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Burnley College’s Fitness Evolution sets gold standard for training in partnership with fitness giants Les Mills

Burnley College is taking the lead in the world of fitness training as it becomes the first college in the UK to secure an educational partnership with pioneering online fitness experts Les Mills.

Combining the industry-leading expertise of Les Mills with the drive and passion of Fitness Evolution will uniquely position the on-site sport and training facility at the £100 million Burnley College Campus to deliver career boosting qualifications to students.

Using their trademark online choreographed group exercise programmes, the partnership will allow students to earn official Les Mills qualifications, ensuring they stand out from the crowds in the competitive Sports and Fitness careers market or for places on in-demand courses at universities across the country

Les Mills training will be delivered via instructors and online videos, with their trademark style bringing together the latest coaching techniques and skills alongside strength and conditioning knowledge and specially selected, motivational music.

Students will get the chance to sign up to Les Mills courses and gain qualifications that will put them ahead of the crowd when progressing onto further studies and their career in Sport and Fitness.

Fitness Evolution will initially be offering three of Les Mills’ most in-demand classes: Bodypump, Bodycombat and Les Mills Grit, all created for different fitness purposes, from cardio workouts to body shape.

Fitness Evolution Manager Ash Alderson says it puts Burnley College Sixth Form Centre students way out in the lead when it comes to a career in the fitness industry:


“You really can’t get any better than Les Mills in the Group Fitness world. To combine their skills, expertise and knowledge with ours means our students are getting industry-leading training which is miles ahead of anything else out there.”

Ash Alderson

Fitness Evolution Manager

Ash continued:

“To be the first college in the UK to be able to build Les Mills in to our educational offer is outstanding. We’re so proud.”

Sarah Dunford, Training Manager at Les Mills UK, shares the excitement:


“Les Mills is delighted to be working with the award-winning Fitness Evolution at Burnley College. Their passion and enthusiasm for delivering high-quality training matches exactly our drives and goals at Les Mills.”

Sarah Dunford

Training Manager at Les Mills

Sarah continued:

“Combined with our world-leading expertise, this partnership will definitely make waves in the sporting world.”

Apply now to start your Sport or Fitness studies at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre in 2022, when you can also gain a Les Mills qualification that will help you stand out from the crowd.

You’ll be taught by passionate Tutors, who have enjoyed successful professional careers in the Sport and Fitness industries, and who will ensure you have the individualised support you need to succeed.

Apply online at burnley.ac.uk, email [email protected] with any queries or call Fitness Evolution on 01282 733180 to take to staff.