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trigurl2010-05-02 16:53:45 +0000 #1
I was taking a class the other day and the guy teaching told me I should get certified and teach

the more I thought about it the better I liked the idea. I called my gym and she said there wouldn't be any cert. classes here until early fall NEXT year.

Is there somewhere I can look to find out more info on certif????
DeniseGoldberg2010-05-02 17:06:51 +0000 #2
I looked up spin certification on Google and found

www.spinning.com/ins...e.asp?id1=7&nLevel=1

You could also check on certification through AFAA: www.afaa.com/ or ACE: www.acefitness.org/default.aspx .
trigurl2010-05-02 17:24:30 +0000 #3
thanks Denise, I knew someone would have something.
Jen2010-05-02 18:07:50 +0000 #4
Spinning.com is best for Studio cycle. That is with Madd Dog athletics. They teach the Johnny G style which was the originator. Be well prepared. It is a huge money making business. They do not teach you how to put together a class or how to teach. You will get a piece of paper that will says you are certified after a 6 hr. class but you will have to learn how to do it on your own. AFAA is not good, interesting but will not teach you how to do it.

I have a Lemond cert for studio cycle and am certified with Les Mills for RPM. RPM is outstanding. They provide the workout and music every three months. They teach you how to teach and you have to provide a video of yourself teaching and are graded before you are considered certified. The rides are fun, well received and challenging. However, you can only teach at a licensed facility. In the USA, all corporate Golds Gyms are licensed. Good Luck!
SpinTX2010-05-02 18:06:26 +0000 #5
If you've done a little checking you'll know that the certification classes aren't cheap. All class aministrators are not accecpted at all gyms. I would first check w/ the gym you'd like to teach at to see which certifications they take. You will also need to get a group excercise certification, spin certification, cpr cert., and possibly additional spin classes depending on where you work. I teach at 24hour fitness. After all my classes were out of the way when i started I think it cost somewhere around $400 for everything. At 24hour fitness they let you sign a one year waiver if you don't have all your certifications done. ...so this might be the route you'd want to go since you won't be out a ton of money if you don't think teaching's right for you.

good luck

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