Working out from home has become the new going to the gym, we’ve never had so much gym equipment in our living rooms and we’ve definitely never worn gym kit for so many days non-stop. One of the most popular global fitness platforms who has seen a huge rise in its online users is Les Mills On Demand. Pre-Covid you could find Les Mills programmes in 20,000 gyms across 100 countries, it was originally founded in New Zealand in 1968 by four-time Olympian Les Mills. It’s interesting to see how much exercising regularly has now become much more about our state of minds and not all about getting a six-pack, the world is finally realizing how important it is to move more!
The Les Mills On Demand survey of nearly 9,400 digital fitness users, who work out using the at-home online platform, found that other benefits like stress relief (77%), mental health (77%), improved fitness (76%) and strength building (72%) are bigger motivators than weight loss (51%) or weight maintenance (49%).
“During the pandemic we’ve seen a widespread awakening to fitness as an important foundation to overall health – one of the rare positive outcomes of COVID-19. This paradigm shift moves beyond aesthetics and sees more people embracing the physical and mental health benefits of fitness.” said Jean-Michel Fournier, CEO of Les Mills Media.
There is a huge amount of choice of classes for kids, families and all levels of fitness at a very reasonable monthly fee. I have just signed up for my 30 Day Free Trial and spent ages looking through all the options, you can really create your own weekly schedule with stretch classes when you really need a day off the hardcore sessions. Relaxing and recharging is just as important as cardio and body weight sessions, so don’t over do it at home.
The Les Mills On Demand survey also shows that digital fitness is here to stay, with most users intending to carry on with digital fitness even when their gym reopens (84%). With blended fitness as one of the key trends emerging in 2021, people can workout both in studio and online, it means fitness has even more capacity to fit into people’s daily lifestyle now and in the future.
Les Mills On Demand enables users to stream, cast or download over 1000 world-leading workouts at home or on the go, including BODYPUMP™, BODYCOMBAT™, and BORN TO MOVE classes for kids aged 4 to 16. The platform features the most popular Les Mills programs, presented by the world’s best instructors and supported by expert training guides.
For a free 30-day trial and to find out more about LES MILLS On Demand visit https://www.lesmills.com/ondemand/