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How to Become a Spin Instructor: Ultimate Guide (2020 Update)

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Wondering how to become a Spin instructor, and how this compares to the role of a regular indoor cycling instructor here in the UK? You’re in the right place!

We’re about to dive into the exact process you need to follow to become an instructor under the Spin trademark, as well as how things are different when it comes to other popular indoor cycling brands.

Before you go rushing into spending your hard-earned cash on the first qualification you stumble upon, there are a few things you need to know. Which leads us straight into our first section…

Understanding Trademarks

If you didn’t already know, Spinning is a trademarked term coined by Mad Dogg Athletics to protect their indoor cycling brand. While the term is sometimes mistaken as a holistic name for indoor cycling here in the UK, this is not the case.

In fact, there are a few different indoor cycling companies that certify instructors under their own brand, one of the most popular being Les Mills (their version of indoor cycling is called RPM).

It’s easy to see how things can get confusing, but the important thing to remember is that while Spinning, RPM and each of the other companies appear to be fundamentally the same, they are NOT.

What we aim to do in this article is explain how you can become a licensed Spin instructor, as well as exploring whether this specific qualification is beneficial to your career as opposed to a generic indoor cycling qualification.

It’s important to remember that indoor cycling as an activity is not trademarked, so you do not require a Spinning qualification from Athleticum under Mad Dogg Athletics to instruct an indoor cycling class, providing that it isn’t a trademarked Spin class.

 

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To make this easier to understand, think of Tannoy Ltd. If you’re a PT or work with any form of public address system, you’ll know what we mean by this.

The company who were the first to produce a public address system are called Tannoy Ltd., and were founded in 1926. However, due to the mass production of ‘Tannoy Systems’ for the armed forces in WWII, their brand became a general term, or ‘genericised trademark’, at the same time as being a valid and registered trademark.

People frequently refer to other branded public address systems incorrectly, and dub them as ‘tannoy systems’, when this is technically incorrect.

However, the term public address system or PA system is not trademarked, nor is the activity itself.

It’s the same with indoor cycling and the Spinning franchise, so do keep this in mind!

How Popular is Spin?

The demand for indoor cycling instructors is on the rise as this kind of workout soars in popularity here in the UK.

However, how does the popularity of the Spinning trademark weigh up against their competition? This is what we’re here to uncover, so that you can make an informed decision when it comes to selecting which route to go down.

While the Spinning website doesn’t declare how many studios there are across the UK, there is an option to perform location-based searches. We’ll look at London since it’s pretty much the UK’s hub for indoor cycling studios!

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As you can see here, Spinning studios seem pretty non-existent across London despite the big name. We were a little shocked by this in truth, but this is probably down to the fact that the Spinning trademark began in the U.S. and hasn’t quite reached the volume it has in the U.S. globally.

To get a better idea of how many other branded indoor cycling studios exist in London we jumped onto the Les Mills website, knowing that their RPM workout was a direct competitor to Spinning, and another big name in the industry.

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This time we were pleasantly surprised to see the number of studios that were hosting this version of indoor cycling, mainly because this is a great opportunity for those of you looking to qualify as an indoor cycling instructor in the UK.   

Not only this, but it’s also an eye-opener concerning the popularity of the Spin trademark itself over here in the UK.

If Spinning isn’t prevalent in the area that you’re looking to work in, then it may not be a safe investment to qualify under their trademark. This is something to keep in mind!

What you Need to Become an Indoor Cycling Instructor

If you’ve landed on this post, then it’s clear that you have a passion for indoor cycling and want to learn more about the career possibilities within this sector.

Let’s start with the personality traits and skills that you would need to possess in order to become a Spin or indoor cycling instructor:

list of traits to become a Spin instructor

If the answer is a resounding YES to all these questions, then that’s certainly a good sign.

Most of these traits are applicable to a career in fitness instructing and personal training, so if you’re already qualified in this area then it’s safe to say that you would also do well with instructing an indoor cycling class! 

