I didn’t join for the free CECs, but I do like the perk. I joined to support the fitness community which IDEA and ACE do so well. I also subscribe to the IDEAfitTV that has free CECs. And again not for the CECs. I would rather watch something informative than most of the programming on television. And I also learn from the presenters’ techniques for addressing the audience and the teaching of the subject matter.
And I answer questions everyday as a way to “give back” for all that fitness and fitness education has brought to my life.
Come to the Big Island for a Continuing Educaton Vacation and you should be able to write off most of your expenses (if you set up your week/weeks with me properly) for the trip.
Ask your tax guy. According to my tax advisor, “Professionals must spend over half of their days doing business (in a CEC course for some part of the day) to deduct airfare. Other costs (Hotels, meals, rental car) are only written off for the business days (days of CEC courses).”
I set up CEC courses for individuals or groups according to this, their budget, and how they want to set up their time. I can take you around the island for off site course work and out on field trips like swimming the triathlon course, biking, hiking the volcano,and more with CEC time, etc. And you get to come to Hawaii!!
I think that is better than just a free CEC. But I like free CECs, too.