Live Workshops

Live Workshops

Take your coaching to the next level and earn CEC credits towards your certification renewal with our live workshops. Taught by our Master Instructor Team, our workshops challenge and build your teaching skills.

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Search for scheduled Spinning workshops across the country. You’ll find interesting courses like: Energy Zone™ Series; Strength, Hills and Power, Heart Rate Training; Spintensity™; and many more.

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In addition to our scheduled workshops, you can also request to host a training at your facility. We offer a wide range of two-hour and four-hour workshops listed below.

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Two-Hour Workshops

Workshop format:Lecture plus practical application, ending with a ride. Each workshop offers the following credits:

  • 3 SPIN® CECs
  • 2 AFAA
  • 2 ACE

NEW Let's Jump!
This workshop explores and defines the various Jumps techniques in the Spinning program. Technique discussions center on higher cadence Jumps along the flat roads and strongly-loaded Jumps in the hills. Other key performance areas covered in this workshop include: counting, rhythm stroke strategies and resistance loading. (ACE/AFAA CEC’s are pending.)

NEW 3-Part Cues
Learn and practice how to connect and motivate riders during Spinning® class using a technique called three-part cuing. In this workshop, you’ll learn some of the most impactful phrases, corrective cues and technique tips to address everyone in your class by communicating through auditory, visual and kinesthetic cues.

NEW Art of Recovery
Recovery is one of the most powerful Energy Zones™ in the Spinning® Program, so explaining its importance to our students is not only necessary, but it's also very rewarding! In this workshop, we look in depth at the amazing benefits of recovery and why it is so important in our training. We will experience ways to understand it for ourselves so that we can allow our class participants to grasp its benefits and reach their fitness goals in the safest and healthiest way possible.

The 5-Step Sprint
An authentic cycling skill, sprinting challenges the body’s ability to attain and recover from high levels of power output. You learn the step-by-step techniques for preparing, cueing and executing flat road Sprints and Sprints on a hill with safety and efficiency.

Creative Climbs
Challenge your riders with new ways to climb and they’ll enjoy the ride to the top. This workshop identifies, discusses and demonstrates several strategies for engaging, safe and fun climbs with techniques you can use in many class formats.

Interval Energy Zone™
A favorite of Spinning® instructors and enthusiasts, experienced riders can achieve true fitness gains, enhanced performance and metabolism with the Interval Energy Zone™. This workshop defines three types of Interval EZ rides: aerobic, anaerobic and aerobic/anaerobic, and the right work-to-rest ratios.

Loops and Ladders
Learn a variety of aerobic and anaerobic options to design rides for cadence building, resistance loading, transition practice, and interval training. You’ll come away from this workshop with pre-designed profiles and the knowledge you need to create your own unforgettable rides.

Music, Movement, Motivation
Music is a powerful class element you can use to enhance the rider's experience — make your class more than just another ride. Learn to correlate music and rhythm with movement to elicit an emotional response. Remember — Certified Spinning® Instructors, you can check out a new Spinning playlist posted weekly!

Rating of Perceived Exertion: It's More Than a Feeling
Combining a rider’s rating of perceived exertion (RPE) with heart rate training helps strengthen the mind/body connection during exercise. You will learn about the history and science behind the RPE scale, ways to use and apply the RPE scale in your classes, and how to complement heart rate training with RPE.

Race Day Energy Zone™
A Spinning® Master Instructor teaches you how to prepare your riders for a safe, high-powered Race Day Energy Zone™ ride — the ultimate challenge. A Race Day ride simulates a time trial, an all-out effort against the clock. It’s an opportunity to apply the Energy Zone training you and your riders have practiced to a peak performance effort.

Resistance Loading & Cadence Building
Loading and unloading resistance and cadence are great ways to spice up your classes while providing a challenging, engaging workout that will help your students to increase strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness. Learn how to develop profiles that will keep your riders focused and excited by using different resistance loading and cadence building techniques.

Strength Energy Zone™
Seated and standing climbs are the main terrains of the Strength Energy Zone™. And because this zone includes anaerobic and aerobic work, it challenges lower body muscular endurance as well as the cardiovascular system — learn how to help your riders climb with more power, strength and mental stamina.

Strength, Hills and Power
Deliver real fitness benefits for your riders. The Strength Energy Zone™ and climbing hills are great for building intensity and simulating outdoor cycling. During this workshop, you’ll advance your knowledge and skills with new techniques for hill climbs and learn about the physiological basis for training on hills.

