Les Mills Instructors

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    May 12, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
    Hello,

    Just wondering if there are an LM instructors out there? I teach multiple formats (daily actually) and was looking into starting supplements to help (energy and results). I just don't know what I want to target.

    There are some days when I have Pump twice or three times in two days. Sandwich in an Attack or a Step and it gets to be a lot. I am just looking for some thoughts if anyone does take anything. I chug so much protein.
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    May 14, 2011 2:43 AM GMT
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    May 14, 2011 10:26 PM GMT
    your going to need more then protein.

    Your going to need carbohydrates and lots of them!!
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    May 15, 2011 10:33 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidyour going to need more then protein.

    Your going to need carbohydrates and lots of them!!


    Ya I know, I just wanted to see if anyone else was in that situation and what they wanted. Frankly, I can bring my A-game but I want my body to be taken care of. It is a grueling haul some days.
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    May 16, 2011 12:10 AM GMT
    Who is Les Mills? My gym has posters plastered all over the place. Is it cardio with weights?
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    May 16, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    xrichx saidWho is Les Mills? My gym has posters plastered all over the place. Is it cardio with weights?

    No, it's 10 different programs for 10 different workouts.
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    May 16, 2011 12:43 PM GMT
    xrichx saidWho is Les Mills? My gym has posters plastered all over the place. Is it cardio with weights?

    It's group exercise with bad form, poor cuing, even worse correction, repetitive music and zero originality.

    It's for gyms who want to hire mass manufactured group exercise instructors.

    Sorry pinny, I've been les mills certified and I don't like it. There was no progression, no real form correction let alone teaching and focused on the workout over safety/education, I'll stick with my group ex that let's me do it my way and still have an awesome workout.
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    May 16, 2011 2:03 PM GMT
    Not offended as I am freelance too.

    But they do have follow-up trainings like AIM and AIM2 that hammer your technique. Plus if we are going to critique LM for the reasons you stated, we have to critique Zumba, Powder Blue, WillPower and Grace, etc...
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    May 16, 2011 2:09 PM GMT
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    xrichx saidWho is Les Mills? My gym has posters plastered all over the place. Is it cardio with weights?

    It's group exercise with bad form, poor cuing, even worse correction, repetitive music and zero originality.

    It's for gyms who want to hire mass manufactured group exercise instructors.

    Sorry pinny, I've been les mills certified and I don't like it. There was no progression, no real form correction let alone teaching and focused on the workout over safety/education, I'll stick with my group ex that let's me do it my way and still have an awesome workout.


    I think you're really talking about ZUMBA, LOL. I went to get my certification for my AFAA credits, I walked out SO DISAPPOINTED! Its amazing to me who they let walk out and call themselves an instructor. And I never...not even once... taught a class. I think I forgot most of it anyway.

    Les Mills is big with doctor and lawyer wives who are trying to keep they're girlish figure and remain trophy wives.
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    May 16, 2011 3:16 PM GMT
    Quality-assurance with Zumba is beyond gross. It's a shame.
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    May 16, 2011 3:23 PM GMT
    Pinny saidQuality-assurance with Zumba is beyond gross. It's a shame.


    And yet its one of the most popular classes around my area. I do have one awesome instructor that I know and she brings in up to 200 men and women in a class. She's also a professional dancer and a personal trainer. We talked about the poor training at ZUMBA and she confided she was about to quit teaching it because its become a joke. She is starting her own thing. Good For Her!

    I love teaching Drums Alive POWER BEATS cardio class. They do have standards and to become certified, you have to be either ACE or AFAA (preferably both) certified with current CPR/AED credentials. They also have a written and practical exam (that was actually challenging) and they failed half the people in my class. I was shocked! But the creator in Germany takes her fitness program seriously. Its also used a lot in physical therapy in Europe. And there is major research being done on the program (The Drum Project).

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    May 16, 2011 4:01 PM GMT
    Zumba is a joke. Are there great instructors? Yes. What are the majority? Terrible.

    What you like about Drums (which we have at my university location) is how serious they take their education. That is what I like about LM. The training are rough, they don't pass you just for coming. I have seen a fair-share of re-sits (have to come back another weekend to test again) or pass-withheld. After that, I see almost everyone with few exceptions get their video assessment back having to resubmit at least one track.

    The Group Fitness industry is laugh-tastic at some points but there is a highlight in some places.