Qualifications

Perhaps the most important thing to be aware of when learning how to become a Spin instructor is that you will need to get certified as a Level 2 Gym Instructor at minimum before you can obtain the Spinning Instructor qualification, or teach under their trademark.

The specific indoor cycling qualification you choose will determine which kind of indoor cycling classes you will be able to teach, so this is something to consider before parting with your money and completing the first certification course that you find.

To make your choice easier when you’re reading the next section on how to get certified, keep in mind that all indoor cycling courses are CPDs.

A CPD is a ‘Continuous Professional Development’ course, and they are usually completed in 1-2 days. They are added modules of either your Level 2 fitness instructing or level 2 exercise to music qualifications.

CPDs are independent qualifications and come with REPs points or CIMSPA credits depending on the provider you elect to study with. Indoor cycling CPDs can vary in the number of REPs or CIMSPA points that you get depending if it is a one-day or two-day course you decide to attend.

They have the potential to increase your chances of employability, as an employer would be likely to edge towards an applicant who was able to instruct indoor cycling classes at their gym rather than one that had less well-rounded skills. You need to make yourself stand out in order to maximise your earnings, so it’s a great idea to branch out and get qualified in a variety of CPDs.

Keep in mind that employers just want to see that you’re qualified to fulfil their job description, so if your qualifications are accredited once you’re qualified in indoor cycling then you’re set to go.

We’ll cover everything you need to know about the career opportunities you’ll have with each form of certification, whether you decide to go with Spin, Les Mills or an independent training provider. So, on with the next section!

How to Get Certified: Different Routes!

Within the fitness industry, there exists a world of trademarks as well as governing and developmental bodies, but don’t let this scare you away. We’re going to break everything down for you so that you can easily consider your options.

Become a Spin Instructor

Firstly, we’re going to talk you through exactly how to become a Spin instructor in the UK through Athleticum, the Spinning Education partner in the UK (Mad Dogg Athletics being the overall licensed holder), since that’s undoubtedly why you’re here in the first place.

With Spinning, there is a hierarchy scale of instructors (that can seem intimidating at first), but here’s what it boils down to:

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If you want to progress to Level 3 (Elite), then you need to complete the course you didn’t pick. This means that you need both ‘Becoming a Rockstar’ and ‘SPINPower’ to progress to Level 3 (Elite).

So, how do you gain your Spinning Instructor Certification in the first place?

If you navigate to the become an instructor page, then click on ‘Live Training’, you’ll be able to search for instructor training courses local to you. 

After selecting ‘UK’, we found courses in Manchester, London, Oxford, Edinburgh, Egham, Bristol, Sheffield, amongst other locations for over the next few months, but the courses do vary in locations and the times of the year that they operate.

It’s as simple as that really. Once you’ve completed your live training, then you can take your online examination and become Spin instructor, ready to practice under the trademark!

There is also now the option to complete the Spinning trademarked ‘Bridge Program’, which allows you to bridge over to their version of the indoor cycling qualification from one that you’ve completed previously, all through an online course.

NOTE: the one catch to keep in mind when learning how to become a Spin instructor is that once you become certified you need to receive 14 SPIN CECs (Continuing Education Credits) every two years to maintain your qualification.

This does cost to upkeep, whereas a CPD in indoor cycling from another training provider could belong to you for life, and require no re-certification, depending on where you choose to study.

You should ask yourself; how much am I looking to spend? Am I prepared to pay to keep my qualifications?     

How Much Does a Spin Instructor Certification Cost?

As of February 2020, the prices stated on the Spinning website are as follows:

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It’s difficult to get an exact price for the Bridge education program, as you are supposed to apply to it beforehand (likely so the company can check over your qualifications to ensure that they are relevant).

However, it is listed as costing 199€, which is around £169.38 (but this price could be completely different).

Still, it’s great to know that you can potentially save money when becoming a Spin instructor if you are already qualified in indoor cycling!

