WHAT IS THE CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR EDUCATION LIKE IN EUROPE?
Answer: A European Tae Bo® Fitness Instructor Education requires attending a total of 5 days (4 days of education and practice and 1 exam day) of instructor education. There is an optional (but highly recommended) teaching day for an additional fee to prepare for exam day. Please Note: Current education students receive a discounted price for the teaching day associated with the education they are currently registered in, but they do not receive an education point for attending.
DO YOU HAVE BASIC AND ADVANCED INSTRUCTOR EDUCATIONS?
Answer: Yes, Tae Bo® Fitness does offer a Basic Education for anyone interested in becoming a certified instructor for the first time as well as an Advanced Education for currently certified Basic Instructors who want to increase their instructor level. In addition, we offer a Basic Challenge, the first two days of any Basic Education, for those who are not sure if they want to commit to becoming a certified instructor. Please Note: Challenge participants may upgrade their purchase to a full instructor education by paying the difference in attendance price before the start of the 3rd day of the education.
IS THERE AN INSTRUCTOR LEVEL HIGHER THAN AN ADVANCED INSTRUCTOR?
Answer: Yes, we have an Elite Instructor Program for qualified and currently Certified Advanced Instructors invited to casting tryouts. Please Note: Since attendance to an Elite Education requires an invitation from the Tae Bo® Fitness Headquarters, Advanced Instructors interested in becoming an Elite Instructor are encouraged to contact their local Master Instructor for recommendation into the program.
IS THERE AN INSTRUCTOR LEVEL HIGHER THAN AN ELITE INSTRUCTOR?
Answer: Yes, we have a Jr Master and Master Instructor Program for qualified and currently Certified Elite Instructors invited to casting tryouts. Please Note: Attendance to a Jr Master or Master Education requires an invitation from Billy Blanks® and/or Shellie Blanks Cimarosti and the Tae Bo® Fitness Headquarters.
WHERE WILL EDUCATIONS AND INSTRUCTOR TRAININGS TAKE PLACE?
Answer: Educations and instructor trainings can take place anywhere in Europe, as long as it is taught by a qualified instructor and approved by the Tae Bo® Fitness Headquarters. We currently offer educations and instructor trainings in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. We are constantly scheduling educations and instructor trainings in other countries as well and recommend checking our official website for new dates and locations on a regular basis.
CAN I RENEW MY INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATE IF I WAS UNABLE TO EARN THE 4 EDUCATION POINTS?
Answer: Yes, we have options available for already expired instructors and instructors who will not be able to earn the needed points before their certificate will expire. Please contact the Tae Bo® Fitness Headquarters so we can determine what option is best for you.
DO CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS IN EUROPE HAVE TO PAY A MONTHLY FEE?
Answer: No, there is no monthly fee required for instructors that are certified under the European Tae Bo® Fitness Instructor Certification Program.
DO I HAVE TO EARN EDUCATION POINTS TO REMAIN A CURRENTLY CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR?
Answer: Yes, currently certified instructors must earn 4 education points every 2 years to remain currently certified.
HOW DO I EARN EDUCATION POINTS?
Answer: Certified instructors can earn education points by attending various trainings, workshops, and special events that specifically offer education points. Attending official events, such as: a Tae Bo® 2.0 Teaching Day, Tae Bo® Kids, Tae Bo® Kickboxing, Tae Bo® Extreme, Tae Bo® Bands, Tae Bo® Core, Tae Bo® Lower-Body, Tae Bo® Low-Impact, or any special Tae Bo® Fitness event offered in conjunction with a Tae Bo® 2.0 Tour. Each official event attended is worth one (1) point.
CAN A CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR EARN EDUCATION POINTS FOR ATTENDING AN OFFICIAL EVENT?
Answer: Yes, in addition to the instructor trainings available on our website, there will also be at least one event during every Tae Bo® 2.0 Tour that will allow currently certified instructors to earn an education point for attending.
WHAT ARE THE FEES TO ATTEND AN EDUCATION OR INSTRUCTOR TRAINING?
Answer: The cost to attend an education or instructor training can vary due to the education level and/or type of instructor training. For a complete list of available educations and instructor trainings and the current registration fee, please visit our official website at www.taebo.com.
HOW CAN I TELL WHAT LEVEL A CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR?
Answer: Every certified instructor receives a pair of official Tae Bo® Fitness hand gloves when their instructor certificate is awarded. The awarded hand glove color, as well as the awarded instructor certificate correlate with the level of instructor certificate earned.
WHERE CAN I FIND AN UP TO DATE SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING EDUCATIONS AND INSTRUCTOR TRAININGS?
Answer: You can find the most current and up to date schedule of upcoming educations and instructor trainings on our official website: www.taebo.com.
CAN ANY STUDIO REGISTER WITH TAE BO® FITNESS?
Answer: Yes, any studio may register with Tae Bo® Fitness for free. Simply, visit www.taebo.com and complete the ‘Studio Registration Form’.
ARE THERE CONTACTS AVAILABLE IN EUROPE WHO CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS IN GERMAN?
Answer: Yes, we do have a team of Master Instructors available to assist you locally. Plus, our official website has a separate section designated for our European Certified Instructor Program and the content is available in multiple languages. Please Note: Only the Tae Bo® Fitness Headquarters can approve any event, education, training, advertisement, marketing material, the creation of social media pages, websites, email addresses, etc.
CAN I RECEIVE UPDATES AND NOTIFICATIONS BY EMAIL OR FACEBOOK?
Answer: Yes, the Tae Bo® Fitness Headquarters sends out a newsletter on a regular basis to all subscribed members. If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive our official newsletter, please email: [email protected]. Updates and notifications are also posted regularly on our official Tae Bo Fitness European Facebook Page, request to join by clicking here.