Offers guests a dynamic, energising and state-of-the-art workout experience that blurs the boundaries between a conventional hotel gym and a boutique fitness brand
Pullman Hotels & Resorts has introduced the Pullman Fitness Squad – an exceptional group of fitness ambassadors from around the world, specially chosen to lead Pullman wellbeing and fitness initiatives, represent Pullman Power Fitness and oversee the full range of Pullman X Les Mills live classes, on-property bootcamps and other special events.
Pullman Power Fitness offers guests a dynamic, energising and state-of-the-art workout experience that blurs the boundaries between a conventional hotel gym and a boutique fitness brand. With the announcement of the Pullman Fitness Squad unlocking even more potential, Pullman along with the brand’s fitness partner Les Mills is presenting a diverse group of well-known Les Mills fitness professionals: Anthony Oxford,Maxime Vigeant, Fiona Fransisca, Gary Mulholland, James Thomas and Jojo ZhouRong.
“We are pumped to announce the Pullman Fitness Squad. As influential leaders in the fitness world and now dedicated ambassadors for Pullman Power Fitness, they will help us bring our strategic global partnership with Les Mills to life at Pullman hotels around the world. To make the most of the newly expanded program, we will also work very closely with each squad member to showcase Pullman’s strengths with their own respective communities, add greater value for local fitness enthusiasts and attract new members to the Pullman world,” said Mehdi Hemici, Senior Vice President, Loyalty & Partnerships, Accor.
In November, Pullman and Les Mills are joining forces with the aim of setting the Guinness World Record for the largest virtual fitness class. The event will be hosted in Dubai, at Pullman Dubai Downtown, with all six ambassadors from the Power Fitness Squad in attendance to teach separate parts of the virtual fitness class that will be live-streamed globally.
The Pullman Fitness Squad:
Anthony Oxford: Based in the UK, Oxford has been in the health & fitness industry for 13 years undertaking a variety of roles including fitness and sales and marketing. Most recently, in his role of Les Mills UK Trainer & Presenter, he delivers masterclasses and training to instructors and has also represented the brand on a global scale.
Maxime Vigeant: Personal coach and Fitness Trainer, Vigeant has worked with Les Mills in New Zealand, California, Florida, Amsterdam and his native homeland of France where he is a Pro-Trainer for Les Mills. He is also a Martial Arts international champion and winner of the Elite BodyAttack Challenge at the World Body Fitness Show in Paris in 2016.
Fiona Fransisca: Recognized as the Middle East Fitness Personality of 2020, Fransisca earned the Hall of Wellness Award alongside her work as an International Master Trainer and Presenter for Les Mills. As an online health coach, Fiona is well-known across Dubai, Hong Kong and Indonesia for her Masterclass films, presentations and Les Mills group fitness classes.
Gary Mulholland: Based in Auckland, Mulholland brings expertise in content creation, strategy, entertainment, and digital production. As a Senior Account Director with Anuvu, he has a history of award-winning projects in the entertainment, broadcast and digital media industry at a global scale, with Air New Zealand as one of his top accounts.
James Thomas: A Rutgers University graduate, Thomas is specialized in Exercise Science. Now based in Chicago, he’s been educating for almost ten years as a Les Mills National Trainer and International Presenter. He’s worked in various capacities with a number of elite clubs such as Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago and Equinox in New York City.
Jojo ZhouRong: ZhouRong brings more than ten years of experience with Les Mills and is currently an Advanced Training Trainer for Les Mills China. A professional swimmer, sports education major and coach for Reebok, She brings unique credentials with AASFP certification in nutrition and weight management; aquatic fitness and master training.