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Performance Cycling 'Essentials Plus' Instructor Course (Online)

Performance Cycling 'Essentials Plus' Instructor Course (Online)

Start TODAY on-demand online and certify, or recertify as an indoor cycling instructor with top presenter Debbie Kneale.

Top freestyle certification, so you can teach on any fixed gear/Spinning (r) type bike.

Gain a legitimate, specialist certificate - Renowned for '5 Star - Excellent' quality and value and trusted by employers and insurers alike.

Up to date, easy to follow - Start today from home with fast, expert support and feedback from Debbie in person.

Enjoy the freedom to teach in your own style around our solid health and safety base.

We exceed industry, employer and insurer needs, so you can confidently step into any indoor cycling teaching arena and shine!

With an unmatched 100% recommendation rate and consistent '5 Star - Excellent' reviews since launch in 2001 live and 2009 online, you can be sure you are investing your time, money and future reputation wisely when you choose to train with Debbie and Performance Cycling!

Book and start today!

For more see the 'What you get and why choose us' tab below

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Forces personnel - Standard Learning Credits (SLC's) can be used towards this training, contact us for completed forms stating which package you wish to purchase (see dropdown under price)

What you get and why instructors and companies worldwide continue to choose and recommend us:


✔  Recognised worldwide - Chosen by aspiring instructors in over 43 countries to date.

✔ Quality guaranteed - With our unmatched 100% recommendation rate and consistent '5 star - Excellent' ratings from instructors worldwide, you can be assured you are investing in a top quality training experience. (Real ratings and reviews given by instructors on completion and kept for reference.)

✔ Credible - Expertly designed to support online learning for all learning styles and providing more content and higher standards, which employers and insurers now demand.

✔ Constantly updated - So you will always be up to date with latest and best practice. Instructors also get free updates after certifying so you can be sure you will remain up to date and covered by insurance. 

Expert Support and feedback - Unique in online training! International presenter and course creator Debbie Kneale, answers your questions personally and gives individual feedback on assessments. No other course gives this level of support, so you can be confident you both know and understand what you need to teach safely and effectively.

 ✔ Easy to use - Learning is easy, enjoyable and relevant for all, even for self confessed 'technophobes' with no prior online learning experience.

✔ Security and integrity - We have been an independent, specialist indoor cycling training provider since 2001 live and 2009 online, with a reputation for excellence throughout. So you can be assured we are credible and not going to disappear, like so many others have.

✔ Certificates issued within 1 day of completion, not waiting for months like many others. Your certificate is also backed up by web authentication for added security and professionalism.

✔ Flexible and convenient -  Login anytime anywhere with internet connection and review as often as you like. Complete as quickly as you want to. (Some have completed Essentials Plus in just 2 days, but it is not a race!) Extension is also possible if needed. 24/7 access for a full 6 months as standard on your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile.

✔  Choice of certification levels - Start with *Essentials Plus, (Equivalent to Spinning etc) then progress to Pro if desired. Read more and decide which is best for you here

✔  Fully accredited for more CEU/CPD points than most -  Testament to our higher standards, *Essentials Plus (PCL1) is accredited by NASM and AFAA for more CEU's than other indoor cycling courses including Spinning, Stages etc. (.9 for NASM and 9 for AFAA) Our Pro Instructor (PCL2) is accredited by CIMSPA for the maximum available points (10)

PLUS - Ongoing support, refreshers, marketing, personal gym introductions, promotion opportunities, instructor rewards and more once qualified - helping you start ahead and stay ahead, in the most flexible, convenient and cost effective way.


PS - It's not about the metrics! Performance Cycling is about making sure instructors are fit to perform, adapt and progress, so riders of all abilities are safe, successful and included, every session! 

Studios/Managers - Contact us for group pricing discounts and get your staff quickly teaching excellent indoor cycling classes today!

Unmatched, 100% recommendation rate and consistent 5 star - Excellent ratings - Recognised worldwide and chosen by instructors in over 43 countries to date.

Popular alternative to Spinning and RPM with more choreography than Spin, more music choice than RPM and costs less than both!

Essentials Plus is Accredited by NASM, AFAA and Pro level accredited by CIMSPA

✔ 100% online with a generous 6 months enrolment as standard. (Extension possible if required.)  

✔ Enrolments actioned and login sent same day (For bookings before 4pm GMT)

✔ Consistently rated 'Excellent - 5 stars' by instructors worldwide

✔ Personal support from industry expert and course creator Debbie Kneale included. 

