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Welcome to The Street Fit Family

We had an AMAZING Street Fit Training Day in Birmingham on Sunday 10th Nov!

Say hello to the latest members of the SF Family!

  • Kirsty Tubb
  • Katie Potter
  • Rachel Newlands
  • Monique King
  • Sarah Dawson
  • Joe Salmon
  • Chardine Roberts
  • Tina McManus
  • Adele Dewell

JOIN THE STREET DANCE FITNESS® FAMILY

DO NOT wait until the start of JANUARY 2014 to attend a dance fitness training course; as this may be TOO LATE. By this time, those people acting on their New Year’s resolutions will have found a class.

GLASGOW, LONDON PINEAPPLE & MANCHESTER, BIRMINGHAM – at HOT locations, so book early to avoid disappointment.

GET 20% OFF WITH CODE: “SF20NOV” (ENDS SOON)

London Pineapple (Sun) 17th November

  • Belfast (Sun) 24th November
  • Glasgow (Sun) 1st December
  • London Pineapple (Sun) 8th December
  • Manchester (Sun) 12th January 2014
  • London Pineapple (Sun) 19th January 2014
  • Bristol (Sun) 26th January 2014
  • Glasgow (Sun) 26th January 2014

Book a Course – http://streetfit.tv/become-instructor

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Dance Fitness Training – Join The Street Fit Family

A big well done to everyone who attended another successful dance instructor course in London this weekend with our dance fitness trainer Geri.

These are the names below:

  • Courtney Box
  • Abigail Steed
  • Katie Collins
  • Sarah Beaumont
  • Natalie Higgins
  • Stacey Evans
  • Claire Norman
  • Liv Oistad
  • Marianna Sokhan

Dare to dream big and change your life today by booking onto a dance training course, once you’ve got your dance training certification these are just some of the amazing benefits you can hope to see:

– You can earn extra money
– You can be your own boss
– You can improve your confidence and stay in Killer Shape!
– And…You can help people…Have a lot of Fun, Feel More Confident, and Get in Shape.

Next weekend Street Fit heads to Manchester for another great dance training course! Don’t miss out, book YOUR place today and earn your dance training certification.

The Street Fit Dance Instructor – Six P’s Test

Are you the type of person who can be successful in business? Successful in Street Dance Fitness Industry? How do you tell? There are men and women of all ages and from a variety of ethnic, social and economic backgrounds making a name for themselves in the Street Dance Fitness Industry in the world of business, but what is it that sets them apart from those who are more suited to being in paid employment?

Street Fit Dance Fitness we’ve put together six attributes that we think all would-be business owners should have (or develop) if they are to make the grade. Could you pass the ‘Six P Test?’

1.       Personality

What do Richard Branson, Alan Sugar and Donald Trump have in common? Despite their considerable differences in approach and background, they are all very much their own people; you wouldn’t exactly call them shrinking violets! You don’t have to be an all-out extrovert to be successful in business, but it helps if you are comfortable in being yourself and always act from your own heart.

2.       Perseverance

One of the most valuable attributes for any business owner is the ability to just keep on keeping on. There will always be challenges on the road, but as long as you find ways around or over any obstacles you meet you will eventually get to your destination. Think about it! How can someone who never gives up ever really fail?

3.       Passion

If perseverance is the engine that keeps you powering through the tough times, then passion is the fuel that feeds it. We all look outside on some days and find it hard to look beyond the grey skies. Think back to why you started your business in the first place, and what you intend to bring to your community. You’ll soon be up and running again.

4.       Patience

Tempering your desire to succeed should be the patience to do things properly and wait for real results, rather than rushing the process. If you are a dance fitness instructor, you will make a real impression with your members if you take the time to help them through choreography they are struggling with. Also remember to be patient with yourself. If you make a business error (and you will), don’t be harsh on yourself. Every mistake has its value, even if it just means you will never repeat it.

5.       Pluck

When you go into business for yourself, many of life’s certainties suddenly vanish and the sense of freedom can be tinged with a dread of the unknown. That’s just a healthy reaction to venturing into unknown territory, so don’t let it paralyse you; accept the feeling and move forwards with courage.

6.       Professionalism

Being professional doesn’t mean being stuffy, overly formal and unapproachable. It just means you need to adopt a serious and respectful attitude towards your business and its customers. Everything you do must be aimed towards making your street dance fitness business profitable and keeping your customers satisfied (two sides of the same coin!)

