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TAKING WERQ | WERQAHOLICS

What is WERQ?
WERQ is the wildly addictive cardio dance fitness class based on trending pop and hip-hop music. WERQ is a pre-choreographed workout with new routines made available weekly. With 1500+ choreography videos, WERQ Instructors have the power to create unique playlists based on routines designed by high-caliber WERQ choreographers. 

Where can I try a class in-person?
WERQ is offered at a variety of facilities across the United States:  gyms, fitness studios, dance studios, park districts, health clubs, recreation centers, college campuses and more. Visit https://www.werqfitness.com/classes/ to find a class near you. Many WERQ Instructors also advertise their classes on social media, and you can locate that information by searching “WERQ” and your city or state on Facebook and Instagram.

How do I register for a WERQ class?  
WERQ Dance Fitness classes are offered in thousands of gyms across the United States. Contact the gym offering the class to ask about the sign-up process. Some facilities offer drop-ins. Some facilities require membership to attend. Many class times and locations are listed on https://www.werqfitness.com/classes/. However, the facility or WERQ Instructor offering the class can answer any questions you have about registration. 

What should I wear to class? 
Wear sweat-wicking clothing that allows you to move easily. Supportive athletic shoes are recommended as many of the routines include athletic moves. 

Where can I buy WERQ apparel? 
All official WERQ apparel is available at www.shop.WERQfitness.com. Sign up for our newsletter HERE to get a discount.

Do I need to bring anything to WERQ class? 
Some class locations require you to show an ID and sign a waiver before attending class. Consider bringing a water bottle and sweat towel to stay comfortable.

Do men take WERQ Dance Fitness?
Yes! Men and women are welcome to take WERQ Dance Fitness classes. Some class locations are women-only.

Do I need to be a dancer to take classes? Is it easy to catch on? 
All fitness and dance levels are welcome to take WERQ Dance Fitness classes and to focus on moving, sweating and having fun. WERQ can be as physically intense as you’d like. The routines are built to scale up or down and meet your workout needs. Expect your brain to work a bit as you learn new moves. By the third time attending classes, many people pick up patterns quickly and are able to get a more intense WERQout. 

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What kind of music is played during WERQ classes? 
WERQ Dance Fitness routines are choreographed to the hottest pop and hip hop music, so many of the songs are recognizable. 

Does WERQ offer live streamed and on-demand classes?
Yes! Please visit homeWERQ.com for information and to sign up with the access code HOMEWERQ for two free weeks. Membership to homeWERQ.com includes access to 100+ on-demand WERQ classes to take any time from home, as well as live classes throughout the week with our top choreographers and WERQ Instructors. New classes are added every week! 

What times are WERQ classes offered?
Visit https://www.werqfitness.com/classes/ and put in your zip code to find classes near you. Filter by day of the week. Then select the class to find out more details about the class time, where the class is offered, and more. Call the gym/studio listed for more information about rates and class passes, or click the “more info” button to contact the instructor. 

How much does it cost to take a WERQ class?
The amount of each class is determined by the facility offering the class. WERQ is offered at thousands of gyms. Contact the gym listed regarding their rates, drop in policies, and class times. Some facilities are members-only. 

What should I expect at my first WERQ Dance Fitness Class? 
WERQ is a nonstop cardio dance fitness class with repetitive routines to match each song that comes on.  Unlike traditional dance classes, WERQ routines are built to learn while following the instructor’s cues. The moves repeat many times, so that you get a chance to do them again and again without having to stop and break them down.  WERQ Instructors use a unique cueing method to direct you seamlessly into the next move. WERQ is a rapid-fire class to get a high calorie burn, so expect to move a lot while following the instructor’s cues. Many people report that after the third class, they catch on more quickly and get an even better WERQout. 

What kind of shoes should I wear to class? Do I need dance shoes?
Because your feet are unique, shoe performance is very much based on the individual. Supportive athletic shoes are recommended as many routines include athletic moves. Generally, a lightweight trainer shoe will best allow for 360 degree movement. 

Do I need to be “in shape” to take WERQ Dance Fitness?
Come as you are! WERQ is a judgement-free dance space where all bodies and all people are welcome. We want you to feel comfortable exactly how you are.

