Continuing Education at Home

14 STAR Points

  Course Points Price Details

Recertification Level 1

Earn all the STAR points you need for certification renewal and get the latest Spinning program updates. This convenient package includes a home study course with essential topics like form and technique, class design, music selection, periodization, nutrition and the mind/body connection. 1 ACE CEC
Available in English only.

14 STAR Points


1 ACE CEC

$199.95

Recertification Level 2

This package provides Spinning Instructor Manual updates, One Class-Three Levels, Coaching & Motivation Skills, Anatomy of a Pedal Stroke and Cadence, Resistance & Heart Rate and a copy of our Spinning Instructor Skills DVD. Not available as an online course. 1 ACE CEC
Available in English only.

14 STAR Points


1 ACE CEC

$219.95

5 STAR points

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Breathing Techniques to Enhance Performance and Reduce Exercise Stress

Learn how to channel one of the most important functions of your body into creating more efficiency in your workout! Use the concepts in this class to teach your clients proper breathing techniques to enhance performance and reduce exercise stress. You will learn about the anatomy in the body that we use to breathe, the different techniques athletes can use (such as open diaphragm, chest and back breathing) as well as exercises your clients can use to strengthen their diaphragm. The course also includes yoga breathing techniques for added efficiency. 0.4 ACE CECs
Available in English only.

5 STAR points


0.4 ACE CECs

$59.95

Cadence, Heart Rate and Class Design

Bring some flair to your classes with the cadence drills and creativity. The Spinning® Computer (sold separately) enables you to continuously monitor your pedaling speed, or cadence on the Spinner® bike. When you understand the relationship between cadence, resistance and heart rate, your classes take on a new dimension. This course, co-developed by Mad Dogg Athletics and cycling expert Joe Friel will teach you how to maximize the efficiency of cadence and the pedal stroke in practical application. Learn how to incorporate cadence drills and heart rate games to engage students as they train like cyclists out on the road. This course is recommended for instructors using the Spinning Computer, but the principles and methods can be used even without a cadence monitor. The printed version includes a DVD, and the online course includes video clips that demonstrate use of the Computer and various drills. 0.5 ACE CECs
Available in English only.

5 STAR points


0.5 ACE CECs

$69.95

Exercise Physiology Fundamentals

Learn how the concept of exercise physiology can be applied to your Spinning® classroom! This course will focus on the study of the body’s function during activity; including in the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system (focusing on oxygen consumption) and the nervous system. After learning technically what the body is capable of, learn how to apply it in a practical setting, such as how to teach your clients why maintaining an aerobic fitness base is important, why raising lactate threshold is useful and how to increase muscular endurance. 0.2 ACE CECs
Available in English only.

5 STAR points


0.2 ACE CECs

$59.95

Mental Training for the Spinning Program

We’ve all heard about the mind/body connection, but how do you actually apply it correctly to exercise? Use this course to teach your clients how to effectively create and maintain that bond, as the Spinning® program emphasizes the connection between the mind and the body in reaching fitness aptitude. This course will lead you to teach your clients ways to reach peak performance, how to use a single-minded focus and what parasympathetic stimulation can do for your exercise regimen and performance day. 0.5 ACE CECs
Available in English only.

5 STAR points


0.5 ACE CECs

$59.95

Periodization for Peak Performance

Attract more participants to your class by integrating the concepts of periodization. This is the concept of dividing the calendar year into periods characterized by different forms of training—this course explains how to correctly partition the year and include applicable factors such as goal setting, Spinning Energy Zones, anaerobic training, monitoring heart rate and training time. Review sample annual periodization schedules for both new and experienced clients, as well as competitive athletes. 0.4 ACE CECs
Available in English only.

5 STAR points


0.4 ACE CECs

$59.95

Principles for Effective Weight Loss

Teach your clients how to not only lose weight, but keep it off. Weight loss can be a tricky goal to tackle, even for trained fitness professionals. The Spinning® program is one aspect of a well-rounded weight loss plan, and this course describes the remaining factors: nutrition, healthy habits, how to avoid misconceptions, heart rate training, Energy Zones™, an exercise schedule and ways to measure success. 0.5 ACE CECs
Available in English only.

