Chosen by instructors in over 43 countries to date and first choice for many top gym chains and quality independents as well as military personnel. (Military personnel, click here to use your SLC's)
We all know the difference a great teacher makes! Your lead tutor is international presenter and course creator Debbie Kneale renowned for her warm, down to earth, yet inspiring teaching style, infectious energy and for making learning relevant and fun!
Indoor cycling courses are not all created equal!
From anatomy and physiology essentials, to music and class planning, to legalities and insurance as well as all the safety and cycling aspects, we cover everything you need and more, so you can stand out as a great class leader - Teaching in your own unique style around our strong safety and coaching base.
As well as the extra content, many instructors also tell us how much they value our attention to detail, which makes all the difference to your teaching confidence and success.
We cover what not to do too, so you can maximise gains and minimise risk to avoid litigation and protect yourself, riders and bikes!
Earned through dedication, continuous review and development, which ensures this training remains the most comprehensive, best value and relevant training for aspiring teachers in todays competitive instructor arena.
The knowledge and techniques learned, can be applied safely and effectively on any brand of fixed gear Spinning type bike, including Reebok, Star Trac, Schwinn, Keiser, Pulse etc
Whether you study live, or online, if you have any questions at all, you can get a fast, expert reply from Debbie in person - Priceless!
All of this ensures you can confidently create and teach safe, effective and inspirational indoor cycling classes for beginners to advanced and even dynamically adapt for both together!
This training has earned an unmatched 100% recommendation rate from instructors worldwide since 2001 live and 2009 online.
Rated by REPS & later CIMSPA as 'outstanding' in their external quality assurance reviews.
Ongoing certification and support package protects and helps you succeed on your instructor journey*. Certificates with online authentication confirmed within 1 day of completion, so you can get insured and teaching straight away.
About your Trainer - DEBBIE KNEALE
Hi, I'm Debbie!
How did I get into the fitness industry?
"I was told at 22, that I could be in a wheelchair by 30, due to a degenerative, spinal condition.
A huge shock to a (then) young girl who loved to run and dance and play!
However, I think of that prognosis now as a gift, because it was a pivotal moment in my life - It kick started my fitness journey!
I studied and learned many exercise and mindset tools in my initial mission to stop that prognosis coming true and the improvements those tools made to the quality of my life was incredible!
I was then inspired to share the ‘magic’ of the success and changes I achieved myself with others and so went on to study as a fitness instructor, sports therapy, massage and nutrition and going on to add NLP, hypnosis, EFT and many more to my ‘positive toolbox’.
I also trained as an assessor and tutor, so I could help more people by creating and teaching courses as well as classes and 1:1."
Why Indoor Cycling?
"I loved indoor cycling from my first ride and for many reasons, but
I soon recognised there was a real need for quality instructor training in this discipline.
I passionately believe in the importance of great training, and more importantly in helping instructors launch or progress careers which they love, so they can go on to help many more people improve their health and wellness too!
So, my mission to help raise standards and provide a high quality, high value, independent indoor cycling training for instructors began!
The rest, as they say is ‘history’
I have been honoured to present at all the top UK fitness conventions as well as teach abroad during my fitness journey, helping launch or progress the careers of fitness instructors in over 43 countries to date.
Over 20 years evolving the training and consistent 'Excellent' feedback from new and experienced instructors alike, still gives me a buzz and knowing that together, we are making a positive difference to the lives of so many people worldwide is priceless!
I look forward to welcoming you on board and helping you acheive your teaching goals!
PS Thankfully, still no wheelchair in sight 😊
Don't believe us, believe them
I would highly recommend this course to those who are serious about becoming a dedicated cycling instructor. This course covers everything from safety to terrain to techmiques to music. The emphasis on safety is eye-opening and relevant.
This course is for instructors who want to make a difference in the lives of their clients.
Eva - USA
I have some 15 years experience in the fitness industry, am a BASES Certified Exercise Practitioner and a REPs Level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructor.
This course ranks among the very best i have completed.
I thoroughly recommend it to all Exercise Professionals wishing to qualify in Group Indoor Cycling.
Nigel - Ireland
Tutor support was truely awesome! Very clear and detailed explanations were provided for even the smallest query I had, which made me feel valued and encouraged me to do better.
Even though it's online, it provides enough opportunity to apply everything practically in a real class situation.
I definately recommend this course.
Jill - Kuwait
As a Physiotherapist specialising in Sports Injuries, I was very impressed with the attention to detail regarding pre class screening and safety checks on this course. The practicals also concentrated very heavily on correct positioning and postural alignment along with very sound advice about resistance..
I have been a keen cyclist for over 30 years and rate this course very highly.
Barry - UK
I have completed many online courses, however this one was the most enjoyable.
I learnt heaps and Debbie has it all covered in the notes and videos.
I was so impressed. I couldn't find anything that I needed to know that wasn't covered in the course.
