Les Mills Education Series:
Growth through uncertain times

This series of digital events are designed to support you as a fitness leader within your community and equip you with the tools to navigate this new landscape.

Join us each week as we explore topics from leadership and self-care to technique and personal development. Focus on how you can show up for yourself and your community during this crisis, whilst preparing you for the ‘new normal’ when you return to teaching.

Schedule

Live or On-Demand

Cultivating Creativity & Meaningful Work

FACEBOOK LIVE | THURS. SEPTEMBER 24 | 1PM CDT

Last week we discussed how to better connect with your members by being vulnerable. Join us for this Facebook Live as we dive a little bit deeper with a conversation on cultivating creativity and meaningful work. Members of the Les Mills US TAP Team will share their personal experiences and answer your questions about letting go of comparison and self-doubt.

Facebook Live content is reserved for Les Mills US Instructors, to join, make sure you're a part of the Facebook Group.

Unlocking Emotional Drivers With Your Why

WEBINAR RECORDING

Instructors have a deep desire to help others reach their potential. However, in order to do this effectively, it’s important to first look inward to understand who you are and the “why” that motivates you. Join us for this webinar designed to help you dive deeper into understanding yourself and how to unlock your emotional drivers by tapping into your “why”.

Dave Kyle
Les Mills US National Trainer Team Director

Giving Your Values a Voice

FACEBOOK LIVE

Join Program Director Dan Cohen in this hands-on, engaging session to discover your values. This session will deep dive into what drives you and set the platform for optimal performance in a time when we need it most.

Dan Cohen
Les Mills Program Director, BODYCOMBAT & CXWORX

Facebook Live content is reserved for Les Mills US Instructors, to join, make sure you're a part of the Facebook Group.

High Performing Teams - Using Trust to Drive Culture

WEBINAR RECORDING

A team’s success is highly dependent upon a team’s culture. Being able to trust the people you work with is the foundation of that culture. Join us for this webinar with Les Mills International Ambassador Marlon Woods, as we discuss the keys to developing trust and improving performance among your team.

Marlon Woods
Les Mills International Ambassador, Trainer & Presenter

MAXIMIZING RECOVERY

FACEBOOK LIVE

Ever wonder how to maximize your recovery in order to improve your training? Join us for a Facebook Live conversation with Jinger S. Gottschall, PhD, where we’ll discuss the primary factors that influence recovery with tips on how to make simple lifestyle adjustments to maximize recovery and perform at your best.

Jinger Gottschall, PhD
Research Scientist & Fitness Consultant

Facebook Live content is reserved for Les Mills US Instructors, to join, make sure you're a part of the Facebook Group.

PERFORMING UNDER STRESS

WEBINAR RECORDING

How are you limiting yourself when you don’t believe you can perform under pressure? Personal growth means embracing discomfort, even when under stress. In this webinar, we will discuss how performance is compromised in these “pressure zones” and share tools you can use to reframe and control the limiting beliefs that pop up when faced with uncomfortable situations.

Bryce Hastings | Head of Research
Cambria Camillo-Smith | Les Mills International Trainer & Presenter

SHAME CULTURE IN THE FITNESS INDUSTRY & WHAT YOU CAN DO

FACEBOOK LIVE

What can you do to combat shame culture in the fitness industry? Join us for this Facebook Live conversation with Les Mills US Head Trainer Rachael Babiracki, where we’ll dive into what shame is, how it shows up in fitness, and what we as fitness professionals can do to combat it. As part of this engaging conversation, we’ll discuss how to focus on intrinsic motivation and create an inclusive atmosphere that helps all people fall in love with fitness.

Rachael Babiracki
Les Mills US Head Trainer

Facebook Live content is reserved for Les Mills US Instructors, to join, make sure you're a part of the Facebook Group.

Optimal Nutrition

WEBINAR RECORDING

How do you know how much and what you should eat daily? Join us for this webinar and learn how to fuel your workout and your life. Track your nutrition for a day prior to the webinar on My Fitness Pal and learn how to evaluate your current intake for quality energy that will boost your training.

Jinger Gottschall, PhD
Research Scientist & Fitness Consultant

HIIT ADDICTION AND ENJOYMENT

WEBINAR RECORDING

What has caused the surge in popularity of HIIT?
Join TAP Team member Dan Maroun for this webinar discussion on what drives people to this type of training. Understanding these factors will reshape how you deliver high-intensity workouts and provide key insights to help you engage your members.

