INSANITY® Certification FAQ

  • What is INSANITY Certification?
    • INSANITY Certification is an action-packed, fun, sweat-filled workshop that allows fitness professionals and fitness enthusiasts alike to become INSANITY Certified so they can teach INSANITY in gyms and other fitness facilities, and, upon joining the INSANITY Pro Team, use the official INSANITY logo and other licensed materials as part of their professional credentials.
  • What materials will I receive to prepare me for the Certification Workshop?
    • Upon arrival at the workshop, participants will receive the proprietary INSANITY Course Manual, which includes a detailed and in-depth overview of INSANITY Certification program fundamentals not available anywhere else. You will also use this manual to take notes throughout the workshop while learning to properly teach and cue each move. You will also receive the most current INSANITY Round (workout DVD, music CD, and choreography notes) so you are prepared to teach INSANITY classes upon leaving the Certification Workshop. There are no materials shipped to you before the workshop.
  • What happens during the INSANITY Certification Workshop?
    • The INSANITY Certification Workshop is an intensive, choreography-driven, one-day live workshop led by INSANITY Master Trainers who combine hands-on instruction with practical advice on how to teach INSANITY.

      The workshop is an interactive learning experience designed to provide you with the tools necessary to be a successful INSANITY Instructor. With a strong focus on physiology, biomechanics, and effective coaching skills, this educational workshop also covers safety and injury prevention and proper exercise modification to accommodate participants at all fitness levels. In addition, you are provided with information on how to build your business and create community within your classes.

      The workshop includes an academic portion, a practical portion, and the most current INSANITY workout and choreography.
  • What is covered during the workshop?
    • Designed to provide expert guidance in all aspects of how to successfully teach INSANITY classes, the workshop is intended to provide an in-depth understanding of the workouts, moves, and choreography that has made INSANITY one of the most successful extreme fitness programs in the world. From the importance of nutrition, tips for maximizing results, and techniques for helping class attendees overcome motivational obstacles to how to leverage the national awareness of one of the most respected and recognized brands in fitness, the workshop provides a "ready-to-use" toolkit participants can use to build a better business by attracting more attention from fitness facilities and class participants, and helping them achieve their best fitness results.
  • Do I have to have completed INSANITY before attending the workshop?
    • Although it is not necessary to have completed INSANITY to become INSANITY Certified, it is strongly encouraged. Prior knowledge and familiarity with the INSANITY Extreme Home Fitness Program will increase your knowledge of the workouts and moves to enhance your experience at the workshop and help you become an even better Instructor.
  • Do I get an INSANITY home fitness DVD kit when I register for INSANITY Certification?
    • No, the INSANITY home fitness DVD kit is not included as part of what you get when you register for INSANITY Certification. If you are interested in purchasing the INSANITY home fitness DVD kit—and it is strongly recommended that you know the program in detail—please go to Beachbody.com or contact your Team Beachbody® Coach.
  • How do I get INSANITY Certified?
    • In order to become INSANITY Certified, you must successfully complete the one-day live INSANITY Certification Workshop with active participation in all sessions and full-day attendance.
  • How do I sign up for INSANITY Certification?
    • Go to INSANITYCertification.com to purchase the program and to sign up for a specific INSANITY Certification Workshop. Please review the schedule to select a Certification Workshop near you.
  • Is INSANITY Certification available internationally?
    • Currently, INSANITY Certification Workshops are only offered in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, although we do have plans to continue to expand internationally in the future. If you live outside the United States, Canada, or United Kingdom and are interested in getting INSANITY Certified, you can attend a workshop in one of those countries and sign up online, but you must have a shipping and billing address within that country, and credit card. For additional assistance, please contact us at INSANITYCertification@Beachbody.com.
  • How can I request a workshop near me?
    • Please send an email to us at INSANITYCertification@Beachbody.com with the city or location where you would like to have a Certification Workshop—if we receive sufficient demand for a specific location, we will be glad to arrange to conduct a workshop there.
  • What can I do with INSANITY Certification?
    • Once you become INSANITY Certified, you will be able to:
      • Teach INSANITY group exercise classes
      • Make yourself more marketable to a gym and potential clients by leveraging the power of this world-famous fitness brand
      • Name your class "INSANITY"
      • Call yourself "INSANITY Certified" and an "INSANITY Instructor"
      • Use the text word "INSANITY" on class schedules
      • If you join INSANITY Pro Team, you will receive additional benefits

