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(Above) Les Mills’ club shortly after opening, and (right) the site post- earthquake, in which the club is one of the few buildings still standing


a growth phase, Les Mills NZ had to substantiate the higher revenue the company had projected the club would achieve during the period it was closed. “Fortunately, our insurance cover


helped us open a smaller, temporary gym in a suburb that was less affected by the quake. We’ve been able to continue to cater for about 2,000 of our original 6,000 Christchurch region members,” says Forbes. Meanwhile, for several weeks after


the quake, Les Mills – along with a number of gyms in the city – conducted free, open-air workouts in city parks to enable citizens to relieve stress and to help re-establish a sense of community.


human lessons The Les Mills club is now due to re-open on 30 March, more than 13 months after the quake. The four-storey gym was a new,


purpose-built facility that fortunately went undamaged when the earthquake hit, and luckily no-one in the building was


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“MEMBERS PUT UP WITH THINGS THEY WOULDN’T HAVE ACCEPTED BEFORE FACILITIES WERE EARTHQUAKE DAMAGED”


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