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A Fitness Competition Like No Other

If you are a certified fitness instructor with a warrior mindset you should apply to compete, or if you know a talented fitness instructor, encourage them to compete in this year’s HOTWORX VI Competition. The company is looking for top notch fitness professionals who specialize in one or more of the following modalities: Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Bands, Ropes, Suspension Training, Indoor Cycling, Rowing, and Personal Training. Fitness Instructor professionals will not want to miss out on an opportunity to compete on this one of a  kind stage. Prize packages are worth 10k+ for each of the seven winners who make it to the top!

With that said, let’s take a look inside the World's Most Unique Fitness Competition and see how it works…

In the dynamic realm of fitness, for HOTWORX, innovation knows no bounds. From high-intensity interval training in a sauna to infrared yoga and Hot Stretch, the evolution of exercise constantly pushes boundaries at the company. And, in the era of virtual connectivity, a new frontier has emerged—one where the digital domain converges with physical fitness, giving rise to an unprecedented new fitness tournament spectacle: the HOTWORX Annual Virtual Instructor Competition.

Imagine a global stage where fitness enthusiasts and instructors from every corner of the world converge in a virtual space to begin the competition. It’s easy to see that this isn't your typical fitness competition. It's a thrilling showcase of communication skill, fitness form, endurance, strength, and passion that transcends geographical limitations.

Each year the first round begins with the top 40 out of a field of around 150 competitors who have submitted online bios, videos, and answers to questions about why they should be in the top 7 lineup of HOTWORX virtual instructors for the new season. The top 40 is then opened up to the virtual public for voting at $1 per vote with all of the money that is raised going to benefit the Sacred Mountain Retreat Center for wounded veterans, Gold Star families and first responders.

The competitors always represent a kaleidoscope of backgrounds, cultures, and fitness disciplines, bringing together a tapestry of isometric postures and HIIT movements from yoga, Pilates, Barre and stretching to cycling, rowing and sets of functional training exercise. From traditional to the cutting edge, every isometric and HIIT style finds its place on this platform.

Technology serves as the initial conduit for this gathering of fitness professionals. These athletes push their limits in hopes of making the finals and landing a spot on the Virtual Instructor team for the upcoming year. The finals held at the HOTWORX Franchise convention each year challenges competitors to perform the likes of 5 minute planks while answering interview questions on stage in front of hundreds in the audience. There is also a photo shoot round, and an intensive individual interview round facing tough questions from the judges along with other unique competitive rounds.

This competition isn't just about showcasing physical prowess; it's also about fostering community and connection in an increasingly virtual world. Ultimately, though, it is about finding the right instructors who can help customers obtain the highest level of fitness results in the shortest amount of time from a virtual screen!

As the contest moves from the online top 40 to the final rounds at the company convention with the top 15, behind the scenes a team of judges made up of fitness executives from the HOTWORX corporate office meticulously evaluates each performance. They consider not only technical proficiency but also communications under pressure and queuing delivery, along with energy level, and overall impact to the audience of franchisees and staff.

But perhaps the most remarkable aspect of this competition is its accessibility. Anyone who is a certified fitness instructor with an internet connection and a passion for coaching people into shape can participate, thus leveling the playing field and democratizing fitness competition in ways never done before.

“The HOTWORX VI Competition has an incredibly brilliant and unique approach to finding and recruiting talent each year. Hundreds of applicants are asked to showcase not only their unique teaching talent but also the qualities that would make them standout ambassadors for the brand. To be the best, it takes more than great instruction; you must also embody passion, expertise, social media marketability, and an outstanding ability to connect with the audience. HOTWORX’s innovative and interactive approach helps us find more than fitness pros, we find the ‘ultimate utility players’ of fitness!”
-Ashlee B, HOTWORX VI, Coach of the VI Team

Kasie Banks, Executive Marketing Director and Director of Workout Filming extends this invitation: ”For anyone interested in applying, I highly recommend that they take the time to watch Season 3 of the HOTWORX TV Show! Not only will it provide you with the best idea of what to expect for the Virtual Instructor Competition and a behind the scenes look at the workout video shoots, but you'll also hear directly from members of the Judges Panel on exactly what it is that we're looking for and what makes one competitor stand out from another."

So, if you are ready to rock the fitness world and want to test yourself in this competition, click here to view the tv show for the past few seasons and then apply to compete. There is only two weeks left to register. For all you fitness instructor warriors, it’s time to get moving!

Think you have what it takes? Make your move. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!


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Stephen P. Smith, MA
CEO and Creator of HOTWORX, Author, Former National Collegiate Bodybuilding Champion and Arena Football Player, Certified Professional Trainer


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