Pumped to take on international opportunity
FITNESS instructor Kylie Gates wrapped up her last class at Lords on Friday, jumped on a plane to New Zealand and was training a new 6am pump body class just 24 hours later.
Ms Gates is now the creative director and head program coach at Les Mills International after 25 years running group fitness classes at the Subiaco gym.
She said some of the 70 clients who attended her final class had been training with her from the very beginning.
“You often don’t realise the impact you make because people change their whole lives through fitness,” she said.
“It was definitely an emotional day.
“Lords is a real family centre. There is such a strong bond between trainers, members and staff. I am really going to miss the energy that we create in that room.”
Lords group fitness team leader Maree Friebe said Ms Gates was one of the world’s “truly inspirational coaches”.
“Twenty five years of hard work and passion for the fitness industry, along with incredible talent and integrity, have led Kylie to this amazing opportunity at Les Mills International,” she said.
Les Mills trainer Kylie Gates with some of her charges.