The event, which is being organised by global group fitness experts Les Mills aims to celebrate the return of community fitness and its importance to our physical and mental health around the globe. World United will see the synchronised launch of live and online fitness events involving tens of thousands of fitness facilities and trainers worldwide.
Kings is the largest provider of Les Mills classes in the Channel Islands, with more than 100 instructor-led and virtual Les Mills workouts to choose from each week, including BodyPump, BodyAttack, CXWorx, GRIT and Tone, plus the popular cycling classes of RPM, Sprint and the brand new immersive fitness experience ‘The Trip’.
The event will see the latest series of these world-famous workouts, which have been specially created by Les Mills – the group fitness expert behind World United – to celebrate the return of fitness facilities around the globe.
While the majority of participants will be joining in via live streaming at home, thanks to Guernsey’s early easing of restrictions and handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kings will be in the unique position of being able to host full classes throughout the weekend on-site at it’s premises in Kings Road.
The virtual workouts which many will be following around the world were filmed by 374 of the world’s top fitness Instructors across 48 countries. However, these exclusive workouts will be launched in-person by our on-site Les Mills instructors here in Guernsey, as the Club joins the celebrations across the globe via social media.
Club Manager, Sean Mills, commented: “It’s thanks to the efforts of the Bailiwick as a whole that we were able to lead the way globally in terms of our emergence from lockdown and easing of restrictions. It’s been a real community effort and we would like to thank our loyal members who stuck with us throughout the lockdown.
“Since the Club re-opened in June, we have seen a real upturn in people looking to invest more in their health. There has been an unprecedented amount of interest in memberships, which has been largely driven by the appeal and popularity of our new immersive indoor cycling studio, featuring The Trip from Les Mills.
“There’s a real buzz around the Club at the moment as people recognise the importance of staying both physically and mentally healthy and enjoy reaping the benefits of exercising with friends in a safe and stimulating environment”.
At a time when health is everyone’s top priority, fitness facilities have a vital role to play in society’s recovery from COVID-19. As well as helping to prevent a host of killer diseases including heart disease, cancers, and diabetes, exercise has been found to be an important factor in helping people to survive COVID-19.
With gym members typically 14 times more active than non-members, it proves that fitness facilities play an invaluable part in helping society to stay healthy. Fitness facilities across more than 100 countries worldwide will celebrate World United, supported by a string of international fitness icons, as well as the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern.
In the campaign launch video for World United, Jacinda Ardern says: “Right now, we are obviously facing a major health challenge. But as we come out of this, exercise will have a vital part to play in uniting us, and keeping us both mentally and physically well.
“Across the globe, you have all got an important role in making that happen, so thank you, good luck, and have a fabulous day”.