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Vicious Ed. is an exciting new collaboration formed in 2016 between two passionate indoor cycling instructors. With 30 plus years of sweaty endorphin charged indoor cycling experience between them, both Tanya Weeks and Naomi Lees see “exercise as medicine” and one of the best ways to get your daily dose is on a bike surrounded by like minded people moving to the rhythm and pushing boundaries which opens you up to discover new strengths of mind, body and spirit.
Vicious Ed. offers existing instructors and new comers an indoor cycling education program which aims to train, certify, support and take group fitness instructors to the next level. The Vicious Ed. program is innovative and geared to meet a new generation of participants who are seeking a multi sensory experience that is safe, fun and effective and honours the mind body and spirit.
We decided to create the course as a way to fulfill an ambition of helping to change people’s perception of exercise from that of a chore to one of positive psychology. There is a huge gap in the fitness market when it comes to “mind body cardio” offerings and on a global level we felt the programs on offer here in Australia were limited and a little outdated . At present cardio training offerings exhibit an attitude of “go hard or go home” and the militant instructor roles are primary. We are not saying this is bad, for some people this is just what they are looking for. Our program, however is tapping into a new line of research that shows people are looking for more from their workout. People want an experience that allows them to escape while building strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness . A multi-sensory experience which address the mind and has them walking out feeling empowered and better about themselves.
Tanya (right in pic) founded Vicious Cycle in 2011 when her search for a stand alone spin studio in Sydney identified a gap in the market.
She has Certificate 3 in Fitness, Schwinn Cycling Certification and Les Mills trained in RPM. The key principles she has based Vicious Cycle on are music, energy and holistic coaching. Her passion and energy for fitness and more importantly of indoor cycling is infectious. Her belief is that you can use music and movement to create motivation. Her classes allow riders to show up, work out and loose themselves at the same time. The ultimate mind body cardio experience.
Naomi (left in pic) hails from Orange in the central west where she was crowned Queen of Sport and found a love of cycling and all things group fitness. Working part time in gyms from the age of 18 Naomi has juggled a career in finance instructing classes either side of the equities market both here and in the UK. Naomi holds Certificate 3 in Fitness, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, is certified in Excel Cycling and 6 Les Mills disciplines, including Advanced Instructor RPM. Naomi is currently studying Functional Medicine Coaching. Naomi’s classes are designed for you to tap into your potential and experience your best self. When you combine this with the latest pumping beats it takes the “work” out of working out. What you replace it with is so powerful and personal. Bring it on!
Why do it
You are on your way to becoming a highly sought after modern Rhythm Rider Leader, whether you are new or already a professional. Regardless of your background, you are joining a group of people dedicated to the positive change of mind, body and soul.
If you want to wow your class and create an experience, which will ignite all of their senses, then this is for you! Participants will not only walk away with a kick ass work out, they will experience feeling of euphoria and a thirst for more.
This course aims to take the traditional cycle class into the future. Our passion, experience and love of indoor cycling has been poured into this training program and we are so excited to share it with you. We also look forward to supporting you every step of the way, learning of your participant’s successes and feedback. It is our aim to see you flourish as a first class leader and help make this planet a fitter place! Think big and be prepared to step out of your comfort zone.
What you will learn
Empower you to inspire others through energy, first class coaching and ability to engage the mind body connection
As life becomes busier and the demands placed on us greater, more and more exercise is becoming a tool for escape. For many, a cycle class (or any fitness session) can also represent a form of escape from everyday life. It is likely the only 45minutes in ones day where there is no phone, email, kids etc. This course is designed to help you create life-changing experiences.
To be a leader dedicated to the people in our classes and share the ethic:
* Making positive change one step at a time
* Exercise is not just for the body
* The mind, body and soul connection is key to ones quality of life
* Each and every class should ignite the senses
* Intensity and adrenaline is the best high! x by 20 people in a room = love
* Changing perceptions of tedious and boring cycling into a social uplifting experience, which gives huge gains in one’s fitness, body image and self esteem.
Whether you have the intention of teaching or just broadening your knowledge of cycle,
We accept people genuinely interested in group fitness and positive change to mind, body and soul.
7 CECs through Fitness Australia
Level 1 Rhythm Rider Leader
Level 1 – Rhythm Rider Leader
Chapter 1 Bike Design, Safety and set up
Chapter 2 Philosophy
Chapter 3 Positions and exercises
Chapter 4 Heart rate
Chapter 5 Power
Chapter 6 Beat
Chapter 7 Music Mapping
Chapter 8 Putting the class together
Chapter 9 Delivering a killer workout
This course is combination of both online theory and a one day practical face to face workshop. Once enrolled you will have 3 months access to the course to complete the online component. Within the 3 month term you will have the option to enrol in one of two workshops on offer over the 3 months. One at 6 weeks for those who complete the course quickly and one at 12 months for those needing a little more time. We will offer workshops in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Dates will be announced for each state once enrolment closes for each intake.
Enrolment is open
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