Become an RPM Instructor with Les Mills

Les Mills International is an internationally accredited company that has taken the fitness world by storm since 1997. They specialise in exercise to music workouts and deliver them across the globe.

As you can probably tell from this guide, they also distribute various training programmes to those wishing to develop their career in the fitness industry.

What do they provide?

Their indoor cycling class is named RPM and claims to be ‘easier than riding a bike’.

To gain a group exercise (GroupEX) qualification from Les Mills, you need your Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification, and an Exercise to Music qualification.

Les Mills qualifications are also pretty sought after and desired by employers because of the course’s good reputation and popularity across the UK, so this is one thing to remember when making your decision if you’re set on training with a trademarked company.

Time to complete:

  • 3-4 months

Teaching method:

  • Classroom & Online

Prices:

  • GroupEx Award + 1 Les Mills module: £800
  • GroupEx Award + 2 Les Mills modules: £1,016

These prices can seem intimidating, so do keep this in mind when browsing. They are determined by Les Mills as a trademarked company and are significantly higher than a regular indoor cycling qualification.

You should weigh up whether you want to pay out for the trademarked qualification, just as you would with the Spinning qualification.

Become an Indoor Cycling Instructor Without Trademark

Feeling confused over which road to take? We understand how the difference between Les Mills and the Spinning trademark can seem confusing when you’re not familiar with their courses.

Don’t give up yet; we’re going to show you the benefits of Spin VS each of the different routes to certification, right after we breeze through our final pathway, which is to become qualified in indoor cycling without a trademark.

A qualification like this would be awarded from one of the governing bodies based here in the UK. You complete your qualification at a course provider, but it is the actual awarding body that is shown on your certificate that you will show to prospective employers!

To get a better idea of what we mean by this, check out our examples below:

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The courses completed under these bodies are marginally different in the material that they cover, but fundamentally similar as they must all follow the Ofqual government guidelines and criteria for qualifications.

This makes the qualifications equal in the eyes of the employer, no matter which training provider they are completed with, and creates standardisation of qualifications across the fitness industry.

NOTE: you should always check before jumping onto an indoor cycling course that it comes with both REPs and CIMSPA accreditation as any reputable provider should have.

Another important thing to remember is that accreditations are different to qualifications. The qualification is what we mentioned earlier, who your certificate is approved via, and an accreditation is a stamp of approval to that training provider that delivers your qualifications to say your certificate has met and surpassed industry standards.

Therefore, some training providers (although delivering the same qualification) can have different accreditations to their certificates. This depends on whether they have met REPs or CIMSPA’s approval process. You should always double check!

You’ll want to look out for one of these if you’re searching for a reliable course provider, and you’ll want to make sure that the course is REPs or CIMPSA accredited/recognised. Their websites or course information should sport the following badges:

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CIMPSA (The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) and REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) are the accreditation bodies who work for the benefit of exercise professionals and their clients by recognising fitness qualifications.

They exist to ensure that only those who hold appropriate qualifications can practise as fitness professionals.

If your course provider does hold these badges, then you should be in safe hands.

However, if you want to double check then we suggest looking up reviews of the courses, as well as the providers. You can find reliable reviews on sites like Feefo and Trustpilot.com.

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What Will You Learn on an Indoor Cycling Instructor course?

Using data from different accredited courses in indoor cycling, we’ve compiled the following list:

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As you can see from this list, the courses typically cover both the practical and more technical qualities of the role. You can rest assured that if you follow our advice when selecting a course and pick one that is properly recognised, then you’ll start your new role armed with all the skills you need.

If you want to know about specific routines that you will learn, they are usually vigorous and involve sitting and standing up whilst pedalling, varying levels of resistance, a good mixture of intense and slow speed, and different tensions.

The experience should be challenging like biking outdoors, but with steep hills, climbs, sprints, reverse climbs, and warmups and cooldowns.

