Please join us in welcoming our new additions to the Anytime Fitness Dupont instructor team.
Today is Day 2 of BodyPump Training for Emily, Kristi and Shelby!!! We are wishing you the best of luck and sending you our prayers as your challengeing and fun
Les Mills journey begins.
We are very excited for you to join our team of instructors. Your energy, personalities and drive to help others succeed in their goals is exactly what we look for here at Anytime Fitness Dupont. We couldn't have asked for 3 better instructors to join our already strong team of Les Mills instructors!
Members! You will be seeing these gals shadowing our current BodyPump Instructors in classes very soon!
Welcome to the Les Mills Family and Tribe where we fight against a sedetary liftestyle one class at a time!!!
Here at Anytime Fitness Dupont we are a part of something bigger than you can imagine. Les Mills is world wide and you are invested in a culture, a family, ONE TRIBE. Here is a bit of Les Mills culture for you.
The Haka is a traditional Maori war dance from New Zealand. There are thousands of Haka that are performed by various tribes and cultural groups throughout New Zealand. The best known Haka of them all is called "Ka Mate". It has been performed by countless New Zealand teams both locally and internationally. It is normally performed immediately prior to the event that is to take place: e.g. sports matches, conferences, VIP functions, hui, etc.
OUR HAKA The Les Mills Tribe are fitness warriors. We have created our own powerful warrior-call, based on a traditional Maori haka - a native tribal war dance from our indigenous New Zealand Maori people, often performed at ceremonies and as a welcome, challenge or celebration. The Les Mills haka was created by New Zealand’s leading Kapa Haka specialist (a traditional Maori performing arts group), and it holds a clear, compelling message about one Tribe working together to overcome obesity and sedentary lifestyles.
Les Mills Haka Translated:
Hope Leader: Let your hands quiver by your side Hands on hips, Hands down by your side (still) Be steadfast Let me be at one with the earth
Group: Standing here are the new warriors We haka in fury at sedentary lifestyles Obesity is our adversary Let us do battle Let your mind, body and spiritual essence be revitalised Through the breath of life
At the separation of earth from sky, all potential was released into this world Group: Therefore, let your true potential be known Reveal your inner strength & power Hold fast to the challenge Let us unite as one global entity Yes it is , Yes it is, Yes it is This we decree.
Hey Team Dupont! As the Olympics continue we thought we would bring you a bit of Olympic history that you may not know. Who is this man pictured. Well, that is Les Mills himself!!!
Leslie ("Les") Roy Mills is a retired New Zealand athlete, who represented New Zealand at Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games over two decades. He competed in shot put, discus and weightlifting events. At the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games he achieved his best result, a gold medal in discus.
After retiring from active competition, Mills became a gym owner in 1968 and a businessman. He was Mayor of Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, from 1990 to 1998. He gives his name to Les Mills International, a company founded by his son Phillip Mills.
Launch week in full effect!!! Monday nights turnout was awesome!!! 27 in BodyPump and 21 in CXWorx!
Thanks to Stef for making a guest appearance tonight to team up with Leah in BodyCombat with a wopping 24 Les Mills fanatics. Then 16 came in to blast some fat in with Chrissy for a 2nd veiwing of BodyPump 82!
What can we expect tomorrow night!? BodyPump 82 with Leah at 5:30pm, BodyStep 88 with Amy is in the House at 6:30pm and then an encore of CXWorx 7 with Amy at 7:30pm. You don't want to miss these rockin fat blastin, muslce toning classes! See you there!!!