More Words of Encouragement

Becoming a Street Dance Instructor can be a long and tricky road to navigate down, but once you reach the end it will all be worth the hard work and effort you have put in. With spring just around the corner, now is the ideal time to clear away the dead wood of winter and start planning for a bright and active future. We know that can be easier said than done, so to get you in the mood, here are some more inspirational quotes and words of wisdom from life’s winners.

For determination and perseverance…

“It’s always too early to quit.” – Norman Vincent Peale (positive thinking guru)

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.” – Jim Rohn (rags to riches entrepreneur)

“Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.” – Josh Billings (humorist)

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell (Former US Secretary of State)

For courage and taking action…

“Remember, the Titanic was built by professionals, but Noah’s Ark was built by an amateur.” – Unknown

“We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.” – John F Kennedy (US President)

“Shoot for the moon…even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown (musician)

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers (American actor and cowboy)

“Courage is the first of human qualities – it guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister)

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonard da Vinci (painter and inventor)

For listening and helping others…

“The human body is equipped with two ears and one mouth; use them in that proportion.” – Unknown

“It is better to lend a hand than to point a finger.” – Jackie Phillips (actress)

“It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.” – Harvey S Firestone (businessman)

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister)

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.” – Bernard M Baruch (financier)

“If speaking is silver, then listening is gold.” – Turkish proverb

Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned Dance Fitness Instructor, times can always be rough, but we hope a few words of wisdom and encouragement will help you get over the next bump in the road.

Pick ‘n’ Mix: The Hybrid Instructor

Not just a dance instructor

Back in the Seventies and Eighties, when aerobic dance was becoming established as a commercial success, most instructors had enough on their plate learning the fundamentals of their chosen form, attracting customers and coming up with choreography. In today’s fickle, high-paced market, the rules have changed.

Enter the hybrid instructor. Today’s professionals in the dance fitness business need to know more than ever before as the previous division between dance instructor and personal fitness trainer becomes increasingly blurred. The terminology has also changed: the term ‘aerobics instructor’ is rarely heard now, with many fitpros marketing themselves as ‘group fitness instructors’.  Dance instructors now need to have a good understanding of physiology and motivational techniques, etc. which is why Street Fit® Instructors are encouraged to take advantage of monthly membership to access exclusive content and build upon the strong foundations built during the Instructors’ course.

What value can you add?

Understanding the changing requirements of fitness professionals will give Street Fit® Instructors the advantage over competitors who think it is enough to learn the moves and perform in front of a class. In a previous post, we talked about the increasing popularity of small group training and this is the ideal platform for demonstrating your knowledge of how diet, exercise, posture and mental attitude combine to enable people to reach their fitness and weight loss goals. Adding extra value to your classes in this way will go a long way towards building a loyal and committed customer base.

Of course, you should never overstep your boundaries and claim expertise in areas you have no real qualifications in, but it may be worth considering taking on extra training once you are pulling in a decent income; after all, you can usually claim the costs back against tax as an allowable expense.

Other ways to mix it up

Even if you prefer to stick to being a great Hip Hop Workout® leader, with minimal involvement in fitness training, there are other was in which you can diversify your portfolio and make use of non-dance skills. For example, if you are interested in the latest technology, you could explore the possibility of offering dance classes over the internet or creating DVDs. If writing is your forte, you might enjoy setting up a regular dance fitness blog and/or newsletter. Are you knowledgeable about diet and nutrition? Perhaps you could provide recipes or diet tips for your members.

The important message to take home is that the age of the hybrid instructor is upon us, and you need to make use of every opportunity to keep up with the best.

Can ETM Really Deliver the Goods?

Although you don’t need any previous training to become a Street Fit Instructor, many looking for success in the dance fitness market start off by taking an aerobics or ETM (Exercise to Music) instructor’s course. This is by no means a bad thing: a decent ETM course will teach students how to work to the beat and phrase of the music and how to deliver instructions clearly, foundational skills in any dance fitness career. An ETM qualification will be sufficient for many instructors to find work, either with a gym or health club or as a freelancer. But is ETM certification enough to rise to the top of the fitness market in your area?

Good just doesn’t cut it!

ETM certification means you’re good at what you do, but unfortunately ‘good’ just isn’t good enough in today’s competitive marketplace. With 6,690 ETM instructors in the UK (as of Feb 2012, according to REPS), you are likely to be up against both established freelancers and those instructors employed by the fitness industry giants, all offering variations on aerobic routines as they fight for the biggest slice of the fitness pie. Some instructors try to gain the advantage by amassing more and more (expensive) modules under the guise of continuing professional development, believing that a broader skill base will give them the edge.

One downside with this approach is that potential members may get confused as to exactly what is being offered to them. Unsure of what to expect, they may just settle for the instructor who has the longest list of qualifications – and there’s always someone with a longer list than yours. What’s more, with so many avenues to explore, you might lose touch with what you really want from your career.

A class of your own

To stand out from the crowd you need to be seen to be doing something different – and doing it exceptionally well. By becoming a Street Fit® instructor you can finally concentrate on one, powerful discipline and focus all your energy on developing your core competencies. With a high level of commitment, and the support Street Fit® provides, you will soon start becoming an expert in your field giving you immense job satisfaction. Customers will know exactly what your classes are offering them.

Hip-hop’s where it’s at

In a congested marketplace full of fitness professionals giving customers what they’ve got, you have a golden opportunity to be the first in your area to give customers what they want. From awesome street crews performing on TV to sexy dance divas on MTV, hip-hop is captivating the nation and Street Fit® instructors throughout the UK are getting ready to hit the ground running and benefit from this surge in popularity.

If you think it’s time you stopped dipping your toes in the fitpro pool and got serious about your career, perhaps you should join them.

