Master the Art of cycling Indoors
We currently offer 14 CECʼs / 5 PDP's Fitness Australia, ICREPS, Physical activity Australia
Level 1 & 2 & 3 has everything including myofascia and more advanced and intermediate training sessions.
(performance + training fundamentals + basics) 14 CEC's
Level 1 & 2 offers the basics plus core, technique and twenty training sessions.
(Training fundamentals + foundation basics) 10 CEC's
Level 1 offers the basics.
(foundation basics) 6 CEC's
All levels can be completed together or separately by instructors and non instructors.
CYCLE EXCEL OFFER THE BEST COURSES TO BECOME AN INDOOR CYCLING INSTRUCTOR IN THE EASIEST AND SAFEST WAY. CYCLE EXCEL USES A UNIQUE TEMPLATE SYSTEM, WHICH TEACHES YOU THE SIMPLEST WAY TO PUT YOUR OWN INDOOR CYCLING SESSIONS TOGETHER!
Cycle Excel is a quality Australian education program. The training program commenced in 2002 and has delivered education to many of the leading fitness facilities and RTOʼs Australia wide, training hundreds of instructors.
We teach you how to cycle correctly on any indoor bike and we give you the tools to be able to put your own training programs together. The education adheres to proper training principles and incorporates OHS, safety, correct set up, correct cycling cadence, heart rate training and class templates. The training is available for anyone interested in Cycle, whether you are a fitness instructor, personal trainer, fitness enthusiast, someone wanting to be a cycle instructor or anyone who wants to know the secrets behind what creates a fun and effective Cycle class.
We offer online training and face to face courses. If we do not conduct training on a date that suits you face to face, we can arrange in-house training for groups of ten. Alternatively, why not complete the online course? The training is a complete, nationally certified program with Fitness Australia and Physical Activity Australia.
You donʼt have to be a fitness instructor to complete the online course and the minimum education requirement to be able to teach indoor cycling is a Certificate in Fitness and the Cycle Excel Level One course.
Currently there are three levels, Cycle Excel Level 1, Cycle Excel Level 2 and Cycle Excel Level 3
There are also combinations packs of all programs online and face to face
level 1 covers the foundation basics, Level 1 & 2 covers training fundamentals and foundation basics and Level 1 & 2 & 3 covers performance and training fundamentals and foundation basics. A detailed list of all the chapters is available for Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Frequently Asked Questions
Really simple, you click and pay for the Level 1, 2 or 3 Cycle Excel course and you get instant access. Once you have logged in you now have access to all the videos and educational materials. The videos are streamed and divided into chapters and offer training video footage with a written summary at the end of each chapter. You get to keep the training for 5 months so you can go back and review each chapter until you feel confident. The benefit is you can watch it on your Iphone, Android, laptop or Ipad. The Level 1 course will take approximately seven hours, leve1 2 three 1/2 hours and level 3 three 1/2 hours.
The training is available to cyclists, instructors, personal trainers and cycle enthusiasts who would like to learn more about indoor cycling. There are cycle studios that have opened recently that do not require any certificate in fitness qualification. If you are a fitness enthusiast, please contact your cycle studio manager to find out what qualifications you may need. The larger fitness facilities may require a certificate three or four in fitness. Usually a current first aid and CPR certificate is also required. In the USA, UK and NZ, please contact your fitness registration organizations and your local cycle studios to confirm requirements.
Personal trainers and experienced trainers can take their training to another level by learning how to become a cycle coach. The certification covers important information such as basic training and advanced training, technique, correct cycling cadence for road cycling and indoor cycling and the pedal stroke which can be used to train a client for road cycling.
The minimum requirement to teach is at least Cycle Excel level 1 but we recommend at least Cycle Excel level 1 & 2. If completing the face to face course, level 1 takes one full day, a minimum of seven hours and level 1 & 2 one and a half days, usually held over a weekend. If completing the online course a maximum of seven hours but the advantage is you can complete it in one day or you can take your time and review for up to 5 months, even after you have completed the online quiz you will still receive access.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start time. Bring along pen and paper, water, towel, energy drinks, snacks, food requirements (as lunch is not provided), a change of warm clothes, two sets of workout gear, a heart rate monitor if you have one, cycle padded shorts and stiff soled shoes make the ride more comfortable if you have them.
Of course! The certification is suitable for beginner to the advanced and is delivered in a supportive learning environment.
The course is delivered in a supportive learning environment, we are not here to test your fitness, we are here to educate you to be an indoor cycling instructor. Yes we do cycle but it is achievable. During the face to face course we are on and off the bike all day. When completing the Online virtual courses, you can take your time and work at your own pace.
You can start teaching immediately. You may prefer to practice or you may like to teach the very next day. You will certainly have enough information, experience and class templates to teach.
We offer in house training for many fitness chains, all we require is a minimum of ten participants and we bring the certification to you at a time that is convenient to you. We can offer all cycle programs for your staff; the level 1 certification is a great way to ensure that all instructors are up to date with the latest information. It also offers consistency in your group cycling programs and ensures all instructors are following occupational health and safety procedures. The level 2 program is a great way to revise safety guidelines, team building, bike positioning, technique and of course get enthused with new ideas and training programs. The level 2 & 3 is recommended for instructors who are experienced and fully certified indoor cyclists.
CYCLE EXCEL LEVEL 1 6 CEC's 2 PDP's
Provides instructors with all the tools necessary to be able to create safe and interesting indoor cycling training programs.