Dan Maroun
Les Mills International Trainer & Presenter

BACK TO THE FUTURE!
INSIGHTS FROM CHINA & LIFE AFTER LOCKDOWN

WEBINAR RECORDING

Ever wish you could step into the DeLorean and see what the future holds? Join us for this webinar with Les Mills China Training Manager Matt Thraxton as he shares his personal experience navigating the CoVid-19 pandemic in Shanghai and insights into what our “new normal” may look like on the other side. This webinar will provide a glimpse into how the US may re-emerge in the coming months, as well as share valuable tools to help you navigate the storm.

Matt Thraxton
Training Manager, Les Mills China

WINNING AT THE GAME OF LIFE

FACEBOOK LIVE

Join Program Director Rachael Newsham for this Facebook Live as she shares tips for developing mental toughness on your quest to win at the game of life... because losing isn’t part of a winning athlete’s game plan.

Rachel Newsham
Les Mills Program Director, BODYCOMBAT & SH'BAM

Facebook Live content is reserved for Les Mills US Instructors, to join, make sure you're a part of the Facebook Group.

COVID-19: MAINTAINING MENTAL HEALTH & BUILDING RESILIENCE

WEBINAR RECORDING

Most gyms are closed and many of us cannot teach. With so much uncertainty around when we will be able to do what we love again and what the future will look like, this challenging time can have a serious impact on our mental health. Join us for this webinar led by Les Mills Trainer & Presenter and Registered Provisional Psychologist and PhD Candidate Inge Gnatt and Les Mills Asia Pacific People and Culture Director Amanda Breen as they help unpack some of the potential responses to this difficult time and give practical tools to manage your mental health right now while building resilience that will ensure you are ready to re-emerge when gyms re-open.

Inge Gnatt
Les Mills Trainer & Presenter
Registered Provisional Psychologist

Amanda Breen
People & Culture Director, Les Mills Asia Pacific

EMPOWERING WOMEN IN SAUDI ARABIA VIA GROUP FITNESS

FACEBOOK LIVE

Rawan Alsaadi is a trail blazing group fitness instructor in Saudi Arabia. Join her as she tells the story of how Les Mills classes have contributed to the empowerment of women in Saudi Arabia. This is an incredible story that will leave you inspired – and who doesn’t need a little inspiration right now.

Rawan Alsaadi
Group Fitness Instructor, Saudi Arabia

Facebook Live content is reserved for Les Mills US Instructors, to join, make sure you're a part of the Facebook Group.

SUPERCHARGE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

WEBINAR RECORDING

Awareness of our immune system and our vulnerability to illness has never been greater. Join us for this webinar where Les Mills Head of Research, Bryce Hastings will discuss the key factors that determine whether your immune system is performing optimally and provide tips and tricks to give you immunity superpowers.

Bryce Hastings
Head of Research, Les Mills International

THE POWER OF MINDSET

FACEBOOK LIVE

Learn about one instructor’s journey through a shift in mindset that changed everything. Join us for this Facebook Live as Les Mills US TAP Team Member Anna Lowery shares her personal experience and provides tools to help you shift into a growth mindset.

Anna Lowery
Les Mills International Trainer & Presenter

Facebook Live content is reserved for Les Mills US Instructors, to join, make sure you're a part of the Facebook Group.

BENEATH THE SURFACE

WEBINAR RECORDING

Join Program Director Dan Cohen as he helps you dive deeper into what’s beneath your surface. This follow up to Dan’s popular session, 'Giving Your Values a Voice', will assist you on your journey to self-understanding by providing insight into how your needs and feelings beneath the surface affect your actions and interactions with others.

Dan Cohen
Les Mills Program Director, BODYCOMBAT & CXWORX

BODYATTACK & BEYOND: Q&A WITH LISA OSBORNE

FACEBOOK LIVE

Join us for this Facebook Live with Lisa Osborne as she discusses highlights from BODYATTACK 109, filming BODYATTACK 110 and how to teach BODYATTACK in the live class setting with social distancing in place. This session will also include a live Q&A with Lisa, so come ready with all your burning questions.

Lisa Osborne
Les Mills Program Director, BODYATTACK & Creative Director, BODYSTEP

Facebook Live content is reserved for Les Mills US Instructors, to join, make sure you're a part of the Facebook Group.

