As we all know fitness professionals don’t make a lot of money. We do it because we love it! However, I don’t think that should mean that we end up paying over $100/month for cert fees..With that said what do you think about taking a well known fitness class (For ex. Zumba and calling it a “Latin cardio dance class”?) Most licensed fitness programs charge at least $10/month so if you have multiple certs it can really add up quickly. I know taking these trainings can be very valuable for learning more, but to have multiple certs and maintaing the fees each month seems a little crazy. Do any of you take branded fitness classes and changed the name, but use the same concepts to avoid paying hefty fees each month?
developing a class and making it a ‘brand’ requires a lot of effort. The brand means that the intellectual property of the person who created it is recognized (and often trademarked or even patented), and that is one of the reasons why there are those fees.
What you are suggesting to do is the equivalent of selling a $20 Rolex at the street corner.
Can anybody stop you? Most likely not.