Every week, in more than 15,000 clubs and gyms and across over 80 countries, millions of people put aside whatever else is happening in their lives and lose themselves in one of the LES MILLS™ group fitness and team training programs. They shout, they sweat, they leave feeling extraordinary and then they come back to do it all again.
With a LES MILLS™ workout you’re not just exercising, you’re joining something bigger than yourself. You’ll gain the energy of the group effect as one of our 100,000 certified instructors guides you through a motivating workout set to chart-topping music. You’ll fall in love with fitness and change your life.
We’re on a mission to create a fitter planet and we want you to join us.
LES MILLS™ programs are updated every three months with new choreography, music and instructor education to ensure they are fresh, up to date and in line with the latest research, creating group exercise experiences enjoyed by millions around the world.
State-of-the-art instructor training and education and a unique group fitness management system are provided to maximize the business potential of the LES MILLS™ programs and the award winning range of SMART TECH™ exercise equipment.
And that’s not all, Les Mills has recently partnered with Reebok to release a range of top quality clothing and footwear. Together we’ll drive new initiatives to reinvigorate group exercise and lead it into brave new territory.
Les Mills is a community of like-minded people based in New Zealand and spreading across the world. Our culture celebrates inspiration, energy and good health and we pride ourselves on being brave. We roll up our sleeves when it comes to hard work. We scream ‘hell yeah’ when an instructor shouts ‘ten more’. We see sweat on our brows like a crown of achievement. We don’t just step up, we turn it up, because we want to achieve results and build a fitter planet.
Behind the achievements of Les Mills are our people, who are on global quest to change lives. We call ourselves One Tribe, which means we’re all working towards the same goal to make the world a fitter planet. We’re brave, motivated and passionate about the future of fitness.
The Les Mills Tribe are fitness warriors. We have created our own powerful warrior-call, based on a traditional Maori haka - a native tribal war dance from our indigenous New Zealand Maori people, often performed at ceremonies and as a welcome, challenge or celebration. The Les Mills haka was created by New Zealand’s leading Kapa Haka specialist (a traditional Maori performing arts group), and it holds a clear, compelling message about One Tribe working together to overcome obesity and sedentary lifestyles.
|Tu Mai Nei Nga Toa E©||Les Mills Haka|
Kaitataki: Kia wiri
A kia mau Hi
Kia whakata hoki au i ahau
Hi Aue Hi
E nga matua tipuna
tukua mai te kaha
te rangatiratanga e
Leader: Let your hands quiver by your side
Hands on hips,
Hands down by your side (still)
Let me be at one with the earth
Hi aue hi
Ancient ancestors/warriors of old
bestow upon us strength and leadership
Kapa: Tu mai nei nga toa e
Haka ana ki te noho mangere
Ko te whakaara ko te momona
Me pakanga, parekura e
Kia pakari hinengaro, tinana, wairua.
Ko te ha o tane e
Group: Standing here are the new warriors
We haka in fury at sedentary lifestyles
Obesity is our adversary
Let us do battle
Let your mind, body and spiritual essence be revitalised
Through the breath of life
|Kaitataki: I te wehenga ka puta hihiri e||Leader: At the separation of earth from sky, all potential was released into this world|
Kapa: Na reira, me puta to ihi e
Kia tu te wana
Kia tu te wero aue
Kia tu kotahi tatou
Ana, Ana, Ana,
Tenei whakatau. Hi.
Group: Therefore, let your true potential be known
Reveal your inner strength & power
Hold fast to the challenge
Let us unite as one global entity
Yes it is , Yes it is, Yes it is
This we decree.