JOIN THE MOVEMENT
BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR
Join Our Movement of Movement.
Interested in becoming a group fitness instructor? Or learning about the process? We want you to join our movement, so we can collectively inspire more people to get moving and keep moving!
Most people don’t like exercise and struggle to get motivated to workout. The world needs more people who make exercise and fitness appealing, inclusive, and (dare we say) even fun. We know group fitness classes can provide the connection and community that people need, but we need more people to join our movement who can deliver the motivation and inspiration.
We’re seeking magnetic, compassionate, energetic, empathetic fitness instructors who will bring our workout programs to life and in the process, change people’s lives. We’ll provide you with all the materials you need – music, programming, training, and ongoing education – so you can discover the joy of delivering life-changing experiences.
A MESSAGE FROM CATHY
I CONSIDER IT TO BE ONE OF THE GREAT PRIVILEGES OF MY LIFE. PEOPLE ARE ENTRUSTING ME TO HELP THEM LIVE HEALTHIER LIVES.
Cathy Spencer Browning
VP of Training & Programming
YOU PROVIDE THE ENERGY.
WE PROVIDE THE EXPERTISE.
MOSSA takes an inclusive approach to fitness programming, so you can help more people move to a healthier beat. We call it M4 programming, and with the right mix of Movement, Music, Motivation, and Metrics, together, we can get more people moving.
Help people get muscle and movement strong, strong for sport and life, with workouts that strike the perfect balance of training and variability.
Chart-topping music from every decade, custom engineered to drive every workout, will keep more people moving!
It’s important to motivate rather than intimidate, encourage rather than discourage, and to make participants feel connected.
Hundreds of fitness instructors and thousands of participants test our workouts to ensure that every workout delivers!
We’ve made it easy for you to learn more. Our Join the Movement Video Series is a simple first step. Consider it a training before the training! No experience needed. Passion for helping others required.
Start with our free Join the Movement Video Series, in which Cathy will cover more than you might know to ask, including why we do what we do, who makes a great group fitness instructor (you’ll be surprised!), how we create workouts, and more. The total time is approximately 40 minutes.
Here’s a quick rundown:
Module 1: MEET MOSSA (10 Min)
Meet MOSSA and Cathy, follow her instructing journey, and learn why she loves teaching and how she hopes to influence the next generation of fitness instructors.
Module 2: OUR WHY (10 Min)
What’s our “why”? Find out what we believe and why we work with people who share the same beliefs.
Module 3: OUR PROGRAMMING PHILOSOPHY (8 Min)
Learn how MOSSA workouts are developed, from music to movements to our industry-leading testing process, then learn how the final product arrives to fitness instructors.
Module 4: DISCOVERING YOUR WHY (3 Min)
Let’s talk about you in this brief module. Cathy provides some questions that we’d love for you to think on and answer. Why do you want to become a group fitness instructor?
Module 5: INSTRUCTOR ESSENTIALS (3 Min)
What makes a good group fitness instructor? This module is all about the must-have characteristics of a great instructor teaching MOSSA workouts.
Module 6: NEXT STEPS (3 Min)
This is where we say thank you and give you next steps, like helping you connect with a facility (if needed), attending a training, and (spoiler) maybe even a small gift!
READY TO START? GREAT!
If teaching group fitness has ever crossed your mind, and you have a desire to help people, we hope you’ll be bold enough to learn more.
Start with our free Join the Movement Video Series, in which Cathy will cover more about how we design our programs and how we can support you in the process of becoming a group fitness instructor.
MUCH MORE THAN EXERCISE
“I love teaching because of the joy that comes with connecting a participant with the right program and watching them fall in love with exercise rather than viewing it as a dreaded chore! It’s about so much more than exercise!”
– Megan Judge, Program Developer, Trainer & Presenter
AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE LIVES
“I teach because it gives me the opportunity to change lives. I get to help people smile when their days are hard, sweat out stress, discover strength they didn’t know they possessed, be in community, and hopefully find a deeper appreciation for their health, fitness, and well-being.”
– AJ Haynes, Trainer & Presenter
MY HEART IS FULL
“I teach for the men and women who leave physically exhausted and emotionally full. While I reap the incredible physical benefits of teaching, the social and emotional benefits reach far beyond anything I ever could have imagined. My heart is full because I teach.”
– Rachel Sotero, Trainer & Presenter
MY FAVORITE THING TO DO
“Out of all the jobs I’ve had in my life from an elementary school teacher to a real estate broker, teaching group exercise is still my most favorite thing to do. I love the energy, people and the ultimate feeling of a group all working together and supporting each other.”
– Kelly Force, Program Developer, Trainer & Presenter
JOIN THE MOVEMENT FAQS
DO I NEED TO HAVE EXPERIENCE TEACHING?
No. All you need to become a group fitness instructor is a desire to help people and a passion for movement and fitness. If you have taken MOSSA workouts at a licensed facility or on MOSSA On Demand, that’s a bonus!
IS THERE A COST TO THE JOIN THE MOVEMENT VIDEO SERIES?
No. There is no cost to learn more about teaching MOSSA programs. There is also no commitment to continue with a training. This video series is designed to help you learn more and decide if you are interested in joining our movement by becoming a group fitness instructor!
HOW LONG IS THE JOIN THE MOVEMENT VIDEO SERIES?
The Join the Movement Video Series is 40 minutes in total, broken down in the six sessions listed above.
WHAT RESOURCES DOES MOSSA PROVIDE TO NEW INSTRUCTORS?
New fitness instructors leave training with everything they need to teach the program, including program notes, a video of the workout, and the playlist. We provide new workouts four times per year JAN, APR, JUL, and OCT. Instructors have access to MOSSA GO, including an extensive (and growing) library of educational materials.
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS THAN WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE VIDEO SERIES?
Check out our Become An Instructor page and FAQs on a number of topics. But don’t worry, the Joint the Movement Video Series should answer a lot of your questions. Additionally, we’ll provide you a personal contact once you’ve started the training to help you decide if teaching MOSSA programs is a good fit (hint: we hope it’s a GREAT fit!).
I WAS REFERRED BY A FITNESS FACILITY PARTNER. DOES THAT CHANGE THE PROCESS?
You’ll start by watching Join the Movement, so use the GET STARTED button to register. In the meantime, however, you can work with the facility’s group fitness manager to learn more about their process of hiring, scheduling and hosting trainings, mentoring, and hiring.
I AM NOT CONNECTED TO A FITNESS FACILITY, HOW DOES THAT CHANGE THE PROCESS?
Start by watching Join the Movement, and use the GET STARTED button to register. In the meantime, we’ll work together to connect you with a facility. If you have a MOSSA-licensed facility in your area, we’ll make an introduction for you! If there isn’t a MOSSA-licensed facility in your area, we’ll provide some simple next steps to help you introduce yourself, introduce MOSSA and get a conversation started! We’ll provide more details through the process.
I AM SEARCHING FOR WHERE TO FIND INFORMATION ABOUT BECOMING A VIDEO PRESENTER FOR MOSSA. IS THIS THE RIGHT PLACE TO START?
No. The Join the Movement Video Series is designed to help people learn more about becoming a group fitness instructor and teaching MOSSA programs. Our video presenter application process is announced by email and social media. If you receive our instructor newsletter and follow us social media, you will see information there when the process is open and available for submissions.