Pumped to take on in­ter­na­tional op­por­tu­nity

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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.

Pic­ture: Mar­cus Whisson

Les Mills trainer Kylie Gates with some of her charges.

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