Gym & Personal Trainer Education
PFS Indoor Cycling Instructor®
ONE DAY COURSE

Price:
€260

  COURSE DATES

Indoor Cycling remains one of the absolute top classes run in any fitness club and is hugely sought after!

 

How did it all begin?

In 1991, cyclist and entrepreneur John Baudhuin and South African ultra-distance cyclist Johnny "Johnny G" Goldberg introduced the world to Indoor Cycling. Working out of a garage in Santa Monica, California, they created Spinning® by uniting indoor stationary bike technology with an unprecedented cycling experience.

An average 45-minute indoor cycling class will allow you to burn between 400-600 calories. At the same time, it will increase the endurance capacity of the leg muscles: quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus, and even the calf muscles. Working out these muscles will also help to strengthen the surrounding bones, tendons and ligaments. All this is done with minimal risk of injury. When done correctly that is, there is minimal impact on the hip, knee and ankle joints while cycling.

 

This course is designed to provide fitness professionals with the safe and effective techniques of indoor cycling done right. We will teach you how to deliver a great Indoor Cycling class with the use of catchy music!A must have on your CV!

 

Course contents

Qualification outcome

  • Bicycle elements

  • Pedaling Techniques

  • Musicality

  • Music in Cycling Classes

  • Bicycle setting and proper exploitation

  • Indoor Cycling class types and objectives

  • Indoor Cycle exercises and combinations

  • Visualisation

  • Instructional Skills

  • Stretching

  • Health & Safety

  • Participants take part in practical exercises at four levels of difficulty

  • Identify the correct set-up and posture and identify the health and safety issues which are involved when using the equipment in its environment

  • Use correct techniques and exercises in the warm-up, aerobic segment and cool down

  • Use music in an Indoor Cycling session

  • Use correct breathing technique

  • Teach cycling techniques, cycling profiles and drills

  • Plan, structure and deliver a class

  • Employ cycle-specific teaching skills

  • Know how to motivate participants

  • Identify how music enhances the experience

  • Use group teaching skills

  • Respond to health and safety issues

  • Deliver classes as part of working full-time or part-time within a leisure centre or health club

  • Deliver a number of classes per week in various locations as a freelancer

Mandatory

This course requires a recognised, valid and current Anatomy & Physiology qualification which is accredited and mapped at EQF Level 2 | NQF level 3* such as the PFS ANATOMY BASIC. If you didn't qualify with us, a scanned copy of your certificate will be required in response to your registration confirmation email.

 

*Ireland completed referencing the Irish NFQ to the EQF in 2009.

 

Who should attend?

Applicants should have a keen interest in Indoor or Outdoor Cycling and a reasonable level of cardiovascular fitness is recommended. Although not required, we encourage taking part in Indoor Cycling classes prior to joining the course.

Please inform us during the registration process if you have any learning difficulties or disabilities so we can accommodate you appropriately.

 

What you need to bring with you:

  •  A change of clothes
  •  Bottle of water
  •  Sports/gym gear
  •  Please have a few songs out of your favourite playlist ready. You will be using this to practice your own short choreography for the day.
  •  Your own music device + headphones (i.e. ipad, phone, etc.)
  •  Cycling shoes and HR monitor recommended but not mandatory
  •  Lunch and snacks
  •  Towel
  •  Notepad

Course hours that require 100% attendance: 8 hours held on one weekend day | Please SCROLL down for available dates.

Additional self-study hours: 5 - 8 hours* the time burden can vary depending on individual ability and dedication. The exam date has been set apart to allow sufficient amount of time for self-study.

Examination hours: The time involved in the examination, is not included in the above hours. Please refer to EXAM tab  for more information.

Students will be assessed by the teacher on the day and if their performance is satisfactory, the certificate will be awarded. Should the teacher decide otherwise, a separate exam day will follow.

The PFS Indoor Cycling examination consists of:

  1. Homework: A class plan in A4 format, containing a 15-minute main phase, plus warm up and cool down.

  2. Practical: Teaching a 15-20 minute group class that includes PAR-Q + warm-up track + a fast track and a slow track as the main phase + a cool down track + 5 stretching exercises as per the class plan. The students will be graded on:

    • Correctly setting up the equipment before the assessment starts. The 15 minutes will not include setting up equipment.
    • Timekeeping
    • Participants must provide their own music and ensure it is ready to be played before the exam.
    • Personal attire, attitude and interpersonal skills.
    • Correct use of tempo, intensity, RPM and RPE.
    • Personal technique and the proper use of music.
    • Clear teaching, safety points and technical reminders.
    • Observe client technique  and identify flaws.
    • Demonstration of proper stretching techniques.

 

Please check our Terms and Conditions for the examination procedures and repeats.

Certificates obtained: PFS INDOOR CYCLING INSTRUCTOR

Study Mode: Theory in class or studio and Practice in the studio.

Examination: Required - Information available on the EXAM tab found above.

 

Important

Participants must have 100% attendance, have sufficient involvement and pass the examination to receive the PFS INDOOR CYCLING INSTRUCTOR certification.

If the course has been completed but the examination hasn't, the participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance and 8 REPs accredited CPD points. The final Certification will only be awarded after passing the repeat examination.

The final Certification is given in printed form and enables the participant to teach classes and get insured.

 

Accreditation

All our courses are accredited by REPs Ireland and recognised worldwide through ICREPs.

All PFS qualifications meet industry standards that have been developed and published by the European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA).

REPs Ireland ensures that all standards used are mapped to and meet all appropriate International standards where possible, to ensure all REPs Ireland members benefit from recognition of their status from other National REPs.

Payment rules 

  • We operate on a first come, first serve basis with no exceptions.
  • We allow only 10 places per course.
  • To secure your place on the course the payment should be made upon registration.
  • We allow 5 calendar days to receive payment before your place is given to another person that has paid.
  • After 5 calendar days have passed, and we haven't received any payment, you will need to register again if places are still available.
  • There is no way to prolong the 5 calendar days. Registrations are not accepted if you have already registered and the initial 5 days have not elapsed.
  • If we have received a late Early Bird payment (i.e. you registered for Early Bird but we haven't received payment within 5 calendar days) you will be liable for the Normal Price as outlined in our Terms & Conditions. No exceptions will be made.
  • If you have signed up at the Normal Price or Early Bird price and we haven't received the full amount from you before the start of the course, then you will be subject to Instalment payments.

 

Payment options 

Early Bird

This offer is only available for selected courses, dates or locations.

When displayed, the offer expires once there are less than 28 calendar days until the course.

Please do not contact us asking to receive this offer if it is not displayed.

If you do see this offer than we advise you to take action and get this great course at a special price!

Normal Price

Payment must be made in full and received by us before the course starts. Please take into account that bank transfers may take time and we operate on a first come first serve basis with no exceptions as outlined in PAYMENT RULES.

 

Payment methods

Once you register, you will be guided through the payment process.

  • Bank transfer
  • Paypal

 

If you encounter any issues with payment and you have read our FAQ page, please reach out via the Contact section.

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