INSTRUCTING WERQ | INSTRUCTORS

Do I need to be a dancer to instruct classes? Is it easy to catch on? 
All fitness and dance levels are welcome to register and attend the WERQ Dance Fit Pro Certification. However, the most successful WERQ Instructors have rhythm, can feel the beat naturally, and move well.  The choreography is repetitive, but most instructors find the cueing method takes a bit of practice and experience before mastering.

What is the WERQforce?
The WERQforce is the network of licensed WERQ Instructors. Membership to the WERQforce includes*:

  1. Your license to teach branded WERQ classes
  2. Access to hundreds of choreographed songs
  3. Choreography notes
  4. Marketing materials
  5. Membership to the WERQforce Community Page on Facebook
  6. Discounts on WERQ apparel
  7. Additional resources

*Music not included. 

Are there any requirements to meet before registering for a WERQ Dance Fitness Pro Certification?
Being able to keep the beat is the only necessary element to attend a WERQ Certification. Many gyms will also require an additional Primary Group Fitness Certification (AFAA, NASM or ACE) and CPR training, but this depends on the facility. Dance experience is a plus for those teaching WERQ, although not a prerequisite. 

How should I prepare for the certification day?
After registering for a certification, you will receive a muscle study guide and three choreography videos. Memorize the major muscles and the choreography, as you will practice teaching during the certification. If WERQ classes are offered near you, try to attend as many classes as possible to familiarize yourself with the format. 

Do I need to bring anything on certification day?
Some facilities require you to show an ID and sign a waiver before attending the certification. Bring a water bottle, snacks, a set of dry clothes, a sweatshirt (in case you get chilly post cardio), and a pen to take notes.

I don’t see any WERQ Certifications nearby. How can I get WERQ in my city/health club?
Email info@WERQfitness.com with your name, city, state, and health club location along with the heath club contact, so we can help set up a WERQ Dance Fit Pro Certification near you. 

I don’t see any WERQ Certifications nearby. How can I get WERQ in my city/health club?
WERQ Certifications are held live and online for you to take from home! When looking at https://www.werqfitness.com/trainings/, look for the trainings listed as “LIVE Online” to find an online date that works for you. You can also e-mail info@WERQfitness.com with your name, city, state, and health club location along with the health club contact, so we can help set up a WERQ Dance Fit Pro Certification near you.

Do I need a music license?
WERQ creates routines to popular pop and hip hop music. Most gym and fitness studios will need their own license for any and all music played within the facility. Ask your facility if they hold the appropriate licenses, and for more information on individual use call BMI or ASCAP. 

Is there a fee that gyms must pay to offer WERQ classes?
No. There are no fees for facilities to add WERQ classes. 

Do men teach WERQ?
Absolutely. All people are welcome to teach WERQ Dance Fitness classes. Some class locations are women-only.

Does my WERQ License currently allow me to live stream my WERQ class?   
Yes. Your WERQ License includes teaching live classes in gyms, dance studios, community centers and other fitness facilities. After clicking and filling out the Live Stream Agreement found here, you can live stream your class, as well. After live streaming your class, the class may not be posted, embedded, or saved for future use. It must air and then not be available again.

Can I be paid for my live streamed class?webcast classes? 
Absolutely. You’re welcome to charge a fee, ask for donations, use a class pass, etc. 

Do I need a need a license for music I use during live stream, webcast classes? 
Yes. Music used in digital media and broadcasting requires a license. We recommend seeking expert advice from music licensing companies. 

What can I do to get more information on any topic?
Email specific questions to info@WERQfitness.com.

How do I become a WERQ Instructor?
There are three steps to become a WERQ Instructor.

  1. Attend a one-day WERQ Dance Fit Pro Certification.
  2. Join the WERQforce.
  3. Audition with a facility to secure an instructing position, or start your own classes online after signing the Live Stream Agreement found here

How do I find a WERQ Dance Fit Pro Certification near me?
Head to https://www.werqfitness.com/trainings to find a training date in-person near you. WERQ Certifications are also held live and online for you to take from home. To find a training date online, when looking at https://www.werqfitness.com/trainings/, look for the trainings listed as “LIVE Online” for that option.

How much is the WERQforce membership?
There are two WERQforce membership options: annual and monthly. The annual membership is $175. The monthly membership is $18/month. You may cancel your month-to-month at any time. With both options, the first month is free so you can try out the membership.

