Become a Spinning Instructor

The World’s #1 Indoor Cycling Program

With more than 250,000 instructors certified, Spinning® is the most recognized certification program on the planet. Spinning® was created by cyclists and is loved by all—athletes training for the next big race, the everyday fitness fan and everyone in between. When you become a Spinning® Instructor, you’ll have the foundation and credential that’s recognized at health clubs, college campuses, recreation centers and boutique studios around the world. Get started on your Spinning® Instructor Certification today!

Choose from the original Spinning® Instructor Certification, a specialty certification, or the Spinning® Bridge program. You will achieve Level 1 Spinning® instructor status after successful completion of any certification, and you’ll advance to Levels 2 and 3 with each subsequent certification.


Comprehensive first step to teaching amazing Spinning® classes.

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Learn to teach classes that are more performance-oriented using power metrics and training zones.

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Rockstar Spinning®

Elevate your class experience with visuals, DJ-like music mixes and expert coaching skills.

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Bridge over from another cycling certification and become a Certified Spinning® Instructor with this online course.

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Spinning® Instructor Certification

Available both as a live training and an online course, this comprehensive program provides the practical knowledge and skills to become a dynamic indoor cycling leader. You will learn how to:

  • Find the appropriate bike fit settings for yourself and others
  • Ride with optimal technique for safety and performance
  • Understand and use metrics like heart rate, cadence and power
  • Deliver cues that motivate and coach riders to get results
  • Lead a class using predesigned Spinning® class profiles
  • Create your own classes based on ride type or training goals
  • Choose songs and create playlists that complement the terrain, intensity and rhythm of your ride

Choose Live or Online

Live trainings are hosted at Spinning® facilities and led by the best Master Instructors in the business. You can find one near you to attend or host your own! You can also register for an online training and get started right away. Both options include:

  • The Spinning® Instructor Course Manual
  • Study Guide
  • Education covering a mix of exercise science and practical skills
  • Two Master Instructor rides
  • Spinning® Instructor Certification valid for 2 years (upon successful completion of the course and exam)
  • A wide variety of continuing education options for certification renewal
  • CECs: 8 AFAA, .8 ACE, .8 NASM
  • Eligibility to join the SPIN® membership program with access to free monthly profiles and playlists, on-demand videos to build your skills, discounts on all things Spinning® and more!