What is livestreaming?
Livestreaming allows you to host digital Les Mills group workouts in real time for members at home. Livestream workouts are a great alternative for your community to stay fit and connected to you or your facility when away from live classes in your Licensed Facility.
Who can teach livestream Les Mills classes?
The rules around a livestream class are the same as for a live class. It is required to be taught by an active, certified Instructor in that specific Les Mills program on behalf of a licensed facility for that Les Mills program. Unlike the live class, you do not need to be inside the facility, but you do need to livestream through the facilities closed digital platform.
Do I need to get the livestream music license for Unstoppable-themed fitness classes?
Each licensed facility is responsible for obtaining the necessary licenses to live stream fitness classes in their country. You should get in touch with the relevant Performing Rights Organization (PRO) that represents the songwriters/publishers in your country (or other relevant organizations) to find out about the licenses required.
How do I know if I need to use cover music for my livestream?
Cover Music is made available to all instructors/licensed facilities for live streaming. Les Mills cannot authorize the use of Original Artist Recordings in livestreaming. In some countries Local Performing Rights Organization for sound recording rights may be able to provide licenses to fitness facilities to use Original Artist Recordings and you will need to make your own enquiries to find out if this is possible in your country.
Les Mills cover versions of the original music will be available for the Q3 2021 releases of BODYATTACK™, BODYCOMBAT™, BODYBALANCE™/BODYFLOW®, BODYPUMP™, BODYSTEP/LMISTEP®, LES MILLS GRIT™, RPM™, LES MILLS CORE™, SH’BAM™ AND LES MILLS SPRINT™.
Why do we need to get additional music licenses?
Licensed Facilities will have a licence from their Performing Rights Organization (PRO) to play the music in a live/virtual class in their location. However, additional licensing is required for the online activity of livestreaming - you can find out more about the requirements that apply to you from your local PRO (or other relevant organizations).
How do I access my fitness facility’s online platform?
Speak to your fitness facility directly about livestreaming and using their platform. They will need to set you up through a closed platform e.g. Zoom or a closed social media group with invite-only, rather than something open e.g. YouTube.
How do I set up a livestream?
Choose a platform that works best for your facility. We recommend securing a Zoom subscription (PRO plan) as many facilities, Instructors, and participants are familiar with this platform.
Download the Les Mills livestream guide for more guidance on setting up.
What location should I livestream from?
Deciding where you livestream is completely up to you! It can be at the fitness facility, at home or outside.
Does my current certification allow me to livestream, or is there any additional education requirement?
Similar to teaching a live workout, you can livestream on behalf of a licensed fitness facility for programs you are actively certified as an Instructor. There is no additional education requirement.