The Les Mills story is one of creativity, inspiration, energy and passion. It is a story of an extraordinary New Zealand family – the Mills family.
Fully New Zealand owned and operated, Les Mills are a team of
passionate, positive professionals who have been making a
difference in people's lives since Olympian Les Mills opened the
Auckland club in 1968. Over 40 years later, we are fully New
Zealand owned and operated, with 12 clubs
nationwide and over 55,000 members.
Fitness is literally in our blood. Les Mills Snr was not the
only family member to represent his country in sport. His wife
Colleen, daughter Donna and his son Phillip Mills all wore the
silver fern as national athletes of New Zealand.
After witnessing the aerobics phenomenon in the United States,
Phillip Mills and wife Jackie, began developing high-energy
aerobics and strength classes. Those early aerobic programs drew
queues down the street and Phillip could sense the real power of
group fitness. From here, Les Mills Group Fitness was born which today
includes BODYPUMP®, RPM® and GRIT® and so many more, all of
which are a core focus of every club around New Zealand. Now you
can find Les Mills classes in over 16,000 clubs around the world,
showing little New Zealand achieving on the world stage.
Over the last 40 years there have been many changes within Les
Mills clubs; however one thing has remained the same. The heart and
soul of Les Mills is its purpose to change the lives of New