An Immersive Experience

 

Immersive.  adjective.  (of a computer display or system) generating a three-dimensional image that appears to surround the user.

Fitnessnoun.  the condition of being physically fit and healthy.

Tripnoun. an act of going to a place and returning; a journey or excursion, especially for pleasure.

Les Mills.  Mission to create a fitter planet.  This doesn't mean making people work out.  It means helping people fall in love with fitness so that they want to work out.

Nic Akins.  One of the first instructors in the US to learn, work and experience the launch of Les Mills Immersive Fitness.  Whoop! Whooop!

Combine the above and you will find AMAZEMENT!

This weekend was kind of cool and a lil' epic.  Ok, seriously, if you were standing right in front of me, I think I would be dancing, twerking and smiling from ear to ear because it was VERY COOL and EXTREMELY EPIC for a fitness freak like me! You are wondering what I am typing about and why I am throwing definitions at you? Well, Les Mills, one of the Fitness Industry's largest exercise program creator has done it AGAIN with the all new Les Mills Immersive Fitness with the first mod called "The Trip"!

Les Mills Immersive Fitness was launched this weekend at 24 Hour Fitness in Santa Monica, CA. Eight Les Mills Instructors (including myself) were contacted to be part of this amazing weekend!  We had 2 intense days of training with one of those days led by Les Mills, Jr. himself. We were hammered on the bike...both days.  Coached on how to present the class to members and ride with excitement (which was not hard AT ALL!).  I have to say that I am walking a little different today but it's all worth it.  

The first and only permanent Les Mills Immersive Fitness studio has been built inside the 24 Hour Fitness Santa Monica club.  When you enter the room it's like going to an IMAX movie theatre.  The bikes are brand new.  The feel of the room is a little scary and exciting at the same time.  This studio is the FIRST permanent studio WORLDWIDE and the official pilot for this program. LM Immersive Fitness classes will run RIGHT NOW through the end of January.  LM Immersive Fitness is a 45 minute experience starting with an exclusive introduction to the class, bike set up, warm up and a hard core HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout that you will definitely leave you feeling like "WOOOOH" when you walk out the door!  Climbing, racing and interval training are included and crazy sweating will happen!  You will burn calories, build cardio endurance and create stronger legs in 45 minutes.

If you get a chance to be in Santa Monica, CA and want to experience this amazing class, I highly suggest that you be one of the first to experience this class in the US and the world.  Give Les Mills your feedback and be the first to watch this program grow into something beyond AMAZING! 

I want to thank Les Mills, REEBOK and 24 Hour Fitness for their generosity and commitment to this program.  I will keep you posted on this fantastic program and hope to share more in the near future! 

 

Nicol A Hodges

Nicol A. Hodges aka "Nic" is fitness professional (NASM, CPT/PES) and product designer living in San Diego, CA. Nicol's athletic background started in her hometown of St. Charles, MO where she earned her 400m state ranking 3 years in a row. Later, at the University of MO, Columbia she earned 8-Big 12 Track and Field titles and a championship title. Nicol currently continues her love for running by competing in local and national running events.