Mr or Mrs Average Need not Apply

Street Fit Trainer – Mr or Mrs Average Need not Apply

It takes a special type of person to rise to the top of any profession, and becoming a Street Fit Lead Trainer is no exception.

Are you the type of person who strives for excellence, never settling for second best? Do you have an enthusiasm for dance and fitness, a willingness to learn and the strength of character to mentor others?

Our Instructors are good but our Lead Trainers have to be the best of the best. Do you think you have what it takes?

Our success relies upon the quality of our instructors, so we need our trainers to set an example and embody all that makes Street Fit tick: the work rate, the energy, the commitment and, of course, the attitude!

We have all the resources in place to support you in your ambitions. Becoming a Street Fit Lead Trainer won’t be a walk in the park, but the rewards are worth all the effort.

Earning Benefits

As a fully certified Street Fit Instructor you will of course be able to run your own regular classes. The additional benefit in becoming a Lead Trainer is that you can teach instructors alongside your classes, taking home a percentage of their course fees.

As a Street Fit Trainer you can earn in the region of £25,000 a year teaching a combination of new instructors and individuals.

Lead trainers will receive regular updates to courses, events as well as ongoing marketing support. In return, we expect the highest standards from you.

Still Think You’ve Got What it Takes?


After you have successfully completed the Street Fit Instructor Course you will need to apply for one of our Street Fit Trainer Courses, specially designed to take you to the highest level.

The course consists of a mixture of practical and theory training held in various locations throughout the UK. This flexibility means we can train students located anywhere in the UK and beyond.

Practical training will take place in gyms, health clubs, dance studios and leisure facilities throughout the UK, including venues in:

  • London
  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Leeds
  • Southampton
  • Scotland

Here you’ll learn the essential practical skills needed in order to become a Street Fit Trainer

You can find more information by calling one of our Advisors on 0800 689 9909 to discuss booking a course.

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Become A Street Fit Agent

If you’re currently a Street Fit Instructor and looking to add some extra income or if you simply are interested in dance fitness and want to make some money being a Street Fit Agent is an opportunity not to be missed!

So How Does It Work?

Being a Street Fit Agent is as easy as pie, all you need is a passion for street dance fitness and an enthusiasm for Street Fit. Its simple all you have to do is spread the word about our Street Fit Instructor Courses.

Having or building contacts will be vital in making sure that you can refer as many people to us as possible. We suggest gyms or dance studios, dancers and personal trainers; are the best source of interested individuals and an ideal target audience that can help earn you your commission.

There is no cost needed from you at all, you will just need to put in some hard work and time to ensure all you gain is pure profit. All you have to do is register with us to get a unique code and then start referring people to our course!

As an added incentive once your recruits contact us quoting your code they will get a reduced Street Fit Instructor Training Course fee so everyone is a winner!

What Are The Benefits of Becoming A Street Fit Agent?

Plus the following marketing benefits!

  • No start up costs with the potential to build a substantial business.
  • Uses a proven business formula.
  • Low risk.
  • A great deal of support and advice given.
  • Flexible -can be run on a full-time or part-time basis.
  • Highly expandable – no restrictions on territory.
  • Business can be run from your own home.
  • Builds your confidence and increases your communication skills.

Our Agents are our marketing and sales force. If becoming a Street Fit Agent appeals to you, please contact us today click here to find out more!

Simply email us or call on 0800 689 9909.

Instructor Training London

With the recent launch of our website which includes many promotion videos we are now very pleased to say that Instructor Training Dates for street dance fitness have now been released.

You now have the chance to become a fully licensed Street Fit Instructor and can start making money and become part of the Street Fit family.

A breakdown of how the day will run is as follows:

Course Duration 6 hours with a 1 hour break for lunch

Registration, then a full day of Street Fit Instructor Training.

The Street Fit Street dance fitness course provides instructors with the tools needed to run Street Fit classes by the end of the day you will gain valuable teaching tools, routines and guidelines to be a certified Street Fit Instructor.

This course is aimed at anyone with a passion for dance or fitness, with a basic understanding of dance.

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Participants will complete the day able to demonstrate an understanding of
what Street Fit is, as well as the ability to deliver it in a fun and safe way utilising a variety of dance styles.

8.45am – 9.15am – Registration
9.15 am – 9.30am – Introduction To Street Fit – Course Outline
9.30am – 9.45am – What the Street Fit license entails
9.45am – 10.15am – Learn The Moves – Warm Up
10.15am – 10.45am – Learn The Moves – Upper Body
11.00am – 11.30am- Learn The Moves – Lower Body
11.30am – 12.00pm – Learn The Moves – Cardio
1.00pm – 1.30pm – Learn The Moves – Core
1.30pm – 2.00pm – Learn The Moves – Cool Down
2.00pm – 2.15pm – Health & Safety
2.30pm – 2.30pm – Street Fit Member Benefits
2.30pm – 3.00pm Assessments

Course aims:

1) To give you an understanding of Street Fit.
2) To give you the tools and marketing you need to make money.
4) To deliver Street Fit Classes and or workshops.

On successful completion of the dance fitness course you will be able to teach a Street Fit session.

To successfully complete the course participant must:

Complete the multiple choice assessment and a practical session which will be observed by our trainer.

The result of both assessments will be added together to give the final result.

On completion you will receive an exclusive Workout DVD to be able to practice the routines in your own time, Instructor Manual to refer to techniques and teaching styles, and Street Fit – Volume 1 our royalty free music to teach your workout to and most importantly the Street Fit license to be able to teach Street Fit exclusively for a year.

Pass and start teaching Street Fit classes and making money it’s that simple!

Course costs £285 which includes 1 year license fee.

Call Trap Media to book your place today, places are limited to a first come first served basis.

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