Instructors Bring MOSSA Programs to Life
Our programs are carefully designed around our M4 Programming and the principles of movement, motivation, music, and metrics. Instructors bring our programs to life and are the heart and soul of the group fitness experience.
MOSSA Music is the key to unlocking the group fitness experience. With chart-topping hits from every decade, it’s custom engineered to drive the experience. With emotive and heart-pounding playlists, it is the score that underscores our commitment to the movement and music connection.
Our trainings are educational and energizing. In addition to the basics of learning programming and proper execution, our trainings cover the essentials of movement, music, and motivation. Instructors learn strategies for connecting with members, coaching to all fitness levels, and creating an amazing experience for members.
We are life-long learners and believe the most inspiring and impactful instructors share that core value. Each quarter we provide education to help instructors become better movers, better motivators, better coaches, and more meaningful connectors.
QUARTERLY PROGRAM RELEASES
Each quarterly program release contains the workout video, music, program notes, and education. These resources are delivered digitally through our platform MOSSA GO. Instructors who are actively teaching the program are required to be enrolled in Autoship. This ensures that all instructors who are actively teaching have access to the workout and education materials each quarter. Instructors may cancel their Autoship enrollment and re-enroll at any time. Instructors who are not enrolled in Autoship will have an ‘inactive’ status and will not be eligible to teach during that time.
MOSSA MUSIC MAGIC
The music for our workouts is custom engineered and sound designed for the experience. It drives the movements and helps motivate participants. It literally sets to tone for the workout. From editing, to remixing, to creating mashups and reproducing collaborations, to editing lyrics and adding sound effects, the art of sound design is one we take quite seriously.
MOSSA MUSIC GUARANTEE
The MOSSA Music Guarantee promises that all songs have been thoroughly evaluated to be appropriate for general audiences. Combined with the Testing Phase of Program Development, we are confident that our music will help you reach more people and get more people moving!
Our trainings, whether live or online, are designed to give you all the tools you need to deliver a safe, effective, and inspiring group fitness experience. With programs built on industry’s most comprehensive program development process, each training will cover everything you need to know about the program design, program brand architecture, program personality, the pre-programmed options and modifications, and the best strategies for coaching and connecting.
You do not need to have experience teaching in order to attend a MOSSA Training.
Each quarter we provide instructors with education to help keep them up to date on the latest in exercise science, the evolution of our program brands, and new strategies for coaching and connecting with members … all designed to get more people moving!
CONTINUINING EDUCATION CREDITS (CECs)
Instructors can earn ACE, AFAA, and canfitpro Continuing Education Credit (CECs) and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for MOSSA Education sessions. We provide access for instructors to review education sessions, take quizzes, and earn CECs/CEUs.
HOW LONG AFTER TRAINING DO I HAVE TO SUBMIT MY VIDEO FOR ASSESSMENT?
Assessment videos are due 90 days after completion of training (in person and online).
CAN I STILL TEACH IF MY 90-DAY ASSESSMENT DUE DATE HAS PASSED?
If you have passed your 90-day due date, you are not allowed to teach a class on your facility’s schedule and you will no longer be on Autoship. We realize that you have to teach to participants for your assessment video, so, in this situation and with your facility’s permission, you can gather some participants during an unscheduled time in the group fitness room at your facility to film your assessment video. Once you pass assessment, you will be back on Autoship and can teach on your facility’s schedule.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT PASS ASSESSMENT?
If you do not pass your first assessment (1st submission), you will receive a RESUBMIT. This means you are not eligible to teach the program at your facility until you pass your assessment video. You have 30 days from the date of receiving your 1st submission results within which to resubmit a video for assessment at no charge (2nd submission). If you do not pass assessment again, you can resubmit one more video for a fee of $50 USD (3rd submission). After this, you will be required to repeat training in person, at half price, before you can submit any additional video assessments.
FOR 3D30, WHAT HAPPENS IF I ONLY PASS THE TRAINING SERIES OR THE 3D30 WORKOUT, BUT NOT BOTH?
If you only PASS one of the video assessments for 3D30, you will only have to resubmit a video of what you did not PASS (either the Training Series or the 3D30 workout).
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY VIDEO FOR ASSESSMENT?
All details for video assessment submission are here.
CAN I START TEACHING ON MY FACILITY’S SCHEDULE BEFORE I PASS ASSESSMENT?
Yes. With the approval of your Group Fitness Manager (or other facility management), you can start teaching on the schedule once you have completed training for all programs with the exception of 3D30 and MOVE30. We strongly recommend that you take adequate time to prepare and practice prior to teaching to members; generally, this would be no less than two to three weeks after training. For 3D30 and MOVE30, you have pass assessment prior to teaching to members.
