I love it when a plan comes together!
I had listed my thoughts about how to successfully audition for an Instructor position at Life Time Fitness in an eariler post. It was in response to a question from an ICI/PRO member. Here's an update:
Just wanted to follow up to say thank you for the tips, advice, music suggestions and everything pertaining to Life Time Fitness audition preparation which you obviously spent a good deal of time putting together and posting for all of us in need.
Susan Pshevlotski , the GFDH here in Indianapolis, was incredibly helpful and supportive and a great ambassador of Life Time Fitness. Anyone out there moving to the Indy area, I encourage them to contact the Life Time Fitness Director at the Castle Creek Parkway location.
All went wonderfully well and I must say thank you to ICI and others for the learning and growing I've made as an indoor cycling instructor these past few years as I certainly put my membership and education to excellent use and it showed based on the complimentary letter I received on Mon. There was even a comment about my ICI Jersey that I proudly wore.
My audition was here in Indy and Susan sent my information immediately onto the GFDH in Florham Park, NJ where I am relocating next month with a high recommendation for an instructor position, as well as the possibility of Cycle Club Coordinator. Not sure I'm ready for that one. I will hopefully fall right back into the saddle.
Whew, a lot happening quicker than I imagined but all fun and good thanks to this wonderful and supportive group in this professional forum.
All the best.
Ride Safe, Ride Strong
Congratulations Renee and I'm going to pass along your comments to Jen Ryan - the National Group Fitness Operations Manager at Life Time Fitness.
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First, good for you. Congratulations. Cycle club coordinator. Wow. You ARE ready.
Clearly LifeTime Fitness values their cycling program which is evident by the extensive ‘audition profile’ John prepared as well as actually having coordinators for the cycle studio. I can only dream of such planning where I teach.
LifeTime is well known for their attention to details regarding all their programming. That they liked you, your teaching style, jersey and considered you for a management position indicates to me that Indoor Cycling 2.0 has made its way into the minds of some of the best Group Fitness directors in the business.
Keep up the great work and long live Indoor Cycling 2.0.
Thanks john for passing the comments along to Jen Ryan. I sent a letter to the GM here and wanted to do so at the national level but the LFT website didn’t provide that information.
I encourage everyone who has a positive experience to go the extra step and send a personal (handwritten) thank you, as well as, a positive note onto those up the chain of command. So often feedback is negative and complaining. The GFDH like to hear positive words too.
There’s been recent activity about GFDH’s and, unfortunately, many showing a lack of interest or knowledge about what is going on among their instructors and programs. BUT, there are GFDH out there that are involved and professional with a passion like us. So when one does pass through your instructor journey recognize and acknowledge it as a blessing in your cycling adventure and ride the extra mile with a personal thank you.
You are ready for it, you can do it, so, just do it! Take it to the next level. They obviously recognized your gift and passion, don’t doubt, do it….