Re-Think

Les Mills prides itself on being a leader in sustainable and environmentally friendly business. Seeing us build eco-friendly award winning gyms and offices as well as training staff and members to Re-Think their energy and impact on the environment.

Re-Think is Les Mills' way of being green. We pride ourselves on being committed to creating a fitter planet, but did you know that Les Mills is also committed to creating a greener planet?

We spend a considerable amount of time every year tracking our carbon footprint and setting about ways to reduce it. We know we will always have an impact on the environment because we need to turn on the lights and provide water for your showers, but our ultimate goal is to get this as low as possible so we can get back to a better, more sustainable, healthier way of living.

In the past few years Les Mills has embarked on a number of sustainable initiatives and projects in our clubs called Re-Think.   See the below list for just some of the cool stuff we've been up to.

Environmental Management

We conduct annual external reviews and audits to measure and account for our carbon emissions against ISO 14064-1:2006, which is the recognised global standard for quantifying and reporting greenhouse gas emissions. We call this our carbon footprint.

We have been measuring our footprint since 2010 and each year we take a hard look at our business processes, people and how we design our clubs to see what we can do to reduce it even further. The good news is that we're making positive progress, and at the same time we're building more clubs and attracting more members.  

Our Re-Think initiatives include...

  • Recycling stations to reuse rubbish, composting of all organic matter & papertowels, recycling all printer toner cartridges and appropriate disposal ofall lightbulbs.
  • Choosing environmentally friendly cleaning products.
  • Low-flow shower heads, taps and dual flushing to save water.
  • Energy efficient lighting and motion sensor switches to ensure lights are only on when needed.
  • Efficient air conditioning systems to reduce electricity use and double glazing to ensure it's cool in summer and warm in winter.
  • Solar hot water heating to save energy and super-efficient hot water boiler systems to reduce gas.
  • Marketing material made from 9 lives paper and a reduction of paper through online timetables.
  • Underlay and gym flooring made from recycled car tyres.
  • Plants to give us fresh air.
  • Providing members with access to information on public transport options; routes and timetables. journey planners can be accessed via the individual club pages on our website.

NOTE: Re-Think initiatives differ between the Les Mills clubs.

Sustainable Business Network

Les Mills is a member of this fantastic network of businesses committed to applying sustainability principles.

News

Ecotricity

Ecotricity

For decades, Les Mills has dominated the fitness industry by providing a large range of group fitness classes, state of the art gym equipment and...

Beyond A World Wrapped In Plastic

Beyond A World Wrapped In Plastic

We’re busy – trying to keep up, stay fit, work hard and still have time to ourselves. No wonder we opt for convenience whenever we...

Battle With The Bottle

Battle With The Bottle

We have a drinking problem – a bottled water drinking problem. Despite the safety of tap water, billions are spent every year on water in...

Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution

While plastic bags and microbeads have hogged the headlines, it’s the synthetic microfibers in so much of our clothing that are by far the worst...

Are We Washing Our Clothes Too Often?

Are We Washing Our Clothes Too Often?

Let’s face it, doing the laundry is a chore – so why not see if you can do it less often, and help the environment...

5 Ways to Rethink Being Sustainable in 2018

5 Ways to Rethink Being Sustainable in 2018

It’s time to step up your sustainable game! Here’s 5 ways you can do your bit for our planet this year.