Upcoming Trainings

UPCOMING TRAININGS

Earn 13 AFAA CECs and 1.3 NASM CECs upon completion of our live or virtual training + our home study program.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2021

Trainer: Jeff McMullen
Time: 8am PT/11am ET
Length: 7 hours with breaks
Location: Virtual on Zoom

Earn 13 AFAA CECs and 1.3 NASM CECs upon completion of our live or virtual training + our home study program.

HOME STUDY PROGRAM

Anxious to get started right away? Complete our Home Study training program from the comfort of home on your own time. This self guided program will take you through the instructor manual, videos, quizzes and will require an audition video submission. You will be eligible to earn 5 AFAA CECs and .5 NASM CECs upon completion of the Home Study program. Once your audition is approved, you are eligible to begin teaching PlyoJam as long as your monthly backstage pass membership stays current.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQs below!

MEET OUR TRAINERS

Lindsey Miller

Director of Master Trainer Education
Upstate NY

ACSM-CPT, RYT-200, BA-Psychology

Carol Murphy

Master Trainer
Upstate NY

ACE Personal Trainer, ACE Group Fitness, ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist, NASM Personal Trainer

Katie Freeman

Master Trainer
Houston, TX

ACE GFI, ACE fitness nutrition

Jeff McMullen

Master Trainer
San Francisco Bay Area

ACE- Group Fitness, AFAA- Group Fitness and PT, NASM-PT

Lindsay Mzaouakk

Master Trainer
Boston, MA

ACE- Personal Trainer, AFAA -Group Fitness , CPR-AED, ACE Weight Management Specialist

Deanna Horvath

Master Trainer
Cleveland, OH

NASM-CPT,CNC AFAA-GFI

WANT TO TEACH PLYOJAM? JOIN OUR MONTHLY BACKSTAGE PASS!

When you join our Backstage Pass membership, you receive all of this:

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PlyoJam Instructor Training FAQs

Unfortunately, trainings are non refundable.  The moment you sign up for the training, you gain access to private information regarding our brand’s science, format and ethos. However, you CAN switch to another training date that works better for you. There is a $50 administrative fee for a date transfer. Please contact [email protected] if you need to switch the date of your training.

Great question! You do not have to be a professionally trained dancer to be a PlyoJam instructor!  However, it is important that you have great rhythm and musicality, some understanding of music theory, particularly 8-counts, an ability to learn and memorize choreography, stay on beat and execute mid level dance combinations!

It is also important that you feel comfortable in front of groups and have leadership skills that will enable you to inspire and motivate.  Often times, becoming an instructor can help shine a spotlight on these fantastic character traits that you possess.

VIRTUAL TRAINING – Done from the comfort of home under the guidance of a Master Trainer in real time. You will need a laptop or tablet, strong WiFi and the ability to block out 7 hours of time on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. You will be asked to submit a video of you performing one routine after your Virtual Training. You will be eligible for 13 AAFA and 1.3 NASM CECs through this program. You will reap the benefits of working with a Master Trainer, asking questions and connecting with your trainer and other trainees.

IN PERSON TRAINING – Some education completed from home online, plus a seven hour in person training with a Master Trainer. No video submission necessary. You will be eligible for 13 AAFA and 1.3 NASM CECs through this program. You will reap the benefits of working with a Master Trainer, asking questions and connecting with your trainer and other trainees.

HOME STUDY PROGRAM – This program was created for those who have a tricky schedule or are anxious to get started immediately. The Home Study program is done entirely from home on your own time, without a Master Trainer guiding you. You will be eligible for 5 AAFA and .5 NASM CECs through this program. You will be asked to submit a video of you performing one routine after completing your Home Study program to be eligible to teach PlyoJam. 

A membership to the Backstage Pass membership is required to teach PlyoJam.  This membership keeps instructors up to date on new choreography, best practices, safety, education and more.

The membership grants you not only the ability to teach PlyoJam, 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.

By maintaining your membership to the Backstage pass portal, the license allows the licensee (the instructor) to teach in person PlyoJam classes, pop-ups, demos, festivals, etc. 

Licensees (the instructor), or the venue (gyms, studios, rec centers, etc) at which you work, may NOT film and record PlyoJam classes with the intent to sell access to online/digital PlyoJam courses on any kind of platform.

Licensees (the instructor) may teach LIVE virtual classes via Zoom, Instagram Live, or other Live streaming platforms.  Again, these workouts may not be recorded and used for later use as part of a paid membership. 

You may cancel your membership at anytime and the NEXT monthly licensing fee will not be charged.  However you may not be refunded for a licensing fee that was just charged. Upon membership cancellation, you will lose immediate access to the PlyoJam instructor portal.

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.  We have compiled a PlyoJam playlist on Spotify that contains just about all the music we use. The music we use can also be found on iTunes.

The training fees are non refundable.  If you don’t think you want to teach right away, not problem. You may join the Backstage Pass membership within one year of your training, and you do not need to repeat the 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 might have connections or ideas in your area!

COVID NOTE – In this current Covid world where many instructors are not teaching in gyms or studios, we are encouraging and allowing our instructors to teach virtual classes to their students. If you don’t already have existing students that you were teaching to before Covid, then we suggest starting with inviting friends and family to classes and building and growing from there. Most instructors charge between $5-$10 for virtual classes.
See below for PlyoJam ‘s policy regarding virtual classes taught by instructors.

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 Backstage Pass monthly membership fee.

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!

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. 

No!  PlyoJam does not charge gyms or studios to carry PlyoJam classes.  The only payment to PlyoJam is the instructor training fee and monthly Backstage Pass fee!

Yes!  You will earn 8 AFAA CECs and 0.8 NASM CECs upon completing the in person or live virtual workshop. You will earn an additional 5 AFAA CECs and 0.5 NASM CECs for completing the home study portion of our program.

By maintaining your membership to the Backstage pass portal, the license allows the licensee (the instructor) to teach in person PlyoJam classes, pop-ups, demos, festivals, etc. 

Licensees (the instructor), or the venue (gyms, studios, rec centers, etc) at which you work, may NOT film and record PlyoJam classes with the intent to sell access to online/digital PlyoJam courses on any kind of platform.

Licensees (the instructor) may teach LIVE virtual classes via Zoom, Instagram Live or other Live streaming platforms.  Again, these workouts may not be recorded and used for later use as part of a paid membership. 

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