FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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Become an Instructor

Is there a demand for FLYAROO Fitness Instructors?

Yes! Centers for young children are always looking for new programs, especially fitness based classes for both boys and girls. We find that recreational departments, community centers, and fitness facilities are constantly adding new programs to add to their schedules.

Do I receive a territory?

In order to have your own territory, you would have to buy a franchise. This is NOT what we are offering you. We are a licensed program. You are becoming certified and licensed to teach FLYAROO Fitness Classes. You cannot have a website with FLYAROO Fitness in the url, unless you contact us beforehand.

You can also charge your own rates in your community. We don’t tell you how to price out the classes, but can offer FIN members some advice!

How will people know that I'm an instructor?

If you’re a FIN member, we put you on our website under “Find Certified Instructors” and we do our best to blast your classes on our Facebook page. We also offer you customizable business cards that you can purchase and hand out in your community.

Another way to get noticed is to tell people! In the FIN membership, you receive tons of tips on how to promote and sell yourself as an independent instructor to local places in your community.

What is the start-up cost?

FLYAROO Fitness is all about using your imagination. We don’t require that you purchase any equipment or props. The only start-up cost in addition to the initial workshop fee would be the FIN membership, which is optional and highly recommended.

How do I seek employment after becoming certified?

Once you’re a certified FLYAROO Fitness Instructor, which means that you paid for the online training academy and graduated, you have the option (which we highly recommend) to join the FLYAROO Instructor Network, FIN. Becoming a FIN member is a $30/ month continuing education program. We give you the tools to become a successful Instructor. For example, FIN members have access to the trademarked logo, customized marketing materials, and all of our sales and business tips/ advice. FIN members also have continuous support to receive answers from the FLYAROO Fitness Team.

Do I work for the company after the online training?

You work for yourself as an independent FLYAROO Fitness Instructor. We help you out as much as we can if you become a FIN member.

Will I need to buy my own insurance?

We highly recommend insurance, but cannot enforce that you purchase it. The liability insurance will depend on where you work and if someone else will cover you. The company that we purchase insurance from is: Sadler Sports. You should be researching what works best for you!

What do I receive after I graduate the training?

FLYAROO Fitness Certificate of Completion

FLYAROO Fitness PDF Manual

FLYAROO Fitness Music Playlist

FLYAROO Fitness Choreography 

Tell me more about FIN!

FIN is the FLYAROO Instructor Network. It’s a $30/month membership to the best of the best at FLYAROO Fitness. You receive monthly playlists that coincide with our passport/ curriculum page that families and businesses can follow. You also receive quarterly choreography. In addition, FIN members have access to our business library of tips on how to promote yourself, market the program, and ideas of how to choose your pricing scale. We also have sample sales pitches and so much more!

Another bonus of being a FIN member is having access to the FLYAROO Fitness Team. We are here to answer all of your questions and give you as much feedback as possible!

About Us

Who is FLYAROO Fitness?

FLYAROO Fitness is a fun enrichment program that focuses on yoga, dance, and basic skills. We implement themes into our choreography such as taking a trip to the beach or going to the zoo, all by using our imagination!

The program was developed by Co-Founders: Ethel Baumberg & Ashley Spicer in 2013 and has been implemented in over 50 schools, community centers, and gyms, inspiring more than 1,000 children to fall in love with the fun, imaginative, and exciting movement program

What's the vision of FLYAROO Fitness?

Our mission is to inspire a new generation of fit and healthy children to fall in love with being active and enjoying their structured fitness classes. The only way for us to do this on a large scale is to train and certify fitness enthusiasts, schools, teachers, community centers, fitness trainers, etc.

Our vision is to grow FLYAROO Fitness globally, motivating not only children, but also adult to use their imaginations and bring themes to life when teaching fitness classes. This is a program for families, children PreK-5th grade, and instructors.

Who is the program for?

KIDS! FLYAROO Fitness is for grades PreK- 5th.

YOU! In order for more FLYAROO Fitness classes to appear in your community, we need fitness enthusiasts, teachers, professionals, etc. to become certified in the program.

FAMILIES! Families know that their kids are in good hands with FLYAROO Fitness Instructors. All instructors are thoroughly trained through online training workshops. The workshops include training in basic skills, dance, and yoga; as well as safety, injury prevention, and basic child development.

SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY CENTERS! Nurseries & preschools are not mandated to have physical education for their students. FLYAROO Fitness offers professional development workshops to license schools in the program, allowing teachers and staff to implement the program without hiring outside instructors.

GYMS & FITNESS STUDIOS!  If you own a gym or studio, you can hire a FLYAROO Fitness Instructor or train your own staff to teach classes during peak hours in the babysitting room or in an additional space in the building.

What is unique about FLYAROO Fitness?

We combined dance, yoga, and basic skills into one program. Every class, we bring a theme to life with fun and exciting adventures around the world by tapping into the child’s imagination. Example of our themes include, but are not limited to:

  • Going to the zoo/ circus/ on vacation
  • Celebrating a holiday with exercise
  • Traveling around the world, discovering new cultures

Our curriculum is developed by lead choreographer, Ashley Spicer and fitness professional/ health educator, Ethel Baumberg. Every month, we have a new theme, new playlist, and new choreography!

How long are the classes?

  • 15-20 minutes for 18 months – 2.5 years
  • 20-30 minutes for ages 2.5 – 3.5 years
  • 30-45 minutes for ages 4+ years

Certificated instructors are not required to abide by our options for classes.

Where are classes taught?

We’re experts in using our imagination and encourage you to do the same! When considering to Become a FLYAROO Fitness Instructor, you’re going to wonder where you can teach the classes. Here are some examples:

  • Preschools & Nurseries
  • Summer & Vacation Camps
  • After School Programs
  • Recreational & Community Centers
  • Gyms & Fitness studios
  • Playgroups & Outdoors
  • Birthday Parties & Special Events
  • Family Fitness Classes

Online Training Academy

What does the online training fee include?

Our online training academy costs between $175-225 for US residents and $225-300 for international residents. The cost includes the actual training, which you receive from the FLYAROO Fitness Team and Co-Founders, Ethel & Ashley. It also allows you to teach as an independent FLYAROO Fitness Instructor for one year.

If you join FIN (FLYAROO Instructor Network), you will be able to continue teaching indefinitely (as long as you’re paying the membership fees). If you choose not to join FIN, you will have to go through the training and pay the current fee for the workshop in one year of graduating the online academy.

Are there any prerequisites for the instructor training?

There are no prerequisites for the instructor workshop. All participants come from different professional backgrounds and do not need licenses or certifications to register. Participants must be at least 16 years of age; those who are younger than 18 will need a signed waiver from a parent or guardian the morning of the workshop, during check in time.

What's the process for being certified online?

Step 1: Sign up for the online training

Step 2: Begin reading the manual

Step 3: Complete assignment #1

Step 4: Watch the training videos

Step 5: Audition the videos back to us

Step 6: Graduate and become a certified FLYAROO Fitness Instructor

Do you offer continuing education for online?

Yes! We are NASM and AFAA accredited for online training.  Next stop, ACE Fitness.

Live Training Workshops

What does the live training fee include?

Our live training workshops cost $225 for early bird and $250 regular pricing in the US only at this time. The cost includes the day of the training, which you receive from the FLYAROO Fitness Team and Co-Founders, Ethel & Ashley. It also allows you to teach as an independent FLYAROO Fitness Instructor for one year (if you choose to purchase FIN, you will be able to continue using your certification while you’re in good standing with the company).

If you join FIN (FLYAROO Instructor Network), you will be able to continue teaching indefinitely (as long as you’re paying the membership fees). If you choose not to join FIN, you will have to go through the training and pay the current fee for the workshop in one year of graduating the online academy.

Are there any prerequisites for the instructor training?

There are no prerequisites for the instructor workshop. All participants come from different professional backgrounds and do not need licenses or certifications to register. Participants must be at least 16 years of age; those who are younger than 18 will need a signed waiver from a parent or guardian the morning of the workshop, during check in time.

What should I bring/ wear?

Step 1: Sign up for the live workshop near you

Step 2: We will send you our manual to bring to the workshop

Bring: computer, tablet, or pen/paper, change of clothes, water, snacks, money for lunch/ lunch box (we do not have a fridge)

Wear: workout clothes, sneakers

You will graduate and become a certified FLYAROO Fitness Instructor the day of the training

Do you offer continuing education for live workshops?

Yes! We are NASM, AFAA, and ACE Fitness accredited.