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Revolutionise 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 programme, and how to enhance the workout experience for your participants.

Advanced Training is a two-day workshop.

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 not only improve your teaching, but also gain skills that will positively impact your life outside of fitness.

AIM 1 and AIM 2 will no longer be available after the end of March 2019.

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 programme

Becoming a Leader with Kylie Gates

Jessica McDonald

Jessica MacDonald,
UK Trainer

“Advanced training has been an amazing opportunity to refresh – the why and limiting beliefs have been incredibly insightful. The module and tools given are helping me to develop to becoming a true coach. It’s a skill not only for my work life but private life too. Really amazing”

FIND THE FORMAT THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

Whether you attend a live event or book the online learning programme, 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 is a six-week learning programme, 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

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 teaching 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 2-day workshop available in the Middle East from June. There will be a ‘soft launch’ in April. This will include a limited number of modules for Key Accounts only.

Whether you have 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 not only improve your teaching, but also gain skills that will positively impact your life outside of fitness.

AIM1 and AIM2 will no longer be available after the end of March 2019

When will the new Advanced Training course be available?

Not all Les Mills programs will be ready by April for the ‘soft launch’.

BODYPMUP™, BODYBALANCE™, BODYCOMBAT™, GRIT™, RPM™, BODYATTACK™, BODYSTEP™, CXWORX™, SPRINT™ will be available. BODYJAM™ and SH'BAM™ will be ready by May. Les Mills Tone™ and Les Mills BARRE™ will be ready by June. All programs will be ready for our June launch.

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 programme, 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 1 and AIM 2?

The new Advanced Training is approximately 80% new content with 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, you will receive technique videos ahead of the training that you will have to refer to in your own time. However, the course focus is on:

  • Uncover your powers of leadership for all aspects of your life
  • Define your version of success as an Instructor
  • Learn how to strengthen your connection with participants, show enjoyment and enhance the experience you create for them
  • Develop your own style of performance within the essence of the program
  • Learn how to fill your classes and ensure longevity in teaching
  • Blending the dimensions, knowing when to blend the 3 layers of coaching relevant for the class

It’s about your own personal development, aiming to provide you with skills you can transfer to other areas of your life.

Why are these changes being introduced?

We want to support our instructors to have longevity in their teaching and fill their classes and so 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. We also want to give our instructors some relevant transferrable skills that can be applied in many aspects of their life. *With global advances in technology there may be an option to offer online training in our region at some stage.

What if I have already done AIM 1?

If you’ve already attended AIM1 or AIM2 and wondering what might be in Advanced Training for you, Kylie Gates says that approximately 80% of the Training is new. “Advanced Training is a totally different experience from doing AIM1 and AIM2. 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.”

What if I have already done AIM 1 and 2?

If you’ve already attended AIM 1 or AIM 2 and wondering what might be in Advanced Training for you, Kylie Gates (Creative Director) says that approximately 80 per cent of the content is completely new. Advanced Training is a totally different experience from doing AIM 1 and 2. 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.”


Tine Bogsted, facilitator in Advanced Training, said:

“Advanced Training taught me to look at myself, why I do what I do, why I want to drive myself forward, what it is that shapes me as an instructor. It's a journey of personal exploration that elevates you as an instructor and also gives you the tools to grow in other areas of your life.”

Will I have an additional title if I do Advanced Training on top of Aim 1 and 2?

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

If I do Advanced Training for one programme am I Advanced in all my programmes?

No, the certification for the programme in which you are presenting will be at the Advanced status once you complete the course. Your status as an Instructor will also be Advanced but your other certifications will stay at their current stage.

Can I do Advanced Training in more than one programme?

Yes, we encourage you to undertake Advanced Training in your different programmes.

What if I am an Elite Instructor?

You will remain an Elite Instructor in that program.

Can I get Elite status from the new Advanced Training?

The new Advanced Training will not have Elite assessments linked to the course. This is because the content focuses on you as an individual and giving you the tools to develop over time to become the best instructor you can. If you have achieved Elite status previously you will remain Elite in that program. If you have completed AIM2 and still wish to submit for your Elite status you have until the end of September 2019 to submit for Elite status.

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 course.

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 but within a year of 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 many Touchpoints/CPD points do I get for completing Advanced Training?

REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) - 16 points

Les Mills - 2 Touchpoints

How do I now become a Tribe Coach?

After completing Advanced Training you will need to contact Les Mills to apply. There will then be an interview process to determine suitable candidates.

What if I am already a Tribe Coach?

You will remain a Tribe Coach.

How do I book onto Advanced Training?

You can book through the Instructor Portal here.