Could You Turn a Hobby into a Career? With Street Fit You Can!

When starting out in business, it helps if you’re offering a product that people already need or want. If your passion is in dance and fitness, you can rest assured that the demand is still huge.

Dance Fever Goes On…

If there was any reason to suspect that the enthusiasm for all things dance was on the wane, then the incredible popularity of PSY’s Gangnam Style has surely ended the discussion. Not only was the K-Pop hit the most viewed YouTube video in 2012, it was also the second most popular search phrase of that year (according to Google’s Zeitgeist feature).

In terms of hot markets, dance fitness and early years dance are two of the liveliest trends of recent years, and with the addition of Street Fit Kids®, we are in a great position to offer you a real opportunity to enhance your lifestyle. And the best news is that there are just a few tweaks you need to make to start turning a hobby into a career.

Low-Cost Start Up

Many of the changes you will need to make will be subtle and psychological – like learning how to organise your paperwork and being savvy with your money. Nevertheless, there is no getting around the fact that you will also have to invest some of your hard-earned cash to get going. We sincerely believe that the £285 we charge for our one-day Street Fit Dance Instructor Course is about as low-cost as you get for a serious business opportunity – certainly far less than the dance franchises that are out there (anything from £8,000 to £25000 according to Startups.co.uk).

Diversify

Even if you are already a dance teacher but are not convinced that street dance is a genre you would be comfortable with, it is still worth considering adding it to your toolbox. By becoming a Street Fit® member, you can also enjoy the luxury of regularly updated choreography, saving you the time and effort of creating your own from scratch. If you do catch the Street Fit® bug, you could always hire freelance dance instructors to take over your other classes!

Planting Your Flag

The location you choose to set up in will have a huge bearing on your success. While that may seem like a common-sense statement, it is surprisingly easy to get carried away with assumptions only to find out that the demand isn’t there.

It may seem strange to set up near another dance school (or facility offering dance classes), but the extra competition is balanced by the fact that you will know from the outset that there is an active market. Your task then is to show everyone that you offer something different. That’s where the benefit of the Street Fit® name and distinctive branding comes into play.

Support – with No Ties

Street Fit® Instructors do have rules to follow (like following the workout structure safely and abiding by the branding regulations), but compared to a franchise, you are refreshingly free to run your classes as you see fit. But if you do want that little bit of extra support, Street Fit® Membership is available as an affordable add-on giving you access to additional resources, training,  marketing templates, peer support and all of those other things that make your journey that little bit smoother.

Is it time you made the most of your passion for dance?

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Need a Lift? Street Fit’s 7 Top Tips to Keep you Motivated

Choosing to be your own boss is life-changing and, when it’s going well, you will feel on top of the world. But there will be tough times, and you may find yourself needing a confidence booster. Here at Street Fit has come up with a list of tips to help you keep going when things are looking a little less than rosy – and they are endorsed by some of life’s real winners.

1. Dare to Make Mistakes

Sometimes, being your own Street Dance Fitness boss means biting the bullet and making a decision in the face of uncertainty. Sometimes, your decision will be wrong. Take heart in the fact that to be willing to take a risk in the first place you have already shown the courage that all successful businesspeople need to have. ‘Only those who are asleep make no mistakes,’ says IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad.

2. Keep it in Perspective

Few errors of judgement are catastrophic to a business, so if you’re unsure about whether to take the plunge or not, take a leaf out of J.K. Rowling’s book. When wondering whether to submit her first Harry Potter novel, she asked herself: ‘What’s the worse that can happen? They’ve turned me down; big deal.’

3. Thrive on Challenge

Things won’t always be plain sailing, and if you find yourself fighting against the current, remind yourself of Henry Ford’s words of wisdom: ‘When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

4. Don’t Believe the Critics

There’s a big difference between those who give you cautious words of advice, and those who do everything they can to stifle your ambition. ‘All my life people have said that I wasn’t going to make it,’ Ted Turner said. I wonder how many of them are watching his cable channel, CNN, right now.

5. Count Your Blessings

It’s sometimes easier to notice how far you have left to go rather than being aware of how far you have come. ‘Be thankful for what you have, you will end up having more,’ Oprah Winfrey once said. ‘If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never have enough.’

