5, 6, 7, 8… here’s your next step
Signed up for our life-changing weekend workshop in New York City May 18-19? YAS you are!! 🔥🙌
Here’s how to get where you need to go!
GETTING TO NYC ✈️🚗
Our studio address for our Saturday and Sunday training is 33 East 33rd St. in NYC. We are offering a complimentary Master Class on Friday night at 8:30pm that will take place on the Upper East Side at 1440 Third Ave.
Fly: Check out flights to LGA, JFK or Newark. You can take trains or buses from all airports, but LGA will likely be the least expensive trip to the city if you plan to Uber/Lyft.
Drive: Numerous lots are available near the studio. Day rates are typically around $50. You can also find parking near your accommodations through Spothero.
Ride a train: Check out Amtrak to Penn Station, which is walking distance to the studio.
Take a bus: Check out Megabus, Bolt or Greyhound. Most bus drop-offs are walking distance to the studio.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE 🕐
Training will be Saturday and Sunday 8am - 6:30pm. We encourage you to arrive on Friday evening by 7pm in order to take a Master Class at 8:30pm (1440 Third Ave.) and meet your fellow trainees.
If you’re unable to make the Master Class, please be sure you arrive by Saturday, May 18 at 7:45am. Our training starts promptly at 8am on Saturday at 33 E. 33rd St. Our workshop ends Sunday, May 19 at 6:30pm.
WHERE TO STAY IN NYC 😴
Getting a good night’s rest will be essential to your success! Be sure to pack earplugs, an eye mask, and anything else you may need so you can get the best nights of sleep on Friday and Saturday!
Airbnb: We highly recommend booking on Airbnb for solo travelers on a budget. Click on this link to explore or follow these steps:
Search Airbnb for "New York, NY”
Select your dates. Select how many guests (if solo traveler: 1 adult).
Then filter for "Entire Place" or "Private Room."
You can filter for price. Most places in NYC will be between $50 - $120/night.
You can view the options via “Map” view to estimate how far the airbnb will be from our studio. As a reference point, our studio is very close to Penn Station and Grand Central Station. It is also close to Bryant Park and Madison Square Park. If you’re looking at a map, we are 20 blocks from the south (bottom) of Central Park.
Neighborhoods that are walking distance to our studio:
East Village or Greenwich Village
Parts of the Upper East and Upper West Sides (if below 80th Street)
Neighborhoods that are a 10-25 minute drive:
SoHo, Lower East Side, TriBeCa
FiDi (Financial district)
Upper West Side and Upper East Side
Crown Heights / Prospect Heights
Long Island City
OTHER STUFF TO KNOW 🙋🏻
Will there be breaks?
Training will be an intensive weekend and we will waste no time in preparing you for success! We will have 2 coffee breaks and a 1-hour lunch break on both days.
What should I pack?
2-4 workout outfits (you may want to change during lunch)
Socks and sneakers
Make-up, hoop earrings, hats, accessories or anything else you like to rep your style — a photographer will be on site on Sunday!
Room in your suitcase — 305 activewear will be available for purchase
Who else will be there?
Request to join our Facebook Group: 305 Certification: NYC Weekend Warriors (May 18-19). Meet your fellow instructors-in-training. This is a great place to also connect about accommodations if you’re looking to save money with a shared airbnb or hotel room.
Do you have showers?
Yes! We have a full-service locker room with showers and towels.
Can I buy 305 apparel while I’m there?
Yes! Our front desk will be available to take your orders on Saturday at 4:45pm and on Sunday at 1:00pm. You will receive a 20% discount on all apparel and merch. We accept all credit cards. Apparel items range between $25 - $90. We also have a few Rebecca Minkoff x 305 bags still in stock. We’ve been saving them for ya!
Are there other goodies I should budget for?
Yes, we recommend you purchase:
LED lights: $39/light — this weekend only. We recommend you purchase 4-5 lights to fully transform a dance studio into a nightclub ambiance. These are state-of-the-art and normally retail for $100+/fixture. After the weekend, they will be available for purchase online for $59/light.
Branded gliding discs: $6/pair of discs — this weekend only. These are awesome, powerful tools to help you better train your classes for LEGS and CORE days. We recommend you purchase 10 - 20 pairs of discs if your budget allows. They are a great investment in your future as a group exercise instructor. After the weekend, they will be available for $10/pair.
Branded booty bands: $15/set of 10 bands — this weekend only. These are awesome, highly portable pieces of equipment that allow you to add an extra oomph in your classes. After the weekend, they will be available for $25 for 10.
💃 THE "RULES" 💃
Can I take class at the studio before or after training?
If you’d like to get to NYC before training or stay after, we will comp you 2 spots into any 305 Fitness class of your choosing for free. In addition, you may attend the Master Class on Friday evening at 8:30pm for free.
How do I sign up for a class?
In order to sign up for a class or two, visit our online schedule. Log in using your existing account if you have one. If you don’t yet have an account, we’ve created one for you using your email and your password is 305fitness all lowercase. We encourage you to book in advance and take classes in the mid-morning or afternoon. Our early morning and evening classes tend to be very full! You can use both credits for yourself or you can guest a friend using one of your credits.
How do I sign up for the Master Class on Friday?
You do not need sign up for the Master Class on Friday. This class will not be on our public schedule, as it is instructors-only. The class will be 45 minutes at our Upper East Side studio (1440 Third Ave). Note this is a different location than our Saturday/Sunday training.
Can I arrive late or leave early?
Certification will be obtained by completing the entire weekend training course and passing the practical exam. If you have a scheduling conflict, please let us know ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I know if I’m certified?
On the Sunday afternoon of the training weekend, all participants will undergo a 10-minute practical exam. You will be responsible for leading a small group through a choreography song and a toning routine with clear, confident cues. If you pass this practical exam, you will be immediately certified with the rights to use the 305 name. If you do not pass the practical exam, you are given an opportunity to re-test either in person or with a video submission.
Can I bring someone?
Certification weekend is by invitation only. If you have friends who are interested, please have them apply. If you have children or others who you cannot leave at home, we recommend you find childcare at a nearby facility.
I can’t make it. Can I request a refund?
In certain cases, we may be able to issue a refund. You can request a refund by emailing us at email@example.com
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