What is a teaching vacation?
NRG2GO Guest Fitness Instructors teach classes to resort guests in exchange for a low-cost, all-inclusive vacation. In exchange for teaching classes, the instructor and one companion get to enjoy the resort and all-inclusive amenities and accommodations.
Who can participate in a teaching vacation?
NRG2GO wants certified, professional, outgoing, dynamic, approachable, easy going instructors who can easily adapt to teaching in a tropical setting.
Instructors should have at least one year of teaching experience in one or more of the following: Group fitness, yoga, Zumba, U-Jam, Pilates and Aquafit. Other specialized instructors are welcome to apply. Please email us if you would like to know if your specialty can be included for an NRG2GO teaching vacation.
Is this a job opportunity?
This is not a job. We give instructors the opportunity to combine a holiday with something they love to do… teach classes and share their passion for health and fitness with people from all over the world.
Resorts contract us to send certified fitness professionals to teach classes as independent contractors with NRG2GO. In exchange for teaching guests, all-inclusive accommodations and amenities are offered. Teaching obligations are typically two hours or less on all non-travel days.
What is included with a teaching vacation?
All-inclusive accommodations and amenities are included with a teaching vacation for the guest instructor and one adult guest. These amenities are outlined on each resort page under “Our Resorts” on our website.
What fees are involved?
PROGRAM FEE :
The program fee is the booking fee for each week of travel. This gives the instructor and one guest all-inclusive amenities (just like a regular guest). These all-inclusive vacations typically cost anywhere from $1500 to $4000 PER PERSON for a seven night stay. Guest instructors pay a fraction of this price. Fees are often split between the instructor and guest to minimize cost.
All resorts participate in our Gift Fund. The gift fund is a courtesy and provides resorts with fitness, entertainment and sports equipment. Even luxury properties do not have budgets for the activity/entertainment department. Guest instructors take pride in helping provide items that our resort partners have difficulty acquiring. NRG2GO will completely prepare you in advance regarding what to take.
Guest instructors are always responsible for their own flights and also their own ground transportation.
Some resorts offer complimentary airport transfer.
What is NOT included with a teaching vacation?
Flights and airport transfers are not included. Any additional services such as tours, spa treatments etc that are not included in the all-inclusive amenities at the resort are the instructor’s responsibility.
How do I know if I’m approved?
Once you have submitted an on-line application with copies of your certifications, a full body photo and references, we will inform you within 3-5 business days if you have been approved.
How long is the teaching placement?
The minimum placement is for one week however you can travel multiple weeks. The program fee is per week of travel. Airfare is usually the largest expense so booking multiple weeks is more cost effective and program fees are discounted for multiple weeks during low season.
What happens after I submit a booking request?
NRG2GO will need to confirm your request with the resort. It can take up to a week to get confirmation from the hotel. Once the request is approved, a confirmation email and instructor contract will be sent to you via email. At this point, instructors must send back (scan and email) the signed contract and pay the program fee to be confirmed.
How much do I teach on a teaching vacation?
Instructors do not teach on arrival/departure days. Guest instructors typically teach 2-3 classes per day. Some days might be slower than others. Teaching vacations are meant to be enjoyed while also having fun by sharing your passion with others. Schedules vary by resort.
Can I bring my children?
Most of the family resorts will allow the instructor to bring children to share the same room (ages 2-12). There is an additional cost to bring children and the cost depends on the resort. The fee for children is paid directly to the resort upon arrival. The maximum occupancy in the instructor room is 4 (2 adults, 2 children). None of the resorts will accommodate instructors with 3 children (5 in a room).
Children or companions over the age of 12 will have to pay a higher rate. The rate depends on the resort.
Please note: Most resorts have kid’s clubs for children 4-12 years of age. It is the instructor’s responsibility to make sure their children are properly supervised while they are teaching and the children must not interfere with their teaching commitment.
Can I book extra rooms to bring additional friends and/or family?
Absolutely! NRG2GO is also a full service travel agency and we have preferred rates with most of our hotels. These rates vary by resort and dates of travel. Rates can be provided on request.
What kind of accommodations can I expect?
Guest instructors stay in a regular guest room at the resort. The accommodations and amenities provided are the exact same as full paying guests.
Do I need to bring my own music?
Yes. Instructors need to bring their own music and the resort will provide the sound system. Instructors should bring an iPod AND CD’s for backup just in case. Many instructors leave their burned CDs behind for the entertainment staff to use at resort which is greatly appreciated!
What if I need to change my booking?
We encourage you to be completely certain of the dates and resort you choose. Changing dates and/or resorts create problems for NRG2GO as well as the resort. Please refer to the change and cancellation policy on our website.
Do I need a passport?
Yes. A valid passport is required for all destinations. Passports must not expire 6 months after the travel date. For example – if you travel January 1-8, your passport must be valid until July 8th of that same year.
What do I mark on the customs/immigration form?
INSTRUCTORS MUST DESIGNATE VACATION OR PLEASURE ON ALL CUSTOMS DECLARATION FORMS. DESIGNATING BUSINESS OR VACATION/BUSINESS MAY RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DEPORTATION.