SOURCE: Les Mills
June 3, 2020: Les Mills has announced a raft of new support measures to help clubs and Instructors worldwide emerge from COVID-19 lockdown and kickstart their recovery.
Having provided a number of digital services to keep club members moving during lockdown – including free 60-day access to LES MILLS On Demand (LMOD) and a series of new workouts that Instructors could livestream to continue delivering classes – the group fitness expert has now unveiled new measures to help the industry get back to business.
The package includes tailored product and support offerings designed to meet the specific needs of clubs based on their market segment, existing digital infrastructure, and reopening requirements.
Another component is a dedicated online Reset Hub to help club partners prepare for their reopening, featuring a range of educational sessions, how-to-guides, analysis tools, and assets designed to help clubs get back on their feet.
The Reset Hub covers topics including leadership during crisis, hygiene, phased re-openings, synergizing online and offline fitness offerings, and key learnings from clubs globally in overcoming COVID-19. A dedicated Instructor Reset Hub is also under development, which will provide a range of support options to help Instructors prepare for getting back to the studio setting.
Mark Miller, COO of Merritt Athletic Clubs, said: “Les Mills has provided great support and resources during this unprecedented time for club partners, Instructors, and fitness enthusiasts.
“They’ve been flexible with programming and billing arrangements to help keep their club partners afloat, as well as delivering regular and varied education to help clubs and Instructors make the best of this challenging time.
“Bending their business model to allow Instructors to livestream Les Mills classes for members has been invaluable for all parties, particularly in supporting physical and mental health by enabling people to virtually see each other and sweat together in a scary and uncertain time.”
Les Mills US CEO, Sean Turner, added: “As we emerge from the worst of this crisis, the real hard work starts now. It’s going to be a big challenge to bring members back into the club space and we’re determined to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our partners to help them recover as quickly as possible.
“Providing high-class digital solutions will be instrumental in helping clubs to secure member loyalty and futureproof our industry.”
About Les Mills
Les Mills International is a global leader in group fitness programming, Les Mills has been providing people with innovative ways to exercise for over 50 years. Offering more than twenty different science-backed workouts, ranging from our strength & weights-focused BODYPUMP® class to the cutting-edge Immersive cycling workout THE TRIP™, Les Mills helps millions of people fall in love with fitness every week in over 20,000 locations across 110 countries with the help of 140,000 passionate Les Mills trained instructors. For more information, visit: www.lesmills.com