Congratulations to Ashlee Buchert, the 2020 People’s Choice winner with the greatest number of votes at 6,435! Ashlee receives an automatic spot in the Top 15, along with another 14 individuals selected by HOTWORX Executives to advance to the FINAL ROUND of this year’s Virtual Instructor Competition:

Our number one motive for creating this annual international Virtual Instructor Competition is to find the top five Virtual Instructors from anywhere who can deliver exceptional workouts to thousands of HOTWORX Studio members every day, 24 hours a day across the world for the next year!

We are looking for fitness instructor professionals who are models or aspire to become a fitness model and who are technically qualified through experience and certification in one or more of these disciplines: yoga, Pilates, barre, all other forms of isometrics, athletic stretching, bands, TRX/suspension training, indoor cycling and indoor rowing.

The Top 5 will represent the company throughout the year as Virtual Instructors and as brand ambassadors promoting the HOTWORX method of fitness aka “Burn Off Movement”!

The five winners will receive a one year contract that includes $5000 cash plus all travel, meals and hotel accommodations to cover at least two trips to New Orleans per year for filming and photo shoots.

Do you have what it takes?


$5000 Cash Prize
(payment of $500/month over 10 months)

Travel & Expense Package
(valued at $2500 for video and photo shoots)

Sweat Everywhere Membership ($800 Value)
24-hour access to any HOTWORX studio for the contract duration

Planet Beach spray & spa Membership ($800 Value)
Valid at participating franchise locations for the contract duration

$500 HWX Gear Credit

$250 Product Credit

The Top 15 competitors will participate in the final round of the Virtual Instructor Competition in conjunction with our annual franchise convention that will be hosted virtually (this year only due to COVID-19) on July 23rd – July 25th. After a series of judging interviews, a live Virtual Instructor Q&A, and virtual outdoor workout, the 5 winners will be announced as our Virtual Instructors! We’ll also select 2 competitors to lead next year’s Virtual Personal Training (VPT) workouts!


May 31st: Application Deadline


June 1st – June 5th: HOTWORX Executives review and select top applicants

June 8th: Competitors Announced


June 8th – July 5th: Online Voting

July 13th: Top 15 and Fan Favorite Announced

COMPETITION ROUND 2– COMBINE (Virtual Instructor Skills)

July 22nd: Judging Panel will evaluate:

    • Mental Readiness during Interviews
    • Technical Form & Workout Queuing


July 23rd: Opening Day of Convention, Top 15 Introduced to Franchisees

July 24th: Virtual Outdoor Workout (each competitor will lead a 3-min isometric/yoga/pilates style workout)

July 25th: Virtual Instructor Championship Finals

    • Earn the Burn Interview/Posture Challenge
    • Small Group Training Challenge
    • Final Question Round
    • Voting by Convention Attendees
    • Announcement of Top 5 Virtual Instructors, 2 Virtual Personal Trainers, and Social Media MVP

CLICK HERE to apply for the 2021 Virtual Instructor Competition!