THE ULTIMATE INSTRUCTOR CHRISTMAS LIST
by Sarah Shortt
Be gone, useless face creams and “hilarious” novelty socks! There are a few items that have captured your Instructor heart’s desire and we’ve rounded them up into this handy list that you can send to your loved one with a not-so-subtle “if you’re stuck for my gift this year…” accompanying note. You. Are. Welcome.
APPAREL & FOOTWEAR
It's an unwritten rule that you’ll likely train harder, more often and therefore get better results more quickly when you look and feel the part*! So what better way to take your mojo up a notch than by decking yourself out in the latest threads and kicks from Reebok. And considering that Les Mills Instructors are eligible for a discount on purchases, you’d almost be mad not to!
*No actual scientific research has confirmed this
HOME WEIGHTS SET
Missing your regular weights session during lockdown? Many of us now see the value in investing in our own weights set, whether it’s kettlebells, dumbbells, an Olympic barbell or LES MILLS™ SMART TECH set.
UK BODYPUMP® Trainer Denice Burr has one extra request: “BODYPUMP weights that put themselves away after class. I don’t mind getting them out, but...” Denice, we will do our best.
Sweaty, soggy microphone being handed over by the previous Instructor? Let’s say it together… EWWWWWWWWW. Purchasing a personal microphone can be costly, but the joy of having a fresh, dry, clean microphone every time you teach is priceless. Plus, you know, COVID…
“I’d love a universal mic that every facility decides to use and works no matter what,” says US Instructor Rachel Shada. “That right there would be a dream.” We’ll add that in with Denice’s self-tidying weights, Rachel.
Remember, Les Mills Asia Pacific Instructors get 10% off Aeromic purchases at fitnessaudioshop.com.au (Australia) and www.jumpstart.com.my (Southeast Asia) by using the discount code LMAP10 at the checkout.
NEW MIC BELT
Instantly jazz up your teaching look with a bit of glitz around your waist. “I love my brand new mic belt,” says New Zealand Instructor Zoe Ballantyne. “It makes me feel excited to teach every time I put it on! It’s a sparkly pink one and it brightens up my everyday black training look.”
Reminder: As a Les Mills Asia Pacific Instructor, you can take 10% off Aeromic purchases at fitnessaudioshop.com.au(Australia) and www.jumpstart.com.my (Southeast Asia) by using the discount code LMAP10 at the checkout.
If you’re not feeling in peak physical condition right now due to lockdown, one of the fastest and easiest ways to reclaim your cardio is on a stationary bike, such as the LES MILLS VIRTUAL BIKE. As RPM™ and LES MILLS SPRINT™ Program Director Glen Ostergaard says, “The great thing about RPM is that you get all the benefits of a road workout – compressed into 45 minutes. You have to cycle on the road for a good few hours to get in a decent workout, whereas with RPM you get the intensity, the resistance, and therefore the fitness in a much shorter time.”
“I just want a spin bike,” says UK Instructor Bronté Terrell. “A Stages bike would be lush, but I’d happily take anything just to have a boogie on the bike!”
There’s no better way to track your progress than with the new Polar Unite fitness watch. And what better time to take advantage of the 30 per cent discount, available simply by using the code LESMILLS30 at the polar.com checkout. Valid only in Australia until 31st December 2021.
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF FITNESS
Aussie Instructors can expand their skillset and increase their employability by gaining additional fitness qualifications with the Australian Institute of Fitness (AIF). If 2021 is the year you’re finally going to take the leap and become a Personal Trainer (for example), then make sure you talk to these guys and grab your special Les Mills Asia Pacific Instructor discount before you sign up.
TEAM TEACH WITH GANDALF
Yes, apparently for many of you, sharing the stage with the king of BODYJAM® is your ask from St Nicholas! US Instructor Kellena Lupian says it’s been her “life dream” to team teach with Gandalf on Masterclass, and fellow BODYJAMmer Zackary Scott agrees: “I just want a ticket to New Zealand for a BODYJAM Masterclass! I MUST meet G at some point in my life.”
And what does G want for Christmas?
“AN EXTENDED FAMILY GLAMOUR SHOOT ON AN EXTRA-LARGE LANDSCAPE PRINT”. So now you know.
TO BE WITH OTHERS AGAIN
UK Instructor Gaynor Hulland says her wish is to, “be able to catch (Welsh for hug) my participants to thank them for supporting me through this tough year. They've been amazing. I want us all to be together again in a normal world and celebrate our love and respect for each other. ❤❤ United xx” Amen to that Gaynor.