1. Am I fit enough to attend a BurleX Fitness Class?
BurleX Fitness classes provide a medium level of cardio fitness in the form of interval training. Everyone is encouraged to work at a pace that is comfortable for them. We offer various adaptations of core moves too, so no matter what shape or size, the moment you begin, you’re building up your own personal fitness level.
2. How do I become a BurleX Fitness instructor in my area?
Visit our ‘instructor courses’ page to find where our one day training courses will be held. If we don’t have any training days in your area, there is also the option of our home study or 6 week training course which can be booked on any date throughout the year.
3. Are there any prerequisites?
There are no formal prerequisites to attend a one day or 6 week BurleX Fitness instructor course other than being over the age of 18 years. We do recommend you have a dance or fitness background with some teaching experience. If you enjoy motivating and supporting others then this is the perfect job for you. If you have no teaching experience, we may recommended that you sit a minimum qualification of Level 2 Exercise to Music. For our home study students, we ask that you to already teach other styles of dance or fitness and can provide evidence of relevant teaching qualifications.
4. What is the difference between the set courses and the home study course?
The home study option allows you the same working opportunities as the one day or 6 week course although you have 6 months to complete. With the home study course you can choose your own days and hours you wish to study and learn around your current work schedule. You will be provided with a range of BurleX Fitness choreographed routines showing a mix of prop and core steps through video links. Video chats are also available with home study trainees and a lead BurleX instructor is always at hand to discuss any questions you may have regarding your training.
5. How am I assessed during my training?
The contents of the home study and 6 week course are split into five sections consisting of four theory and one practical element. The theory sections will be answered and findings will be logged in a workbook to show evidence that you understand the program’s structure and formula. On the 6th week, you will deliver a BurleX masterclass along with your own choreographed routines to your mentor’s students. This will be recorded and used for evidence of your teachings. Your mentor will collect your completed course workbook and notes on the last week and compile a file to be submitted for BurleX Fitness management.
6. What if I am not ready to deliver a masterclass at the end of the 6 weeks?
Once you have attended all relevant classes and discussed any queries with your mentor, there should be no need for you not to be ready. The course is structured and designed for every aspect of the program to be covered and experienced in full within the 6 week timescale. Our BurleX mentors are highly experienced fitness instructors with years of teaching under their belts. They will ensure by the 6th week that you are confident to deliver a masterclass and fully understand all aspects of the BurleX program.
7. How do I sign up to become a BurleX instructor?
Click on your desired course day on the ‘Instructor Training’ page and complete the registration form. Once completed you will be directed to PayPal and your booking will be confirmed once the payment has been made.
8. How much is a training course?
Our certified instructor training courses range from £180.00 – £245.00 depending on location and duration of the course.
9. What happens after I sign up?
You will receive notification from a lead Burlex Fitness instructor 7 days prior to the event. You may start looking for places to hold your classes but will not have permission to use our marketing material, brand name or logo until you have completed the course and signed the licence agreement.
10. What is the instructor licence and how long does it last?
The instructor licence is an agreement between the instructor and BurleX Fitness Ltd. It allows the instructor to use BurleX Fitness marketing material, brand logo name, receive new monthly choreographed routines and have access to free advertising through the website and BurleX social media sites. You will become part of the BurleX instructor network and have continual support from our team, with choreography tips from our instructor trainers as well as invitations to workshops and masterclasses.
The licence fee costs £120.00 (the first year is paid in advance). This subscription is an automatic recurring fee through Paypal and needs to be activated within a fortnight of qualifying from your course. Ongoing subscriptions after the first year can continue annually or purchased on a monthly basis priced at £15.00 per month. Our prices can’t be beat and there are no other hidden costs or fees.
11. How soon can I start teaching classes?
Once you have completed the theory and practical tasks and have been signed off by your lead instructor, your licence fee subscription is activated, you are ready to begin.