Did you pass the ‘Six P test?’ Maybe it’s your turn to book a place on our Street Fit Dance Fitness Instructors Course!

It’s Time for a New Vision With Street Fit

It seems like forever that we’ve been bombarded with messages of doom and gloom from the media. With all the talk about triple-dip recessions, economic depression, rising prices and widespread unemployment, it can be difficult to look on the bright side of life. The situation can feel even worse if you are working for a large company with no power to change the overall direction in which you’re all travelling. This can all change with Street Fit.

But every cloud has a silver lining, and if the credit crunch and everything that came after has got you reassessing your life, then that could just be the start of something special, the first step is our Street Fit Instructor Training course.

A blessing in disguise..

What the past five or so years has taught us is that we can’t rely on an economic system to bring us lasting satisfaction. Even those people who really believe that earning and consuming more will, on its own, bring us more happiness must now understand that there is no such thing as eternal growth. Job security is also seen as an illusion. For many disgruntled workers, redundancy or overwork has led to them leaving the apparent safety of a big company and striking out on their own. Many have been surprised about how fulfilled they feel at finally being able to take control of their own destiny and carve their own life path.

But it goes even further than personal gain and satisfaction:

A bitter taste..

Another result of the economic crisis is that many of us now feel betrayed by those individuals who acted dishonestly in their financial positions. It has made many of us question why we behave the way we do – both in the workplace and in society. Many entrepreneurs start their ventures determined not to repeat those same mistakes, actively seeking to serve their communities in line with their individual talents. Teaching about Dance Fitness, nutrition and the joy of creative movement is just one of the many ways that dance instructors can contribute to improving the lives of those they come into contact with.

If it’s broken…

The best thing about living in these times is that we know there is a problem that needs fixing. We now know we can’t rely on ‘big business’ to look after society for us. We have learned that we all need to pull together to create a society where people act responsibly towards themselves and their fellow humans.

And we don’t need to listen to the naysayers anymore. There are always ways around and over obstacles if we believe in ourselves.  This type of belief is not just wishful thinking – it actually fuels action. As forward-thinking business consultancy ‘Adaptive Edge’ put it: “Individual and collective hope, when grounded in reality, can make us all just a little more responsible, altruistic, collaborative and creative.”

You can help bring the vision to life with a Street Fit Instructor Course.

Take the First Step with Street Fit – Hope is the answer (but only half of it)

There is little doubt that anyone who wants to find success in the Street Dance Fitness Industry is going to need to go into it with an attitude of hope – otherwise why would they get out of bed every morning? There’s nothing that stifles ambition more than taking an overly gloomy perspective on everything. Some people maintain that their depressive outlook is more ‘realistic’ than pessimistic, but there are many people out there who have achieved success against the odds, so the naysayers can’t always get it right. Make sure you achive success and beat the odds with Street Fit.

Hope is not an action

Nevertheless, if you’re looking for a brighter future, hope can only provide half of the answer. As we mentioned before, hope is an attitude but it doesn’t actually achieve anything in its own right. Living purely in hope is akin to those people who bury their heads in a romantic book and dream about the man (or woman) of their dreams waltzing into their lives. It could happen that way, but it would be far more likely (and happen more quickly) if they were to put the book aside and concentrate on starting the process of meeting new people.

In a similar way, a new business venture requires a sound strategy, with hope at its foundation, if it is to bear fruit. If you are looking to get started in the dance fitness industry, then a Street Fit Licence is a good practical base on which to begin building your future life.

But sailing through your Street Fit® Instructor’s course and sitting at home waiting for members to hunt you down will leave you sorely disappointed. Certification is only the first step in the process and you will need to actively promote yourself and the Street Fit® brand if you’re going to get feet in the door.

Learn to walk first

If you are daunted by the thought of all the things you will need to do to run your business, remember that you don’t have to go into things full throttle. For example, if you’re nervous about self-promotion, you can start by just talking to people you already know. Word of mouth is still one of the best ways to generate buzz, and you will soon build up the confidence to start approaching strangers. Just as in ‘the Hare and the Tortoise’, persistence will win out, so make a pledge to do a little each day rather than burn yourself out in one go.

The little successes that come to you will then go towards strengthening your initial foundation of hope, and so the cycle continues.

