Planning and instructing studio cycling sessions


1. Legal responsibilities and ethical considerations for record-keeping and client confidentiality

  • Discuss adherence to data protection legislation when handling client details.
  • Emphasise obtaining consent for any data collection and the rationale behind it.
  • Highlight the need to safeguard client information and uphold confidentiality.
  • For ethical considerations, consider the importance of maintaining client trust by protecting their privacy.
  • External resources: Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website for GDPR guidance.

2. Insurance requirements for studio cycling instructors

  • Explain the types of insurance necessary, such as professional indemnity and public liability.
  • Underline the importance of insurance in safeguarding both the instructor and clients.
  • Point out that insurance can cover various scenarios, from injuries to legal claims.
  • External resources: Insurance providers’ websites and fitness professional associations for detailed information.

3. Health and safety and insurance when hiring venues

  • Detail the significance of risk assessments for the venue.
  • Specify the necessary insurance types, like third-party liability.
  • Note the importance of verifying the venue’s insurance policies.
  • External resources: Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines and local council information for venue hire.

4. Duty of care in health and safety

  • Define ‘duty of care’ in ensuring a secure training environment.
  • Mention ensuring equipment is well-maintained and safe for use.
  • External resources: HSE website and professional fitness bodies’ conduct codes.

5. Licensing requirements for studio cycling instructors

  • Discuss any specific local authority licences for music or performance.
  • Mention necessary certifications or qualifications to teach.
  • External resources: Local government sites and accredited certification bodies.

6. Types of studio cycling sessions

  • Briefly describe session formats like endurance or high-intensity intervals.
  • External resources: Fitness industry publications and online fitness platforms.

7. Benefits of studio cycling for clients

  • List benefits such as cardiovascular improvement and mental health.
  • External resources: Health journals and sports science research.

8. Handlebar grips range

  • Describe different grip positions and their applications.
  • External resources: Cycling coach tutorials and ergonomic research.

9. Efficient pedal strokes/cadence

  • Explain why efficiency in pedalling conserves energy and prevents injury.
  • External resources: Biomechanics papers and cycling coaching resources.

10. Types of riding technique

  • Describe techniques such as seated and standing positions.
  • External resources: Online cycling courses and technique videos.

11. Difference between free and fixed-wheel cycling

  • Differentiate between the mechanics and safety features of both.
  • External resources: Cycling blogs and manufacturers’ specs.

12. Common injuries and prevention

  • List typical cycling injuries and prevention through proper form.
  • External resources: Sports medicine sites and cycling forums.

13. Monitoring and promoting safe cycling online

  • Discuss digital tools for tracking client progress and safety.
  • External resources: Online safety protocols and digital fitness tools.

14. Technology for increasing activity levels

  • Introduce performance-tracking apps and wearables.
  • External resources: Product reviews and fitness tech webinars.

15. Technology for client motivation

  • Mention online platforms for community building and accountability.
  • External resources: Psychology resources and app guides.

16. Engaging clients with current technology

  • Suggest interactive sessions and tracking apps.
  • External resources: Fitness technology market studies and engagement strategies.

17. Cleaning substances for equipment

  • List safe cleaning agents for fitness equipment.
  • External resources: Manufacturers’ guidelines and cleaning product sites.

18. Cycle maintenance for safety

  • Outline maintenance checks and procedures.
  • External resources: Maintenance manuals and cycling technician advice.