This was one of my best trips so far! The entertainment team were amazing so anxious to learn and they attended my classes. I had the opportunity to work with them on their water spinning classes and I led aqua in the ocean. So much fun
Christine Memphis, TN
Dec 11th, 2019 2:01:18pm
I taught Pilates and strength class the ET brings mats for both but no equipment is needed. Using your own body strength and stretching, I have taught at this resort 4 times and always have a good turn out for am class but never for 4pm. I wish they would utilize the instructor more by having a back to back class in the am. Or even a beach walk instead on the beach is so beautiful this would be something people might enjoy. they have a 8am yoga which is well attended but some expressed that was too early for most. It would be great to offer another time in am for yoga in the garden. i will teach here again no matter i love the ET they really are energetic and do a great job.
Nov 19th, 2019 9:22:17pm
Secrets Maroma was outstanding! The beach here is just wonderful! Soft sand that stretches on and on. No seaweed issues. The staff is very activity driven—lots of games were available at the pool and on the beach,plus they were super helpful. They insisted on getting the mats, waters and towels for each class. I taught 10am Cardio HIIT and 4pm stretch. It was a majority 55+ crowd the week I was there. HIIT classes were small 2-4 people and Stretch was 5-7 attendees. Food, entertainment, service all excellent!! Oct. 2019
Aug 25th, 2019 8:49:13am
First class of the day (Strong30) scheduled for 10am which falls directly after in house instructors’ Crossfit at 9am preceded by yoga at 8am. The only morning classes I taught were to one E-team member each time; once in the Strong30 format and once in the Zumba Fitness format. You need to keep an eye on the E-Pad in the room so you know what you are expected to teach. Each 10am class varied according the formats offered. They have the aqua activities at midday every day so my Spin Instructor husband taught Aqua Spin and I took over the Aqua Fitness. First day there was nobody; second day was one and busiest day had 4. E-team occasionally joined in to ensure something was seen to be happening in the hope others would join. Nobody for stretch on the last day when it was outside Gazebo in beautiful blazing sunshine. Gazebo is good size for a small class but no longer has the wafty curtains pictured which are installed only for weddings. There is a plug socket on the gazebo for mains powered devices. The resort itself is the best I have visited and other places include: Breathless Riviera Cancun, Now & Breathless Dominican Republic, Secrets Riviera Capri, Sandals Barbados.
Jun 11th, 2019 2:30:39pm
Secrets Maroma was a gorgeous resort to visit and I loved the outdoor gazebo to teach under. My classes were taught at 10 am and 4 pm. This made it hard to really relax on my working vacation, since there was a pause in between the 2 class times. The staff was very accommodating though and set up and helped break down every class. Since it was at the gazebo I never had any equipment since the gym was so far away. Every day the resort has a 8 am yoga and 9 am Crossfit that they host themselves. I would definitely return, I just wish they would change the class times so that they're back to back. Secrets Maroma won't disappoint!
May 10th, 2019 12:40:42pm
The boot camps I taught took place under a beautiful gazebo- right in the middle of the resort. There was an amazing ocean breeze that blew through the gazebo so it made an outdoor boot camp very comfortable.
Prior to my class at 10, they had a yoga class and Cross fit class, so my class was 3rd in line for workout options. I was not provided with any equipment- but I was very happy to plan body weight only circuits. Plan your classes accordingly if you are considering teaching here.
I was so fortunate to bring 6 friends with me on this teaching trip, so they all attended my classes and then 1-2 other resort guests would usually join in the fun too. Average age of participants was 35-45.My yoga/stretch classes only had 2-3 people each day and they occurred at 4:00 pm.
Apr 7th, 2019 2:29:01pm
March 17 thru 24 2019! Incredible entertainment staff! They are anxious for our knowledge and one or two staff attended every class I taught. Bootcamp in the am and sculpt/stretch in the afternoon! I also taught water spinning and aqua in the ocean with a DJ on the beach. It was an absolute pleasure every moment every day!
Jul 27th, 2018 1:42:45pm
Maroma is a very fitness oriented resort. On site Yoga & Cross Fit were a treat for me to support & participate in, as well as competitive volleyball. My skills were used for those who appreciate a later time (excluding the 4:00 class), more moderate (between Yoga/Cross Fit) workout. I look forward to teaching at Maroma again, selfishly becuse of those programs mentioned
Jun 28th, 2018 10:31:24am
I met with e team manager briefly Julio, mostly dealt with Alex, and other e-team members
Nice and helpful e-team, always had equipment for me.
Food and service excellent.
Beautiful resort with some very nice employees. Resort is having some updates.
Had a wonderful time!m
Jolene Miami Beach
Jun 15th, 2018 11:43:34am
Amazing resort and super entertainment staff.
Karen from Michigan.
May 3rd, 2018 12:03:46pm
Maroma Beach is always one of my favorite places to teach. The staff are exceptional and so friendly and helpful. Julio and Paul do a wonderful job organizing it all. They all work so hard and always have classes set up for me. The guests are so friendly and I love going back every year!!
Feb 20th, 2018 9:09:39pm
This resort is beautiful! Beach is amazing, food and nightly shows are some of the best I've seen! The Entertainment Staff could not have been more helpful, lots of fun and full of energy! I was scheduled to teach Boot Camp Monday at 10am, but no one showed. Tues-Saturday at 10am, I taught Zumba and had 4-7 people each day. I taught Pilates at the 4:00 pm class. There were 2-4 participants at several classes. No one showed a few days, but there were many other activities scheduled at the same time.
