you will have additional time to embed the learning and enjoy the flexibility of fitting your learning around your lifestyle. In the online course, you will have a 30-minute one-on-one session with your Trainer for feedback on all the activities you have completed and two video presentations.

How long does the online training take?

The online training course takes six weeks and requires a minimum of four hours a week of study.

What if I miss a week for the online training?

You will need to keep on track with the weekly schedule so that you don’t fall behind with your learning group. The online course is very similar to a live course, with timeframes and deadlines, and you will be facilitated by your Trainer through each section. If you don’t complete each part on time, you will not complete the program.

How long after my Initial Module Training should I book onto Advanced Training?

We’d encourage all Instructors to attend Advanced Training as soon as possible and we’d recommend completing it within the year after certification. As soon as you feel that you have mastered the foundations of teaching, it’s time to take the next step in your development and book onto Advanced Training.

How do I book onto Advanced Training?

You can book through the Instructor Portal here.

Why aren’t all programs launching at the same time?

We are phasing the content in order to support the Training teams around the globe to roll out the new material and therefore will be staggering the release of each program.