✔ Interactive quizzes, unique to Performance Cycling - a fun way to check as you go

✔ Pro Instructor includes (an optional) video link progress check session with Debbie in person via Skype/Whats App/Zoom

✔ Available on Desktop, Laptop and iPad/Tablet

✔ For quality assurance - Manual marking and personal individual feedback within 3 days of online assessment submission - often faster!

✔ Future proof - Free Instructor VIP support package for the 1st year included with certificate, refreshers, updates, marketing and promotional materials and more.

✔ Certificates issued within 1 working day of completion. (No waiting up to 12 weeks like many providers)

✔ 100% Freestyle - Our techniques and guidelines can be applied safely on any brand of fixed gear bike including Keiser, Pulse, Star Trac, Schwinn, Reebok, Spinner ® and more.

✔ We are passionate about providing you with the very best, high quality, individual learning and support as instructor reviews confirm. (See Reviews tab)

100% online. NO LIVE ATTENDANCE REQUIRED for either level.


Those without prior fitness qualifications, will need to do Pro level after completing Essentials Plus to gain freelance insurance in UK, but may be able to work on an employed basis. If in doubt, check with your employer before booking.

*What is the difference between Essentials Plus and Pro Instructor?

Both levels give you the essentials needed to plan and teach indoor cycling on any brand of fixed gear bike including Star Trac, Schwinn, Reebok, Keiser, Pulse, Spinner ® and more. Click here for more details on the differences and decide which is best for you


5 ( 5 / 5 )
This is the first online training I have done and I would recommend it. Excellent, informative and interesting course
5 ( 5 / 5 )
Very thorough, good quality. It's an accredited qualification, with a good reputation.
I also really liked the printed manual. It's something I can refer back to.
5 ( 5 / 5 )
A great introduction to the purpose and benefits of indoor cycling along with a good mix of technical knowledge and practical application.
Great technical support and well recognised programme.
5 Stars from me.
5 ( 5 / 5 )
Everything was excellent, it was most valuable to be able to complete it all online.
5 ( 5 / 5 )
My friend highly recommended the course to me.
I love to cycle and I do it several times a week. I feel it is a strength of mine and people have commented to me that I would make a good instructor. So, I decided to give it a try!
Debbie Kneale was extremely helpful! She was so very kind and understanding!! She made this experience so much more meaningful to me!
I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who is interested in indoor cycling!

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"While aware of the "Spinning" courses and brand, I felt that the online course with yourselves was a better route to go down after further research. Having now done it - Quite simply the best online indoor cycling course at any price"
- Steven S. - London, UK
"I was so impressed. I couldn't find anything that I needed to know that wasn't covered"
- Gina J. - Australia
"Not boring like most online training!"
- Lily O.- UK
"Tutor support was truely awesome"
- Jill P. - Kuwait
"Different from spinning method... Using music rythm in cadence... More feeling of instructor.. More understanding.."
- Amira R. - Cairo, Egypt
"... impressed with everything, from the initial emails before booking, prompt replays to emails, all done with a positive vibe ! Excellent all round !"
- Paul - Dorset, UK
"Support was exceptional - prompt response and feedback to questions or concerns."
- Nicole - Florida, USA
"The sheer detail of course, it meant that I gained a lot of knowledge and already started applying it to my sessions - Immense training"
- Sam - Devon, UK
"It came highly recommended by the other instructors. And the owner of the gym said that is the training she would like me to take."
- Connie - Ontario, Canada
"The course taught me how to get ready for the cycling classes as a participant and how to prepare myself as an instructor. It also taught me what are the points I have to focus on as an instructor during the class. I would like to thank you very much for all the support, the prompt responses to my emails and the wonderful course. I really enjoyed studying with You."
- Edyta L - Poland
"I am a road cyclist, I know how to ride and push myself hard I had been to "Spinning" indoor cycling classes before I did this course but found out they I had been doing many things incorrect. While i was doing this course my road cycling improved my training became more focused and i found that because i was now doing things correct my results were also improving"
- Martin Y. Denmark
"I have been teaching indoor cycling for many years and was concerned there wouldn't be much new for me to learn, but there was. Great course for newbies as well as veteran instructors! There is something to learn for everyone! Overall excellent course. I’d highly recommend it! Results and science driven which I highly respect."
- Brooke M - New York