6. Know No Limits

What do you want to get out of your business? Is supplementing your income with one or two dance classes really enough for you or do you secretly hanker after something even better? If you really want to follow your highest ambitions, ponder the words of cosmetic queen, the late Mary King Ash: ‘You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember you can achieve.”

7. Just Get Started

Our final tip is for those of you who are still yet to commit to a place on one of our Street Fit Instructors’ Courses. Entrepreneur James Cash Penney (yes, that was his real name!) once said: ‘It is always the start that requires the greatest effort.”

Go on; take control of your destiny today.

Still Out In The Cold….Not With Street Fit®

Don’t get us wrong; we admire those tough cookies still out there in their tracksuits and trainers, braving the ice and snow to maintain their New Year’s fitness resolutions. We just prefer to exercise in more temperate surroundings.

The cold snap can be a blessing in disguise for Street Fit Instructors, with people shunning the great outdoors and opting to fulfil their fitness pledges in the warmth and relative comfort of a gym or sports hall.

Promises + Results = Commitment

For anyone looking to drop a dress size or two, or bulk up those biceps, Street Fit® offers a results-driven solution that helps you to keep those important pledges. The rationale is simple: if you begin to see real results from your exercise programme, you will feel more motivated to keep working at it.
The added bonus with the Street Fit® Hip Hop Workout® is that as your weight (and waistline) drops, your strength, poise, balance and self-confidence will rise, leaving you feeling wonderful.

So the next time you feel like doing a bit of cardio training in the winter, instead of pounding the frozen roads come in from the cold and join a Street Fit® class for some fun, calorie-consuming dance fitness. If there are no Street Fit Instructors in your area, then think seriously about joining us and becoming the face of Street Fit® in your neighbourhood.

Doing it Together

If one of your promises for 2013 is to improve your social life (and we all need the support of other like-minded people sometimes), then Street Fit® can fill that hole too. Our day-long Street Fit Instructors ’Course brings together people from all walks of life who share a passion for dance and fitness. Everyone who comes along is made to feel part of our ever-expanding family.

Ready for the Big One?

If you’ve made a promise to yourself to overhaul your life completely in 2013, then Street Fit® could just be your ticket to success. If you think your options are being underpaid and undervalued on one hand, or unemployed on the other then maybe there’s another way.

Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘the best hope for business is the business of hope’? Well that sentiment can be brought down and applied to any fledgling business. Basically, if you have a positive attitude and work hard, the rest will follow suit.

Put Blue Monday Behind You…For Good! With Street Fit

Put Blue Monday Behind You…For Good! You may or may not have realised that last Monday was supposedly the most depressing day of the year. So-called ‘Blue Monday’ was created by a PR company back in 2005 but the concept is now so popular that #bluemonday was trending number one in the world on Twitter on the day.

The good news is that by becoming a Street Fit Instructor you can put any lingering Blue Monday feelings  behind you,  and focus on creating the 2013 you want – living life to your schedule.

No More Monday Mornings

With Street Fit® your time is your own, which means it’s up to you when and where you work. It’s amazing how quickly those Monday morning blues become a thing of the past once you realise you’re doing things for yourself and not a company boss. If you don’t like getting up on Monday morning – or any morning come to that – build your business around evening classes and give yourself  a bit of a lie-in.

How successful you want to become is also up to you. Not everyone wants to rule the world, but there’s nothing wrong with setting up a few classes to make a little on the side. On the other hand if you want to dominate your area, the Street Fit® brand will give you the kudos you need to start your rise to the top, and you could always work your way towards becoming a Street Fit® Trainer. Exciting new add-ons, like the SF Kids® licence will open up new and lucrative markets for you as your experience and confidence grows, while Street Fit® membership can give you added support and resources.

Your Future Awaits

The life you deserve may be closer than you think, but making the step from dream to reality requires action. Do you have any spending money left over from Christmas that is burning a hole? Does someone in the family still owe you a gift? What better way to kick-start the year on a high than investing an affordable £285 in your future by booking a spot on one of our UK-wide courses. Courses last just the one day, and there is even an online option for those who really can’t find the time to come to us. So does Blue Monday actually exist? Only if you believe in it –we say try believing in yourself instead!