For a one-time purchase fee, you will have access to all the education, videos, playlists and marketing pieces. You will also automatically receive updates and upgrades when they are made to the program.
This education is available in the Phase II access of wIN.
The willPower Method® has been a barefoot fitness program for over a decade. We believe that strengthening and stretching your feet is just as critical as strengthening your core and stretching your hamstrings. Typically people view feet as an area that needs to be supported and cushioned, but evidence based research reveals that foot joint flexibility, foot intrinsic and extrinsic endurance and coordination are all important components when training for posture, performance, balance - and overall functional movement. We know HOW to train your feet, safely and effectively.
We encourage good hygiene, and will guide you to smart foot products, which will help you keep your feet clean and looking good. Training barefoot is important to us, because your skin is your largest organ, and the skin on your feet actually feeds your central nervous system important information. If you have an open sore or blisters on your feet, then we recommend a natural foot fitness shoe: Vibram FiveFingers®.
In 2010, The willPower Method® celebrated its 10-year anniversary. It’s developed fully over these years, and is still challenging to describe in words; it must be experienced to be understood. It’s a barefoot, cardiovascular, total body workout. It will be a challenge for students of all levels, but will leave you feeling invigorated, motivated and inspired. It’s a hot, sweaty cardiovascular workout, and you will find elements of Yoga, Pilates, and old-school calisthenics. It’s for men and women, athletes and special populations. Best of all, the choreography will be 90% the SAME – anywhere you go… so you know what to expect – and repetition produces results. Your body will change… for the better!
Your pregnancy is not the smartest time to BEGIN an exercise routine. If you are just beginning to exercise, we suggest a more gentle workout. However, if you have been exercising and are fit, then both willPower & grace® and willPower Barre-Fusion® are EXCELLENT workouts for you. Every willPower class is multi-level, allowing everyone in the classroom to work at their own pace. We have plenty of pre-natal modifications to keep you and your baby safe. Be sure to tell your instructor as soon as you find out the good news1
To begin with, there is no licensing fee. This means, a facility does not need to pay a fee to have our program on the schedule. If you want to bring the workout to your club – you have a few options. You can seek out a local instructor to come to your club to teach. You can go to a local training, practice the choreography, and launch with the help of your group exercise manager… or your facility can host a training.
There are no pre-prerequisites for the workshop. We’ve trained many students who simply take the workshop, just to learn more about The willPower Method® - without intending to teach.
For those people who intend to teach, we simply remind you that there is no guarantee of getting hired. Most facilities require a national certification (such as ACSM, ACE, AFAA). If you audition for a studio or facility, and know your material well, studios often take a chance with rookies, and you may begin your path as a fitness instructor. Because we provide you with a templated workout and cueing, if you follow our manual and DVD closely, you may develop into an exceptional willPower & grace® instructor!
If you score well on your evaluation, we will be happy to offer you a recommendation for hire. As you work through the ranks of the willPower organization, we will guide you and suggest various educational courses and national certifications so that you can teach fitness with integrity and in the most professional manner.
The Phase I training gives aspiring willPower instructors all the basic tools to teach a foundational willPower & grace® workout at a hosting facility. This is a CEC accredited 8-hour workshop in which participants learn the fundamentals; program history, barefoot fitness basics, choreography and philosophy of the willPower & grace® program. Participants will receive a manual and DVD.
You can begin teaching classes to paying facility members once you have become an Official Instructor.
You will receive CECs and a Certificate of Attendance at the workshop, and you will be a willPower Intern until you pass your evaluation, and progressed from an Intern to an Instructor.
You have a 90-day Intern period, which allows you plenty of time to practice the choreography before you teach a “real” class. During this time, our “No Member Testing Policy” means that as an Intern, you should teach only to family, friends and clients who are not paying you. This is your time to practice and refine your skills.
Once you pass your evaluation with a 70% or higher, please begin teaching! Spread the word and start making money, honey!
As an Official Instructor, in order to teach the program and use the trademark, you must be a member of our willPower instructor Network: wIN.
An Evaluation is a required part of the instructor development process.
Once you've completed the Phase I training, you will have 3 months to complete the evaluation process. Once you've practiced teaching approximately 15 classes, you will videotape your class, and upload this workout video to the willPower server.
We'll give you a full written evaluation in over 50 areas, and then you'll engage in a Skype consultation with a willPower Development Coach. With a passing score of 70%, you'll be awarded Instructor status, have access to our instructor network, and continue to grow with our team. An evaluation is required for both Phase I and Phase II of the program. The price for each Evaluations is $75, and it just may be one of the most valuable professional tools you'll ever invest in.