Returning to Group Exercise Post Lockdown

WEBINAR RECORDING

As we return to group exercise and instructing in a live setting, we know things will be different than they were before COVID-19, and it’s important to be prepared. Join us for a discussion on what to expect as group fitness begins to resume, how to reconnect with your members and best practice guidelines before, during and after your classes to ensure both you and your members feel safe and confident.

Bryce Hastings | Head of Research, Les Mills International
Josh Keenum | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter
Jenn Lucas | Les Mills US Trainer, Assessor & Presenter
Jeremy Williams | Les Mills US Presenter

YOUR CLUB POST COVID-19: WHAT TO EXPECT

FACEBOOK LIVE

As discussed on our last webinar, it’s important to be prepared for changes your club is making to ensure a safe return to group exercise. Join us for this Facebook Live as Josh Keenum takes you behind-the-scenes into how his club is keeping instructors and members safe during reopening and answers your questions to ensure you are prepared to return.

Josh Keenum
Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter
OneLife Fitness Regional Director for Group Fitness and Zone4

Facebook Live content is reserved for Les Mills US Instructors, to join, make sure you're a part of the Facebook Group.

Lessons From Lockdown – Instructor Training & Stress Management

WEBINAR RECORDING

The COVID-19 global pandemic suddenly and dramatically altered daily behavior. The Les Mills research team conducted a 10-week survey study to evaluate stress as well as exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Join us for this webinar led by Dr. Jinger Gottschall and learn how the Les Mills community navigated these changes, as well as hear practical tips from peer instructors about how they stayed motivated during these challenging times.

Jinger Gottschall, PhD
Research Scientist & Fitness Consultant

Navigating Racial Tension and Cultural Diversity in Fitness

WEBINAR RECORDING

Join us for this conversation as our panelists share knowledge and tools to help you make a difference in your community. This session will:

  • Provide tools to empower instructors to mobilize and take action to foster and nurture relationships during these times of change
  • Discuss the main components of culturally competent organizations
  • Set the foundation for improving relationships in a multicultural fitness market

Instructors will leave the session feeling knowledgeable and empowered to make change as leaders in their community and the fitness industry.


Deidre Douglas | Les Mills US Presenter
Diana Archer Mills | Les Mills International Creative Director
Nichola Smiles | Les Mills US Presenter
Lula Slaughter | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter
Jeremy Williams | Les Mills US Presenter

A CANDID CONVERSATION ON RACE IN THE FITNESS INDUSTRY

FACEBOOK LIVE

Last week we discussed how to navigate racial tension in the fitness industry and how approaching interactions with a growth mindset is key to creating change in your community and the industry as a whole. This week, we’ll show you what one of these vulnerable, and sometimes uncomfortable, conversations looks like in action. Join Les Mills US TAP Team Members and instructors for a candid conversation on race in the fitness industry designed to show instructors how to better show up when interacting with each other and with your members.

Facebook Live content is reserved for Les Mills US Instructors, to join, make sure you're a part of the Facebook Group.

Lyle Haywood | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter
Jenn Lucas | Les Mills US Trainer, Assessor & Presenter
Lula Slaughter | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter
Tishira Smith | Les Mills US Instructor

DON'T JUST SET GOALS, ACHIEVE THEM

WEBINAR RECORDING

As you work to become a better version of yourself, it’s important to set goals with powerful and achievable outcomes. Join us for this session as Program Director Dan Cohen shares a framework for setting achievable goals that will put you on the path to success. To get the most out of this session, please come with 2-3 real goals you would like to set, and Dan will walk you through the steps to ensure you achieve the desired outcome.

Dan Cohen
Les Mills Program Director, BODYCOMBAT & CXWORX

Connect with Your Members via Livestreaming

WEBINAR RECORDING

While clubs across the country are starting to re-open for live classes, it’s clear that livestreaming is also here to stay. Tune in for this webinar where members of the Les Mills US TAP Team will tell you all you need to know to use livestreaming to connect with your members and make yourself more marketable to clubs. This session will cover the necessary technology and set up, coaching tips, music licensing laws you need to know and more.

Rachael Babiracki | Les Mills US Head Trainer
Carissa Callini | Les Mills US Assessor
Luca Callini | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter
Jacki Kellogg | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter
Dan Maroun | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter
Michaela Sessum | Les Mills US Assessor

LIVESTREAM DEMONSTRATION: BODYFLOW WITH LUCA CALLINI

FACEBOOK LIVE

Last week you learned all you need to know to connect with your members through livestreaming. This week, see those best practices in action with a Livestream BODYFLOW demonstration. Luca will walk you through his set up and then lead you through a few tracks, so you can see what a successful Livestream class looks like and how you can replicate the experience for your own participants.