CAN I USE ANY NOTES WHEN TEACHING?
No. You cannot use any form of notes when teaching. If you are using notes, your video will not be accepted, and you will have to refilm.
CAN I USE ANY RELEASE FOR MY VIDEO ASSESSMENT?
You can use your training release or any release after as long as you have purchased the release. If you have not purchased the release, your video will not be accepted, and you will have to refilm.
HOW CAN I SUBMIT MY VIDEO FOR ASSESSMENT?
A link to your video can be submitted here. We accept Box.com, Dropbox, and GoogleDrive links. We do not accept YouTube links. If you submit a YouTube link, you will be asked to remove the video from YouTube and submit an acceptable link.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I CANNOT COMPLETE MY ASSESSMENT VIDEO IN 90 DAYS?
You can request an extension here.
CAN I TEACH DIRECTLY TO THE VIDEO CAMERA FOR MY VIDEO ASSESSMENT?
No. You must teach in a live teaching environment with at least five participants (four for 3D30 or MOVE30).
SHOULD I SUBMIT AN ASSESSMENT VIDEO FOR GROUP RIDE, R30, OR BOTH?
You can choose to submit a video for either Group Ride or R30. If you submit a video for Group Ride and PASS, you will be able to be on Autoship and teach both Group Ride and R30. If you only submit a video for R30 and PASS, you will only be able to be on Autoship and teach R30. If, at a later time, you’d like to teach Group Ride, you will have to submit a Group Ride video at no charge and PASS.
IF I’M SUBMITTING VIDEO ASSESSMENTS FOR BOTH 3D30 AND MOVE30, WILL I HAVE TO DO THE ONLINE EDUCATION TWO TIMES?
No. You only have to do the online education once.
HOW DO I PASS VIDEO ASSESSMENT?
All details for passing video assessment are here.
DOES THE CLASS THAT I TEACH FOR ASSESSMENT HAVE TO BE A CURRENTLY SCHEDULED CLASS?
No. With the permission of your facility, you can teach at any time when the group fitness room is available.
DO I HAVE TO USE A MICROPHONE WHEN TEACHING?
While a microphone is not required, it is strongly recommended that you use one as we need to clearly hear both the music and your voice in your video.
SHOULD I WATCH MY VIDEO BEFORE SUBMITTING IT?
The Assessment Team needs to clearly hear both you and the music as well as clearly see the execution of all movements. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to watch and listen to your video in its entirety before submitting. If we are unable to clearly hear you and the music or clearly see you and your movements, or if you or your movements are cut off, your video might not be accepted, and you would have to refilm.
CAN I JUST SUBMIT A PORTION OF THE WORKOUT FOR ASSESSMENT?
No. You must submit the entire workout. Note that video may be submitted in multiple links (four links maximum), but the video must be from one teaching experience.
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT ASSESSMENT?
You can contact the Assessment Team at email@example.com.
HOW DO I UPDATE MY AUTOSHIP INFORMATION FOR MOSSA GO?
You can update your Autoship Account information here.
IF I GO OFF AUTOSHIP FOR A PROGRAM WILL I STILL HAVE ACCESS TO RELEASES I PURCHASED?
If you are no longer on Autoship, you will not be able to access the program resources in your MOSSA GO app. When you re-enroll in Autoship and become active for that program again, the releases that were previously available to you will be on MOSSA GO.
IF I AM ONLY SUBBING, DO I STILL NEED TO BE ON AUTOSHIP?
Yes. All instructors teaching MOSSA programs are required to be enrolled in Autoship for the programs they are teaching, even subbing.
AM I ABLE TO ORDER BACK RELEASES?
Yes. For the programs on which you are on Autoship, you can order back releases. APR20 releases and prior (if available) are shipped as a kit with the CD, DVD, and program notes. Resources for the JUL20 and subsequent releases are delivered on MOSSA GO.
IS THE PRICE OF THE RELEASE STAYING THE SAME?
The price per release when ordered through Autoship will remain the same, $36 USD. Starting with JAN21, releases ordered through the MOSSA website outside of Autoship are $45 USD. MOSSA GO delivers instructors their quarterly releases digitally in a more convenient, more environmentally friendly, and more feature-rich platform. While the costs of the physical product have decreased slightly (no more plastic DVD shells, no printed program notes, and no shipping costs), the overall costs of video production, post-production, and music licensing continue to increase each year. Additionally, the video platform, the new MOSSA GO mobile app (Android and iOS), digital music licensing fees, and recurring bandwidth charges are all additional expenses that we are investing in to ensure that instructors receive their resources (music, programming, and education) through a more convenient delivery system at the same great value.
