How to Become a Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor
Have you thought about teaching Indoor Cycling (Spinning) classes? Do you have a love for fitness? The BCRPA is the Provincial governing body for Fitness in BC. They have approved our course for 7 BCRPA Renewal Credits along with the CFES (Canadian Fitness Education Services).
Did you know?
- Rachel Seay has certified over 1000 fitness professionals in BC since 2004
- Our instructors go on to have awesome fitness careers in the industry
- Indoor Cycling is in high demand for instructors and growing every day!
What to Know Before Registering:
- If you are already a group fitness or personal trainer, you can take this course and use it with your insurance provided with the BCRPA or CFES
- If you are not already a certified fitness professional, you can can still take this course but note that you need to take your Fitness Theory and Group Fitness Program in order to have insurance.
- For more information about Fitness Theory and Group Fitness, please visit www.infofit.ca and let them know Rachel sent you. They will help you get started on a great career.
How to Register for an Indoor Cycling
- Date: Saturday January 6, 2017
- Time: 12pm to 730pm
- 7 BCRPA & 7 CFES Credits ***Note: This Course Will Sell Out, Register Early***
Location: 3511 Viking Way, Unit 11, Richmond, BC, V6V1W1, Canada
The 7 Hour BCRPA & CFES Approved Certification Course will give you the skills you need to teach your own cycling classes. You will learn about bike safety, bike set up, how to lead a class through cueing and cycling choreography, and leave with many drill ideas. The course includes a resource manual.
This course has been taken by over 1000 instructors in British Columbia in the past 10 years. We continually update the course manual to keep the information up to date and full of educational material to help you be the best instructor you can be.
Cost: $250+ GST
Location: Unit #11-3511 Viking Way, Richmond BC, V6V1W1
Are the PRE-Req's Required prior to taking the course? No. Anyone can take this course, whether you are just getting into the teaching industry or are a veteran fitness professional. We do highly recommend taking the BCRPA Group Fitness module before or after this course before teaching your own classes which will provide your insurance.
How does the course run? This course is taught in an education and practical setting. It is important to understand the concepts of cycling to create a safe and effective program and also gain practical experience for teaching. We will spend 3 hours in the classroom and 3 hours on the bike and 1 hour developing programs.
Does this Course Provide Insurance? No. You will need to have your own insurance provided by the BCRPA, Can Fit Pro, CFES, or other associations. We strongly recommend getting insurance prior to teaching. If you are confused on how to do this, give us a call, we are happy to help you.
Can I teach a cycling class after doing this course? Absolutely! You will have the skills to feel confident as a fitness instructor. Please note, most community centers and private gyms require having your BCRPA or equivalent prior to teaching. Speak to the facility who you are teaching for what their requirements may be.
Do I need to renew each year after I take this course? No. We do not require you to renew each year, however, we highly suggest continuing your fitness education through courses and workshop as the fitness industry is changing frequently.
What do I bring to the course? Bring a towel, reusable water bottle, workout clothes, clothes to change into after the cycling portion is complete, snacks to eat throughout the day, cycling shoes are optional (SPD Specs), gel seat or padded shorts (optional). We also suggest layering as the temperature will change based on the portion of the day.
Is the whole course on the bikes? No :) We do part classroom for this course and part practical. You will spend about 3 hours on the bikes so be well hydrated.
Can I participate in this course if I have an injury or expecting a baby? Yes, you are most certainly welcome to take the course and we can provide a chair next to the bike if you are uncomfortable or cannot ride for too long or not at all. You will still learn just as much as everyone else.
What Previous Participants had to say about the Indoor Cycling Certification Course...
"Rachel is an energetic and very fun instructor. The seven hours indoor cycling instructor course never boring even when we were on the bikes and our legs were so sore but we were still laughing. Learned lots of ideas lots of information and gat lots of confidence. I will strongly recommend Rachel's course to anyone, thank you and I will always keep learning!!" Tammy (ChiaMing) Yu, BCRPA certified fitness leader, weight training instructor, personal trainer
"You’re spin certification class was awesome! I was afraid of spin classes until yesterday. You’re enthusiasm and energy made it fun and exciting. I can’t believe I was on the bike for 3 hours?!? Thank you for making me a believer in spin and I may travel from North Van to do your classes. I’m sure you will see me again." Diane Esaw, Jump Start Fitness
"I had a great experience getting certified by Rachel. She was such an engaging and knowledgeable instructor. Her passion for the fitness industry reflected in the way she set goals and expectations not only for her own institution but also for the people that are getting certified with her. I left the class feeling confident of the new material I learned and knowing that I now have a friend I can count on if I ever have any questions or concerns. Her positivism and encouragement throughout our training was truly refreshing and set a standard for myself of what kind of fitness instructor I want to become. Thank you Rachel for making fitness fun and inviting for everyone in the community. " Kory Muenala
"Now that I have finished the Indoor Cycling Instructor Certification Course, every song I listen to is accompanied with mentally figuring out a drill to go along with it! After avoiding spin classes for many years, I have jumped right in and survived the 2.5 hours of practical learning. I’m looking forward to taking and teaching many more spin classes. Rachel is a passionate, engaging, and knowledgeable teacher. She did a thorough job of teaching us not only mechanics of the spin bike and class, but also about how to be coaches and to enhance the fitness community and the lives of our participants." Erin Gabriel of email@example.com
"I took the Indoor Cycling Certification course with Rachel and it was wonderful! I learned a ton about spin and the spin bike, and found Rachel to be both knowledgeable and fun. Rachel was positive and encouraging, and I felt like she genuinely cared about my success. Inner Fit is a great little studio with a ton of equipment. If you are seeking a welcoming and inspirational environment, this is the place for you! Thanks again, Rachel!" Julie Alionis
"As a fitness professional, I am always upgrading my skills and knowledge with numerous courses. By far, Rachel's spin instructor course was one of the best courses I've ever taken because she makes so much valuable information and support available to her participants. Her knowledge and experience in spin instruction is vast and she shares it in a relaxed, fun, and professional manner. Rachel's course resources are extensive and really help anyone interested in teaching fabulous spin classes. " Deborah Ramsay, BCRPA certified Personal Trainer, 3rd Age, Yogafitness Instructor
"Just wanted to say I'm so glad that I took your class! I just taught my very first spin class and it went great! I got lots of positive feedback and participants even asked me when and where else I was teaching! I was so nervous but I ended up having so much fun with all the different games and drills and the hour just flew by! I loved it. Thanks so much for all your great tips and helpful advice, I really appreciate it!" Lisa , BCPRA Certified Fitness Leader
"I just taught my demo at the SNSC downtown! It went really well and I'm excited to start teaching. I just wanted say thank you. I had a great time and learned so much from you." Kelsey, BCRPA Certified Fitness Leader
"Rachel left me with so much information in the course and the course manual that I knew I could teach my own class right away. She was super friendly and made the seven hours go by so quickly. I would recommend Racheal's course to anyone who is thinking about teaching spinning. Thank you Racheal!" - Mary-Anne Yeager, ACE Certified Fitness Professional
"She is very knowledgeable and works with the students at their own pace" - Kirk Tse, Personal Trainer, Vancouver, BC
"Great Instructor - fun - outgoing - very knowledgeable!" Sandrina Sacco, Group Fitness Leader, Vancouver, BC.
"I loved Rachel's Indoor Cycling Certification Course. I heard about her from references at my local gym and participating in her class was a great experience hands down. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. Awesome teacher!" Conner Sudbury, BCRPA Certified Group Fitness Leader, Ladner, BC.