PFS Indoor Cycling Instructor® Staff Training

PFS Indoor Cycling Instructor®
Staff Training
1 Day Course



Put the bikes to good work with the most popular cardio-vascular workout on the planet and get your employees qualified with the best training based on Spinning® program.

Provide low impact, high energy, thrilling and inspiring classes and learn how to deliver an effective workout with different fitness level to all members in your club or studio.

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.

Indoor Cycling remains one of the absolute top classes run in any fitness club and is hugely sought after. This course is designed to provide fitness professionals with the safe and effective techniques of indoor cycling done right. 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




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:

  •  Your own music device + headphones (i.e. ipad, phone, etc.)
  • 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.
  • Cycling shoes and HR monitor recommended but not mandatory
  • Sports/gym gear
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Bottle of water
  • Towel
  • A change of clothes
  • 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. The examination is going to take place on the second day of the course. 

If done as an individual module, the PFS Indoor Cycling examination will take place on the second day of the course, as specified in the course schedule below | Please SCROLL down for available dates.


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.


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

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



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.



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.


We will be happy to meet with you and discuss how we can best collaborate for your business to grow.

Contact us today for a no obligation quote.



Michael Doocey

Business Development Manager

Phone 087 344 8483



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