There is no fee to the facility to host an instructor training.
There is no money exchanged between a hosting facility and Zumba Fitness, LLC unless special arrangements have been previously arranged in writing.
There is no monthly fee for a facility to use the STRONG Nation™ name, as long as the instructors have been trained by Zumba Fitness, LLC and maintain a current certificate. Licensees will have an option to join the STRONG Nation™ Network (SYNC) program to receive continuing education, music, choreography, marketing support, ideas, networking, etc. This will be explained in full at the instructor training, and again it's optional.
Instructor Training Courses are scheduled a minimum of 10 weeks in advance. Example: Reserve date in September for December training course. However, more notice is preferred.
Host facility will receive one FREE STRONG Nation™ Instructor Training registration for an individual. This individual should be available to help with set up the night before, registration in the morning, and break down at the end of the day, plus any other facility needs during the instructor training day. The STRONG Nation™ Master Trainer (MT) will register this individual as "free." This individual does not register online.
The host must provide three helpers (usually the free person and two others) for the night before the instructor training (for set up) and 3-4 helpers in the morning (usually from around 7:00-9:00am) for registration.
The STRONG Nation™ Master Trainer (MT) will provide the facility with a flyer to distribute. Host facility must help in marketing the instructor training by networking with local and regional contacts, facilities, gyms, as well as area instructors.
Zumba Fitness reserves the right to cancel any instructor training up to seven (7) days from the training date due to extenuating circumstances that may arise or if there is a lack of interest/registrants.
Once a host has committed to a training date, the host is expected to make every effort to hold the event as scheduled. In extenuating circumstances, if the host is unable to provide the stated facility, the host will provide Zumba Fitness with an alternative venue of equal size in the local area.
The STRONG Nation™ Master Trainer (MT) will need 4-5 tables on the evening before the instructor training to set up registration and other needs. A white wall space or screen is needed to project the presentation used at every type of Zumba training. A large trash can is always recommended to help keep your room clean.
The STRONG Nation™ Master Trainer (MT) will run all the processes. All registrations and money are handled by the MT and through the Zumba website. However, the MT will need an active Group Exercise Director (or some contact person at the facility) to help with "getting the word out," setting up, making sure all processes run smoothly, etc.