Fit Bodies,Inc is sponsoring our “Awesome Instructor” Award


I’m really excited to announce that Michelle Parolini from Allison Park, PA. is the first recipient of our “Awesome Instructor” award!

Suzelle Snowden from Fit Bodies, Inc has graciously offered a $500.00 certificate that Michelle and a guest can use toward an All-Inclusive Teaching Vacation at any one of 60 beautiful resorts in the Caribbean :)

Michelle quit her day job as a commercial real estate broker to become the CEO | Head Coach & Mentor of Park Journeys, Inc.

Park Journeys, Inc. is a youth development organization which seeks to educate, energize, and empower urban and rural youth through exploration, wellness and civic engagement.

You can learn more about why Michelle is an “Awesome Instructor” and hear her share the wonderful experiences she having with Park Journeys, Inc. by following this link to

We just booked Jewel Paradise Cove Resort and Spa for December

Teach fitness class in Jamaica

Jewel Paradise Cove Resort and Spa is a brand new property in Runaway Bay Jamaica – and I’m not kidding about brand new, their grand opening isn’t until Nov 15 2013. That’s a month from now.

John and I are very excited to spend the week there. Poor guy, he wasn’t able to go anywhere last winter. My older daughter Abby and I had a fabulous time at Dreams in Puerto Vallarta… while John stayed home to watch the dog.

I hear this place is awesome and the early reviews are very positive. We plan to post a review of the resort as soon as we get back in mid December.

Do you have your teaching vacation planned for 2014?


Now you can teach in St. Maarten!

take a teaching fitness vacation in the caribbean as a yoga instructor
Another beautiful place to teach!

Suzelle Snowden from FitBodiesinc send me the announcement about a new resort in St. Maarten that all you Yoga Instructors should check out.

Fit Bodies, Inc. is very proud to announce a BRAND NEW Country and a NEW RESORT to add to our list of prestigious locations for our members.

St. Maarten!! Did you know….The 37-square-mile island of St. Maarten was first settled by the Arawaks and was discovered by Christopher Columbus on behalf of Spain in 1493. Columbus sighted the island on November 11th, the holy day of St. Martin of Tours, and so named the island after him. For the next 150 years the island was passed between Holland, England, teach fitness at a vacation resort in mexico or jamaicaFrance and Spain.\The old stone forts that guard many of the island’s inlets are proof of the island’s turbulent past. In 1648 St. Maarten was peacefully divided between Holland and France, and today is the smallest landmass in the world to be shared by two sovereign nations. and announcing our newest resort….

The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino inviting yoga teachers to experience a new level of luxury in St. Maarten. From the moment you arrive you will know this resort is something special. Click here to see if you qualify and/or learn more.

Vacation and teach fitness with an instructor friend

teach fitness at a vacation resort in mexico or jamaica

For many of us, our world is all about fitness. Many of our friends are fitness instructors who we’ve taught with for years and we socialise with them and their significant other.

So why not vacation together as couples?

It wasn’t so easy… until now.

In the past, resorts would typically only accept one fitness professional at a time. Amy has vacationed with a friend – leaving me and the kids at home 🙁 It’s been a great deal for both; Amy’s teaching credentials provide the all-inclusive accommodations (you get to bring one adult with you) and her girlfriend pays for the plane tickets – typically with points.

But now a number of resorts recognise the value of having two guest instructors, which opens the potential for you and another instructor to take a teaching vacation together!

Here is the list of resorts that will host two instructors and the formats you’ll need to be certified to teach:

  • Couples San Souci – tennis and group exercise
  • Couples Tower Isle – Yoga/pilates and group exercise or Spin only
  • Couples Swept Away- yoga and group exercise
  • Couples Barbados – Yoga and group exercise
  • Dreams Puerto Vallarta – Yoga and group exercise and/or tennis through October 2013 then 1 pro is scheduled weekly. They will host ANY enthusiastic format!
  • Secrets Montego Bay – Yoga/pilates and group exercise or Zumba
  • Jewel Runaway Bay – Yoga/pilates, group exercise or Zumba and GOLF or tennis
  • Jewel Dunns River – Group exercise and tennis
  • Hedonism II – Group exercise and tennis and yoga/pilates (3 positions)
  • Barcelo Punta Cana – Group exercise, yoga/pilates, Zumba or Personal Trainer (3 positions)
  • Grand Palladium Riviera – Group exercise or Zumba and tennis
  • Grand Palladium Vallarta – Group exercise and tennis
  • Grand Palladium Bavaro – Zumba and Yoga
  • Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton – tennis and group exercise or yoga or Zumba

This can work very well for you and your friend, if you both teach the required formats. One can take all the classes during the day, giving the other the full day off to schedule off-property excursions.

Create your free profile to check availability and  learn more


I’ll be teaching Pilates at Dreams Puerto Vallarta in March

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By Amy Macgowan

As a reward for our hard-working, soon to graduate, college student, I’m taking daughter Abby to Dreams Puerto Vallarta in March.

I’ll be teaching Pilates that week and after researching the place we’re both very excited so see this resort.

Named Best in Mexico Top 20 — Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award.

Puerto Vallarta is a place of magnificent contrasts. It wears its colonial Old Mexico charm like a glorious gown, while adding the jeweled necklace of adventure where every imaginable kind of fun is available. For example, Puerto Vallarta is located in the state of Jalisco — the land of tequila and mariachis. Need we say more?

Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, for families, couples and friends, sits in a secluded cove on one of the 40 beautiful beaches along Banderas Bay. Here you will find yourself in a sunny and private world of Unlimited-Luxury® — where everything is included. Also enjoy daily complimentary greens fees at nearby championship golf courses. Just 15 minutes away, world famous fishing, antique browsing, dining and nightlife are all yours as well.

Actually getting excited to go anywhere warm is easy. I’m writing this on Christmas morning and it’s -2° outside.

If you’re already tired of the snow and cold, this maybe a good time to plan your own week where you teach fitness on vacation.



Could You Teach at a Resort for 8 Weeks or Longer?

Does this sound like you?

Instructor Amy Macgowan getting her resort pool class fired up!

Fitbodies Inc. is looking for some very special Instructors that can fly to Jamaica and teach for 8 or more weeks at a time.

Long Term Fall Opportunities We are looking for yoga and group fitness teachers to travel to Jamaica and teach long term this fall.  The booking fee will be drastically reduced if you are able to stay for at least 8 weeks.  We have availability at Couples Swept Away, Ritz Carlton, Secrets Montego Bay and others to mix it up a bit while you are there.

While not for everyone, with both girls at collage this year, I could see myself taking a long-term teaching gig in Jamaica… especially if I could spend time at Secrets Montego bay 🙂

First you will need to create your free account at FitProTravel

Then contact or for more information.

Do you have your Working Fitness Vacation Planned?

plan a family working fitness vacation to Jamaica or Mexico

Procrastination is the #1 thing that’s preventing you and your family from enjoying a warm beach this winter.

I know… it’s Summer and the last thing on your mind maybe where and when you are finally going to treat yourself to vacation in Jamaica or Mexico.

But be honest.

We both know that if you don’t plan a vacation now, you probably won’t. I know a lot of Instructors who, the day after Thanksgiving, realize haven’t reserved a teaching week and are crushed to find everything is booked and/or flights are outrageously priced.

There are hundreds of reasons not to spend a romantic week at an awesome all-inclusive resort.

But they’ll all sound stupid this February, while your frozen hands are scraping the ice off your windshield in some dark parking lot.

If you haven’t created your free profile you can here.

Pick your resort > Schedule your week > Book your flights.

All the other details will work themselves out.

They always do.