Last month I attended an intimate gathering at the Viceroy L’ermitage Beverly Hills to learn more about Les Mills OnDemand. This invite-only event was for fitness enthusiasts & influencers.
Held on the Viceroy’s scenic rooftop, Diana Archer Mills of Les Mills OnDemand, led the crowd through choreographed moves of BodyFlow, BodyCombat, Les Mills Barre & a cool down session that included yoga & stretches.
Immediately following the work out, we enjoyed a breakfast reception.
So what exactly is Les Mills On Demand? It’s a fitness app that contains 600+ workouts that are 15 to 55-minutes long. There are 12 exercise programs that range from beginners to advanced training. New workouts are released each week. You can download workouts for iOS & Android devices.
The app is currently available in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand & certain countries in Europe. Another great selling point is that you can also take Les Mills fitness classes at 24 Hour Fitness & Gold’s Gym. All of the fitness classes are taught by instructors who have gone through the Les Mills training program.
If you follow me on social media, then you know how much I enjoy working out, especially group exercise classes. I feed off of the energy in the room, from the music to the instructor, as well as the other exercise attendees. I’m inspired by the music & people!
However, there are days when it’s just not convenient to head out to the gym – whether it’s bad weather, being confined to the house because of sick children or for whatever reason (hey, life gets in the way sometimes!). That’s where Les Mills On Demand can be a great resource.
For instance, take the recent Thanksgiving weekend. I’m sure many of us were traveling for the holiday. For most people, this was a 4-day weekend. There’s nothing worse than being on the road, stuck in an airport or visiting a new town where you can’t fit your weekly workout into the schedule. Just power up your smartphone or tablet & Les Mills On Demand can help!
I shared my enthusiasm for the app with Diana Archer Mills. After the breakfast reception, I had the opportunity to meet Diana, who is a third-generation leader of Les Mills.
It was Diana’s grandfather who founded the company back in the 1960s. I wanted to know what inspired her to join the family business. Diana states, “I’m passionate about fitness & inspiring women to work out & find their power beyond just the aesthetic.”
We also chatted a bit about the mind-body connection & how exercise plays a role in that. Said Diana, “This [working out] doesn’t just make you look good, it makes you feel good. Also it makes you stronger.”
Diana is a mom with children ranging from 9 to 2 ½ years old. So I had to ask her, how does she achieves balance with work & family? Diana said, “There’s no such thing as balance, we’re always going to feel guilty no matter what we’re doing.” Adding, “The only rule I live by as a working mother, is that when I am with my children, I try to be 100% present with them. Then when I am working, I am maximizing my time & trying to shed the guilt.”
I loved her parting words to me which were, “Maximize your potential as a human, not just as a woman & let your support system actually assist you – allow your husband or your partner or your mother to help you. Give your village a chance & empower them!”
Thanks Les Mills OnDemand, Diana Archer Mills & Reebok for inviting me. I had a blast!
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. I attended a media event which helped facilitate this review. All images are my own unless otherwise noted. As always, my opinions are 100% my own.