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How to Become a Body Combat Instructor

author image Max Whitmore
Max Whitmore is a personal trainer with more than three years experience in individual and group fitness. Whitmore has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Cincinnati, fitness certifications and dietetics training from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Whitmore has written for several online publishers.
How to Become a Body Combat Instructor
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BodyCombat is a martial arts-based cardiovascular group fitness program developed and trademarked by Les Mills International Ltd. of New Zealand. BodyCombat is part of a group of fitness classes that includes BodyPump, BodyFlow and BodyVive. BodyCombat instructors lead classes in any gym, worldwide, that offers BodyCombat among its fitness programs. Because Les Mills International owns the trademark on the BodyCombat name, the only way to become a BodyCombat instructor is to receive training and certification from the company.

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Step 1

Join or seek employment at a club that has an active license to offer BodyCombat. Les Mills requires that all potential instructors be associated with a club licensed to offer BodyCombat classes. The Les Mills website offers a search page to help you find clubs in your area. Once you become associated with a club, ask the group fitness manager or the club owner to sponsor your training. If you cannot find a club in your area, contact Les Mills International.

Step 2

Complete the "Instructor Agreement" at the Les Mills website. The fields with the red stars are required fields, and you must include the name of the club you chose to sponsor you.

Step 3

Attend Les Mills training classes. The company offers training classes, called "events," quarterly.

Step 4

Record a video of yourself teaching an imaginary BodyCombat class and send it to Les Mills. Les Mills will evaluate the video to determine whether to issue your certification. If you still need training, Les Mills will notify you and give you another opportunity for evaluation.

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