I’m Amy Macgowan and that’s me, teaching an Aqua class at Super Clubs Breezes in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. I’m there as the guest Fitness Instructor for the week.
I’ve traveled and taught fitness classes at All-Inclusive Resorts throughout the Caribbean – over 30 working fitness vacations in the past 15 years. Most of the time with my husband John (but not always) and occasionally we have brought our two daughters. It’s important for you to know that only way we could afford even one vacation in Jamaica is traveling with Fitness Pro Travel. They are the agency that places Instructors, Golf & Tennis Pro’s, Personal Trainers and Mind Body Instructors at these wonderful resorts.
Our only business relationship with Fitness Pro Travel or FitBodies, Inc. (beyond being our friends) is they appreciate the help and education we provide here and reward us for the referrals we send them.
John hosts the Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast where we have discussed our vacations in Jamaica. This lead to hundreds of questions from Instructors so we decided to create workingfitnessvacation.com to give us a place to answer questions and give recommendations. Over 200 Instructors have followed our links to FitProTravel.com in the past year and have gone on their own Working Fitness Vacations.
There is a lot of information here that should answer many of your questions. If you just want to skip ahead, step one is to see if you qualify to teach group fitness at a resort here.
There are no costs to you until you actually book a trip. So go here. and set up a profile so you can move to Step Two – picking your Caribbean resort.
About Fit Bodies, Inc.
Fit Bodies, Inc. has been offering international leisure travel for the fitness instructor since 1992. FitnessProTravel.com is home of the Fit Bodies teaching vacation program.
Instructors offer a couple hours of teaching to resort guests daily and in exchange you and companion(s) stay at luxury all-inclusive resort with accommodations and amenities provided just like a full paying guests. You wine and dine, enjoying an all-inclusive vacation usually costing thousands of dollars for a fraction of the price.
How does it work?
With the Fit Bodies, Inc. program you do not pay the hotel for your stay. You pay a fee for each week you travel, it’s roughly $500 for you and a companion (family resorts include two kids 12 or younger as well) to stay at the resort with all-inclusive everything for seven nights. The resorts are 4-5 star all-inclusive luxury destinations. Teach one or two indoor cycle classes on your non-travel days. It is a WIN WIN! You get a low cost vacation and guests have a great fitness experience! There are even more opportunities to the cycle instructors who also offer group exercise formats.
The details are instructors’ pay for flights and sometimes airport transfer costs (to and from hotel). All resorts participate in the GIFT FUND where we keep the hotel’s activities and sports department up to date with items or money contribution. The gift fund has a value of $150 at most hotels so that is part of your expenses.
There is no cost or obligation when you apply but I encourage you to apply by completing an online account with us at FitnessProTravel.com. The account gives you real time booking availability at all the resorts you qualify to teach at. So then you can choose when and where to travel, book it online with us, and be quickly confirmed with permission to buy flights.
NOTE: Many questions I receive from Instructors would have been more quickly answered by creating a profile at FitnessProTravel.com and then reading through their information and resort listings.
Once you are online at FitnessProTravel.com and going through the app process you will come across membership levels. I know it’s explained on the site but want to elaborate here- With the BASIC (free) membership you can view complete availability but with your free membership you only have access to book 15 resorts. By upgrading to any premium account (including TRAVEL) you will then have booking access to every resort you qualify to teach at. You can view resort details without even having an account by clicking on “TRAVEL SPOTS” on the FitnessProTravel.com home site.
I am so very satisfied with the customer service at Fit Bodies, Inc. This is not just a website, but a customer service driven team who consults, informs and prepares me 100% for each teaching position. The staff is polite and efficient with a desire to help in every aspect, as well as providing insurance and all information needed for our trips!
I feel safe and secure with Fit Bodies, when I am home or away.
Thank you so much for this wonderful teaching opportunity to enjoy vacation and share fitness.