"As a teacher going through the evaluation process: it was spot-on feedback, done in a professional, kind, and positive manner. The willPower Method® provided me with a valuable tool in becoming a better student and as a result, a better teacher." Shela L., Flagstaff AZ
Phase II is not a requirement, however, it is highly encouraged for willPower Instructors who wish to continue to grow their skills. Phase II moves beyond choreography, and will lead you into The willPower Methodology; in-depth insight to foot fitness, which is truly what sets our program apart from any other. We've been teaching people to exercise barefoot for over a decade, and we want YOU to be an expert, as well!
The most exciting part of Phase II training is that it helps you find your individual style of teaching within the choreography. We’ll guide you to create an individually unique willPower experience. We have found the secret sauce in balancing “pre-programmed workouts” with “freestyle teaching”.
Phase II also covers exercise progression, which is based in Sensory Integration methods. You will also learn how to encorporate willPower philosophy in a way that feels authentic.
Our job is to keep you inspired and interested, which is why Phase II is highly encouraged within 6-8 months of teaching the program at your facility. Due to the repetitive nature of the choreography, it's important that we fill you with new inspiration and education before you begin to "plateau". We want you to reap the benefits of your time and energy investment. Some of our strongest instructors have been teaching our program for over a decade - we want to teach you how to be this successful.
As an Intern, you will download the willPower Education music after your Phase I Training at no charge.
We also have had a partnership with Power Music and have co-produced CDs and music downloads that are PERFECT for willPower. We suggest that new instructors use them - but it's not required or included in the cost of your training. Traditionally, we have created itunes playlists and created mixes which we share as a team - where you can create your own playlists.
We will provide you with all the guidelines you need to help you put together great playlists on your own - if this is how you prefer to work.
For Phase I, the workout is pre-choreographed. The 2-hour Education DVD includes a 1-hour class that interns must follow in order to pass their evaluation.
In Phase 2, we’ll guide you to create an individually unique willPower experience. We have found the secret sauce in balancing “pre-programmed workouts” with “freestyle teaching”. Each level of training provides a greater understanding of willPower philosophy and Foot Fitness methods.
Our job is to keep you inspired and interested, which is why Phase II is highly encouraged. There is so much flexibility in the existing routine, it would be a shame if an instructor "gets stale"!
Before videotaping, be sure to read all the wIN posts about Evaluations, so that you have all the information you need to be successful. Most importantly, carefully review the scoring criteria, so that you know exactly what we are looking for!
Once you have purchased your evaluation be certain that you read all the information in wIN regarding evaluations. Most importantly, be sure to study the Scoring Criteria before you videotape.
The Instructor Evaluation is a non-refundable purchase.
Yes! When you place your order on our website, chipping costs will be calculated automatically.
Full refunds (100%) will be given up to 3 weeks (21 days) of the workshop. If you need to cancel your registration within 3 weeks of the training, you will be refunded 50% of your payment (minus a $10 admin and transaction fee). The remaining 50% can be used toward any training you choose within 1 year of the original training date. Please note: Training credit can only be used towards another training. It may not be applied to store merchandise, wIN, etc.
Complimentary wIN access will be cancelled once your refund is applied. Education material (manual, DVD) will not be shipped if you have cancelled your workshop registration.
In order for our orders to be fully processed, we need to manually "capture" your funds through our payment system. It then typically takes about 15 minutes for the download to complete.
You should be logged onto the website
- (top center of the webpage), Click: "My account"
- (top left), Click: "My orders"
- (on the left), Click: "view order"
- (in the middle of the screen) You will be provided a link to your paid downloadable products.
We use PayPal as a merchant tool, but you do not need a PayPal account. Once you get to the PayPal page, look for a link to the left of the login that says... "Don't have a PayPal account? Use your credit card or bank account". From that point, you can pay directly with your credit card. We do not accept personal checks.
Your login name is the email you used to set up your account. If you are having trouble logging in, you may try to reset your password using the "Forgot your password?" link on the login screen.
Downloaded items are non-refundable.
All return or exchange requests must be made within 30 days of receiving the product and must have prior authorization. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number and the appropriate return address.
Returns made without prior authorization (RMA) will not be processed and all incurred charges—shipping or other—will be the responsibility of the returning party. In the case of a manufacturing defect, please contact email@example.com and we will assist you in exchanging your order. Your assigned RMA number must accompany the return, either marked on the outside of the package or notated inside of the package.
