Global fitness event to kickstart fitness industry’s recovery

Les Mills has unveiled plans for what is expected to be the largest ever global fitness event as part of a campaign to reactivate paused members and attract new ones.

World United will see the synchronized launch of live and online fitness celebrations involving tens of thousands of fitness facilities and trainers worldwide kicking off from 19th September onwards. In the UK, World United will kick off ukactive’s Great British Week of Sport which runs from the 19th to the 27th September. The week aims to inspire the nation to celebrate the power of sport, focusing on the positive effect it has on our mental, physical and social wellbeing.

The activation will see clubs across the globe open their doors (or livestream where necessary) to members and prospects for a day of fitness festivities. This will include the exclusive release of new United-themed Les Mills workouts, filmed during lockdown by 374 of the world’s top Instructors across 48 different countries.

World United is a business accelerator for Les Mills partner clubs, designed to support their relaunch strategies. Clubs and instructors can publicise their World United activities with a collection of relaunch resources, as well customizable event assets (print + digital) available from the World United campaign hub.

“The resilience and resourcefulness our sector has shown in helping the world to keep moving during lockdown has been truly inspiring, and we’ve been proud to play a part in supporting our club partners and Instructors with digital solutions to overcome lockdown,” says Martin Franklin, CEO for Les Mills Europe.

“With health now everyone’s top priority, there are huge opportunities for clubs to attract new members and emerge as a stronger and more vital cog in society than ever before.

“The World United campaign is all about helping the industry to usher in a new growth phase and that’s why there is no Les Mills branding in this campaign – it is designed solely to promote our club partners and their Instructors.”

Fitness facilities across more than 100 countries worldwide are expected to celebrate World United, supported by a string of international fitness icons, as well as the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern.

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