The global leader in group exercise, Les Mills, offers New Zealanders free access to its online group fitness workouts “On Demand”.
From March 1st, TVNZ OnDemand will be offering five weeks of Les Mills training with TVNZ 2, with a Les Mills training broadcast every weekday for the same five-week period.
Richard Beddie, Chief Executive of the Exercise Association of New Zealand (ExerciseNZ), welcomed the initiative, saying, “It’s not just Kiwis who enjoy the success of Les Mills workouts on their own. Les Mills On Demand was recently named the best workout too Voted Home for 2020. by USA Today readers beating nine other finalists from around the world for the top spot.
“This is important to New Zealand. The government had a clear message during the COVID lockdown last year, which was a call for Kiwis to stay active.
“New Zealand is very fortunate to have a world-class training product recognized worldwide.
“During the pandemic and various lockdowns, staying active at home, in the gym, or in socially distant outdoor group activities, which were extremely popular as they allowed for careful social connection as well as physical activity, was critical.
“One of the three reasons to leave the house during the Covid Lockdown was to stay physically active for those who work from home.
“It has been very helpful in helping people stay mentally and physically healthy. For many kiwis, it was the first taste of moderate physical activity in years. “
Les Mills is a global leader in group fitness, offering 20 programs in gyms and fitness facilities around the world.
The workouts are offered by 140,000 certified trainers in 21,000 clubs in 100 countries and are available as live, virtual and immersive courses as well as streaming.
As the 2020 pandemic sparked a digital and workout boom, the home fitness area was one of the Zeitgeist categories featured in today’s USA Today’s “10Best” Reader’s Choice Awards.
Last June, Les Mills On Demand was voted the Best Home Workout for 2020 by USA Today readers, beating nine other 10Best finalists to take first place in the public vote.
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