Cycling Fusion, improving the outdoor rider with indoor cycling training, today announced the release of the first on-line, one day workshop for those who wish to be certified to teach Indoor Cycling classes at health clubs or cycling studios.
Online PR News – 17-July-2012 – PA – Pittsburgh, PA, July 06, 2012 -- Cycling Fusion, improving the outdoor rider with indoor cycling training, today announced the release of the first on-line, one day workshop for those who wish to be certified to teach Indoor Cycling classes at health clubs or cycling studios. This represents the first bike-independent and cycling-specific instructor education available on-line. After completion, students have the option of taking an on-line exam and/or submitting a 20 minute video for personal critique and analysis. Indoor riding enthusiasts who want to become an instructor will no longer be forced to wait for a workshop to be scheduled near their home town, or to travel hundreds of miles to take an instructor certification course.
Between the cost of travel, and convenience of on-line education, this is clearly an idea whose time has come. The Essentials Workshop & Certification course is a comprehensive program containing more than 6 hours of instruction including 2 Master classes with USA Elite level cycling coach and founder of Stage5 Cycling, Tom Scotto. Mr. Scotto’s reputation as the standard bearer of Master Instruction, who both teaches and coaches equally well in both the Indoor and Outdoor cycling communities, is well known with indoor and outdoor riders alike.
“We spent as much time getting the content right as we did producing a high quality video production. After purchasing Heart Zones® Cycling, and Stage5 Cycling, we had three outstanding sets of curriculum to merge into the best insights and methods available for the instructor who wants to ‘Keep it Real”. Cycling Fusion shot specific sequences outside with Tom and his road bike in order to show how various movements, positions and training techniques are both effective and applicable in both environments.” said Gene Nacey, Chief Cycling Officer, Cycling Fusion. “The ability to make Indoor Cycling very sport specific and fun at the same time was virtually non-existent in the past. The extremes of good training but no fun, or great fun but little to no value in real cycling, were the norm. We knew these two objectives were not inherently incompatible. It just took some time to tease out the right combination of each to create what we feel will be the next big gust of fresh air in our industry."
The Industry Is Changing
Just 4 years ago, Cycling Fusion wrote their Manifesto calling on the manufacturers to begin putting Power meters on their stationary bikes, and providing training tools that outdoor cyclists are accustomed to using. While many facilities are still using bikes created prior to 2008, most new bikes now do come with computer consoles with a great deal of training tools. Consequently Cycling Fusion has created three separate workshops for each major facet of cycling training. These are progressive and inter-related courses, providing for consistent and motivational growth opportunities for Instructors as they gain more experience and wish to establish greater mastery at each level.
“By focusing on Heart Zones® and cardiovascular development in the second certification workshop, and then Power Training in the third, we are able to dedicate more time to the absolute essentials for every new instructor.” said Tom Scotto, Director of Education & Sportif, Cycling Fusion. “This is especially fortunate since this gives us the needed time to cover not only the most critical safety and form topics, but this allows us to go into more depth on the latest technology seen on the new bikes, Instructor teaching apps, music sites and other cutting edge techniques to take them to the professional level.”
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