Many instructors view indoor cycling routines as a dance and develop their own narratives for workouts. Be sure to take a leaf out of their book and have a think about how you can become an instructor that creates killer routines. Ideally, you want to knock your rider’s socks off!

Spinning Certification VS Competitor: Which is Better?

To give a fair overview of what we’ve covered so far, we’re going to take a quick look at the benefits of Spin qualifications VS those of competitors, including regular indoor cycling qualifications that aren’t associated with a specific organisation.   

It is clear that there are alternative routes to becoming an indoor cycling instructor that you won’t want to overlook when making the decision of which course to take.

For comparison purposes, let’s take a look at the benefits and downsides of each!

#1 – What Are the Benefits of Spin Qualifications?

While we’re technically unable to comment accurately on the quality of their courses (since we haven’t completed them ourselves), it’s clear to see that there are benefits to completing a Spin qualification depending on where your priorities lie.

If you’ve clicked on this article to specifically find out how to become a Spin instructor, then it’s likely that you are interested in becoming an instructor with the Spinning organisation.

In this case, the benefits for you would include:

  • Being able to instruct classes in licensed Spinning facilities
  • Networking with other Spin instructors
  • The incentive to move to a different location for work (if this something you’re passionate about)

If you’re extremely passionate about the Spinning franchise and have the spare cash to spend on obtaining and upkeeping the qualifications, then you should go for it!

However, if you’re starting to doubt whether you want to work for this specific organisation and you’re open to other options, then you should explore those before deciding.

While there are obvious benefits to completing a qualification with Spin, they are matched with drawbacks that potentially damage the purpose of doing so here in the UK. But who knows, maybe moving to L.A. is on the cards for you! 

#2 – Les Mills Qualifications

As we stated in our earlier section on the popularity of Spin here in the UK, Les Mills RPM classes stole the trophy…

This is one of the more obvious benefits of taking an RPM instructor course over competitors, as Les Mills are stealing the show down in London and in other locations across the country (which we can see when using the studio tracker on their website).

To support this view, we took a look at Owler, a U.S. internet company that provides company profiles and insights, which you can check out here. They estimated Les Mills U.S. revenue at $8.1M, and Mad Dogg Athletics at $3.3M on their platform.

It’s clear here that Les Mills’ revenue is close to triple that of Mad Dogg Athletics, so proportionately they are a larger company. Pair this with the fact that they have many studios here in the UK, and it’s clear that you would be more likely to obtain a role under their trademark. It could ultimately mean greater job security too!

Les Mills also give an option to learn more about careers with them as a ‘Tribe Coach’. This is something to consider if you’re set on them as a provider but remember your budget and weigh up the pros and cons.

#3 – Indoor Cycling Qualifications (with No Trademark)

Right off the bat, a main benefit to giving non-trademarked qualifications some thought is that being qualified under a governing body such as Active IQ, YMCA Awards, NCFE, or Focus Awards can broaden your horizons when it comes to working as an indoor cycling class instructor.

Why is this?

In the UK, gyms tend to prefer courses that aren’t specific to a certain indoor cycling trademark or organization, as they value the governing bodies and have their own guidelines and preferences when it comes to the way they like their classes to be instructed.

This doesn’t mean that other qualifications can’t get you to where you want to be, but it all boils down to what you have in mind when it comes to selecting a venue to instruct at.

Perhaps you’re already working at a gym as a personal trainer and want to become an instructor at their venue?

This could mean that an indoor cycling CPD other than Spinning or Les Mills would be best for you, as you could grab your qualifications quickly, rather than waiting for the next available training session. You could maximize your earnings twice as fast this way!

Maybe you’re working in another industry, or in another setting in the fitness world, and you’re looking to teach indoor cycling classes alongside this?

This also points to other courses rather than a large trademarked organisation, unless you have a studio local to you, or you want to work for a specific company and you’re willing to move.