HOW WILL I ACCESS MY PROGRAM NOTES?
The program notes are available on MOSSA GO. You can download them to your computer from the website and print them if you like. You can also save them from the app to your smartphone to print and/or for easy reference.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE RELEASES?
New workouts for each MOSSA program are released four times per year: January, April, July, and October. Instructors are billed approximately one month prior to a release date. Instructors are given access to their release(s) when they are billed. Instructors are notified via email prior to billing.
I JUST COMPLETED TRAINING. WILL I RECEIVE THE NEWEST RELEASE VIA AUTOSHIP?
When you registered for training, you also enrolled in Autoship. If you are within your 90-day grace period for video assessment after training (in person or online), you will receive the newest release as long as you completed training prior to Autoship billing.
If you completed training after Autoship billing, you will receive a coupon code after completing training to purchase the newest release at the Autoship discount price ($36) on the MOSSA Store. You will then be set to receive the next release via Autoship.
CAN I CALL OR EMAIL MOSSA TO ORDER RELEASES?
No, MOSSA does not accept orders via telephone or email. You must order releases through the MOSSA Store.
WHAT DO I DO IF MY FACILITY PAYS FOR MY RELEASES?
If your facility pays for your releases, ensure that your Group Fitness Director submits your name and program(s) on the Group Fitness Director Autoship Authorization Form.
MOSSA MUSIC FAQ
HOW DO I GET MY MUSIC?
You will receive a separate email from MOSSA to get an access code to download your music from mossamusic.net. You will be able to upload your music into iTunes or Google Play Music.
HOW DO I SUBMIT A SONG REQUEST - NAME THAT TUNE?
Music drives the experience for all of our programs – we’d love your input! You can submit a song request to our Program Development Team through our Name That Tune form.
I LOST MY MUSIC CODE OR IT’S NOT WORKING, HOW DO I GET ANOTHER ONE?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get your code reset.
HOW MANY CECs/CEUs can I receive for the MOSSA Education sessions?
CEC/CEU quantities vary based on the education session. They are listed on the CEC Registration Form.
IF I DO NOT LIVE IN THE U.S. OR CANADA, CAN I STILL REGISTER FOR A MOSSA EDUCATION COURSE?
Yes. As long as you are training to teach a MOSSA program, you can register and take a course.
CAN I RECEIVE CEUs FOR A NASM CERTIFICATION?
We do not provide CEUs for NASM, however, you can petition NASM to accept the CEUs for your certification.
HOW OFTEN ARE NEW EDUCATION COURSES AVAILABLE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS?
CAN I WATCH THE VIDEO(S) ON MOSSA GO AND TAKE THE EXAM FOR CECs ON MOSSA GO?
No. In order to earn CEC/CEU credits, you need to watch the video(s) and take the exam on our online training platform.
Will I receive Continuing Education Credit (CEC’s) for completing an Initial Training?
Yes. You will receive CEC’s after successfully completing a Live Training or an Online Training. The amount of CEC’s will vary depending on the specific MOSSA program. Please see program specific information below.
How many CEC’s will I receive for 3D30/MOVE30 Initial Training?
3D30/MOVE30 Live Training: 1.7 ACE, 15.0 AFAA, N/A canfitpro
3D30/MOVE30 Online Training: not applicable
How many CEC’s will I receive for Group Active Initial Training?
Group Active Live Training: 2.0 ACE, 14.0 AFAA, 4.0 FIS canfitpro
Group Active Online Training: 0.8 ACE, 8.0 AFAA, 4.0 FIS canfitpro
How many CEC’s will I receive for Group Blast Initial Training?
Group Blast Live Training: 1.6 ACE, 14.0 AFAA, 4.0 FIS canfitpro
Group Blast Online Training: 0.8 ACE, 8.0 AFAA, 4.0 FIS canfitpro
How many CEC’s will I receive for Group Centergy Initial Training?
Group Centergy Live Training: 2.4 ACE, 15.0 AFAA, 4.0 FIS canfitpro
Group Centergy Online Training: 0.6 ACE, 6.0 AFAA, 4.0 FIS canfitpro
How many CEC’s will I receive for Group Core Initial Training?
Group Core Live Training: 0.7 ACE, 8.0 AFAA, 4.0 FIS canfitpro
Group Core Online Training: 0.6 ACE, 6.0 AFAA, 4.0 FIS canfitpro
How many CEC’s will I receive for Group Fight Initial Training?
Group Fight Live Training: 1.6 ACE, 15.0 AFAA, 4.0 FIS canfitpro
Group Fight Online Training: 1.1 ACE, 8.0 AFAA, 4.0 FIS canfitpro
How many CEC’s will I receive for Group Groove Initial Training?
