How did Mike Mcsweeney die? Body pump legend cause of death Explained


How did Mike Mcsweeney die? Body pump legend cause of death Explained

Mike McSweeney, the man behind Les Mills and BODYPUMP, has passed away. Let’s look at what happened to him and Mike McSweeney cause of death.

What happened to Mike McSweeney?

As per the official reports from Les Mills, it was confirmed that Mike McSweeney passed away today, the statement reads,

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of a Les Mills legend, Mike McSweeney. Mike presented, choreographed, and educated Trainers, Presenters, and Instructors around the world for over a decade including BODYPUMP 6-58 and RPM 1-25. He made a huge impact within the Les Mills community and we all owe a huge debt to him. Rest in peace, Mike 🤍

Another statement reads,

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Fachtna Michael J McSweeney

Son of Mick McSweeney and Peti Rupuha dearly loved husband of Mary McLeod loving father to Jacob and Joshua. Beloved brother of Hanah Marie Butler & Max Butler, Mary Albers & Gus Alber, Kath Caton & Ken Wiley, Liz Kingi & Wiremu Kingi (dec), Bridget McSweeney & Linda, Beika Mcsweeney, Dennis McSweeney & Julie.

Loved deeply by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and whanau. Further details to follow whanau contact details Liz Kingi 0212939253.


Mike McSweeney cause of death

According to Mike’s brother Dennis McSweeney’s announcement, it was revealed that he was hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU) just before he passed away due to an unexplained illness. We will update this page as soon as the family members disclose the precise reason for his passing.

A statement from Dennis McSweeney reads,

my big brother Mike arrived in Auckland last night from Hong Kong and now he is in ICU Auckland Hospital and things are not looking good


Mike McSweeney: Who was he?

Among his many other achievements, Michael was a pioneer in the development of the BODYPUMP program. He also contributed to the development of RPM and BODYATTACK.

Tens of thousands of people who have since disseminated a fitness and healthy living philosophy around the world were trained and inspired by the man.

Michael is an excellent person in addition to that. He continues to be involved in the health and fitness industry and resides in Hong Kong with his wife Mary and two sons.

Although not all of them are as accomplished, the health and fitness sector is made up of many people like Mike McSweeney. They changed so many people’s lives and continue to do so.

Body Pump

One of the many workshops created by Les Mills, a New Zealand-based corporation, is BODYPUMP. The GRIT series, RPM, SH’BAM, BODYCOMBAT, BODYJAM, BODYATTACK, BODYSTEP, BODYVIVE, and BODYVIVE are more courses.

Over 15,000 clubs and gyms in more than 80 countries offer sessions, which are instructed by roughly 100,000 licensed instructors (Les Mills, 2013).

One of the fundamental tenets of the Les Mills programs is that participants join something greater than themselves when exercising. Participants are welcome to join Les Mills in its quest to “build a fitter globe” and are encouraged to do so.

The organization’s culture encourages inspiration, vigor, and good health and takes pleasure in bravery, much like the culture of New Zealand.

Members of the Les Mills organization refer to themselves as “One Tribe,” which indicates that they are all striving to make the world a fitter place. They see their courage, inspiration, and fervor for the future of fitness as what binds them together.

A traditional Maori haka is a native tribal war dance from the indigenous New Zealand Maori people. It is frequently performed at ceremonies and as a welcome, challenge, or celebration. The Les Mills Tribe is a group of fitness warriors who have even developed their potent warrior call based on this dance (Les Mills, 2013).

The premier kapa haka expert in New Zealand produced the Les Mills haka, which conveys a strong message about how One Tribe must unite to fight obesity and inactive lives.

Condolence messages from trainees and loved ones of Mike McSweeney

Frédéric JACOB 

Too sad to hear this bad news! Mike was 1 sacred Fitness Legend, 1 incredible ‘Difference Maker’ in our learning of the ‘Rep Effect’ which, just like you, every quarter, I was looking forward to the last VHS of this Body Pump that he embodied so well in the early 2000s to help implement and develop this discipline with the very invested ‘Team France’.

Corie Rudisill 

I’m so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was incredible! I trained for my Body Pump certification off release #42. Mike had an energy and presence like no other in delivering and yes, performing Body Pump. He made it an experience, was so much fun, and shaped my way of instructing with every release. My deepest condolences to his friends and family

Kim Harvey

Mike was my Body Attack mentor/trainer at Les Mills Akl decades ago before the international success of LM. I was equal parts in awe and terrified of him but he always got the best of us! Such a legend, a great man, friend, and mentor to many. I am so very sorry to learn of his untimely passing and my thoughts are with Mary, their boys, and everyone else who held him, dear. R.I.P

Tracy Minnoch-Nuku

I’m incredibly shocked and saddened to learn of Mikes passing – what an incredible legacy he has gifted the world. I have so many amazing memories of our time together – from NZ, Brazil, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and sitting on a beach in Whakatane. Incredible athlete, human, husband, father, and friend. 💔

Cheyne Hill 

As a fledgling instructor starting out in the mid to late 90s Mike was an incredible influence on my career and one of the first real “Rockstar” instructors a very sad loss and my thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

Tributes to Mike McSweeney

Stephanie Jane Rumble

This is such sad news. Mike was there and the main man when I started both Pump and RPM. You will be sadly missed, Mike.

Amanda Bracks

Mike, you were phenomenal. A powerhouse across the fitness industry all over the world. I am deeply saddened by this. A legendary legacy is left 

Deborah Wilson

R.I.P Mike McSweeney I was a body balance instructor for 5 years in Melbourne many moons ago and loved it thank you for the training and opportunity – as a trained dancer I always loved the choreography 

Naomi Lowe

I remember watching him on pump videos whilst reception in the gym.. he was amazing this is such sad news…. Much love to all his family and friends xxx

Pete Lockwood

He was the Number 1 Presenter when I started Pump Years ago…I had the pleasure of Meeting him a good 15+ years ago at Loughborough University on a Big Fitness weekend..R.I.P. Legend .. forever remembered,…He’s up there now with the Beautiful Kathryn Cullen …REST IN PEACE 

Charell Berg

Mike, you were a role model for our generation. You taught us how to teach and how to coach. We are guttered by the news. RIP You changed the world for the better 


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