It is strongly recommended that the item is returned using an insured, traceable shipping method. Once received and inspected, we will gladly exchange the returned item, issue a credit toward a future purchase, or issue a refund. A 25% restocking fee is applicable to returned items and original outbound shipping charges will not be refunded. In the instance of a clothing exchange, you are responsible for all shipping charges incurred.
The returned item(s) need to be properly re-packed and received in "new" condition. Small items such as accessories and unopened DVDs may be returned in most cases. Any clothing items returned must be unwashed, un-worn, and in their original condition with original tags attached. Product returns that are received either damaged or otherwise not able to be sold as new will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Missing items must be reported within 72 hours of receiving your order. It is your responsibility to verify the contents of your order within that time frame and notify us of any discrepancies.
Please also note: any refund given is subject to a 3% credit card transaction fee as well as any restocking fee.
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The willPower Summit is non-refundable; however, can be transfered to another instructor.
If you need to cancel your Instructor Training enrollment one month (or more) from the training date, you will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee. If you cancel within 1 month of training up to the training day, you will receive a 50% refund of your total payment. (Your balance may be applied to another willPower & grace® training within 1 year of cancellation).
Please e-mail customersvc@willPowerMethod.com to start the cancellation process.
Please also note: any refund given is subject to a 3% credit card transaction fee as well as any restocking fee.
There is no a club licensing fee! As long as you are an Official Instructor and carry your own license (wIN), you can teach the program at any location, and the facility is not required to pay a fee.
You may request that your Evaluation be expedited. If you are requesting a review and consultation within 2 weeks of receipt of your video, contact your Development Coach for approval. A $45 rush fee will be assessed; which we will invoice you for.
There are no club licensing fees for our programming, instead YOU maintain your personal license. It's only $9.99/month. We want you to make PLENTY of money teaching willPower - so you can teach anywhere you'd like!
Rec Centers, YMCA and Community Centers are all great. Small studios (yoga and Pilates) LOVE The willPower Method®, since it's so unique and they don't have to pay for a license. Of course, you can apply to your local large gym facilities too! Why not teach semi-private sessions to groups of friend? Be creative - you can teach anywhere want to!
This section of FAQ's is for licensed willPower instructors. You can access more FAQ's once you log onto wIN.
If your question is not listed, please CONTACT US! You'll find this link at the top right corner of our site. Please allow 48 hours for a response.
If you are not able to videotape your class within the allotted 90-day internship period,
You may be granted a 45 day Extension on your evaluation date.
There is a $45 fee assessed for an extension, and upon approval from your Development Coach, we will invoice you for this fee.
Please note: The extension starts the day after your 90 day Intern status expires.
For example: If your 90 day Intern status expires on April 1st, your Extenstion will be valid from April 2nd to May 16th (45 days). This means, even if you contact us or purchase your Extension on April 15th, your extension will still expire on May 16th. The Extension expiration date starts 45 days from your 90 day Intern expiration, not from the time of purchase. This may require you to purchase more than one Extension, depending on the time you need.
If you need an extension - contact your Development Coach directly - sooner than later.
Yes. A wIN membership is your license to use the willPower trademark and sequences. It allows you to teach the program at any facility you'd like, and they don't need to pay for royalties or licensing.
A wIN membership is $9.99 per month. You'll receive a complimentary 90 day Intern period (after your Phase I Training).
In wIN, you will have access to free music downloads, marketing material, education, 20% discounts on store items as well as resources to keep your classes fresh and motivating. You'll also have access to our specialty programs: willPower for girlPower®, willPower IGNITE® and willPower Barre-Fusion®.
First, be sure that you are logged into the website with the email address and password that you used when you registered for your first training. In the top menu of this website, the tab on the far right is labeled wIN. If you are logged on, wIN will automatically open for you.
If this is not happening, look to the very top right of the website - and click Technical Help.
If you are an Official Instructor, log into wIN and update your profile to include all the facilities that you're teaching The willPower Method® programs at. This is great advertising for you AND your club! Once you're listed, post a link on your social media channels!
The only facilities listed on our site are taught by Licensed Instructors who have completed their evaluation process. As an intern, you have 90 days from your training date to be evaluated and legally use the willPower trademark, however, you will not be listed on the site, until you are fully evaluated and we know that we can put our stamp of approval on you!
Yes. We highly encourage auditing both of the workshops! There is SO much information... when you take it the second time, you will absorb it all again and be able to apply more "nuggets" of smart information to your classes.
