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2018 preview


New Year speak 101 instructs us to introduce this article with “It’s set to be a big one in [insert year here]”. But that’s the exciting part when you’re in the thick of the fitness industry: there is always news. 2018 IS set to be a big one.

3-Day Initial Module Training

Instructor Greatness is at the heart of what we do. We recognize that this starts from the moment you sign up for Initial Module Training (IMT). In 2018 we introduce 3-day IMT. If you trained as an Instructor eons ago, you will recall that we used to conduct 3-day IMTs. This version is slightly different – with day-3 being Certification day. No more members standing in front of the camera when you are trying to film your Certification class. No battery running out. No Certifications getting lost in the dreaded mail. Instead, on day-3 (which is approximately 8-weeks post the first 2-days) you will present on 3-occassions and receive instant feedback from your Trainer. Successfully pass day-3 and you walk away a Certified Les Mills Instructor.

The first 3-Day IMTs of the year commence 13 January. Register now as cut-off dates apply.


It’s always exciting when a new program launches – LES MILLS BARRE is the latest program to take off in 2018. The 30-minute workout features ballet inspired moves set to modern music. LES MILLS BARRE does not require a fixed handrail or barre and therefore can be implemented in to any group fitness studio. Whether you unquestionably want to become an Instructor or simply curious, LES MILLS BARRE will be scheduled at Q1 Workshops so you can experience the program first hand. Initial Module Training will commence in Australia in March and in South East Asia, in May.


The Les Mills App will be officially launched early in the New Year. The Les Mills App is an education tool that features your Quarterly Releases with all the features you expect arranged in a way to assist learning. For example, on the one screen you will have the ability to watch the Master Class with the choreography notes displayed underneath. Education will be dropped as soon as it’s completed (both program specific and generic), so you don’t’ have to wait quarterly for the latest information. In 2017, 300+ testers in the Asia Pacific region trialed the Les Mills App and we have received positive and constructive feedback prior to the launch in 2018. The current portal from which you currently download your releases will still be available with a new, user friendly look and feel, with the Les Mills App serving as an additional learning aid if you wish to use it.


For our loyal BODYVIVE 3.1 TR1BE, Q1 will see the re-brand of the program to LES MILLS TONE. It’s an exciting new direction that will not only satisfy the loyal band of BODYVIVE 3.1 supporters, but ring-in a new generation of participants to propel the program in to the future. The program will continue to be a moderate intensity, low impact workout. If you are a Certified BODYVIVE 3.1 Instructor you should have already received further information – if not all information will be available at the Q1/2018 Workshops in March.


Perhaps this article should have been titled Q1 Preview – as the first quarter of the year also sees the 100th release of BODYATTACK . Who better to present the milestone release than Lisa Osborne herself and Bevan James Eyles. For the BODYATTACK uninitiated – Lisa is the BODYATTACK Program Director and Bevan is close friend and many-time-over DVD Presenter. Lisa will be presenting in NSW and VIC and Bevan will grace QLD, WA and SA. Book your Q1 BODYATTACK Workshops as soon as registrations early as places will be limited.

Wishing club partners, Instructors and members a restful and enjoyable holiday season. Bring on 2018!