Ultimately, the main benefits of obtaining an indoor cycling qualification from a UK based course provider are:

  • Greater employability
  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • Less demanding on time & money

Now that we’ve looked at becoming a Spin instructor vs each of the alternative options, it’s time to find out about the career options out there for all indoor cycling instructors in the UK!

Spin Instructor Careers

As this is an ultimate guide on how to become a Spin instructor, how could we miss out the career options?

We’ve done all the hard work for you, so that you can see exactly how indoor cycling careers work here in the UK without having to worry about performing endless research.

Who hires indoor cycling instructors?

  • Gyms
  • Spa & Leisure Centres
  • Independent indoor cycling studios/boutiques
  • Organisations such as Spinning and Les Mills (only those who hold their trademarked qualifications)

How many jobs are there?

This is where things look a little complicated at a first glance, but not to worry. We’re going to break it down for you nice and easy.

Let’s start with indoor cycling instructor jobs here in the UK. Using the keywords ‘cycling instructor’ and ‘indoor cycling instructor’, this is what we got from each of the following job websites:

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While it looks as though the job market in this sector is a little bare, there’s a good reason for this.

When you qualify as an indoor cycling instructor with a UK based provider, you’re essentially adding to your list of existing fitness qualifications (as you will need to be qualified to at least Level 2 in Gym Instructing).

Essentially, this means that if you wish to instruct indoor cycling classes it will most likely work as a part-time role either alongside working as a PT or your existing commitments.

If you’re already a personal trainer or you’re interested in becoming one, you’ll be glad to know that there are usually opportunities to branch out into teaching group classes at your gym. All you need to do is check that your gym provides indoor cycling classes, get yourself qualified, and you’re pretty much set to start teaching!

To put this into context in terms of how many job opportunities there are, a quick search on Indeed told us that there are currently 2,577 personal training jobs in the UK (as of February 2020). Many of these will come with the opportunity to instruct indoor cycling, so be sure to keep an eye out.

Now that we’ve looked at the indoor cycling keywords across job sites, we’ll take a quick look at the Les Mills opportunities for the sake of comparison to Spinning!

Les Mills RPM jobs graphic

While there aren’t exactly hundreds of Les Mills RPM specific roles across the country, it’s good to see that there are opportunities out there.

At the end of the day, indoor cycling is a niche career (especially if you qualify with one organisation in particular), so you must keep your eyes peeled for positions! It works to your advantage to already be working in a gym when it comes to instructing Les Mills RPM group sessions too, and to be sure that the gym you apply to/are working for runs this version of indoor cycling.

Finally, it’s time to look at the trademarked Spin instructor career options that exist in the UK.

This is where things get a little murky. We did some serious digging across every job website that we could think of, and couldn’t get hold of any job postings for trademark Spinning instructors…

After this we reverted to the studio tracker on the Spinning website, and manually searched for the websites of the affiliated gyms that were listed on there to see if they had any Spin instructor jobs listed.

These included Easygym, Pedal Studio and Egham Orbit, which are the only affiliated gyms close to central London that appear on the map.

Easygym had a Personal Training role listed, which supports our view that working in this remit would aid you in landing a role (as full-time instructor roles don’t seem to exist here in the UK, or are few and far between).

Pedal Studio didn’t seem to have any vacancies for Spin instructors listed, but they do have a list of instructors that you could potentially contact if you wanted to find out more: https://www.pedalstudio.co.uk/instructors

The Egham Orbit website had a holistic list of roles that the gym is currently recruiting for, the most relevant being ‘Fitness Instructors’, which we’re guessing could lean into teaching the Spinning classes at this particular gym if the instructor in question was qualified under the organisation.

What we can conclude from this is that when it comes to Spin instructor careers, they’re incredibly niche here in the UK. If you currently work for a gym that runs trademark Spinning classes, then you will be much more likely to land a role in this area (and therefore the qualifications could be beneficial to you).

However, you might find that the lack of career opportunities is enough to put you off getting qualified under one specific trademark, and that a more holistic indoor cycling qualification would increase your chances of getting hired once you complete it.

