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What is a Fit Bodies, Inc. teaching vacation?

A teaching vacation allows a certified and experienced fitness, yoga or sports instructor to enjoy luxury, all-inclusive resort vacations in exchange for teaching classes to resort guests. Resorts receive fantastic skilled instructors to enhance marketable amentities. 

What is the purpose and benefits of booking with Fit Bodies, Inc.?

Fit Bodies, Inc. is a booking agency. We have contracted with resorts to offer qualified, certified, educated fitness and other specialized professionals to teach and train the guests at resort facilities as independent contractors with Fit Bodies. As independent contractors all fitness and teaching professionals acknowledge and confirm that they are not employees of Fit Bodies, Inc., its affiliates, or the resorts.  Fit Bodies, Inc. began in 1992 offering stellar customer service to ensure teaching vacation bookings are reliable and smooth to use for the instructor and resort alike.

Who is this program for?

Experienced and certified group fitness instructors, yoga teachers, personal trainers, tennis instructors, golf pros, Zumba® instructors and Pilates teachers.  Entertainment, wellness and nutrition specialists may also find opportunities.   

What is included with a teaching vacation?

Luxury, all-inclusive resort accommodations and amenities are included at resorts for the guest instructor and one adult companion.  Most family resorts additionally include two children 12 and younger with guest instructor booking. 

What is NOT included with a teaching vacation?

Flights are never included. Nor does Fit Bodies, Inc. (or resorts) pay for any travel, transfer or incurred hotel expenses at anytime. Some resorts do offer complimentary ground transfers from nearest airport.

As a qualified participant for this program, where and how do I get started?

FitnessProTravel.com is home of the Fit Bodies, Inc. teaching vacation program.  All instructors create and maintain their professional accounts on this site. FitnessProTravel shows real time teaching vacation availability, and approved account holders have booking access 24/7 to secure their vacation plans.

Qualified pros can move to page “Getting Started

How does the membership program work on FitnessProTravel.com?

Fit Bodies, Inc. and FitnessProTravel.com have a membership offer rewarding the members who invest in the program and help to keep the demands of a growing website alive.  With the BASIC (free) membership you can view complete availability but with your free membership you only have access to book about 15 resort positions.  Upgrade to any annual Premium account (including TRAVEL) for complete booking access to all positions based on teaching qualifications.  There are great reasons to upgrade your membership further than TRAVEL and you can review all membership opportunities from Basic to the Travel, Medallion and Enterprise Premium options - fitnessprotravel.com/Go-Fit-Pro-Premium

What happens after pro creates a FitnessProTravel.com account?

Access to view teaching availability is granted to the complete accounts immediately. The pro can login to their new FitnessProTravel.com account. A Fit Bodies, Inc. staff member will review your account and be in touch if more information is necessary to know how your skills best fit into the program. You will receive help navigating the many search and resort capabilities of FitnessProTravel.com from the Fit Bodies, Inc. team.

What happens after a pro books teaching vacation online at FitnessProTravel.com?

Fit Bodies, Inc. office will process your teaching vacation booking and send you email confirmation from service@fitnessprotravel.com within 24 hours. The confirmation email will offer permission to proceed with flights anytime and you will also receive ground transportation and travel insurance details via email.  About 30 days prior to your vacation departure, your resort’s Fit Bodies Concierge will be in touch with complete details to prepare you for your teaching vacation. Concierge team is available to assist you in the meantime, should the need arise. Be ready for fun and fitness while exploring luxury resort locations worldwide!

How much teaching is required during a teaching vacation?

Never more than three hours on non-travel days.  Schedules vary from resort to resort with the medium obligation at two classes daily.  Schedules and details for teaching at each resort, individually, are available on FitnessProTravel.com "Travel Spots" page.

I'm a yoga teacher or wellness expert who wants to create retreats. Can you help?

Yes, we have wonderful locations outside of the typical teaching vacation program who have a primary focus to host yoga and wellness retreats.  Work with us to create a retreat opportunity receiving assistance with management and negation of your retreat contracts. Refer to RETREATS page to learn more.

Can I buy additional rooms for friends and family?

Many resorts offer our pros very good rates to bring your friends or family along with you. Reach out to the Fit Bodies Inc. Concierge for the particular resort to inquire the rates. Rates vary based on number of guests you are adding, the resort in question and time of year of your vacation.

May a third adult come along on my teaching vacation?

Some adult resorts will allow a third adult for added cost. All family resorts will allow a third adult and there will be a daily cost for additional adult(s) regardless of whether children are accompanying the guest pro at family resort.  Rates vary; contact Fit Bodies, Inc. Concierge.

