We confess. We’re WERQaholics.
We are drinking the WERQ Kool-Aid. We know it and we own it solid.
New to WERQ? Here’s some jargon you will hear us WERQaholics use and what it means:
WERQ = Let’s start at the beginning. What does WERQ mean? WERQ is a hip hop dance term meaning to absolutely nail it with dominance and confidence. You are fierce. You are fresh. You are fully committed. You can WERQ a dance move, WERQ an outfit, WERQ the dance floor at the club, and now, WERQ your workout!
Achievable Dance = WERQ was founded on the principle that dance fitness should be achievable by anyone and everyone. No dance experience required. From the design of the WERQ Signature Warmup to the 3Q1 Method of Cueing WERQ classes to the literal choreography design, this class is designed to help participants achieve and succeed.
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Best of The Best = WERQ has extremely high standards our Instructors are expected to meet. Choreography should be memorized flawlessly. A WERQ playlist should be continuous, should be kept current and should include all 3 WERQ genres of music (pop, rock and achievable hip hop). All WERQ Instructors are REQUIRED to be Certified Fitness Professionals holding a group fitness certification or personal training certification in addition to their WERQ License. This is unique in the fitness industry. WERQ expects instructors to put time into their Warmups and Cooldowns. WERQ expects instructors to practice cueing until they are able to fluidly lead people through a seamless, high-cardio dance fitness class. WERQ Instructors are simply to be the best of the best in the industry. Period.
Pre-Choreographed Fitness = WERQ Instructors are provided with the choreography used in WERQ classes as part of their WERQforce membership. Instructors do not make up their own choreography. As such, when taking WERQ classes you are assured of the same high quality choreography design in each and every class. Instructors have approximately 150 currently charting hit songs to choose from when designing a playlist so you will not dance to the same playlist each class, but each time you dance to a particular song in a WERQ class you should expect the same routine.
Shooting Straight = At WERQ Fitness HQ we shoot straight. We believe in honesty above all else. WERQ training is direct and concise with clear discussion of how a WERQ class must be taught. WERQ Instructors are encouraged to ask for constructive feedback from their students and from WERQ Master Trainers.
Eco-Efficiency = WERQ Fitness, LLC is committed to being the most efficient company possible valuing function over flash. Our Instructors get their choreography by logging into a website eliminating the creating and mailing of DVDs. Our training manuals are printed on recycled paper without fancy cover sheets or bindings. Function is more important than flash in everything we do.
3Q1 Method of Cueing WERQ Classes
3Q1 Method of Cueing = WERQ classes must be cued according to the 3Q1 Method of advance cueing. This means that WERQ Instructors will help you transition easily between dance elements. Part of Achievable Dance is ensuring that participants are able to follow along easily. WERQ Instructors cue on the 2 beat of an 8 count (876543Q1) to signal that a change in choreography is coming showing participants which move is next, which hand goes up, which foot to step on, etc. Trust in your WERQ Instructor to guide you using non-verbal cueing (hand signals and noises such as “hup” or “hey”). Additionally WERQ classes will always dance on the student’s right side lead ensuring classes feel natural to the participants.
WERQ Rep = A WERQ Instructor designated by WERQ Fitness HQ as a brand representative. For more information click HERE.
WERQ QREW = WERQ Reps hand selected by WERQ HQ to choreograph for WERQ Fitness.
WERQ Rockstars = WERQ Master Trainers. Only WERQ Rockstars may teach WERQ Master Classes. If you’re in a WERQ Master Class, you’re taking from the absolute best.
WERQforce = WERQ’s Instructor Community. To be eligible to join the WERQforce, participants must have completed WERQ training in full and must hold a valid fitness certification.
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