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 Online Learning Through IDEA Fit

We have partnered with IDEA Health & Fitness Association to offer our fitness community the ability to take RealRyder Education courses online and earn valuable CECs.

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We have partnered with IDEA Health & Fitness Association to offer our fitness community the ability to take RealRyder Education courses online and earn valuable CECs.

RealRyder Cycling Class
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Live Instructor Training Certification


This 8-hour Functional Indoor Cycling Course builds upon the history of indoor cycling and teaches new and experienced indoor cycling instructors, trainers and enthusiasts how to teach a safe and effective class on a bike that moves in multiple planes of motion. RealRyder International's Certified Instructor Training was developed by Douglas Brooks, M.S., a renowned fitness industry educator who has taught personal trainers and fitness instructors for 25+ years.

Re-certification is not required. Instead, we invite Instructors to participate in any of our annual ongoing education workshops, which are presented at fitness industry trade events throughout the world.

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Live Instructor Training Certification Includes:
  • RealRyder Indoor Cycling Certified Instructor Training e-Manual (200 pages, a $49.95 value; digital download is included; hard copies may be purchased separately)

  • Session notes specific to the comprehensive training.

  • Master Class song play lists and ride profiles.

  • Upon successful completion of the 8-hour Certification Training Course, a passing score of 80% or better on the post-course Exam, and completion of our Online Survey, each participant will be e-mailed a Certificate of Completion suitable for framing indicating his/her Certified status.

  • You are Certified for life! Optional continuing education courses are offered at various fitness conferences throughout the year. Check the Training Schedule for specific locations and workshop details.

  • Continuing Education Credits are available with the following organizations: ACE (0.8), ACSM (8), AFAA (7.25), ISSA (8), NASM (0.8), REPs UAE (8 CPD) and CanFitPro (4 FIS; 4 PTS).


Host a Training at Your Gym

give 'em a fish, and you feed 'em for a day

teach 'em to fish, and you feed 'em for a lifetime.

Hosting a RealRyder Indoor Cycling Certified Instructor Training Course at your facility is a great way to differentiate your studio from the rest, by offering your customers classes taught by a trained fleet of Certified RealRyder Instructors.

You provide the facility and let RealRyder take care of the rest! The RealRyder Indoor Cycling Certified Instructor Training Courses are taught by industry leading, certified Master Trainers with a curriculum designed for success. Instructors will earn valuable CEC’s and CEU’s as well as learn techniques to bring more energy and enthusiasm to your studio. RealRyder has educated thousands of fitness professionals and military personnel since January 2011. Join the revolution and host a course today!

RealRyder International oversees, organizes, and coordinates the entire event from beginning to end. This includes:

  • Collaborates with facility owner to prepare logistics for the event

  • Registers all attendees

  • Ensures all attendees are prepared for the event

  • Markets the event via the RealRyder International web site, E-blasts, and social media networks

  • Telemarkets to other RealRyder facilities in the region

  • Provides all materials (handouts, exams, books)

  • Distributes Evaluations and official Certifications

  • Pays Master Trainer’s presentation fee + all travel, hotel and meals

Host Facility commitment:

  • Minimum of 16 bikes in the studio

  • Agrees to financial agreement set forth by RealRyder

  • Supports marketing the event to their instructor team and their members (aspiring teachers & those who simply want to accelerate their learning about RealRyder Indoor Cycling)

  • RealRyder International and host facility work to fill every seat

  • Works with RealRyder International’s education team to answer questions regarding logistics for the event

  • Appoints one staff member (typically the facility owner or front desk personnel) on the day of the training to assist Master Trainer with any questions, set-up needs, etc.

  • Space is quiet, comfortable and conducive to learning

  • Ensures their facility available on a Sunday or Saturday for approximately 9 hours (e.g., 8:30 am to 5:30 pm)

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