Reports to: cycling manager, general manager, and gym owner
Classes: PowerCycle, Cycle & Build, Cycle & Core; you can instruct all if needed but we will schedule to your strengths as much as possible
Location: RIV Athletics, 512 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801, USA
Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:
1. Instructors must be able to teach all classes on the schedule (or be working towards it).
2. Ensure that the Indoor Cycling Studio is well maintained and safe for classes at all times. (i.e. Bikes in perfect working condition, all pedals with working toe straps, all Stages Consoles working, bikes and floor clean from sweat and dry prior to the class starts, etc).
4. Inform and educate participants while teaching class. Teach on and off the bike, move around, provide with positive reinforcement and correct form. Overlooking poor form may cause injury.
5. Stay current on the field of fitness and Indoor Cycling through literature you receive as well as by attending workshops and continuing education opportunities.
6. Always be friendly and cordial to all participants and staff!
7. Instructor should be present at least 15 minutes before the class.
8. Check microphone battery (change if necessary and place used battery in charger), prepare music and adjust music volume to participant comfort level, make sure the members ́ headphones are charged and ready; if using video, turn the TV screens on and play some appropriate pre-class music.
9. Introduce yourself to the class, announce the title and skill level of the class, acknowledge any new participants to the class or exercise, ask if someone has any medical condition or injury you should be aware of and make your best effort to accommodate a majority of the participants of the class while following the class level advertised (i.e. fitness component and intensity level used).
10. Make sure you take the time to establish verbal or visual communication with EVERY participant at least once during the class. Scan the room for those in need of correction, encouragement or help and always offer those with an open and empathetic attitude.
11. When the class is over, remind the participants of other training opportunities available at RIV Athletics, such as CrossFit, Small Group Training classes, etc.
12. Attend RIV Athletics Team meetings and In-Company Trainings.
1. Hold nationally recognized, current Indoor Cycling certification: Stages Indoor Cycling, Mad Dogg Athletics, Schwinn, etc.
2. Hold or obtain CPR/AED/First Aid certifications from accredited organization.
3. Familiar with cycling, anatomy and exercise physiology terminology and usage as it relates to class.
Indoor Cycling Instructor Guidelines:
1. Instructors are encouraged to participate and volunteer in RIV Athletics Indoor Cycling events, including Cycling and non- Cycling program events, Charity Rides and promoting RIV Athletics events in and out of Indoor Cycling classes.
2. Instructors will attend all Team meetings and trainings.
3. Each instructor is responsible for finding a sub for his/her class. The Cycling Manager must be notified if a sub is not found AT LEAST within 24 hours of the class.
4. Instructors will be evaluated on a semester basis. Evaluations will be conducted by the Cycling Manager. Each instructor will meet with the person who conducted the evaluation to discuss concerns, performance and career development opportunities.
5. Instructors are expected to teach each class according to the description of the class listed on the schedule. If you are unsure of the format, please confirm class design before classes start with the Cycling Manager.
Responsibilities to Participants:
Instruct members in the proper techniques and safety features of an Indoor Cycling exercise program. This includes:
● Proper Set Up/Announcements
● Proper warm up and cool down length and intensity
● Riding technique, movements and pedal stroke
● Aerobic/Anaerobic fitness
● Cadence, resistance, heart rate and power
● Educate and instruct members in the proper use of the Stages bikes, the Stages console and heart rate monitors.
● Approach and educate members in a polite manner on the rules and safety procedures of RIV Athletics, following the PEER principle:
● Polite words
● Educate on rules
● Enforce rules
● Refer (to Management) if necessary
Wilmington, DE 19801-5142
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