Before making your decision, you should do a job search yourself and question; are any of these jobs local to me? Are they with companies that I would specifically like to work for?

What Salary Can You Expect?

When starting a new career, one of the most important things to find out before diving in headfirst is your earning potential.

If you’re set on qualifying as a Spin instructor with Athleticum (under Mad Dogg Athletics), then you should know that it’s difficult to check how much you would be earning in a role under their franchise.

It’s unfortunate but there is limited information available online. After searching tirelessly to find out more for the purpose of this article, we concluded that this figure can depend on a few different factors.

If you live in L.A. for example, or you have the cash to move there and pursue this kind of career, you may be able to land a full-time role and earn a decent Spin instructor salary under the franchise.  

However, this is the UK and opportunities with Spin are scarce compared to those in other countries.

As this is the case, the only thing that we can do is take a holistic view of indoor cycling instructor salaries across the country, which will be inevitably similar to those at gyms and studios that run trademarked Spinning classes here.

The best way to calculate salary estimates for any job in the UK is to hop onto your favourite job website. We used Indeed since it’s one of the most frequently used sites, so there are likely more salary declarations available.

After a quick search, we found that the roles advertising for indoor cycling instructors alone were paid hourly, rather than a solid salary. Since many of these roles are part-time, and one instructor many only give a couple of classes per week, this is understandable.

The estimated hourly pay is as stated below:

Indoor cycling & Spin instructor salary estimation

This may not sound like much when you could only be teaching a limited number of classes per week, but don’t worry; there are a few options to maximise your earnings.

You can either use indoor cycling instructing to supplement your current income or double up as a PT and work in fitness full-time!

Leading on from this point, one thing we noticed when conducting our search was that the highest paying roles were looking for fitness professionals qualified up to Level 3 PT to teach indoor cycling alongside their usual duties.

The salary declarations range from £21,500 all the way up to £100,000 on Indeed when indoor cycling is taught in conjunction with one-to-one PT sessions, which really says something about this area of fitness instructing.

Those who are making a killing with indoor cycling are also working as PTs, which is a valid point to consider if you’re thinking about earning a considerable amount from your qualification.

Freelancing

If you’re already a PT or you’re looking to supplement your current job role with your earnings from indoor cycling, then freelancing from gym to gym is a great option.

You can work for multiple gyms at once and teach more indoor cycling classes for a good hourly rate, rather than just a couple a week for one gym.

This works similarly to how supply teachers work for schools; you can work for a collection of different gyms at a time, and even gain your own slot at each gym, which would be a viable choice in the world of indoor cycling and Spin instructor careers.

You could even freelance at a couple of licensed Spinning facilities if you live near to some!

This is a great way to increase your earnings, as gyms usually employ instructors on a part-time basis anyway due to the sheer volume of classes, and they always require class cover due to risk of injury or illness to employed trainers.

It’s also a brilliant option if you wish to become an instructor alongside other commitments, as it provides you with flexibility and autonomy when it comes to how many hours you wish to work. This is one of the strongpoints of working in the fitness sector!

Spin Instructor Insurance

If you’re becoming an instructor with the Spin franchise, it’s important to have everything in place to cover your back in case you run into any difficulties along the way.

We know what you’re thinking when you see the word insurance. Another hurdle to jump or cost to factor in when you become a Spin instructor, as if the course costs weren’t enough…

But fear not, we’re going to make finding your Spin instructor insurance as hassle-free as possible and cost effective. Here’s our list of trusty insurers that can offer you reasonable prices (and good quality insurance):

Indoor cycling insurance providers

AND if you do investigate them and wish to look elsewhere for whatever reason, just be sure to check out reviews and what you’re covered for with other providers. You want to be sure that there aren’t any loopholes that you could fall into when finding your insurance.

Spin Instructor and indoor cycling insurance

Having insurance is a must in your industry, whether you qualify with the Spinning franchise, under a different brand name, or with a qualification that isn’t trademarked, it all works the same. 