Retaking the course referred to as an "audit", because you will not receive CEC credits for this course.
To audit a course:
- Be sure you are logged into wIN.
- Go to Instructor Trainings, and find the date / workshop you want to attend.
- Click through to "buy" the training, and when prompted, click AUDIT, rather than standard registration. There will be a $45 fee to audit without new education materials
- AUDIT PLUS includes one new set of EDU materials - for a total fee of $65
Auditing will not extend the deadline of your Evaluation. If you need an extension for your Evaluation you MUST be cleared and approved by your Development Coach. This additional 45 day extension also requires a $45 extension fee.
Our educational materials are available to Official Instructors, and can be accessed in the store, when you are logged on to wIN.
Marketing willPower & grace® begins with the class description on your group exercise schedule. The description below is less than 40 words. Be sure that the class name is printed properly:
willPower & grace®
- willPower is ONE word
- “w” is lower case, “P” is capitalized, “g” is lower case
- use the ampersand sign for “and”
- ® - use the registered trademark symbol
willPower & grace®: Experience a unique, full-body, barefoot cardio-sculpting workout with the intensity of boot-camp, the self-awareness of yoga, and the discipline of Pilates. The formatted movement sequences are taught with positive, uplifting philosophy to increase your self-confidence and show you results.
You can also find a whole list of class descriptions in wIN. Choose one that suits your demographics!
Well, we certainly don't want to lose you. Is there something that's lacking in the program? Is there something we can help you with? If so - please let us know. If we help you, we'll be helping countless others.
Remember, willPower & grace®, and all of The willPower Method® class names and workout sequences are protected by trademark law. wIN is your license to continue teaching these classes. If you wish to cancel your wIN membership, you will no longer hold a license to teach these classes. See our policy below.
If you wish to return to the program, you can start fresh with a Phase I training. If you feel that you are seasoned enough to jump back in where you left off, you will be assessed a $199 reactivation fee, which includes a required evaluation. So - please be sure you really need to leave us.
If you still want to cancel, please proceed to our Exit Survey.
TRADEMARK POLICY & INSTRUCTOR LICENSE
THE WILLPOWER METHOD® AND ALL WILLPOWER PROGRAMS AND MOVEMENT SEQUENCES ARE PROTECTED BY TRADEMARK LAW. THE WILLPOWER METHOD® GRANTS ONLY LICENSED INSTRUCTORS PERMISSION TO USE THE WILLPOWER CLASS NAMES (INCLUDING WILLPOWER & GRACE®). YOU CARRY YOUR LICENSE TO TEACH THIS PROGRAM THROUGH YOUR CONTINUED MEMBERSHIP TO WIN.
IF YOU DISCONTINUE WIN FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME, YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR POSITION AS A WILLPOWER METHOD® INSTRUCTOR, ALONG WITH THE USE OF THE TRADEMARKED NAMES AND MOVEMENT SEQUENCES. YOU WILL ALSO BE REMOVED FROM OUR WEBSITE LISTING. IF YOU CONTINUE TO TEACH (USING OUR NAME AND/ OR MOVEMENT SEQUENCES) WITHOUT BEING LICENSED, YOU WILL BE IN VIOLATION OF TRADEMARK LAW.
IF YOU WISH TO REACTIVATE YOUR LICENSE, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT AN EVALUATION TO AND RENEW YOUR WIN MEMBERSHIP. THE FEE FOR ASSOCIATED REACTIVATION IS $199 (THIS FEE INCLUDES YOUR EVALUATION). RE-ACTIVATION REQUIRES APPROVAL FROM THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM.
WILLPOWER PRODUCTIONS ACTIVELY MONITORS TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN QUALITY CONTROL AND THE HIGHEST INDUSTRY STANDARDS.
PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY WITH QUESTIONS REGARDING OUR POLICIES.
If you were a member of our team, of course, we want you to return to us! These our our standard guidelines for returning.
If you discontinue wIN for any length of time, you will forfeit your position as a willPower Method® instructor, along with the use of the trademarked names and movement sequences, and you will be removed from our website listing.
If you wish to reinstate your license, you will be required to submit a successful evaluation to reactivate your wIN membership. The fee for associated reactivation is $199 (including the evaluation), and is subject to approval of the Development team.
If you want to get reintegrated with our program, we need to asses how long you've been gone, and how to get you up to date. Please contact us, and let us know your situation - let's see how we can help bring you back.