Give the Gift of Hope With Street Fit®

There are so many benefits of becoming a Street Fit Instructor, and it is natural to focus on what we can personally gain from attending the course and obtaining a licence – enhanced fitness, a body to envy, increased energy, better health and, of course, increased earning potential.

But in addition to these personal benefits, becoming a Street Fit® Instructor also allows you to do something very special: give the gift of hope to others.

Hope for Better Health

Many people looking to take up fitness classes do so because they are unhappy about certain aspects of their health. They might be lacking in energy or stamina, carrying a few extra pounds or just generally feeling out of shape.

When they start experiencing results from their Hip Hop Workout® their whole life outlook can start to change dramatically. As their energy levels rise, they will feel more empowered to achieve the things they want in life. Maybe that job or promotion they never had the confidence to go for becomes that bit more appealing.

Hope for Fulfilling Relationships

Single members who feel unfit and out of shape may have avoided dating, or even going out at all, because they see themselves as unattractive. Along with the improvements in health and vitality, Street Fit® members will develop more trust and confidence in their own bodies which will make them more attractive to potential partners! We are social creatures, and some people might join a Street Fit® class to meet other people with a similar interest. The bonds that develop in a Street Fit® class can lift people out of loneliness and enrich their social life.

Hope for a New Life

Some people who attend a Street Fit® class will themselves have aspirations to become instructors one day.  The benefits you enjoy – both in terms of lifestyle and health – will serve as inspiration for them. By following your own dreams and defying convention, you give others the permission to do the same.

Hope for the Future

One of the greatest gifts anyone can give to society is to coach the younger generation into valuing their health and upgrading their expectations in life. A Street Fit Kids® Licence enables Street Fit® Members to take their message of optimism and hope to where it matters most – our schools and young people’s institutions.

Encouraging Hope in your Class

To be a successful Street Fit Instructor, you will need to instil hope from the top down. In other words, it’s up to you to set the social and emotional tone of your class. You can do this by being attentive and patient to your class members and encouraging them when they overcome hurdles or exceed expectations. Remember – you are a role model, and your members will be sensitive to any praise or criticism that comes from you.

Reaching your personal goals is rewarding in its own right. But there’s no better feeling than being able to reach back and help others achieve their dreams too.

Sunshine and Health: the Burning Issues

If we’re honest, we all covet the skins of those beautiful natural-looking tanned bodies that have us covering our white bits with shame wishing there was an emergency sun-bed nearby so we could play catch-up.

Yes, summer is (theoretically) here, and many of us will be seeking some sunshine to ensure those newly-toned muscles we’ve been developing look even more appealing at our next Hip Hop Workout®.

Yet, many sun worshippers will have a nagging fear at the back of our minds: are those rays we’re soaking up actually doing us harm? Even the most flippant among us are picking up scare stories about increased skin cancer risk, accelerated ageing and sun creams that aren’t as protective as they claim to be.

What’s all the Fuss?

The fuss is about the ultra-violet (UV) radiation that comes from the sun; specifically, it is about the 3% of that radiation that actually manages to penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere (thanks partly to our old friend the Ozone layer).

Most of the UV radiation we are exposed to is known as long-wave UV, or UVA. While this is the least dangerous form of ultra-violet, it does have the ability to alter chemical bonds deep within our body. This can lead to collagen destruction (ageing the skin), Vitamin A destruction and the creation of harmful chemicals that can damage DNA in the skin. This indirect DNA damage increases the risk of skin cancers.

Then we have our old friend, medium-wave or UVB radiation. This directly damages DNA, causing our skin to produce melanin in an attempt to soak up the rays and protect itself from damage. Melanin is responsible for that all-important tan and when our skin stops producing it – we burn, putting us at greater risk of skin cancer.

It’s Not all Bad News

Before you give up sunbathing altogether as a bad idea, researchers in the US and Norway (not renowned for its sunshine) have found evidence to support what we would all like to believe – UVB might be doing us far more good than harm.

Their study found that Australians (definitely spoiled in the sun stakes) produced over three times more Vitamin D than people living north of the equator; they also found that incidences of internal cancers were lower and those who did contract cancer were less likely to die of it. Not only does the sun produce Vitamin D, it is the primary source of this important nutrient.

To the relief of sunbathers worldwide, these researchers concluded that the small increase in mainly non-lethal skin cancers was outweighed by the increased protection against more dangerous internal cancers. Of course, you should still be responsible and avoid getting burnt, so don’t forget the sun block.

