We’ve updated this post! Check our list of brands giving fitness instructor discounts in 2020 here.

You already know that benefits of being a fitness instructor include endorphin highs, toned muscles and sharing your love of sweat with students. But did you know you that your fitness credentials can also earn you deals on workout attire? We’ve rounded up apparel brands that offer fitness instructor discounts — ranging from 15% to 50% — for trainers and fitness professionals.

Athleta

Discount: 30% on full-priced merchandise; in-store only

How to Get It: If trainers and instructors show an ID and valid certification (think: pay stub, license, or other proof of employment), they can receive 30% off any full-priced merchandise.

ASICS

Discount: Discount on four pairs of shoes each year

How to Get It: Health professionals and instructors in Australia and New Zealand can save big on four pairs of shoes each year (two per season) by entering Asics Professional Buyers Program. To enter, you must provide your Provider Number of SMA Membership Number.

Alo Yoga

Discount: 30% off

How to Get It: Certified instructors who are actively teaching can join Alo Yoga Pro Program by filling out this form. After a 14-day approval process, you may use the 30% instructor discount online or in-store.  

Handful

Discount: 25%; online only

How to Get It: All trainers in need of flattering sports bras can access Handful’s Pro Deal by filling out the online application for licensed fitness pros. Once approved, you’ll be sent a permanent coupon code to use with each purchase, which also includes free shipping and no hassle returns.

HYLETE

Discount: 40%; in-store and online

How to Get It: If you’re an active trainer, fill out the company’s Trainer Program form online, and once approved, you’ll register as a user and automatically receive the 40% off, free shipping and free returns in your shopping cart.

KiraGrace

Discount: 20%; online only

How to Get It: Female yoga and fitness instructors can access KiraGrace’s Pro Program by filling out the online application, which requests either an uploaded copy of teacher certification. Once approved, you’ll receive a welcome email with steps on how to set up your user account, as well as a permanent coupon code to use when shopping the site.

Liquido Active

Discount: 20% off

How to Get It: All active yoga instructors can enroll in Liquido’s Teacher Appreciation Program by uploading a teacher certification and current class schedule. From there, they can get a 20% instructor discount on any item, any time.

Lolë

Discount: 30%; online and in store

How to Get It: Fill out Lolë’s Wellness Professional application, which requires both a photo and proof of certification. Once you get the green light, you’ll receive both a physical card in the mail to use when shopping at Lolë Ateliers, and an email with an account code to use for instructor discounts on online purchases.

Lululemon

Discount: 15%; in-store only

How to Get It: Certified yoga, pilates, fitness, dance and personal training instructors may be eligible for the Lululemon Research & Development Program discount, pending each store manager’s approval. To apply, bring your driver’s license and proof of certification (acceptable forms include a pay stub, training certificate or a business card). Once approved, your information will be filed in the store’s national database, so that you’re quickly recognized next time you shop to use your lululemon instructor discount.

Manduka

Discount: 40% off

How to Get It: Active yoga instructors with 500 hours of certification can become a part of Manduka’s Ambassador Program by filling out an online form. Just shy of 500 hours? Instructors with 200 hours or more can join Manduka’s PROgram to get a discount, too.

prAna

Discount: 50%; online only

How to Get It: Instructors, avid travelers, and even non-profit employees can  join prAna’s Influencer Program by filling out the online application. Once approved prAna’s system will recognize you as an Influencer when you log in with your email address and password, then the fitness instructor discounts automatically apply to your shopping bag.

Reebok

Discount: 25%; online and in FitHub stores

How to Get It: Certified trainers register with ReebokONE and once accepted into the program, can log into the Reebok website, where the discount will automatically show up in their cart. The discount can be used on any gear, at any time.

Rykä

Discount: 20%; online only

How to Get It: Enroll in Ryka’s Fit Rewards Program via online application, which requires your certification number. When you’re approved you’ll receive an email with a user and password to the Fit Rewards site, which carries a selection of Ryka’s full product line. The program gives you a point for every dollar you spend and lets you earn points for referring others to the program (be it students or fellow teachers). Points can later be put towards purchases.

Shakti

Discount: 15% off

How to Get It: If any certified instructor — yoga, pilates, you name it — scans their certificate along with a link to a current schedule and sends it to cs@shaktiaw.com, they can get 15% off any full-price Shakti items. The best part? The approval process only takes two business days.

Sweaty Betty

Discount: 30%; online and in store

How to Get It: Email a copy of your certification or proof of your position to customercare@sweatybetty.com to activate an account, which will automatically give instructor discounts. If you’re shopping in the store, show a proof of your position or qualification to redeem the discount.

Victoria Sport

Discount: 40% off

How to Get It: From now until July 31, 2019, certified trainers can upload an image of their official trainer certification document to become a member of the Victoria Sport Trainer Appreciation Program.

Yoga Democracy

Discount: 30% off up to $1000 a year; online only

How to Get It: All instructors can join Yoga Democracy’s Instructor Program by filling out their online form and uploading a photo of their yoga instructor certification or recent pay stub. If you’re a member of Yoga Alliance, your membership will be expedited, which means you can score the deals way sooner.

Yoga Design Lab

Discount: 50% off select products

How to Get It : Any practicing yoga instructors (with 200 hours or more of certification) can get 50% off any yoga gear by sending their full name, teaching information, studio details and products they’re interested in to teachers@yogadesignlab.com. For more information, visit Yoga Design Lab’s Teachers page.

When your everyday work attire consists of fitness gear, why not flex your credentials for one of many fitness instructor discounts?


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