      All activities will be governed by the INSANITY Certification Terms & Conditions.
  • Can I teach INSANITY classes in a gym or other fitness or public facility?
    • As an INSANITY Certified Professional, you can teach group exercise classes at a gym or other fitness or public facility. You must provide the facility with the INSANITY Advertising Guidelines which can be accessed at the INSANITY Certification website (INSANITYCertification.com)
  • What will I learn at the INSANITY Certification Workshop?
    • The workshop is designed to expand your knowledge of INSANITY and provide you with information that you cannot get through the INSANITY Extreme Home Fitness Program alone. Some topics that will be discussed are:
      • The foundation and principles of the INSANITY program
      • The science behind INSANITY and why it works
      • The movements that comprise INSANITY workouts and how to safely, effectively, and properly do these movements and the INSANITY exercises
      • How to modify and tailor the exercises to your members' specific needs
      • Nutrition and supplements and their importance to the INSANITY program
      • How to keep members motivated
      • How to teach, cue, and perform the movements in INSANITY
      • Practical, professional tips on how to leverage INSANITY Certification to increase your Team Beachbody® coaching business
  • Will Shaun T be teaching during the Certification Workshop?
    • No, Shaun T will not be teaching the Certification Workshops. Each workshop will be taught by a team of highly qualified fitness professionals who have gone through rigorous training to become INSANITY Master Trainers.
  • What is the INSANITY Certification Course Manual?
    • The INSANITY Certification Course Manual has been created to provide a deeper understanding of the INSANITY program. It includes information on fitness, kinesiology, and other related topics beyond the scope of the INSANITY Fitness Guide and Nutrition Plan. An INSANITY Certification Course Manual will be provided for you on the day of your INSANITY Certification Workshop.
  • Will I have to participate in any physical exercise during the Certification Workshop?
    • Yes, there will be quite a bit of movement during the Certification Workshop. This includes practicing, demonstrating, and cueing various exercises, along with learning the most current version of the INSANITY choreography. If you have any physical limitations or injuries, it is recommended that you recover before attending the workshop.
  • What happens if I do not become INSANITY Certified?
    • In order to become INSANITY Certified, you must complete the one-day Certification Workshop with active participation and a full day of attendance. During the workshop, you will be required to attend and actively participate in all sessions which may include role-play, practical activities, along with Q&A sessions. You will receive on-site feedback to help you safely and effectively teach and lead INSANITY classes. If you do not attend the workshop in full or it is determined by Beachbody® that you do not meet the competency necessary to lead INSANITY classes, you will not receive INSANITY Certification. You can take a new INSANITY Certification Workshop at the full price in order to try to become INSANITY Certified.
  • Do I have to complete INSANITY Certification in one workshop?
    • Yes, you must attend the full day of your Certification Workshop and actively participate in all sessions during its entirety.
  • What should I bring with me to my Certification Workshop?
    • Bring a change of comfortable athletic clothing, snacks, water, writing instruments, and a great attitude! If you don't plan on purchasing lunch, you should bring a meal with you as well.
  • Will food and drink be supplied during the Certification Workshop?
    • Food and beverages are not included in your Certification Workshop purchase.
  • Will childcare be provided during the Certification Workshop?
    • No. No type of childcare is provided during the Certification Workshop. Please do not bring anyone who is not registered for the workshop.
  • How much does INSANITY Certification cost?
    • The cost of the INSANITY Certification Program is $249 (plus any applicable tax). This includes the one-day Certification Workshop, the Course Manual, and most current INSANITY Round.
  • Are hotel and/or airfare included with the purchase of INSANITY Certification?
    • No. If you are traveling to the INSANITY Certification Workshop, you are responsible for all expenses, including airfare, hotel, and all other costs.
  • How do I get a receipt for my purchase?
    • You will receive an email confirmation upon purchase of INSANITY Certification.
  • Once I've signed up for an INSANITY Certification Workshop, can I change my date?
    • Yes. You can reschedule with no charge if you contact us via email at INSANITYCertification@Beachbody.com  at least 14 days in advance of your scheduled Certification Workshop date. Rescheduling anytime within 14 days in advance of the workshop is subject to a $25 rescheduling fee. If you don't show up for your Certification Workshop, and would like to reschedule, there will be a $50 rescheduling fee.
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    • Should you change your mind about the INSANITY Certification program, you may be eligible to receive a refund as follows and subject to the fees below. For all cancellations, please contact us toll-free at 1 (888) 247-1940, Monday through Friday, from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time.

