UPCOMING LIVE TRAININGS
Eastside Family YMCA1835 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd.
Penfield, NY 14526
LOS ANGELES, CA
3625 Hayden Avenue
Culver City, CA 90232
EARN 5 AFAA/NASM CECs WHEN YOU COMPLETE OUR TRAINING PROGRAM!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
if you join our Backstage Pass membership, you receive all of this:
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LIVE Training FAQs
There is an optional portion that you can complete at home. This portion is REQUIRED if you want to earn 5 AFAA/NASM CECs. You will view several videos that teach you the principles and foundations of the PlyoJam concept. You will have to complete a quiz for each video.
Your training will take place at a gym or studio and will be lead by a PlyoJam Master Trainer. During your training you will practice and master 6-8 PlyoJam routines, and talk about cueing techniques, teaching techniques, rapport building with students, and more!
A typical one hour PlyoJam class includes 14-15 routines, including your warmup and cool down.
Because we use the hottest hip hop and top 40 hits, we are unable to provide music to our instructors. However, we have created a master PlyoJam playlist on Spotify! All of our music can also be found on iTunes.
If you no longer wish to teach PlyoJam, you may cancel your backstage pass membership at anytime and the NEXT monthly fee will not be charged. However you may not be refunded for a fee that was just charged. If you paid a year up front, your fee is non-refundable. Upon membership cancellation, you will lose immediate access to the PlyoJam instructor portal.
The training fees are non refundable. You have the option of joining our backstage pass membership at any time within one year of your training. If it is past one year, you will have to attend training again (or complete the online training).
When you feel confident with the choreography and feel ready to teach, start approaching gyms, studios and rec centers in your area to get a class started! You will likely have to audition or even offer to teach a free demo class! Or you can even rent a studio and teach a class to your friends and family for practice! Reach out via email or just walk in! If you need help with approaching locations, let the PlyoJam team know! We likely have connections or ideas in your area!
Payment depends on the facility at which you work. Gyms usually pay a flat rate. Anywhere between $15 to $40 an hour. Boutique fitness studios will typically pay $3 to $6 dollars per head. PlyoJam does NOT take any cut of your pay. The only thing you pay us is your monthly licensing fee!
The backstage pass can be paid monthly or annually. The pass grants you not only the ability to use the PlyoJam name, but it also grants you access to our backend support: choreography, marketing materials, tips and tricks for social media, access to the private instructor group on Facebook, and your bio and schedule on the PlyoJam website.
For the first three months that you teach PlyoJam, we require instructors to stick strictly to the PlyoJam choreography found on the website or on the YouTube channel. This is so that you become very familiar with the expected pace, design and expectation of a PlyoJam routine and to ensure adherence to and understanding of the PlyoJam brand.
After three months of teaching, you may choreograph your own routines, but routines must be recorded and submitted to the PlyoJam team for approval prior to the routine being taught in a class!
We often have choreography contests for cash!
No! In order to teach PlyoJam, you must be a member of the Backstage Pass membership. This is because we want to make sure you have access to all materials, content and education needed to be a successful and safe PlyoJam instructor.
We understand things come up which sometimes force instructors to pause their instructor memberships. In order to avoid paying the up front training fee, you must rejoin our membership within 12 months of pausing. Past 12 months, you will have to start over with the training process. Only the monthly backstage pass memberships can be paused. When you pay for a year of backstage pass access up front, it cannot be paused and credit cannot be transferred.