I was reading this post over at Pedal-On this morning. In it an Instructor was asking about securing a teaching position with Life Time Fitness – where Amy and I have taught for years and feel we know the company well. After posting my response a thought occurred to me; “teaching for a large multi-location chain like Life Time Fitness, with thousands of members and huge studios has it’s own unique challenges… and
I get the “Where can I get certified as a “Spin®”,”Schwinn®” or simply an Indoor Cycling Instructor?” question a lot. While trying to be helpful, more often than not my response is “I’m sorry, but you are asking the wrong person.” “The person you want to ask is the manager at the club where you would like to teach.” Many people skip that step – here’s why you shouldn’t… Sometimes I feel like
So you made it through your audition and your name is listed as “Instructor” on the schedule. Congratulations! It’s very common for the initial excitement, “I can’t believe it… I’m an Indoor Cycling Instructor!!” to quickly fade away, replaced by fear and anxiety. The realization that in __ days you’ll be mounting the bike and leading your class for the very first time, typically solicits “HELP! I’m teaching my first class on Thursday!!”
So which fitness club or cycling studio is looking today to hire a passionate & talented Indoor Cycling Instructor? EVERY. CLUB. AND. EVERY. STUDIO. How can I say that with such conviction, without actually surveying every club/studio on the planet? That’s easy 🙂 Every successful business owner/manager I know, is continuously looking to hire good people. It doesn’t matter if they have a “help wanted” sign hanging in the window
Update 12/11/16 – I thought of this post after an unnamed contributor responded “no, sorry” to my request for a new picture to include in an article. There were two things that got me really motivated to get a professional headshot last week. The first was talking with Darcy Knoblich and learning how she’s benefited from the self-promotion she’s doing online. Take a quick peek at her website and the
Would you teach indoor cycling in a facility that required ? I live, work and play in and around Denver Colorado. The indoor cycling studio scene has not yet made its way into the Mile High City. We have some awesome stand alone studios like Breakaway, Epic Ryde, Beat Cycle and the Dailey Method, but the big boys with the big money like Soul Cycle, Flywheel or Full Psycle
Life Time Fitness is hiring! If you’ve always wanted to teach Indoor Cycling or Group Fitness, at one of their 100+ beautiful upper-end big box clubs, this is could be your big chance 🙂 They (LTF) are all about member experience. The equipment (awesome sound system/twin big-screens for video + FreeMotion S11.9 Indoor Cycles with power) and their studios are fantastic. Their pay is respectable and you aren’t forced to use music
There’s an old saying that goes; “I’ve been at this so long… I’ve forgotten much of what I didn’t know, when I first started.” I’ve taught Indoor Cycling classes since 1998ish. A long time ago for sure. Even back then I had an advantage over most new Instructors. I’m married to the “Senior Group Fitness Instructor” in my family. Amy began her fitness career in 1994 and Spinning® in 1995.
I love helping Instructors become more successful – in fact my whole business plan is based on providing the platform Smart & Talented Instructors need to launch their careers 🙂 I was contacted today with another opportunity for you… Women’s Health is launching its 3rd annual search for The Next Fitness Star. Year one winner Stacie Clark and year two winner Emily Schromm have had their careers transform and
That sucks! You thought you are doing everything right. You feel you’ve been a model employee for over 8 years. You’re always punctual and prepared to teach a great class. The members seem to enjoy you and you’ve had consistently good attendance numbers. Other Instructors appreciate your willingness to sub for them and you (maybe mistakenly) thought your GF Dept Head liked having you on her team and would have your
We started watching “The Voice” because a friend of our daughter’s got a ‘4 chair turn’ in the auditions. (She didn’t make it to the live shows). We continued watching “The Voice” because the talent was amazing. The three finalists were all very different. My personal favorite, and the ultimate winner announced last night, is Tessanne Chin. Tessanne is from Jamaica. Jamaica is so loyal and devoted to their competitors.