Many independent Indoor Cycling Studios hire Instructors as independent contractors, not as actual employees. This creates a situation where you aren’t covered by the studio’s general liability insurance policy – you’ll need to get your own insurance to cover you if (God forbid) anyone was to get injured during one of your classes.
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Spinning’s® certification – they call them “orientations” – are not available online, only as live classes. Same with Schwinn, nothing online.
There are a couple of options online – but I would first read this post about our recommended strategy for learning what the requirements are – at the club or studio where you’d like to teach. It won’t do you any good to complete an online certification, only to find out you needed something different.
The best example is an official/branded Spinning® Studio. The studio’s agreement with Mad Dogg Athletics (the owner of the Spinning Brand) is that every Instructor who teaches there will have a Spin® certification. It doesn’t mean you can’t have additional certifications, but you do need Spinning’s before you’ll be able to hold a class schedule.
Schwinn doesn’t enforce the same restrictions on clubs who use their Performance AC indoor cycles. Clubs that use the Schwinn bikes may want you to go through their certification so you have an understanding of teaching with power and using the MPower Console.
My experience is that most places just want you to have a certification, from a credible organization, so they can advertise that they have “certified fitness instructors”. But don’t make a big mistake by assuming anything. Follow these steps to ensure you’ll get hired as an Indoor Cycling Instructor. Then you’ll know exactly what your next step should be so you can start teaching 🙂
In celebration of the awesome job everyone connected with London Olympics did this Summer, (not to mention all the medals won by British athletes) Team ICG® – The Indoor Cycling Group – is offering a limited number of online Indoor Cycling Instructor certifications for free!
This certification is regularly $200.00 and it’s supported by ICG’s free continuing education which qualifies for CECs with many national organizations.
ICG® STAGES is accredited by ACE, AFFA, NASM, NSCA, REPs, and FITNESS AUSTRALIA. Courses are in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese and German.
This is a limited time offer and it’s limited to the first 1,000 people who Like their Facebook page. Go here now to claim your free certification! Like the page and then scroll down on the ICG Facebook page for all the instructions.
Do you want to become certified as a Spinning®, Schwinn® or other form of Indoor Cycling Instructor?
Or is your real question; how can I get a regularly scheduled Indoor Cycling class where I’m the Instructor?
We are frequently asked the first question, when the goal is actually the second question.
I get the “Where can I get certified as a “Spin®”,”Schwinn®” or simply an Indoor Cycling Instructor?” question a lot. While trying to be helpful, more often than not my response is “I’m sorry, but you are asking the wrong person.” “The person you want to ask is the manager at the club where you would like to teach.”
Already certified and teaching? Asking yourself the question; “Now what do I do?” “Where can I find the latest information on teaching proper technique, Heart Rate Training or Training with Power?” Maybe you just wake up one morning and ask; “what am I teaching today?” Indoor Cycle Instructor PRO members know answers to these questions are a few clicks away. Click here to experience a week of ICI/PRO for just $1.00.
Are you currently looking for an Instructor job? This resource might help you find an awesome studio where you can begin teaching