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


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



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.



  •  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 

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. Examination is not included in the time above. 

Every participant receives Certificate of Attendance. This certificate will confirm attendance however it is not a teaching qualification.


In order to obtain Instructor Certificate,  students must pass the examination. 

Exam consists of two parts: theory and practical.


Theory : 10 MCQ ( multiple choice questions) – pass rate 75% .  This exam takes place online and can be attempted by a student in their own time however within 1 month from the exam fee being paid and 6 months from the end of the course. The exam allows for 1 attempt only and in case of the failed exam repeat exam fee must be paid in order to take the exam again.


Practical : students will record and send video showing the class they teach (with their client). Teacher will explain all aspects of exam during the course.

The video must be submitted within 1 month from the exam fee being paid . Feedback from the teacher will be sent over via email.  Students can send 3 recordings within a month.

  1. 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.


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 PFA INDOOR CYCLING INSTRUCTOR certification.

If the course has been completed but the examination hasn't, the participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance  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 recognised worldwide.

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


ProFi UK ensures that all standards used are mapped to and meet all appropriate International standards where possible, to ensure all our students benefit from recognition of their status from other international bodies. 


  • 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 possibility to extend the 5 calendar day period. 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 a payment within 5 calendar days) you will be switched to the Regular Price as outlined in our Terms & Conditions. No exceptions will be made.
  • If you have signed up at the Regular 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.


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!

Regular 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.


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

  • Bank transfer
  • Paypal
  • Debit/Credit Card


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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