Share your passion and create life-changing fitness experiences with 

Les Mills

Who are we?

Les Mills

We educate world class group fitness instructors

We are Les Mills

Are you ready to inspire and motivate people to change their lives? Whether you’ve been teaching group for years, or you're just starting your journey, we’ll give you everything you need for a successful career as a Les Mills Instructor. 

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Do what you love

We focus on creating the world’s best training programs and developing the world’s best Instructors to teach them. Founded by a four-time Olympian, we have 50 years of experience and success behind us. As a Les Mills Instructor, we support you with research, marketing and new workouts every three months. You get to share great music and cutting-edge science that helps people fall in love with fitness.  

World wide

You will also become part of our tribe of 130,000 certified Instructors in 100 countries around the world who bring our workouts to life every day, inspiring millions of people to get moving every week. We are continually evolving and innovating, as we shape the future of fitness. Why not be part of that future with us? 


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Les Mills Programs

Les Mills training is designed to give you the tools and techniques to create life-changing fitness experiences in every class you teach. We offer a wide variety of different training programs - everything from strength-based workouts, to dance, HIIT, cycling and more. 

What to expect? 

Designed to fit different learning styles, your course will include lectures, group discussions, practical workout sessions and teaching practice. Topics include: 

  • Class structure and benefits 
  • How to interpret, understand and learn choreography 
  • How to perform and evaluate correct exercise technique 
  • Why exercises are executed in a particular way 
  • How to coach the class so that it is both safe and inspirational 
  • How to create a memorable, fun and effective workout experience

Meet us!

Meet instructors

Our story

It all started with one man. In 1968, four-time Olympian Les Mills started his first gym in Auckland, New Zealand. It was a simple operation, basic strength and cardio training for a small community of athletes. Now, 50 years on, it is the hub of a global revolution – a vibrant destination where the world’s top fitness talent create new ways to get fit, combining music with movement and then taking it to the world. There are now 20,000 clubs offering LES MILLS programs. Over time, the suite of Les Mills programs has grown. These days Les Mills’ offers everything from yoga to cycling, dance, martial arts, HIIT and more – and every three months we create new music and moves to ensure our tribe stays motivated and ahead of the game.  

Your career!

Discover your options as a Les Mills instructor

Initial training - 2 day weekend course

  • Train as an Instructor in any of our programs – the choice is yours 
  • The 2-day course is usually run over a Saturday and Sunday (around 8 hours each day) 
  • You’ll receive comprehensive training materials, including music and choreography 
  • World-class trainers take you through the training, step by step 
  • By the end of the weekend, you’ll learn how to safely and effectively teach the Les Mills program of your choice 
  • We expect great things from our Instructors, so to demonstrate your skills are up to scratch, you’ll also need to submit an assessment video within 60 days of completing your Initial Training 
  • All certifications must be completed within six months of you attending training.

Next step

Are you ready for the next step with Les Mills? Before you book, be aware of how to prepare! 

  • We recommend you attend plenty of Les Mills classes before attending your training, so you're well prepared 
  • You’ll receive your training materials - including a video of the release you're going to learn, about 10 days before your training starts 
  • You’ll be given two tracks to learn and you need to practice them until you’re able to present with just the music playing – not looking at your notes 
  • We recommend you set aside a few hours to learn the choreography and practice the release.

On going development

When you become a Les Mills Instructor you will create life-changing fitness experiences, learn about the latest advances in fitness science, and continuously develop your own teaching. Trends, techniques and advances in fitness evolve, you will change with it. We make it easy for LES MILLS instructors to stay up with the latest.

Talk to us!

What to teach

Choose a program, book your initial training and we will guide you!

Find the right programme for you

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Tribe coaches

A Les Mills Tribe Coach is someone that is there to help and guide new instructors to be the best they can be. Giving them a great start on their instructor journey. All of the Tribe Coaches lead by example. Bringing Les Mills Values to life to nurture new first time instructors and experienced instructors getting started with a new program. They support you all the way, from preparing your certification film, finding places to practice, even with attending an Advanced Training. You can find support almost everywhere around the Les Mills Nordic Tribe. If you would like some support, contact your nearest Tribe Coach.

Find your nearest Tribe Coach. 

Become an instructor

Group fitness instructor

Les Mills training is designed to give you the tools and techniques to create life-changing fitness experiences in every class you teach. Start your journey today.


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