Four-Hour Workshops

Workshop format: Lecture plus practical application, ending with a ride. Each workshop offers the following credits:

  • 6 SPIN® CECs
  • 4 AFAA
  • 4 ACE

*NEW* SPINPower – STRONGER
SPINPower STRONGER highlights the strength foundation principle giving you strategies to turbocharge your Spinning and SPINPower rides. Spinning and SPINPower instructors will learn advanced methods to boost strength needed to pedal with more power, specifically within a cadence range of 60–80 RPM. The reward is positive fitness responses in the muscular, energy and cardio-respiratory systems. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, build lean muscle, or achieve a new level of fitness, using resistance will have the greatest effect on burning calories, driving your pedal stroke to the top of that hill, moving you in and out of the saddle and pushing the boundaries when extra power is needed.

NEW Creating a Journey Ride
The Spinning® program is one of the fitness industry’s leading pioneers in creating experiential exercise. This workshop presents everything you need to know, from A to Z, to create your own journey rides. Set yourself apart from the rest by learning how to design and skillfully present theme rides that bring out your strengths as an instructor while giving your riders a memorable experience that will have your riders coming back for more!

NEW SPINPower® Personal Spinning® Threshold
Broaden your knowledge of the SPINPower® program by examining the various metabolic points during exercise to better understand threshold training, and learn how to use your Personal Spinning® Threshold to establish individualized SPINPower® Zones. Spinner® Blade IONs™ are required to host this workshop.

Aerobic Base Building
Learn the key components, importance and benefits of building an aerobic foundation for your riders. This workshop discusses the issues that Spinning® instructors face when introducing aerobic training to their members and presents effective ways to implement aerobic rides.

Cadence, Heart Rate and Class Design
Understanding the relationship between cadence, resistance and intensity is key to coaching classes that meet riders’ training goals. Co-developed by the Spinning education team and cycling expert Joe Friel, this workshop teaches you to correctly use cadence and resistance as training variables.

Creative Coaching
Learn innovative techniques to help riders improve their fitness. This workshop covers the fundamentals of creating effective Spinning classes by considering the 4 Ps of class design — populations, purpose, planning and progression.

Contraindications to the Spinning® Program
Coach your riders through movements that will empower them to safely reach their goals. This workshop presents the biomechanical, physiological and even philosophical reasons why we don’t perform certain moves in Spinning® classes. Your instructor will also introduce acceptable modifications that achieve the same goals, and discuss alternative ways to be creative.

Heart Rate Training
This workshop provides an in-depth look at the five Spinning® Energy Zones™, complementary terrains for each zone, effective heart rate training ranges and health-screening preparation. (This workshop includes a 75-minute ride.)

High Intensity Training
Applied correctly, high intensity training can help riders overcome fitness plateaus and enhance overall fitness. But too much of it can cause overtraining and burnout. Come learn how, why and when to use high intensity training, and more importantly, when not to.

Profile Designs and Heart Rate Games
Improve fitness by focusing on how the body responds to both rest and stress, as muscle cells rebuild to slightly higher levels after each cycle of effort and recovery. Enhance your training knowledge so you can help riders achieve improved physiological adaptations. Learn new course designs, creative ideas, drills and techniques to use immediately in your Spinning® classes.

Spintensity™: Periodization
Learn and understand the benefits of using a heart rate monitor and identifying effective heart rate training ranges. Then take an in-depth look at how to develop a periodized training plan using the various Spinning Energy Zones™. Note: This workshop is required for STAR 3 instructors.

Spinning® Language and Visualization
Learn to communicate and coach effectively with descriptive images and metaphors that promote greater energy, confidence, focus and ability. You’ll be able to tap into your students' senses with vivid imagery and evoke an emotional response to jump-start their thinking — and your classes.

Mental Training: Approach and Skills
As we develop fitness and physical abilities, we also need to sharpen our mental edge for ultimate performance. Learn tools, techniques and skills to find a center with power, develop complete focus and practice calmness with strength.

SPIN® Flex
Resistance training is a necessary component to any fitness program and a great complement to the Spinning® program. SPIN Flex is a combined format that uses flex bands, tubing and dumbbells to train the major muscles groups, paying special attention to the upper body. In this workshop you'll learn basic muscular anatomy and physiology, and you'll practice plenty of exercises. You'll also come away with sample SPIN Flex class formats that you can teach right away.

Spinning® and Core Training
Core training develops strength and stability in the body's core, which translates to more cycling power, improved balance and enhanced functional movement. This entry-level workshop explains the anatomy and biomechanics behind core training and provides dozens of basic standing, mat and stability ball exercises. Plus, you'll receive SPIN® Core class formats to integrate into your Spinning program class schedule.

Spin® Yoga
In this workshop, you'll learn cycling specific asanas (yoga poses) that help elongate muscles, release tension, deepen the breath and improve posture. Plus, you'll receive Spinning and Yoga class formats that you can integrate into your Spinning program class schedule.