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    Darebee Workshop

    I've asked about the workshops before but I have come up with some more questions.
    So I know I can charge for facility and insurance but not to make a profit. If I wanted to print larger posters of the workout of the day, it costs about 75p and a further 50p for every WoD sheet for each individual person, can I charge for them?
    Redline Damer neilarey TheRaven

    #2
    Hello Kakarot,
    I lead a weekly workshop myself. It takes place in a local community centre, which means we use their facilities, are covered by their insurance, and they print posters of the workouts for us. Membership is not exactly free, but it's very accessible, and of course, I make zero money out of it.
    As long as you make sure people will not be held back for financial reasons and this is volunteer work as far as you're concerned, you won't be doing anything wrong.
    I hope this answers your question. Have fun with the workshops!

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      #3
      Redline thanks, I think I understand. I have spoken to my local facility (my local church) they require me to have my own insurance, they are also charging me for the use of the hall and won't print for me. So I need to charge for them. I will make sure it's accessible. How much do you charge? Do you charge weekly, monthly or yearly?

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        #4
        I don't charge anything.

        The community centre charges 18€ a year. But it gives access to much more than my fitness workshops (like sewing or cooking classes, workshops about nutrition or stress management...). It's largely funded by the city council, and those kinds of fares are reserved for people with low incomes.

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          #5
          Are you sure you want to use the facilities of your church, Kakarot? I mean, they basically only rent you the place without taking any responsibilities at all (meaning, if anything happens, you're completely on your own, as far as I understand). To me, it sounds as if it would be a better alternative to hold the workshop in a park or anywhere else. Isn't there anything else available in your hometown, like a community college, centre or maybe even a gym?

          Edit: Maybe scrap that, if you're living in that Bushmills, it's probably too small for stuff like that. Maybe you can arrange something with a local school?

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            #6
            Redline there is a reason my name is kakarot, I'm a bit slow. So you only "charge" the community centre fee? Is that what you're saying?
            Is it ok if I create my own posters? So I can put my own days/dates/times etc.?
            Nihopaloa yes I live in the only bushmills in Northern Ireland . You make a very good point. There is a community centre here. I'll ask but the local minister is very friendly with my family and I don't want to offend him, especially since I have already asked. I'll just say the community centre fee is easier for me.

            Thanks both of you.

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              #7
              Kakarot , what I actually mean is, you can't attend the workshops if you don't have a community centre membership. It is a bit restrictive in a way, because once again, membership is restricted to people within a certain income range. But since it meant I could use comfortable facilities without having to bother about insurance or rent, and the people who attend the workshops are people who actually need help in getting fitter, I believe that's fine.

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                #8
                Kakarot you may want to take a look at this: https://darebee.com/local.html

                Here we talk about the specifics of setting up a local Workshop. How it's done, what you need, what it should look like, etc... We also provide graphics to hang up with ads (including time and space), a waiver & release form, etc. So, no need to create your own graphics (creating your own graphics is a topic on its own: https://darebee.com/terms-of-use.html )

                A lot of your questions are being answered in that article. If you have more questions, feel free to ask.

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                  #9
                  TheRaven I meant this poster.
                  Click image for larger version

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                  Because it's a graphic, I can't change the name, times or add the address.
                  How would I fix that?

                  Thanks
                  Attached Files

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                    #10
                    Kakarot, this picture has a .psd format, which means it should be rather easy to modify... if you're using Photoshop.

                    If you're not, there's an open source equivalent called GIMP that you should be able to download for free.

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                      #11
                      What Redline said

                      The photoshop file is provided in the same zip file in which that picture is in.

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                        #12
                        Redline thanks. I just have one other question.
                        My local council require I have my own insurance, regardless if I go to community centre. Am I able to ask for donations to pay that?

                        Thanks

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                          #13
                          Well, what would that insurance cover exactly? If it applies to the whole group activity and the cost is reasonable, I guess it falls into the same category as renting a place. As long as you're not using the resource for personal profit and there's no risk of people refraining from attending for financial reasons, that's fine.

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                            #14
                            Redline my insurance would cover the group exercise, it's about £128 per year.

                            Thanks for the advice but I think I'll not do a darebee workshop because I really wanted to make money teaching fitness anyway. Not that I'd have done if I stuck to using the darebee name though.

                            Thanks for the advice, I'll keep it in mind should I decide to start a darebee workshop.

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                              #15
                              Redline hey I'm back with a question on the darebee workshop.

                              So I might start a darebee workshop next year but I need insurance as nowhere will allow me to use their facility if I do not have insurance and I will have to pay for the time used in that facility (I admit, I didn't ask the local secondary school). My insurance is £127.25 and I have calculated that down (I can't recall exactly how many people I'd need to get but I think I managed to get it down to £2 per person if I can get >5 people) that's just enough to pay the hall (I think, I haven't been given a solid number) and a little to put towards the insurance. Now if by some miracle I get a steady flow of 5 or 6 people every time I hold a class, that'll cover the hall and insurance but will (eventually) create a surplus of money that could be considered "profit" but I would use this money to print paper copies of each workout or a A2 sheet for the class to follow, buy darebee tops from amazon for the people who come and/or get useful equipment such as a timer or mats.

                              See I went to one fitness class held locally and only 5 people (including me) showed up. I don't know if that's how it would go for me so I would need to get enough money on the first night to at least pay the hall. I think a darebee "class" would be great, as we have a local weight watchers and there will be a slimming world group starting soon and I believe that a workshop would benefit such people.
                              My dad and brother think I should start a "profitable" fitness business but I can see how starting a darebee workshop could lead to getting a fitness job.
                              I believe it's my "destiny" for lack of a better description, to help people get active, fit and happy. I don't have a paying job so I need something to occupy my time. I believe that by starting a darebee workshop, I'll find a paying job.

                              man I can rant. In short, can I ask for just enough money to cover the facility and insurance?

                              Thanks

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