Hello everyone! I promised a recap of my Spinning Certification and here it finally is!
Last Sunday, Jen and I headed to Long Island bright and early to get to the World Gym in Wantaugh for our certification.
We were there super early so we hung out and chatted and took in the views of the gym:
Need a beer, glass of vino after you workout? No worries! World Gym has you covered!! HAHA Jen and I were DYING. You also could buy some jewelry, maybe an engagement ring at the jewelry counter (unpictured). Or purchase some workout clothes and whatnot in the clothing section. Seriously, you could move into World Gym- it has all your needs covered and more! 🙂
After hanging around we went to the room where we would be working for most of the day. We met our instructor Maryjo and all of the other participants. Maryjo was awesome. She is extremely knowledgable about indoor cycling as well as physiology.
The first few hours we reviewed everything in our Spinning manual. I had read the manual before attending, but it was SO helpful to go over what everything meant, etc.
We then headed to the cycling studio to review bike set-up and go over the different types of rides that we would be teaching. We were on the bike for about an hour and it was quite a workout. I learned about proper form as well, which really helped. You can easily get sloppy on a bike, especially when you are tired, so it is important to be aware of the correct alignment, etc. especially since as a cycling teacher you are the one who is demonstrating the correct form!
We then took a quick lunch break and then headed back to the classroom. We reviewed more of the manual, how to create a ride and music selection. It was really fun to put together a ride depending upon your goals for the class. I can’t wait to be able to do it for an actual cycling class!!
After that we went back to the studio for our final ride to end the day. It really wasn’t about learning or teaching, it was about feeling accomplished and understanding how awesome it is to become a cycling instructor! She was so motivating and used motivational music and it was just a really awesome ride.
Here we are after our motivational and sweaty ride with Maryjo!
After that Jen and I grabbed a yummy dinner at Hemingways!
A steak sandwich and side salad- gotta get that iron in me! 🙂
A couple of days later I went on the Spinning website and took the online exam to complete the certification. It was 50 questions and not bad at all. After you pass, your certificate is ready to go!
All in all I am really happy with the certification process from Mad Dogg. It was thorough and helpful. I left feeling a lot more knowledgeable about teaching indoor cycling. I recommend it to anyone who is thinking about becoming a cycling instructor!
I can’t wait to begin teaching some classes, stay tuned….! 🙂