Feb 6th, 2018 3:41:40pm
10:00 AM boot camp every day, 7 to 12 people, they had just 7 bands and several were in poor shape. 4:00 PM Sculpt 1 person one day and other days unattended. One day 12:00 aqua spin class full. The club offers a Yoga class at 8:00 AM each day and Cross fit at 9:00 AM taught by staff or local pro. Only equipment available for boot camp are bands. Classes are taught in the Gazebo near beach so all mats, towels, bands and speaker are brought out in cart by the entertainment team.
Jan 29th, 2018 12:11:31pm
10:00 and 4:00 I taught Pilates at 10 and "Body sculpt" at 4. All classes were held even if it was only myself, my husband and someone representing the entertainment team. On average 3-5 participants at 10:00 and 0-2 participants at 4:00. The occupancy was low this week, which actually was very nice.
Jan 29th, 2018 12:06:40pm
M/W/F/Sat - 9 am Boot camp and 4 pm Body sculpting (2-6 participants though 2 of the 4 pm classes had no one show up for class). Tu/Th - 9 am Boot camp (2-6 participants)
> Tu/Th - 12noon - Aqua Spin (11 individuals per class - 12th bike for the instructor)
> I used my own music and my own wireless speaker, except for the Aqua Spin class where I plugged into the resorts pool speakers.
I was thrilled to teach the Aqua Spin class and had planned for it. I somehow was aware this resort had a water cycle program, and let the entertainment staff know I could teach the class. They were very happy to let me do it.
Dec 14th, 2017 12:56:45pm
Secrets Maroma is a nice resort. Entertainment team were fantastic!! Always making sure I had everything I needed. Again don’t think I would teach there again because I didn’t like teaching the second class of the day at 4pm. Restricted me from doing anything else but stay at resort all day. Hotel is remodeling and it can get loud during the day in your room. By the way the rooms need redone. Food was hit and miss but we met some wonderful people who are now our friends. Overall I had a good time and liked the hotel. Oh the biggest plus is that the service at the hotel was very good. Except for trying to upgrade to preferred club and ocean view room.
Dec 14th, 2017 12:49:44pm
I taught KickBox the first day at 10 am and had 3 in my class. The rest of the week I taught Body Sculpting and had 1-4 participants except for 1 day. I was scheduled to teach stretch at 4 pm everyday. This was not a popular time for quests to attend, I only had participants 2 of the 6 days.This is a fabulous resort. The entertainment team was awesome. They were very enthusiastic and participated in all of my classes. I will definitely return!
Nov 15th, 2017 3:08:55pm
I was assigned 2 classes 10 am and 4 p.m.
Typical attendance was 3-5 at 10 am poolside.
4 pm was at different location daily. Only 1-2 attendees on 2 days; otherwise no shows. I believe this was, in part, due to other activities scheduled at same time.The E team was fabulous! I appreciated their assistance, enthusiasm, and participation, along with the many tools available to help in programming. I think an improvement would be to arrange the afternoon session when it would not conflict with other activities.
Sep 5th, 2017 2:34:48pm
Taught 10am sculpting class and 4pm stretching. The gazebo was perfect however the zen garden area was very hot and buggy. Had about 3-6 participants in the morning and only 2-4 some of the afternoons. There is a regular yoga teacher who teaches at 8am M-F and since she doesn't teach on Saturdays some of the participants asked me and the entertainment team approved for me to teach yoga at 8am on Saturday and stretching at 10am! Wonderful resort! Somewhat relaxed resort but we loved it! Any questions, feel free to email me at [email protected]
May 2nd, 2017 11:25:43am
This was my second time at this resort and I can't wait to go back. This resort is absolutely amazing. The grounds are so beautiful, the view from the pool is amazing and the beach is one of the best I've ever seen. I had two classes everyday and the participation ranged from 1 to 7. The E-team did everything for me. I tried to help them with the equipment but they wouldn't allow it. We had an awesome room with a king bed. We checked into upgrading to an ocean view room but decided not to spend the extra money. I'm glad we didn't because we weren't in the room much at all.
Apr 20th, 2017 10:27:12am
Two boot camp classes/day, Mom-Sat. 10 am and 4 pm. Approx 3-8 participants. Amazing resort, second visit. So incredibly thankful for the opportunity! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Apr 20th, 2017 10:21:43am
I taught twice per day. A 10 am boot camp and 4 pm stretching or boot camp. Typically the morning classes had from 3 to 9 people. The afternoon class was small 1-3 participants. Teaching at Maroma Beach was amazing. Great classes and great E-team. They were very helpful in making sure i had supplies/water for participants at each class and were very enthusiastic to take my class!
Mar 16th, 2017 11:30:08am
10:30 Dance anywhere from 3-8 people.
3 pm Sculpting. No one ever showed. Not a good time for this.I really enjoyed my first teaching vacation with FitBodies and I will definitely do it again!
Dec 28th, 2016 6:23:32pm
My husband and I had yet another wonderful time at Secrets Maroma Beach 12/11/16-12/18/16! (This was our 4th time to this resort.) It's hard to believe, but each time it gets even better! In the past, I've taught stretching/sculpting at 10 am in the gazebo and aqua (which is my specialty) at noon. However, I was informed that the E Team covers aqua now, which was a bit disappointing since I really enjoyed teaching that in the past. I taught Mon-Sat at 10am in the gazebo, either body sculpting or cardio dance, and stretching at 4pm in the grass by the sports bar. The E Team was supportive as always and a pleasure to work with. The resort is beautiful and the staff amazing - it's always my great pleasure to be here!
Dec 28th, 2016 12:02:56pm
The resort is definitely top notch and everyone is so helpful! It's hard to believe, but each time I go to this resort it gets just a bit more upscale!