The following information is designed to help facilities and group fitness directors effectively audition potential WERQ Instructors and addresses some FAQs WERQ HQ receives from program managers.
The WERQ Brand: A Guide for Facilities and Group Fitness Program Directors
If WERQ Choreography is used in a fitness class, the class must be called WERQ on a gym schedule both online and on paper schedules and marketing materials. WERQ does not allow instructors to call their class “cardio dance” and teach using WERQ Choreography. WERQ is a stand alone dance format designed to run 45-60 minutes of continuous non-stop cardio and may not be combined with any other dance or non-dance format.
WERQ features non-verbal cueing according to the “3Q1 Method”™ of advanced cueing. Instructors are trained to cue non-verbally and will be able to effectively transition a class from dance element to dance element using 3Q1. Asking a WERQ Instructor to cue verbally is asking them to teach against their WERQ training and against the WERQ brand.
WERQ instructors are provided with the choreography to be used in WERQ fitness classes. WERQ Instructors are not allowed to design their own choreography. WERQ is re-defining “pre-choreographed fitness”. The WERQ video library includes choreography to approximately 150-200 songs from which instructors choose a playlist. The library is updated weekly with new songs added and older songs taken away to ensure that WERQ playlists stay current and instructors constantly have new current choreography to keep WERQ the freshest dance fitness class on the planet. WERQ Instructors may make common sense modifications to adjust to their specific group of WERQaholics but changes are minor and do not subtract from the overall consistent nationwide WERQ experience.
afterWERQ™ is a trademarked term to be used ONLY by WERQ Reps and used only according to guidelines agreed upon by WERQ HQ and the WERQ Rep.
CharityWERQ™ is a term that may be used by any certified WERQ Instructor when participating in appropriate fundraising activities.
WERQ, the WERQ logo and the WERQ Old Skool logo cannot be used on clothing in any way without written permission from WERQ Fitness, LLC.
WERQ Old Skool™ is a separate format featuring music from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. WERQ Old Skool is to be kept separate from WERQ and the choreography is to be kept in the respective format. Only WERQ Reps may teach WERQ Old Skool. For more information on the WERQ Rep program click here.
WERQ Choreography is property of WERQ Fitness, LLC and may not be posted on YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter or any other social media platform without written permission from WERQ Fitness, LLC. Still photographs from events may be posted on social media. Video interviews with instructors / students may be posted on social media as long as interviews do not include choreography clips.
WERQ is a registered trademark of WERQ Fitness, LLC and may be used only on gym schedules and on class related marketing printed materials.
How to Audition a WERQ Instructor: A Guide for Group Fitness Program Directors
WERQ instructors should be able to demonstrate fluid dance ability, teach effectively with enthusiasm, and deliver a total body cardio dance workout achievable by participants.
WERQ is a dance fitness format featuring a preview warmup and a yoga/balance inspired cooldown. Ask your candidate why. Answer: Previewing steps in the warmup allows students of all dance abilities to achieve WERQ routines in addition to preparing the body for the workout. The yoga/balance inspired cooldown gives participants a proper choreographed ending to complete the class experience and return the body to rest while developing the skill of balancing.
WERQ instructors are taught to cue non-verbally in WERQ training according to The 3Q1 Method™ of advance cueing. The instructor that stands out from the rest will be a highly effective certified fitness professional delivering a fluid dance workout with strong non-verbal cues landing on the 2 beat of an 8 count phrase. Cues will land before the change in choreography allowing participants to transition from dance element to dance element fluidly. Ask your candidate to describe the WERQ cueing process and explain why it is essential and important. They should answer that cues must be delivered BEFORE the choreography change and should be able to demonstrate a WERQ routine complete with exceptional non-verbal cueing. WERQ instructors must know their music inside and out in order to deliver effective non-verbal cues BEFORE the choreography change.
WERQ instructors must meet a fitness requirement (typically a current PT certification, a current primary group exercise certification, a 200 hour yoga certification OR a college degree in a related field). By teaching WERQ, instructors demonstrate a level of commitment to being the best of the best dance fitness professionals in the industry. WERQ firmly believes in fitness education and will always require up to date fitness certifications to teach under the name WERQ.
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