Group Groove Live Training: 2.0 ACE, 15.0 AFAA, 4.0 FIS canfitpro
Group Groove Online Training: 0.7 ACE, 8.0 AFAA, 4.0 FIS canfitpro
How many CEC’s will I receive for Group Power Initial Training?
Group Power Live Training: 2.0 ACE, 15.0 AFAA, 4.0 FIS canfitpro
Group Power Online Training: 1.1 ACE, 11.0 AFAA, 4.0 FIS canfitpro
How many CEC’s will I receive for Group Ride/R30 Initial Training?
Group Ride/R30 Live Training: 1.6 ACE, 14.0 AFAA, 4.0 FIS/4.0 PTS canfitpro
Group Ride/R30 Online Training: 0.8 ACE, 8.0 AFAA, 4.0 FIS/4.0 PTS canfitpro
MOSSA GO FAQ
HOW DO I GET MY MOSSA GO LOGIN?
A welcome email will be sent with your username and password. The welcome email will be sent to the email address that MOSSA has on file. Be sure to check your spam/junk folder for the email. If you would like to change the email address MOSSA has on file, please fill out the account update form on our website. If you have not received the welcome email, please send an email to email@example.com.
HOW MUCH SPACE DO I NEED ON MY SMARTPHONE TO USE THE APP?
The mobile app takes up approximately 39 MB of space. When you download the release to the MOSSA GO app on your device, one 60-minute workout (program notes, music, workout video, and education) takes up approximately 3 GB of space.
CAN WE STILL GET PHYSICAL RELEASES?
We do not have plans to create a physical product. In order to keep up with the demands of new technology and the lack of demand and availability of CD players and DVD players, we are investing heavily in MOSSA GO as the sole delivery mechanism for instructor quarterly programming and education.
DOES THE MOSSA GO APP ALLOW US TO DOWNLOAD MUSIC DIRECTLY TO OUR DEVICE TO PLAY ON ITUNES OR GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC WHEN TEACHING A CLASS?
No. For the JUL20 release, you will be downloading music from mossamusic.net to play on iTunes or Google Play Music.
CAN I BURN THE WORKOUTS ONTO A CD/DVD?
No, you will not be able to burn a DVD of the workouts.
Can you view the Program Notes while also watching the videos on the app?
While you are able to view the program notes in the MOSSA GO app, at this time you are unable to play a video and view the program notes in the app at the same time. MOSSA recommends you play the video on one device and have the program notes open on another device (for example: view the program notes on your computer browser while watching the video in the app on your tablet or phone). If you print your program notes, you can watch the video on any device (browser, tablet, phone) and take notes on your printed copy.
IF WE HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING MOSSA GO, WHO SHOULD WE EMAIL?
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW DO I ACCESS MOSSA GO?
You can access MOSSA GO through a web browser, a smartphone or tablet using the MOSSA GO app, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV. *Please Note: MOSSA GO app is not supported by “Vintage” Apple & Android devices. View a list of devices Apple classifies as “Vintage” here.
WILL I NEED WI-FI AT MY FACILITY OR WILL I HAVE TO USE MY DATA TO PLAY MY MUSIC WHILE TEACHING?
CAN YOU MIX AND MATCH OLD RELEASES WITH THE NEW ONES IN THE APP?
MOSSA has provided music codes for the JUL20, OCT20, and JAN21 releases. Since you will be downloading music from mossamusic.net, you will be able to mix and match with previous releases that you also have in your music library. You can mix and match music on the MOSSA GO app with any release from JUL20 and newer.
CAN I JUST STREAM THE VIDEO OR MUSIC OR DO I NEED TO DOWNLOAD IT TO MY DEVICE?
MOSSA highly recommends that you download to the app to avoid disruption in playback due to poor Wi-Fi or cellular service.
WHAT WEB BROWSER DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR VIEWING MOSSA GO?
Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.
Can I view program resources in Landscape orientation on MOSSA GO?
The MOSSA GO app was built in Portrait mode. When you log in on your tablet or phone, the view is restricted to the Portrait orientation. When you play a video, however, you can rotate your device and the video will adjust to Landscape orientation automatically. If the orientation of the video does not change automatically, make sure your device is not locked on Portrait mode.
WHAT ARE THE TECH REQUIREMENTS FOR MOSSA GO?
You can access MOSSA GO through a web browser, smartphone, or tablet using the MOSSA GO app, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.
For the mobile app, we recommend iOS 9+ and Android 4.4+. For Apple TV and Roku, we recommend 4th Gen+. For Amazon FireTV, we recommend 2015+.