Some Facts About Sun Cream

Before you do your packing, it is worth being aware that the SPF rating on your sun block only applies to UVB radiation. This means you could be absorbing lots of UVA radiation without even knowing about it. Broad-spectrum sun protection should shield you from some UVA, but different products vary widely in exactly how much is kept out.

The Boots star system rates the percentage of UVA protection compared to UVB protection, but be careful! As this is a ratio, a three star, high SPF product could provide more UVA protection than a five star, low SPF product.

Disclaimer: This blog post is for information only and does not constitute advice. For an expert opinion, consult with your GP or a trusted healthcare expert.

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Street Fit® – A to Z

A is for Abs: Beef up your six-pack with the Street Fit core workout.
See our teaser!

B is for B-boy or B-girl: Learn those stylish hip-hop moves!

C is for Cardio: Watch the weight fall off with the Street Fit® cardio workout.
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D is for Diva: Bring out your inner hip-hop queen!

E is for Earnings: We’ll help you increase yours.

F is for Facebook: Like us at http://www.facebook.com/streetfit.official

G is for Glutes: Firm ‘em up with the Street Fit® lower body workout.
See our teaser!

H is for Hip Hop Workout®: Another first from Street Fit®

I is for Impress: Be the star of the dance floor

J is for John Scott: He’s Street Fit®

K is for Kick-Start: That’s what a Street Fit® Licence will do for your career!

L is for License: To get yours, book yourself onto one of our courses today! http://www.streetfit.tv/become-an-instructor

M is for Membership: See what extra benefits you can get for just £12.50 a month or £80 for the year at http://www.streetfit.tv/become-an-instructor/become-a-member

N is for Nathalie: She’s Street Fit®

O is for Opportunity: You really shouldn’t let them pass you by.

P is for Pecs: Help them stand out with the Street Fit® upper body workout.
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Q is for Quick: Book your place fast to corner your share of the market!

R is for Run Your Own Classes

S is for Street Dance Fitness®: That’s ours too!

T is for Twitter: Follow us at https://twitter.com/#!/streetfitTV

U is for You: It’s all about you!

V is for Vitality: Give yourself an energy boost – the healthy way!

W is for Warm Up: Never workout without one.
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X is for Exhilarating: Our Hip Hop Workout® will push you to the limit!

Y is for Youtube: See more cool vids at http://www.youtube.com/user/StreetFitTV

Z is for…yeah, we’ve all heard!

Is it Really All About You?

It seems a fashionable thing to claim that running a successful dance fitness business is all about the personality, style and ambition of the instructor. Fitness professionals are advised to ignore the prevailing trends and create a unique brand of their own, powered by their optimism, enthusiasm and love for dance and fitness. Much of this advice comes from those who are either celebrity figures or have already established themselves in the dance fitness industry.

Although this ‘positive’ attitude appeals to the freedom-seeking mindset of the young generation, it is only one side of the coin. Building a name for yourself takes time and until you start becoming known for your fantastic classes, you will need to spend time researching your market and assessing if there is a demand for what you want to offer – like any other business.

Swim with the tide

Being part of a trend makes sense because you will already have a willing market out there ready to sample your classes. On the whole, people are quite conservative and often have an idea of the sort of group they want to join and rely on being given clear, unambiguous directions rather than vague, unsubstantiated hype. That’s why Street Fit provides members with bold, high quality marketing materials that leave potential customers with a precise idea of what to expect when they walk through the door. In the early stages of most instructors’ careers, the Street Fit® brand will be fundamental in attracting members.

Do it your way

Once you have got your classes up and running, you can then start the process of building a name for yourself.  That doesn’t have to mean being the bubbliest, most creative person on the planet; it means having the confidence and self-belief to be yourself. It also means committing yourself to your profession by respecting health and safety guidelines, keeping your choreography interesting and relevant and building strong relationships with your customers. 

Street dance: defined by individuality

Becoming a street dance fitness instructor is an ideal way to balance the need to be relevant with the need to express your own creativity. If you’ve ever watched a top street dance troupe in action, you will understand that a common understanding forms the platform from which true individual self-expression can flourish.  As with much of life, street dance works best when the need of the unit is balanced with the need of the individual.

Being an individual and running your business your own way is a crucial part of becoming a successful dance fitness professional, but the most successful will be those that also tap into current trends and take them to a new level.

If you want to move onto the next step and take control of your life, reaching for the stars become a member here! – www.streetfit.tv