I have a larger family than four or my children are above the age of 12. Can I still participate in the program and bring my family?

Yes, your Fit Bodies Concierge team will help you navigate options for your larger family to be accommodated at a resort. Learn more about availabilities for larger families on TOP 5 FAQ

Can I travel and teach multiple weeks?

YES! The admin fees listed on FitnessProTravel.com are based on weekly availability.  If a pro is looking for a long term teaching vacation placement, Fit Bodies may be able to assist depending on availability and time of desired travel.  Fit Bodies, Inc. creates teaching vacations and not job experiences where the professional instructor accepts pay for the services rendered or offered.

What are the accommodations like?

Guest instructors stay in a regular guest room at the resort they chose to book on FitnessProTravel.com. The accommodations and amenities are provided to guest instructors just the same as full paying guests.

RARE OCCURANCES:  There is a slight chance a resort may reach full capacity.  In this instance the pro may be moved off property. All of this is rare and typically avoided. Transportation will be provided when needed and all resort activities and amenities will be available to the guest fitness pros and included guests.   If you are requested to move off property for one or more nights, this is non-negotiable and your cooperation is required.   The hotels prefer to house you rather than pay for your accommodations elsewhere so this happens only if absolutely necessary.

 What is the gift fund and do all guest instructors participate in the gift fund?
Click here for “TOP 5 FAQ”

How much does it cost to fly to the Caribbean?

Your flight cost will vary based on where you are flying from and the time of year you want to travel among other things. Check flight options and cost with a provider of your choice.  We have many resort options so many airport options: West coast pros should check PVR, SJD, HUX, ZIH and everyone should check CUN, MBJ, PUJ and also check out the Pacific MX destinations.

 

Are there any hidden costs?

Fit Bodies, Inc. and bookings on FitnessProTravel.com do not have a hidden cost. We present admin fees, gift fund costs, ground transportation and membership dues up front. To avoid any surprises on an instructor’s part, always review the “Travel Spots” for each resort you are traveling to.   

Do I have to Travel Sunday to Sunday?

In most cases yes, otherwise you will be overlapping with other instructors. There are added fees for days outside of Sunday to Sunday. The exceptions: Desire Riviera Maya asks pros to arrive and depart on Saturdays and Huatulco resorts allows any day travel as long as it is in 7 day increments.

Do I take my own music?

Most resort music equipment is IPod or MP3. You may take a CD or two to be safe, as well.  It can be helpful to leave burned fitness or yoga music CDs for resort staff members to use. Some instructors travel with portable IPod speakers to be sure music can go wherever class wants to go!

What time of the day do I need to arrive and depart?

Arrival and departure anytime on Sunday is appropriate. Many resorts have actual check-in time of 3PM and checkout at 11AM. 

Travel Safety

Fit Bodies, Inc. contracts with resorts of notable luxury status. Resorts keep security of guests as top priority and it is advised to have a guide or group when and if the need to venture off-property arises.  It’s always wise to evaluate surroundings everywhere one travels whether it’s outside the home or in a foreign country. Always lock up valuables in room security safe provided at the resort.

Who is liable if someone is injured during participation in a class I am teaching?

The hotel has an umbrella policy coving all aspects of our program. Because all instructors are certified, we expect you to also be covered with your own liability policy.

May I change my dates or property once they have been confirmed?

We hope that you will not book unless you are completely confident you will be traveling the dates and resort you chose. If you change dates or locations this creates a problem for us to be able to cover abandoned dates and adds additional amount of work for Fit Bodies Inc. and the resorts. Refer to change and cancellation policy in Fit Bodies travel program terms.

Do I need a passport?

YES. If you are receiving a new one for the trip be certain the Passport office is aware of your upcoming travel dates. If you do not reside in the country you are traveling to, a passport is required.

What do I mark on the customs/immigration form?

WHEN TRAVELING TO THE RESORTS IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL SPORTS PROFESSIONALS DESIGNATE VACATION OR PLEASURE ON ALL CUSTOMS DECLARATION FORMS. DESIGNATING BUSINESS OR VACATION/BUSINESS MAY RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DEPORTATION TO YOUR ORIGINATING DESTINATION.

 

Thank you for reading our complete FAQ before contacting the office staff for personal assistance.  Fit Bodies, Inc. knows once you book a teaching vacation, you’ll book time and time again as this is the most fun and healthy way to enjoy a luxury all-inclusive vacation to magical destinations.