      Certification Workshop:

      • 100% refund of INSANITY Certification Workshop program cost (plus applicable taxes) if you cancel your INSANITY Certification program enrollment at least 14 days before your scheduled Certification Workshop date.
      • If you cancel your INSANITY Certification program enrollment fewer than 14 days from your scheduled Certification Workshop date, there will be a $25 cancellation fee deducted from the refund.
      • If you do not show up to your scheduled Certification Workshop, and then cancel your INSANITY Certification program enrollment entirely, there will be a "no-show" fee of $50 deducted from the refund.
  • How long is my INSANITY Certification valid?
    • Your INSANITY Certification is valid for twelve (12) months from the date you complete the INSANITY Workshop and become INSANITY Certified. Being an active Pro Team member automatically extends your INSANITY Certification. At the end of the twelve (12)-month term, if you are not an active Pro Team member, you will have to attend a new Certification Workshop at the full price in order to remain an active INSANITY Certified Instructor. However, if you are an active Pro Team member, you will continue to be a valid and active INSANITY Instructor, unless you cancel and become inactive for twelve (12) cumulative months. For example, if you are an active Pro Team member, you will remain a valid and active INSANITY Instructor without having to attend a Certification Workshop. If you cancel your Pro Team membership and are off Pro Team for twelve (12) total months (cumulatively), you will be required to attend a new Certification Workshop at the full price in order to remain an active INSANITY Certified Instructor.
  • I am an INSANITY Certified Professional. How do I get continuing education credits for completing INSANITY Certification?
    • Upon completing INSANITY Certification, you are eligible for 0.8 NASM CEUs, 0.7 ACE CECs, and 7.5 AFAA CEUs. We are currently working on getting CEUs/CECs with additional certifying bodies. To access your continuing education validation, visit INSANITYCertification.com and log in to your Team Beachbody account.
  • Is INSANITY Certification available in languages other than English?
    • At the moment, INSANITY Certification is only taught in English.
  • Do I need to be a Certified Personal Trainer or a Certified Group Ex Instructor to become INSANITY Certified?
    • No, you are not required to be a Certified Personal Trainer ("CPT") or Certified Group Ex Instructor to get INSANITY Certified; however, either one is strongly recommended so you can take full advantage of all the benefits of becoming INSANITY Certified. If you are not currently a CPT or group exercise instructor, we can provide you with information at the INSANITY Certification Workshop.
  • If I decide I no longer want to participate in INSANITY Certification, can I give my spot to someone else?
    • No, your registered spot in an INSANITY Certification Workshop is not transferable to another individual. Only one Certification Workshop should be purchased per Team Beachbody account. This will keep our records organized and allow for a quicker confirmation of your registration, status, and diploma.
  • What if the event I registered for gets cancelled?
    • If Beachbody needs to cancel a scheduled workshop, the Master Trainer for that event will contact everyone who has registered and let them know. At that time, you can call our Customer Service team at 1 (888) 247-1940 and reschedule for a different workshop or receive a refund.
  • I still have more questions—who can I contact?
    • You can call the INSANITY Certification hotline toll-free at 1 (888) 247-1940, Monday through Friday, from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time, or you can send an email to INSANITYCertification@Beachbody.com.

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