Hey team,
I’d like to thank all who have taken the time to send me an email in relation to Les Mills, your journey, your thanks for the info, posts etc.  I do get back to every single person and it’s great to hear so many positive stories :).  Unfortunately, there is another side to this. I get alot of emails a week asking for tracks/videos and it’s now at a stage i need to post this.

About me

me and Phillip Mills
Meeting the legend that is Phillip Mills

I am not a presenter nor work “directly” for Les Mills International (LMI) (Unless they need a software developer 😛 ). I am a senior software developer by day and an instructor who loves to teaches BodyCombat and CxWorx at night (would be more programs but I disagree with the touch point system here in the UK).

Collaborating more with Les Mills would be awesome as I have done in the past but not sure if this would be something they’d like on an ongoing basis.   I have tried to reach out on twitter and via email but haven’t heard anything 🙁 busy busy people…

Music

I post track listings that I hope are reliable (and if not, community steps in and corrects them) and where possible link to legal sources.  I can’t send music tracks from the legal sources or from Les Mills materials, why? This is due to copyright issues, goes against our instructor agreement and would jeopardise my future as a Les Mills instructor which I am not willing to do.   Feel free to check out:

Sizzlers

Yes, there are lots of fan/presenter based YouTube channels posting up sizzlers but i will not link to them, why?

Linking to a non official Les Mills YouTube channel can result in videos posted on said channel being removed/muted due to copyright claims. This would mean any blog post saying “hey check this sizzler out” would be redundant and time spent wasted (learnt hard way).

I will happily link to an official youtube page should I see a sizzler (other than really short videos) but seems they don’t post them for some reason? Lets hope they do soon as it’s getting stagnated with all the presenters/people who have access to materials early that post up a sizzlers :/.

Support

As with the above, people have been asking why the lack of Les Mills orientated posts away from track lists, specific mentions are Throw Back Thursday’s, my unofficial Les Mills Spotify Playlist’s and my thoughts on BodyCombat releases.

I stopped doing Throw back Thursday’s as I felt I couldn’t offer enough coverage of all the programs. Lots of people got in touch but about 95% either didn’t reply to emails or unfortunately didn’t have the time 🙁 .

The unofficial Spotify playlists will return :).

As for BodyCombat thoughts, to me this sounded like I was just repeating the same thing from release to release, choreography great, 80% of the music dreadful.

Future

I do hope that I can work more with LMI in some capacity (other than teaching) as it was really nice communicating with people who work for Les Mills on a global basis. Either way there will be more exciting content coming as I get back into the stride of things.

If you’d like to see Throw back Thursday’s come back and you teach or participate in a wider range of programs then please check out this post -> Les Mills Instructor or class participant? I need you.

Thanks for reading this and I do hope no-one takes it personally as that’s not what i meant to do, just explain the situation.   Until next time….

9 COMMENTS

  1. Simon, is good to see that you’re going to be doing more content. I for one miss your spotify playlists as they contained tracks you kinda forgot about. Agree completely about the number of popup youtube channels that have the sizzlers and they have no sound?

  2. You really should look at the latest “short videos” on Les Mills YouTube. Seems the game is being upped. Just saying

    • Morning “done” as said above am hoping to create more content based on all Les Mills programs. I appreciate you coming back 🙂

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