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Next Cohort Starts August 20th

The Life Time Academy Indoor Cycling Instructor certification course provides a unique educational experience of online, in-classroom and hands-on learning combined with practical experiences. This course is designed to develop your foundational skills and abilities to teach an engaging and motivating class. The course begins by demonstrating cycling basics such as bike set-up and how it impacts the effectiveness of the class experience. Additionally, you will be exposed to the art and science of delivering a great cycle class through the practical steps of developing a class plan.


Our Indoor Cycling Instructor Certification is in partnership with Stages Cycling; upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an Instructor Certificate from Stages Cycling as a continuation of this relationship. It is designed to help you learn and develop all the foundational indoor cycling instructor skills and abilities to teach an engaging and motivating class.

Life Time Member Pricing

Course Fees Include:

  • Weekly Webinars
  • Study Guide
  • Exam Fee

Important Dates:

  • Application Deadline: 8/14
  • Enrollment Deadline: 8/16
  • Course Starts: 8/20
Non-Member Pricing

Course Fees Include:

  • Weekly Webinars
  • Complimentary Club Access
  • Study Guide
  • Exam Fee

Important Dates:

  • Application Deadline: 8/14
  • Enrollment Deadline: 8/16
  • Course Starts: 8/20

Financial Assistance & Discounts

Discounts are available for students who qualify. Please connect with your admissions advisor to determine your eligibility and qualifications.

Life Time Team Members

Life Time team members may be eligible for Life Time tuition assistance. Must have proof of employment (employee ID #).

Healthy Way of Life Scholarship

The Healthy Way of Life Scholarship is open to all incoming students. Pending approval, each recipient is awarded a non-cash scholarship in the amount of 15% off the total tuition charged. The scholarship will be applied directly to the Academy on the recipient’s behalf.

Military Discount

We want to salute all military personnel for their service. To take advantage of our 10% off any course or program, provide us with a copy of your military ID.

Indoor Cycling Certification FAQs

When does the next class start?

Application for the May 14th cohort will open in mid April.

What are the online courses?

Time needed: 5-8 hours per week

There are weekly scheduled readings, online lectures, videos, activities, assignments and/or quizzes. On average, our students have about 6-8 hours of weekly study.

What can I do with a certification?

With a fitness certification, you can work in a variety of settings depending on your area of focus and your personal schedule and abilities. For example, our graduates have found careers anywhere from large national gyms to smaller boutique studios, self-employment, and beyond.

What makes Life Time Academy different?

The depth of learning is greater than that of learning directly online to receive the Cycling Instructor certification. Life Time Academy’s commitment is to assist our students to apply skills in the workplace with the areas of emphasis that we know are valuable to your career success.

What are the Virtual Webinars?

Time needed: 1 hour per week

Each week, the Online Instructor hosts an interactive webinar that provides a deep-dive into the week’s online curriculum and prepares students for practical application of skills learned. Each webinar is recorded so you can go back and review the material covered at any time.

  • WHEN: Tuesdays 7-8pm (CST)

What certification can I earn?

Students who successfully complete the Indoor Cycling Certification receive their Stages Cycle Instructor Certification.

Does Life Time Academy offer Job Placement?

Partnership with Life Time.  We guarantee each of our graduates will receive an interview with Life Time, if Life Time is a desired potential employer. *Graduates do need to apply for a position before being offered the interview.

Placement Services. We strive to help you find a job you love. We are always connecting with potential employers and send updated info on job postings as we learn about them. If you are curious about the jobs in your area, give us a call; we’re happy to help you on your search!

Have A Question?

Our Admission Specialists can answer any questions you may have about the program, schedule, cost or expectations.

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