Suitable for all fitness levels and instructors and non-instructors are also welcome. Workshop covers important topics such as heart rate training, energy zones and developing safe, interesting programs. The program offers a thorough bike set up process, pedal stroke information and loads of new ideas. Cycle Excel is fully certified with 6 CEC's Fitness Australia and 2 PDP's Physical Activity Australia. Courses are available online or face to face.
The online course and the face to face course have the same content and the same CEC's, the difference is with the online course you get to keep all the video content for 5 months, which allows you to review as many times as you like. The online course can be completed in 6 hours and is broken up into chapters.
Cycle Excel Level 1 online and face to face 6 CEC's Fitness Australia and Physical activity Australia certified
The training takes approximately 6 hours to complete and is self paced. The education video content is streamed via vimeo and it is divided into chapters ( modules ). Each Chapter has video content supported by written education tips, graphics and includes a comprehensive summary at the end of each chapter.
There are 16 Chapters in Level 1; Content is the same for online and face to face
Chapter 1 Training overview
Chapter 2 Bike design and safety
Chapter 3 Bike set up
Chapter 4 Upper body technique
Chapter 5 Shoe selection
Chapter 6 The exercises
Chapter 7 Heart rate
Chapter 8 Resistance
Chapter 9 Cadence
Chapter 10 The cycle class
Chapter 11 The warm up design
Chapter 12 Creating cycle imagery
Chapter 13 Tactics and time keeping
Chapter 14 Putting a class together
Chapter 15 Music guidelines, BPM, RPM
Chapter 16 Sign off
CYCLE EXCEL LEVEL 2 4 CEC's 1 PDP
Follows on from Level 1 and offers new ideas and training tactics.
Additional education on pedal stroke, core connection, technique and loads of new ideas. Provides class templates including how to incorporate motivation, visualization and the shift from thinking to sensing. Enhance your ability and that of your participants to respond to cadence changes during a workout with power intervals. Use music designed to keep participants cycling at the correct cadence while focusing on correct technique with intervals performed within an allocated time frame. Discover how to put together training programs for participants who want to improve their performance and power. Learn how to motivate your participants using the language of visualization. This technique allows you to mentally transport your participants from the indoor cycling studio to the great outdoors. Discover how to teach a class that focuses on the senses, helping your participants to reach euphoric new heights. Cycle Excel Level 2 is fully certified with 3 CEC's Fitness Australia and 1 PDP Physical Activity Australia. Available online or face to face.
The online course and the face to face course have the same content and the same CEC's, the difference is with the online course you get to keep all the video content for 5 months, which allows you to review as many times as you like. The online course can be completed in 3 hours and is broken up into chapters.
CYCLE EXCEL LEVEL 2 4 CEC's 1 PDP
Level 2 online and face to face have the same content
Chapter 1 Level 2 overview
Chapter 2 Revision
Chapter 3 Anaerobic training
Chapter 4 Three Learning styles
Chapter 5 Motivation
Chapter 6 Visualisation and conscious training
Chapter 7 Core connection
Chapter 8 Sprints
Chapter 9 Warm up
Chapter 10 Visualisation
Chapter 11 Team pursuit
Chapter 12 Catch the chorus
Chapter 13 Strength training
Chapter 14 Power training
Chapter 15 Cat and mouse
Chapter 16 Sprint training
Chapter 17 Pyramids
Chapter 18 Cadence ladders
Chapter 19 Extensive interval and Intensive interval
Chapter 20 Team and partner work
Chapter 21 Cool down and stretch
Chapter 22 Sign off
CYCLE EXCEL LEVEL 3 4 CEC's 2 PDP's
Brand new exciting programs,with new ways to work with heart rate, cadence and resistance.
It is loaded with new templates to challenge you and your cycle team. Level 3 includes an updated section on technique tips, new templates and pedal stroke. There is a comprehensive section on Myofascia to assist recovery and a section on creating imagery and tactics.
The Level 3 online course gives you access to all the video content for 5 months, which allows you to review as many times as you like. The online course can be completed in 3 hours and is broken up into chapters with summary tips at the end of each chapter.
Cycle Excel Level 3 online 4 CEC's Fitness Australia and Physical activity Australia certified
Level 3 Will be available online only
The training is self paced. The education video content is streamed via vimeo and it is divided into chapters ( modules ). Each Chapter has video content supported by written education tips, graphics and includes a comprehensive summary at the end of each chapter.
There are 22 Chapters;
Chapter 1 Level 3 overview
Chapter 2 How to put classes together
Chapter 3 Technique tips
Chapter 4 The zones
Chapter 5 Imagery and tactics update
Chapter 6 Resistance and cadence
Chapter 7 The warm up script, class and template
Chapter 8 Resistance ladder
Chapter 9 Pyramid Interval efforts
Chapter 10 Beat the beat
Chapter 11 Fartlek
Chapter 12 Hiit
Chapter 13 Miit
Chapter 14 Six station circuit
Chapter 15 Tabata prep and Tabata sessions
Chapter 16 Heart rate Ladder
Chapter 17 Sprint training effect and sprint intervals
Chapter 18 Song maps
Chapter 19 Pedal stroke
Chapter 20 Myofascia
Chapter 21 Cool down and stretch
Chapter 22 Sign off
Once Complete, a true false questionnaire is completed
Once the questionnaire is 100% complete, a certificate is available and SUCCESS