GROUP FITNESS LEADER (UK & EUROPE) - FAQs
Where will I be going? At present we have planned programmes in Portugal, India, Greece and the UK.
How long will I be away for? Our shortest trip would require a minimum of three nights away from home with our longest trip being six nights away.
Are flights provided? Yes, you will be provided with return flights from a London airport (LHR, LGW, LTN, STN) and all work, related transport expenses, will be paid for in resort. If you require flights from a regional airport, a request can be made. If the programme is based in the UK, travel is also provided.
What about meals? Just like our guests, you will receive breakfast and dinner. Where breakfast and dinner are not provided, a meal allowance will be paid.
Is there any training required? Your fitness certifications ensure that you are already suitability qualified to deliver any necessary physical activity. You will complete one full day of training in London to familiarise yourself with our business, our programmes and your responsibilities in-resort. The training day is paid.
How many classes will I teach? This is more complex as our programmes are so varied. Our group fitness leader will provide the majority of classes in resort with a small amount being outsourced to local instructors. When allocating an instructor to a programme, we will try and match the skill set as best we can. With this in mind, we are looking for instructors who are all-rounders and can provide a range of classes.
Will I have free time to myself? Your working day will begin early sometimes before sunrise for morning activities until lunchtime when you will break. Afternoon activities will then start until the evening, leading up until dinner. You will then dine with the group. After that, your evening is your own. On both long and short trips, you will work each day.
What does the administration part of the role include? Most administration is carried out in the UK. When you are away, you will need to keep track of expenses, handle reservations at restaurants etc. and book transport from our partner providers.
If anything goes wrong will I have support 24/7? For any safety-critical issues, there is an emergency contact number that you will need to call regardless of where you are or what time it is. Customer experience issues that can be handled locally should be solved by yourself to make things better for our guests; this is why a solution-focused approach to work is essential.
Will I work alone or as part of a team? As the group fitness leader, you will work alone to manage the customer experience throughout the trip. You will also deal with external service providers on a day to day basis.
Can I socialise with the guests? Of course, we want our guests to have a great time, and we want the same for you. Bearing in mind that our holidays are centred around fitness and wellbeing, alcohol can be consumed, but only in moderation and conduct should always be appropriate.
What will my accommodation be like? Accommodation varies depending on the base location. You may be required to share your room with another staff member; otherwise, you will have your own room. You may not necessarily be accommodated at the same venue, but you will be very close by. You will receive a good level of accommodation furnished to a high standard. You are not required to share rooms with guests.
Can I take a friend or family member away with me? Concessional benefits are available, and details will be given during training.
Do I have to commit to the whole trip? Yes, you are required to remain in resort for the duration of the trip.
This is a self-employed freelance position, therefore, all income is subject to tax and NI contributions as enforced by HMRC. You will be required to produce your UTR and NI number. All payments will be paid in GBP into a UK bank account.
You must be available to attend a full day of initial training in London.