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?
We live in a society where there are 3 kinds of professionals:
-The ones who invent and create something new
-The ones who follow and/or copy what the other group has created
-Those who live and operate in between the other two
This is a subject where can take a lot of time and discussion to analyze it. You (as all of us) have the right to do as what you think is best for you in order to make a living. Using someone else’s training method or idea is not uncommon in our profession. I’m sure the “inventors/creators” of other trends had to “steal” and/or use ideas from others before they called them their own and trademarked them.