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If you are interested in purchasing a Geri-FitŪ License, or finding out more information, please fill out our no-obligation License Application which will provide us with all the information we need in order to provide you with a quote. If you have more than one location, please list the facilities and their addresses in the Comments section.  All quotes are valid for 90 days.

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What are some of the skills that are needed to become a Geri-Fit instructor? Answer
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What type of insurance is needed for a Geri-Fit instructor / licensee? Answer
License Requirements Index
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Licensing Index
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I've never been in business before. What type of start-up costs should I expect? Answer
Can you tell me about the history of your Geri-FitŪ exercise program and its founder? Answer
Are Geri-Fit classes covered under Medicare, Medicaid, Kaiser Permanente or other insurance companies? Answer
About how much will it cost to buy a Geri-Fit license for my facility? Answer
I used to own a CURVES franchise, but decided to give it up. Can I buy a Geri-FitŪ license to teach Geri-Fit? Answer
As a facility, how much money can I expect to make from offering the Geri-Fit class? Answer
I would like to get Geri-Fit certified but I am not interested in purchasing a Geri-Fit license. Can I attend Geri-Fit certification? Answer
How much is the Geri-Fit Program License? Answer
Do Geri-Fit instructors need to be certified? Answer
How much should I pay my instructors? Answer
I understand there is a $150 annual renewal fee past the first year, but are there any royalties or Monthly Reporting required? Answer
How do you get people to sign up for Geri-Fit? Answer
Why would I want to buy a License or a Franchise when I can just invent my own fitness program? Answer
I am a Director of a Senior Center, and I'm interested in purchasing Geri-Fit for our Center. What is involved in getting this program started? Answer
I'm not interested in purchasing a Geri-Fit license, but I'd like to have your services brought onsite at our apartment building complex for 55 and over. Is this something that you offer and, if so, what is the cost? Answer
What do I need in order to get started? Answer
How long will it take from the time I buy the Geri-Fit license to the time I begin to offer classes? Answer
Is the cost of the training and certification included with my Geri-Fit program License fee? Answer
How do I find good instructors to teach the Geri-Fit program? Answer
How do I obtain Professional Liability Insurance? Answer
Is there certain criteria that has to be met before participation will be granted in the Geri-Fit program? Answer
If I buy an Instructor License, can I teach class outside the 25-mile radius to where I live? Answer
When I buy the Geri-Fit license, can I call my program Geri-Fit? Answer
If I purchase the Geri-Fit license, does this mean I also have to teach the classes? Answer
What kind of support will you offer me after I purchase the Geri-Fit License? Answer
What's the average age of a Geri-Fit participant? Answer
Do I have to go through Geri-Fit training in order to become a licensee? Answer
I am an instructor that is interested in teaching the Geri-Fit program at the gym I work at. Do I buy the license or does the health club buy the license? Answer
Can I observe a class before buying a Geri-Fit license? Answer
What is a Geri-Fit Public Performance License (PPL)? Answer
Can I get my own Geri-Fit T-shirts made once I purchase the Geri-Fit license? Answer
What is the difference between an Instructor License and a Facility License? Answer
I currently teach a Silver Sneakers program but would also like to teach Geri-Fit. Am I able to buy a Geri-Fit license to teach Geri-Fit? Answer
I am an instructor that also has several instructors that work under me at various locations in my area. Do you offer a Geri-Fit territory license? Answer
How do I receive the specialized training that I'll need to teach the Geri-Fit exercise class? Answer
Once I buy an Instructor License, does that mean I'll be the only instructor able to teach Geri-Fit in my city? Answer
What materials will I receive when I purchase the Geri-Fit program License? Answer
We play a Richard Simmons' tape for our seniors to exercise along with. Why do I have to purchase a License in order to play the Geri-Fit dvd for our group of seniors? Answer
What is Title IIID funding and how is the Geri-Fit program part of it? Answer
I used to teach PACE before they ended that program. Is Geri-Fit the same? Answer
I own a Physical Therapy clinic and have room to have a Geri-FitŪ class. Is this something that might benefit my patients? Answer
What type of DVD training materials will I receive when I purchase a Geri-Fit license for my facility? Answer
If you don't offer live instructor-led workshops in my area, how can I finish my certification? Answer
How did Geri-Fit get started? Answer
How much money can I expect to make teaching a Geri-Fit class? Answer
What is the Geri-Fit program License? Answer
Who will be the target market I want to reach? Answer
How is monitoring of Geri-Fit program quality assured? Answer
Do you have a power point presentation that I can share with my Activity Director, manager, or staff? Answer
If I am already certified to teach older adults exercise programs, do I still need to go through Geri-Fit training? Answer
Are there other Geri-Fit licensees that I can talk to before purchasing a Geri-Fit license? Answer
Where can I find into about the study that was used for the evidence-based rating? Answer
Once our facility purchases the license, are we able to train and certify our own instructors? Answer
Is there some way I can learn more about Geri-Fit to see if I like it before I purchase a License? Answer
I've read everything there is to read and I'm interested in getting started. What's the next step? Answer
How big are the classes? Answer
Has the Geri-Fit program been reviewed by any governmental organizations? Answer
I own more than one gym and would like to offer Geri-Fit at all my gyms. Is there any break on the cost for more than one location? Answer
Why should I want Geri-Fit for my club? Answer
Can you provide me with references from other locations where Geri-Fit is offered? Answer
My question is not on your HELP desk. How do I get it answered? Answer
Is the senior fitness market going to continue to grow? Answer
If a buy a Geri-Fit license, can I still teach my Silver Sneakers or Silver&Fit class? Answer
Do you offer any custom branding for the video / DVD that will be played at my facility? Answer
What can I do to assure a good turnout once I have purchased the Geri-Fit program license? Answer
What other evidence based programs are available to my senior center? Answer
Our senior center offers A Matter of Balance. Can we also offer Geri-Fit? Answer
What information can you tell me about the requirement for senior centers to offer evidence based programs? Answer
How can I find out more about evidence-based health promotion programs for older adults? Answer
Will people sign up month after month to take the Geri-Fit class? Answer
If our facility doesn't want to purchase a license but still wants to offer Geri-Fit classes, what are our options? Answer
How did Geri-Fit get started? Answer
Is Geri-Fit considered a Packaged Program? Answer
If we're already offering A Matter of Balance, why should we offer Geri-Fit? Answer
Is Geri-Fit a falls prevention program? Answer
If I am currently offering Silver Sneakers at my facility, can I also offer Geri-Fit and is it covered under insurance? Answer
I offer Zumba classes at our senior center. Can I offer Geri-Fit, too? Answer
If my facility purchased a Geri-Fit license through Title IIID funding, can we still get reimbursed by Silver Sneakers and Silver&Fit? Answer
Recent publications and studies about Geri-Fit Answer
Does Geri-Fit offer a Master Trainer program? Answer
What is Geri-Fit Mission Statement? Answer