Luca Callini | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter

Facebook Live content is reserved for Les Mills US Instructors, to join, make sure you're a part of the Facebook Group.

A CANDID CONVERSATION ON LGBTQIA+ IDENTITY IN THE FITNESS INDUSTRY

FACEBOOK LIVE

What does it feel like to be an LGBTQIA+ person in the fitness industry, and how can you better show up as an ally for your members and fellow instructors? Join us for the next installment of our Candid Conversations series where members of the LMUS TAP Team will share their experiences, answer your questions, and challenge you to examine your own biases and limiting beliefs.

Josh Berrier | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter
Alex Kattar | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter
Tara Gally | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter
Kurt Gesteland | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter
Judson MacDonald | Les Mills US Trainer, Assessor & Presenter

Facebook Live content is reserved for Les Mills US Instructors, to join, make sure you're a part of the Facebook Group.

Connection Through Vulnerability: Cultivating Authenticity & Self-Compassion

WEBINAR RECORDING

Authentic human connection is more important now than ever before. Tune in for this webinar and learn how to better connect with your members by being vulnerable and authentic in your instructing, no matter if you are teaching live or livestreamed classes. You’ll leave this session with an understanding of the latest research and some practical tools to help you better relate to your members while cultivating authenticity and self-compassion.

Rachael Babiracki | Les Mills US Head Trainer
Adam Bramski | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter
Julie Przybyla | Les Mills US Trainer, Assessor & Presenter
Rebecca Reznicek | Les Mills US Trainer, Assessor & Presenter

Cultivating Authenticity & Self-Compassion

FACEBOOK LIVE

Last week we discussed how to better connect with your members by being vulnerable. This week, we’ll dive a little bit deeper with a conversation on cultivating authenticity and self-compassion. Members of the Les Mills US TAP Team will share their personal experiences and answer your questions about being your authentic self and letting go of perfectionism.

Willi Farrales | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter
Melissa Hamid | Les Mills US Trainer, Assessor & Presenter
Cambria Camillo Smith | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter
Karen Torrell | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter

Facebook Live content is reserved for Les Mills US Instructors, to join, make sure you're a part of the Facebook Group.

OPTIMAL NUTRITION: MYTH VS. REALITY

WEBINAR RECORDING

Are you ever overwhelmed with the recommendations for nutrition? What to eat? When to eat? How much to eat? With so much conflicting nutrition information out there, it can be hard to discern what’s really true. Join us for some nutrition myth busting. We’ll answer your questions and differentiate fact from fiction, so you can feel confident that you are fueling your body for top performance.

Jinger Gottschall, PhD
Research Scientist & Fitness Consultant

A CANDID CONVERSATION ON THE ASIAN/PACIFIC COMMUNITY IN THE FITNESS INDUSTRY

FACEBOOK LIVE

How is the Asian/Pacific community experience in the fitness industry unique and how can you better show up for your colleagues and members? Join us for the next installment of our Candid Conversations series where our panelists will share their experiences, answer your questions, and challenge you to examine your own biases and limiting beliefs. Ahead of the session, let us know what questions you have for the panel here.


Michelle Estrada | Les Mills US Trainer, Assessor & Presenter
Marty Ralph Ignacio | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter
Kerry Taniguchi | Previous Les Mills US TAP Team Member
Janice Years | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter


Facebook Live content is reserved for Les Mills US Instructors, to join, make sure you're a part of the Facebook Group.

CONNECTION THROUGH VULNERABILITY: CULTIVATING CREATIVITY & MEANINGFUL WORK

WEBINAR RECORDING

Last month, we discussed how to better relate to your members by cultivating authenticity & self-compassion. Join us for Part II of this webinar, where we’ll share two additional guideposts to help you create a life that leans into vulnerability and empathy. This session will explore how you can cultivate creativity and meaningful work and provide tangible tips you can incorporate in your daily life, as well as into your role as an instructor and fitness leader.

Rachael Babiracki | Les Mills US Head Trainer
Tara Gally | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter
Casey Lockwood | Les Mills US Trainer, Assessor & Presenter
Trae Tripoli | Les Mills US Trainer & Presenter