Is it time to schedule your teaching fitness vacation?

Teach Fitness Vacation in Jaimaica

I know it’s summer, but I needed a trip scheduled. This warm, beautiful weather is going to end long before I’m ready. When it does I’ll want to escape to a warm beach, even if only for a week. Past experience tells me that there are limited opportunities to travel where Amy and I can teach fitness, in exchange for an all-inclusive vacation at a resort in the Caribbean.

This morning, Amy and I booked our week in the sun! We’re traveling the week of December 7th – 14th and we’ll be teaching at the Secrets St James resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica 🙂

We were there a few years ago. This resort is awesome and only a 15 minute cab ride (on the wrong side of the road) from MBJ – the Montego Bay, Jamaica airport. Here’s a short video we made explaining what happens when no one shows up for your class – which is not uncommon and is nothing to be concerned about.

Teaching opportunities at Secrets are for Group Fitness and Mind Body certified Instructors = this will be an easy week for me as I’m neither. But I will help out. Many resorts schedule an early AM fitness walk, which I’ll do, so Amy can sleep in.

Amy’s teaching schedule will include a couple of Pilates classes each day. That’s it, unless we work a trade with the other Instructor to cover each other’s their classes one day, so we both have a full day off to explore Jamaica if we choose.

The company that makes these trips possible is FitBodiesInc. Amy and I have traveled with them for close to 20 years (has it really been that long?) and we have always enjoyed working with their president Suzelle Snowden. Suzelle was actually my very first guest on the Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast back in 2008. Since then we have encouraged hundreds of other instructors to take advantage of these very low cost vacations.

Suzelle and I recorded an interview back in 2009 that explains everything and how they added a few resorts where you can teach if you’re not a Group Fitness/Mind Body Instructor – you’re only certified as an Indoor Cycling Instructor.

You can learn more about the details here or create a free profile so you can check availability at the 60 participating resorts in Jamaica, Mexico and other exotic locations in the Caribbean.

4 thoughts on “Is it time to schedule your teaching fitness vacation?

  1. I have so appreciated reading this blog – thank you for sharing! What all are each of you certified in? When you say mind body certified, what does that mean? Thanks so much!

  2. Hi Rebecca – I’m Indoor Cycling & Amy is pretty much everything Group X. Mind Body is a reference to Yoga/Pilates.

  3. Hi there,
    I’m a level 3 fitness master trainer, and would like to spend my vacation (3 months) in this beautiful place by working as a fitness trainer.
    can you please provide me with the details of the requirments..

  4. Hi,

    Just found this blog through a friend that is on vaca and told me about the perks to doing this. I have taken group exercise classes forever and love them and have always wanted to get certified to teach and now that I am part time at work I have the time to do this. What is required by the resorts to qualify for this? Do you need a group exercise cert or can I just do a specialty cert, like Zumba alone? Thanks, any feedback and suggestions are appreciated

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