5 STAR points


0.5 ACE CECs

$59.95

Resistance Training for Spinning

As a Spinning instructor, you always need additional education off the bike to improve your classes on the bike. A major component of Spinning® is the ability to build a solid foundation of muscular fitness—this course focuses on identifying the variables that contribute to safe and effective program design for resistance training, as well has how they can enhance your Spinning class. Learn the aspects of a fulfilling program, the way to actively goal-set and motivate as well as resistance training off the bike with light equipment and machine weights. 0.5 ACE CECs
Available in English only.

5 STAR points


0.5 ACE CECs

$59.95

Spinning Energy Zones™

Each Spinning Energy Zone benefits a different type of training, and this course covers all—giving any instructor a well-rounded knowledge of different types of classes to spruce up your Spinning classroom! This course stresses the importance of finding the balance between aerobic and anaerobic exercise, and identifies and discusses the varied aspects of the Recovery, Endurance, Strength, Interval and Race Day Energy Zones. 0.4 ACE CECs
Available in English only.

5 STAR points


0.4 ACE CECs

$59.95


Spanish Version

Spinning for Kids

Be a part of the youth fitness movement! Spinning for Kids is a course that will help you discover the unique fitness concerns of kids ages 11-14, while providing creative ideas for developing your own Spinning for Kids fitness program. This course was authored by elite-level USA Cycling coach and "Bike Racing for Juniors" author Kristen Dieffenbach, who explains how understanding a child’s physical, psychological and emotional needs can help you become a more effective exercise teacher and role model. Find out everything you need to know about starting a youth Spinning class, including how to apply for grants and fundraising, how to use marketing and outreach to recruit participants, and how to make allies in the physical fitness field. Learn about important bike fit tips for kids, exercise recommendations, safety guidelines and more! Includes three specially designed kid-focused ride profiles to provide engaging exercise experiences that are as educational as they are fun! Be the one to inspire and motivate kids toward improved health, physique and self-confidence.
Available in English only.

5 STAR points


0.5 ACE CECs

$59.95

4 STAR points

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Aerobic Exercise / The Secret to Fitness Improvement

You know that aerobic exercise is important. But do your clients? This course stresses the importance of emphasizing aerobic exercise, as it can be the most overlooked component of a well-rounded fitness routine. Learn how to educate your clients on the concept of conducting training sessions at comfortable heart rates, and how it ensures long-term fitness progress and optimum health. We will review the principles of aerobic exercise, aerobic heart rate training, how it applies in the Spinning® Energy Zones™ program and the importance of a proper warm-up and cool-down. 0.4 ACE CECs
Available in English only.

4 STAR points


0.4 ACE CECs

$49.95

Fitness Assessments for Spinning

While your clients may have lofty goals in weight loss and how to get there, you need to keep the technical and realistic options in mind. With this course, learn how to accurately administer a fitness assessment to help your clients reach their goals safely and successfully. The components of this course include learning how to assess body composition, cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength and muscular endurance. More specifically, you will learn how to measure heart rate, blood pressure, percent body fat and more, in your effort to correctly help your clients in their road to fitness aptitude within the Spinning® program. 0.4 ACE CECs
Available in English only.

4 STAR points


0.4 ACE CECs

$49.95


Special Populations

As exercise is widely considered an advantage in helping special populations cope with any afflictions, the benefits of the Spinning® program fit right in. This course will discusses the varied special populations in Spinning participants and the considerations for clients with asthma, COPD, chronic low back pain, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, osteoarthritis and pregnancy, as well as seniors. We will identify each special population, then delve into the different aspects of training as it pertains to the specific needs of each client, including the necessary frequency of exercise, specialized contraindications you need to be aware of and Spinning-specific guidelines. 0.4 ACE CECs
Available in English only.

4 STAR points


0.4 ACE CECs

$49.95

Spinning and the Senior Population

As an instructor of an exercise program that welcomes and encourages participants of all ages, you need to be aware of the special considerations for one of the largest core groups of Spinning® enthusiasts: seniors. Learn how to communicate with this group, taking into account physiological and psychological needs. Also you will gain specific knowledge about cardiorespiratory endurance, functional capacity and functional changes in seniors that are applicable to the Spinning program. Seniors also can constitute individualized programming of their own—including proper heart rate training and ways to incorporate elements that appeal to the special population. 0.5 ACE CECs
Available in English only.

4 STAR points


0.5 ACE CECs

$49.95

1 STAR point

  Course Points Price Details

Spinning Instructor News Quizzes

A quick and easy way to earn those extra STAR points using the content from past or current issues of Spinning Instructor News.
Available in English only.

1 STAR points

$20.00

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