How much is the certification? 
The one-day certification costs $229-$299.  Students and veterans pay only $99. If you are a student or veteran, email: info@WERQfitness.com for verification.

How do I register for a WERQ Dance Fitness Pro Certification?
Visit https://www.werqfitness.com/trainings/ to view a list of all the upcoming certification courses available. If you do not see one in your area, email info@WERQfitness.com to host or request a certification, or take a LIVE Online training from home. 

How many continuing education credits are awarded for the WERQ Dance Fit Pro Certification?
AFAA CECs: 7.0
NASM CECs: 0.7
ACE CECs: 0.8

Do I have to retake the certification each year?
No. As long as you are an active member of the WERQforce, you do not need to retake the certification. However, WERQ regularly updates the certification, and offers the course at a discount to current WERQforce members.  We recommend brushing up on your skills by retaking the course every couple of years. Contact info@WERQfitness.com for the WERQforce discount code if you’re an active WERQforce member wanting to re-take the certification.

Once I complete the one-day certification, can I teach WERQ? 
The next step after the certification is to join the WERQforce to access choreography and be officially licensed. You may teach WERQ anywhere in the world. We do recommend you seek a Primary Group Fitness Certification (AFAA, ACE or NASM) to round out your skills.

Do I need liability insurance to teach WERQ?
Some facilities require each instructor to carry liability insurance. We strongly recommend you seek liability insurance in the event someone is injured in your classes. 

Do men teach WERQ?
Absolutely. Men and women are welcome to teach WERQ Dance Fitness classes. 

If I cancel my membership, can I rejoin? 
You may rejoin within one year of cancellation for a reinstatement fee of $45. To rejoin, purchase the reinstatement fee at www.shop.werqfitness.com. Note: This product is only available to former members of the WERQforce. You will receive instructions on how to rejoin after purchasing the reinstatement fee. WERQ Instructors who have taken more than a year of leave from the WERQforce Membership will need to take a certification refresher. Email info@WERQfitness.com for more details. 

Can I post my live streamed class online, or can my gym use the live streamed class on their website?
No. After live streaming your class, the class may not be posted, embedded, or saved for future use. It must air and then not be available again.

Does WERQ offer live stream, on-demand, and webcast options? 
Yes! Please visit homeWERQ.com for information and to sign up with the access code HOMEWERQ for two free weeks. Membership to homeWERQ.com includes access to 100+ on-demand WERQ classes to take any time from home, as well as live classes throughout the week with our top choreographers and WERQ Instructors.

Is homeWERQ.com included in my WERQforce membership?
No, it’s a separate membership.

OFFERING WERQ | FACILITIES

What are the requirements for hosting a WERQ Dance Fit Pro Instructor Certification? 
There are no fees or costs associated with hosting a WERQ Certification. You must have an available studio for a 9-hour block of time on a Saturday or Sunday. In addition, hosting facilities must meet several requirements based on the size of the facility, how many people are on staff, how close the facility is to the nearest major airport etc. If you are interested in hosting, request an application from info@WERQfitness.com

What is the minimum number of registrants to hold a WERQ Dance Fit Pro Certification? 
We recommend that you have at least 5 staff members registering for the certification and interested in teaching WERQ, so that you can successfully launch and sustain WERQ classes. There must be a minimum of 10 total people registered two weeks prior to the certification or the training may be rescheduled. WERQ Dance Fitness will be marketing the course to our database in order to help make the minimum.

What are the perks for hosting a WERQ Certification? 

  1. All staff members will be eligible for the host discount which makes the certification only $99 ($130 off the early bird price).
  2. You will get a live WERQ Class with a Master Trainer for your members, if space allows.

Is there any cost to my facility to host or to offer WERQ classes?
There are no fees or costs associated with hosting a WERQ Dance Fit Pro Certification. There are no licensing fees for facilities that offer WERQ classes. 

CONTACTING WERQ

Mailing Address
WERQ Fitness 
1534 Burlington St.
North Kansas City, MO 64116

Phone 
Office Hours: M-F 9am – 4:30pm 
P: 816-596-9818
Toll Free: 877-349-0978 

Online
E: info@WERQfitness.com
W: www.WERQfitness.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/werqfitness
IG: @WERQfitness
Twitter: @WERQfitness
YouTube: www.youtube.com/werqfitness