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SpinGirlNYC2010-05-02 11:28:52 +0000 #1
Does anyone have any advice for someone who has no experience and trying to get a job subbing as an instructor? Many gyms ask for a "fitness resume" but I have no formal athletic background. HELP!
TrekTheKaty2010-05-02 11:31:24 +0000 #2
Do like a normal resume--if you don't have experience, list your hobbies and interests. How long have you been participating in athetics? Bike riding? Attending their classes? What do you bring that is different? Goals?

Do you cycle? Have you attended other spinning classes? That is the biggest complaint I have about my spinning instructors. They either have never been on a real bike, so they don't know what "gears" are or what they are trying to simulate. OR, they've never been in any other instructors' classes, so they don't know what they are doing the same or different.

Everybody starts somewhere, and the resume is just like filling out an application. I hate applications, so I'd rather leave a resume.
Irulan2010-05-02 12:10:37 +0000 #3
Which certification?
SpinGirlNYC2010-05-02 12:29:17 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by cunninghamair

Do like a normal resume--if you don't have experience, list your hobbies and interests. How long have you been participating in athetics? Bike riding? Attending their classes? What do you bring that is different? Goals?

Do you cycle? Have you attended other spinning classes? That is the biggest complaint I have about my spinning instructors. They either have never been on a real bike, so they don't know what "gears" are or what they are trying to simulate. OR, they've never been in any other instructors' classes, so they don't know what they are doing the same or different.

Everybody starts somewhere, and the resume is just like filling out an application. I hate applications, so I'd rather leave a resume.

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Originally Posted by Irulan

Which certification?

Thanks, that was helpful. I have been indoor cycling for about 3 years since I decided to change my lifestyle and start getting in shape. I lost 80 pounds dieting and exercising (mostly cycling) and it's been something I'm very passionate about ever since. I just got certified with Mad Dogg in February. I did ride outdoors, but I don't have a ton of experience with that. I just want to spread my love for cycling, and maybe even help others reach their weight loss goals!
channlluv2010-05-02 11:50:55 +0000 #5
Is there a way for you to volunteer as an instructor somewhere? I realized it would be hard to organize the equipment, but wouldn't it be cool to head up some rides for at-risk kids or women who need to work on their self-esteem because of abusive relationships that they've escaped?

Barring that, if you've had any instructional experience at all, that would count on a résumé. Have you had any time in front of a classroom?

Roxy
Irulan2010-05-02 13:43:52 +0000 #6
I would imagine that getting on some sort of "Substitute" list might be the way to go?

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