ClassPass Gives Aspiring Fitness Instructors Teaching Opportunities
  • July 20, 2017
  • For many on a fitness journey, the inspiration that starts in a fitness class leads to the question, “Could I do that?” For those pondering a new venture in fitness, ClassPass just announced that the brand will soon be providing an opportunity for newly trained instructors who don’t already work at a studio to organize fitness classes on ClassPass.

    This program is built to give up-and-coming instructors the experience they need to advance their fitness careers, and after rolling out in New York City last month, the program is slowly making its way to more cities including San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta.

    After applying and being accepted to the program, instructors will be required to teach a minimum of four ClassPass exclusive community classes for free. These complimentary community classes must fit the running, dance, bootcamp or yoga categories.

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    What’s in it for new fitness instructors?

    ClassPass representatives shared with us that the intention of the program is to create an opportunity to gain fitness experiences.

    “These new ClassPass teachers will be paid in teaching experience, unbiased feedback and a complimentary ClassPassBase plan,” Ashley Hennings, Director of Public relations at ClassPass told us.

    And Instructors in the launch market will have studio space to use. Hennings shared that ClassPass will allow instructors to use a studio space in Nomad to ensure the best teaching experience.

    What’s in it for ClassPass?

    The brand will be able to offer a more unlimited product with these additional free classes without cutting into its revenue. ClassPass instructors – again, paid in experience – will present a low-to-no overhead opportunity for the brand, which shells out a premium for spots in popular boutique studios.

    What’s in it for ClassPass Members?

    When members take community classes through ClassPass instructors, they won’t need to worry about using one of their precious ClassPass classes on a new instructor or experience. Members will find these classes by filtering to the “free” tab in the ClassPass app.

    These new community classes will exist alongside other existing complimentary offerings from ClassPass, like run clubs, outdoor work outs and community classes.

    Interested instructors can apply here. And even if you’re not in a city where ClassPass Instructor Programs exist, you can still apply for future opportunities in new cities.

    About Jeana Anderson Cohen

    Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of aSweatLife.com, a destination for living your best life, with fitness as the catalyst. After graduating from University of Wisconsin with a degree in Journalism, she spent much of her career - before leaving agency life - creating and executing social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience and her passion for wellness. You can find Jeana - who’s certified as a personal trainer - coaching group fitness classes and hosting aSweatLife’s #Sweatworking events.