CERTIFICATION – Instructors must hold a current, nationally recognized certification and valid CPR and First Aid certificates.
DIVERSE – Instructors must be well-versed and have experience in various class formats
ENERGETIC, ENTERTAINING STYLE – Ability to teach BASIC class formats in a DYNAMIC and HIGHLY ENERGETIC style is essential.
EXPERIENCE – Instructors must have a minimum of one year teaching experience and the ability to teach to a diverse range of levels. Instructors must be able to read participants, adjust accordingly and to make everyone FEEL SUCCESSFUL.
EXCELLENT FORM, PHRASING, CUEING and SAFETY
HEALTHY ROLE MODEL – Instructors should dress in professional attire with a neat appearance, be physically fit, healthy and ‘in shape’.
EXCELLENT PEOPLE SKILLS, OUTGOING PERSONALITY, PROFESSIONAL and FRIENDLY – Instructors must excel in these areas and be able to ‘walk their talk’ by promoting their classes on-site in an encouraging manner. Having a ‘visible’ instructor goes hand in hand with being approachable and encouraging.
‘GO WITH THE FLOW’ attitude – Instructors must be adaptable and flexible. Travel is an ‘adventure’ and it must be looked at this way.
ABILITY TO THINK ‘OUTSIDE THE BOX’ – Most fitness-based resorts have limited equipment but most have steps and mats. Some have other equipment like stability balls and hand weights however, most do not. Microphones are not usually part of the sound systems. Most resorts do have MP3/I-Pod capabilities as well as CD players. Take the necessary cords/hook-ups. Many classes are held outdoors in more casual settings, most often not in ‘studios’. Instructors must be flexible in their approach and enjoy the spirit of movement while adjusting to some of these unique resort class settings/scenarios.
VERSATILITY – Resort teaching requires versatility. Some resort contacts can be quite flexible with regards to allowing each instructor to make small adaptations. Other contacts like the class formats to stay the same.
INDIVIDUALITY – Instructors are encouraged to bring their own ‘flavor’ to each class. For example, ‘stretching’ can incorporate yoga and basic pilates concepts while ‘step’, ‘aqua fitness’ and ‘low impact’ classes can include some body sculpting, interval, tae box and dance components.