Les Mills Celebrate RPM 100 Release

Article updated November 2023.

Les Mills Asia Pacific celebrated the 100th release of the hugely popular RPM cycling program with a sell-out event in Sydney this month. The milestone was a testament to 25 years of fresh, engaging workouts with a cult-like following of indoor cycling enthusiasts.

What is Les Mills RPM?

RPM is a group indoor cycling workout, that allows participants to be in control of the intensity. One of the most popular offerings of the phenomenally successful Les Mills brand, RPM features killer music that encourages participants to cycle in time, as their Instructor guides them through a series of sprints, hill climbs, and flat intervals.

What makes RPM so popular?

With a new release every quarter, this indoor cycling endorphin hit offers a low impact workout that gets results. RPM participants can burn up to 500 calories in a class and because individuals can adjust their own resistance levels and speed, they can build their own fitness level over time.

Each carefully choreographed RPM workout uses music to inspire and motivate attendees, and positive encouragement from the Instructor to bring the best out in every person. The RPM workout is available Live and also in Les Mills Virtual format at some clubs. The result is an immersive and exhilarating experience for participants, which is what keeps them coming back again and again.

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RPM 100 Celebrations

Carriageworks in Sydney was the hub of celebrations for RPM 100 on Sunday 12th November, 2023. Milestone workouts were delivered via 100 BODY BIKES, affirming the strong relationship between the two brands.

In the lead up to the events, Les Mills Asia Pacific CEO, Ryan Hogan said, ‘The 100th release of this epic cycling program is a big deal for so many people. To mark the occasion, we’ve got Glen Ostergaard (Program Director from Les Mills International), Sarah Ostergaard (Head of Training at Les Mills International), and Lee Smith (one of the original RPM Trainers/Presenters for Les Mills Asia Pacific), who will take stage and deliver four RPM 100 Masterclasses and two Best of RPM’ classes to some 600 participants, over the course of the day.”

The six Masterclasses that took place on the day were enjoyed by 1,050 indoor cycling enthusiasts and led by 22 passionate RPM Trainers and Presenters.

600 lucky attendees took a seat at the Carriageworks location, plus an additional 450 participants logged in from around the world across multiple time zones for the live-streamed session and took to social media to share their delight.

“The live stream was absolutely flawless., thank you so much for enabling us to join you for this special celebration” – Cheryl Keating

“Amazing to join everyone for RPM 100 at 4am in the UK. Worth every second” – Wendy Altinors

“Absolutely amazing experience. I couldn’t have loved it more. I didn’t want my classes to end. I’m so thankful to all involved for making this happen. Thanks BODY BIKE and LMAP and all the presenters and back up crew from the bottom of my heart.” – Kim Stocks

The day’s timetable included four RPM 100 workouts, and two ‘Best of RPM’ sessions, using unique playlists based on tracks that Instructors nominated as their favourites, from the past 100 Releases.

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Les Mills and BODY BIKE converge for the ultimate ride

Attendees got to experience the BODY BIKE SMART®+ cycles, as these two global powerhouse brands affirmed their partnership. The Forest Green and Ocean Blue SMART®+ indoor bikes are made up of over 50% recycled products, with the covers manufactured from recycled plastic and the flywheel and crank assembly made from recycled steel. These sustainable indoor cycles are equipped with a generator to create a battery-free, eco-friendly, and self-sustaining workout experience where each pedal stroke creates power.

“BODY BIKE is a leading manufacturer of indoor bikes, with an impeccable reputation for their exceptional performance, durability, and quality”, says Ryan.

Tony Zonato is the BODY BIKE Asia Pacific General Manager of Operations and Sales. “These bikes always provide a smooth and authentic cycling experience, replicating the feel of riding on the open road. They’re a top-of-the-line bike, chosen by leading clubs who seek the precision and reliability that enables Instructors to lead their classes with confidence, knowing they have the best tools at their disposal,” says Tony.

The collaboration between Les Mills and BODY BIKE for the RPM 100 filming event represented the coming together of two industry leaders with a shared passion – to deliver exceptional fitness experiences and create a fitter planet.

“This partnership reflects a shared commitment to excellence, innovation, and environmental mindfulness in the fitness industry,” said Ryan.

About Les Mills Asia Pacific

Les Mills is the global leader in group training and creator of over 25 programs including RPM® (indoor cycling, BODYBALANCE® (yoga), BODYPUMP®, BODYCOMBAT® (martial arts), LES MILLS GRIT® (30-minute HIIT) and the revolutionary immersive cycle experience, THE TRIP®. Each workout is refreshed and updated with new choreography and music every three months.

Recently, Les Mills Asia Pacific also launched the brand new Limited Edition Collection workouts, which includes LES MILLS STRENGTH DEVELOPMENT™ (progressive weights-based resistance training) and LES MILLS SHAPES™ (a challenging fusion of Pilates, barre, and power yoga).

The company was founded by Les Mills – a four-time Olympian and head coach of New Zealand’s track and field team – who opened his first gym in 1968 intending to take elite sports training to the masses. Today, Les Mills workouts are delivered by 130,000 certified Instructors in 21,000 gyms across 100 countries, as well as via the LES MILLS+ streaming platform and Extended Reality (XR).

les Mills Asia Pacific offers the Ultimate Group Fitness Solution to keep members connected to your club, and to reach new audiences with an omni-channel fitness solution. For more than 25 years, Les Mills Asia Pacific has been providing group fitness and team training solutions in Australia and Southeast Asia. Les Mills Asia Pacific offers the Ultimate Group Fitness Solution to keep members connected to your club, and to reach new audiences with omnichannel fitness solutions. 

To learn more about Les Mills Asia Pacific visit www.lesmills.com.au or follow Les Mills Asia Pacific on Facebook | Instagram| LinkedIn

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About Les Mills Asia Pacific

Les Mills is the global leader in group training and creator of over 23 programs including RPM®, BODYBALANCE®, BODYPUMP®, BODYCOMBAT®, BODYSTEP® and BODYATTACK®. Les Mills workouts are delivered by 130,000 certified Instructors in 21,000 gyms across 100 countries, as well as via the LES MILLS+ streaming platform and Virtual Reality (VR).

For 25 years, Les Mills Asia Pacific has been meeting the group fitness needs of clubs and Instructors in Australia and Southeast Asia. Les Mills Asia Pacific offers the Ultimate Group Fitness Solution to keep members connected to your club, and to reach new audiences with omnichannel fitness solutions. 

To learn more about Les Mills Asia Pacific visit www.lesmills.com.au or follow Les Mills Asia Pacific on: Facebook | Instagram| LinkedIn

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