If I did have any question, Debbie was always there for me.
I will be recommending it further in our Fitness Industry.
Gina - Australia
Having done spinning, ICG Coach by Color by Life Fitness, Soul Cycle, Flywheel, Swerve, local gyms, Cyclebar, Ryde NYC/DC I was a bit concerned there wouldn’t be much new for me to learn.
But that concern was absolutely overcome on doing it!
It was a great refresher to me, and I even picked up some great bike set up tips!
Great course for newbies as well as veteran instructors!
Brooke - USA
We offer 2 main certification levels - BOTH have a 100% recommendation rate from new and experienced instructors alike...
Essentials Plus is 1 day and Pro level is 2 days when run live. (Also available 100% online)
By design, 'Essentials Plus' remains the most thorough, specialist, entry level indoor cycling certification in the market.
Our 'Pro' level builds on that, with additional content, advanced terrains and teaching skills and our distinguished practical assessment which has launched or progressed the careers of many!
Essentials Plus Level
>> This includes everything you need, to confidently plan, create and teach a safe, effective indoor cycling class on any popular studio or 'Spinning' bike.
>> Essentials Plus is most popular with PT's, gym/ETM instructors and others who want to begin teaching indoor cycling and who want to certify, or recertify quickly, without compromising on quality.
>> More underpinning theory and additional content not found on other indoor cycling courses, gives you the edge in how to teach to protect your riders, bikes and yourself from injury and litigation, whilst improving health and wellbeing.
>> Your certificate is awarded on successful completion of a thorough written assessment covering all aspects.
>> Personal support and individual feedback direct from the course creator gives you confidence and security.
Pro Level Course
>> Pro level builds on the solid foundations provided by Essentials Plus.
>> It includes advanced moves and teaching skills and more teaching practice to ensure practical skills are honed.
>> Pro level is most popular with those who value the additional confidence of completing a thorough practical assessment, including new instructors and experienced instructors who want to progress their indoor cycling skills.
>> In the UK, our PRO level is also the ONLY original indoor cycling certificate accepted for freelance insurance for those without prior fitness qualifications. This is because of our history, content and assessment standards and is different to other indoor cycling courses where you need an existing L2 to begin.
>> Your Pro certificate is awarded on successful completion of our robust and thorough practical assessment. With the most thorough assessment criteria in the industry, we are proud to have over 95% pass rate on the day.
>> Pro level also gives instructors further benefits and opportunities for promotion and progression once qualified.
Pro level is available as an optional upgrade when you complete Essentials Plus
In short - Certification requirements vary worldwide, so it depends where you are.
Our Essentials Plus level is currently the top choice for instructors in the UK, US and globally.
Essentials Plus is ideal for instructors who want to add to existing skills and certify, or recertify quickly and conveniently without compromising on quality.
For those wanting a higher level, or in the UK and wanting to progress into teaching, our Pro level is recommended.
Due to the extended content, long history and assessment standards, our original, 'flagship' course, the 2 day Pro level has been uniquely accepted as a stand alone certificate for teaching indoor cycling in the UK since launch in 2001.
In short - NO!
You do need access to the internet and a viewing device, but other than that, if you can point and click, you will be fine :-)
Even self-confessed 'technophobes' tell us how simple our online content is to work through!
Work at your own pace, in your location. Review the content as often as you like, at times to suit you.
To further support and protect our instructors, we provide you with ongoing certification and a growing support package once qualified with us.
This currently includes:
Ongoing, current certification with web authentication
As part of this package, an updated certificate is issued to you in secure PDF format each year, so you can print or email as preferred. No worries if you lose it, we will replace it free! PLUS free web authentication for added security.
Stay up to date with our VIP instructor area online
Ongoing access to essential coaching videos online - Review and refresh anytime. Attractive to employers and essential for insurance! Plus access to instructor forums with a multitude of extra information, teaching tips, music ideas and more.
10% discount on all Performance Cycling clothing and kit
Look the part with our top quality range of clothing for classes and leisure and save on every purchase.
A personal email introduction to local gyms in your area
Exclusive to our Pro (Level 2) Instructors to help you get started once qualified.
Exclusive, Instructor only marketing and promotional merchandise, free or at great value prices
Stand out with professional digital and printed flyers, posters, studio banners, kit and more
Membership in our Private Facebook Instructor Group
As well as our other support options, this group provides a further opportunity to share music, give and receive support, celebrate successes, inspire and be inspired to grow as well as get latest news first!
Discounts on partner products and services - As a certified instructor with us, you can benefit from a growing list of discounts on quality products and services to support you as a fitness professional.
Get recognised for your teaching talents and additional promotion as a Featured Instructor.
Send us your story, for a chance to showcase your success.
Further opportunities are available to progress to assessing/teaching for us also.
This VIP certificate and support package is free for the first year, then less than £3/$4.50 a month* after that and can remain free with Instructor Rewards - Earn from your referrals and more.