So, be sure to get covered before you start running indoor cycling classes of any kind!

Become a Spin or Indoor Cycling Instructor in 2020: what’s new?

So, now you pretty much know everything that you need to know about how to become a Spin instructor, from gaining your qualifications through the franchise, through to how much you can earn.

You’re also clued up on the route to becoming an instructor in indoor cycling away from a ‘big name’ brand, and the advantages of doing so if the former method isn’t right for you.

We like to go the extra mile before we reach the end of our article, so here’s what you need to know before you step into the studio and take your first class.

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We highly recommend checking these out before reading our next section, as not only will they give you a great insight into where the world of indoor cycling is heading, but they could also be classed as your competitors.

Become an Indoor Cycling Instructor on YouTube

We’ve shown you how to become an instructor in the real-world, and how to land your first role in a gym or studio. However, we haven’t shown you how you can potentially monetize your skills in your spare time.

In the online fitness world, one platform snares thousands of viewers every day. That platform is YouTube.

indoor cycling instructor YouTube stats

Online users love video content. If they’re looking for a workout, they want the whole lot from start to finish, not just a rushed explanation. Why don’t you make use of this, and put some time aside each week to make some quality content?

You could wipe out your poor-quality competitors easily with your expert knowledge, and rake in the subscribers.

Here’s an example of a successful YouTube fitness channel, Blogilates (owned by Cassey Ho). Her videos range from around 50K-200K views, and she has around 4,400,000 subscribers.

Her content is around 10 minutes long on average, and she uploads 2-3 times a week.

That’s 20-30 minutes of filming each week, and you don’t need perfectly edited videos for workouts if they’re high-res and engaging. Throw a good playlist on as background music. What’s stopping you?

According to SocialBlade (which is irritating with its ranges, but is technically accurate), Cassey earns £1.3K-£20.5K a month. With £1.3K being her lowest measure of revenue for the month, this is impressive.

We’re not saying it’s easy to make it to this point but if you’re thorough in your competitor research and follow the steps below, then you’re off to a good start.

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Once you’ve created your channel and began experimenting with content, you should check out YouTube Creators. Head over to ‘Learn and Connect’, ‘Academy’, and then search ‘Health and Fitness’.

This gives you some invaluable pointers, including demographics (who is viewing your videos, so that you can tailor them towards them), and tips on what you can experiment with. Google Trends is one example, which gives you popular seasonal topics to target.

Why not put together a couple of exclusive routines that showcase your talent and energy? This could be invaluable to your career.

Not only will you be able to monetize your videos as your subscribers grow, but you’ll also have a portfolio of your best work to produce to prospective employers. Or even better, you might get discovered on the platform.

Before you go!

You’ve reached the end of our ultimate guide on how to become a Spin instructor with Athleticum (under Mad Dogg Athletics), as well as how to follow the alternative route of becoming an indoor cycling instructor if this doesn’t work for you as an individual.

Hopefully, now you feel like you have a much better idea about what the job entails, and what sort of options there are out there for you.

So, what’s your plan of action?

Whether it’s contacting some different course providers or ordering a new indoor bike and making some killer content for your YouTube channel, you should make a start today! 

If you don’t have any fitness qualifications yet but you want to supplement your indoor cycling instructor wage, check out our UK leading personal trainer courses and get started with your fitness career.

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Written by Chloe Twist

Fitness Content Manager, OriGym

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Chloe graduated with a BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing from Liverpool John Moores University and prior to OriGym worked at J&R Digital Marketing Agency on the Liverpool 'Female Founders' series. Since joining the company, she has become a qualified Personal Trainer with a particular interest in circuit training. Chloe’s professional interests intersect content-development and the world of online fitness, especially across social media and YouTube, and Chloe has herself contributed pieces on fitness and weight loss to sites including the Daily Star and The Express. Outside her day-to-day role, Chloe enjoys playing the guitar, gaming and kettlebell training. 

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