A Cycling Instructor leads group exercises on a stationary bike. Their role is to make sure students use proper from when exercising, and motivate their students by setting the pace and playing music. Their responsibilities are communicating consistently and promptly with program managers regarding scheduling, course feedback, and any incidents that occur while on-site, working independently and exercising good judgment, discretion and tact, delivering courses professionally and reliably, inspiring a passion for cycling in course participants, and raising awareness of cycling as a viable commuter mode of transportation.
When I was going to school for a business degree I started teaching classes on the side and teaching fitness classes and I absolutely loved it. I really got to express who I was and I got to have such an impact on other people's lives and I just thrived off of that kind of energy. Later on in my later 20s I was making a career change and I decided to get back into the fitness world which was so much more fulfilling for me because I loved that it gave me an opportunity to do teaching which I enjoyed, to have an impact on people which I enjoy, to bring positive energy. All these things were really really fulfilling for me and I just absolutely loved it.
Technically the only requirement is to get a nationally recognized certification which teaches you about maybe 25% of the skills. The rest you kind of pick up as you go or have a good mentor and of course the University of Google.
I got my certifications in group exercise instruction and teaching spin and then I got certified as a personal trainer. I worked for a company for a little while but within 18 months I decided to go out on my own and start my own company which was originally just private training but then turned more into outdoor fitness classes and that's kind of where we've been thriving for the last 15 years.
Just to be really open minded that you can turn this kind of career into anything that you want with a basis around fitness and helping people.