We like to think we’re experts at building bikes for charity but when Les Mills signed up for some Baltimore team building we got a run for our money.
These guys knew a thing or two about bicycles, and fitness in general of course.
Les Mills is the world’s largest producer of fitness programs set to music. Their programs are used in gyms all over the world and feature some of the best group exercise programs you could ever hope to experience. For real!
So, when a group of 60 Les Mills employees signed up for our Bike-A-Thon™ team building workshop in Baltimore, we were thrilled. After all, it’s not every day we get to work with the pros!
Headquartered here in Baltimore, team building was a cinch for Les Mills.
We do a lot of Baltimore team building workshops- so it worked out perfectly that Les Mills has its US headquarters there. It’s a New Zealand company, founded by the son of New Zealand track and field Olympian Les Mills. It’s been around since the 1980s and they’re still the reigning champion of group exercise programs in the world.
That means they gotta know something about teamwork!
They scheduled their bicycle workshop for the second week of December, and you know what that means. It’s officially the Season of Giving- smack dab in the middle of it, actually. Like many companies this year, Les Mills decided to celebrate the end of the year with some charity work mixed in with some team building skills work. It makes a nice blend- a perfect productive way to celebrate and give back.
Here’s how the Baltimore team building workshops went…
We had 60 people for the event, and believe it or not there were some unexpected challenges. We actually love when that happens because we get to put teamwork skills to the “real” test! Some of the bicycles took quite a while to assemble- a few groups experienced some frustration.
It’s always interesting to witness great teamwork skills in action. As the frustrated groups worked together to overcome the obstacles presented by the bike assembly, we knew we were watching great team players in action.
The group seemed to enjoy the workshop. It started almost an hour late and went over a little but nobody seemed to mind. The charity arrived for the give-away and we ended the day on a very positive note, as usual. The Hotel Monaco, where the workshop event was held, was beautiful and very easy to work with. If you’re considering a team building workshop in Baltimore it’s a great location for it.