Indoor Cycling Magazine was born to not just be a cheerleader but to share the concerns, goals, and values of the Indoor Cycling community. And you have read some of our articles, you will notice articles that spoke out against Soul Cycle who use Skulls & Cross Bones, and spoke out against studios that engage in sexist and offensive conduct. Which is why we had to write a Cycling Fusion Review Who offer to make you a “certified Indoor Cycling Instructor.” Just to repeat. This is online !! Get your credit card out 🙂
In 2016 we even decided to give this “online indoor cycling certification” course a try. So we have Cycling Fusion a chance. We presented this to our fans and readers to get their take. Cycling Fusion even informed us that we would get a little money for every person who “signs up”. We thought that would be good because Indoor Cycling Magazine was less than a year old and was in need of funds.
However. We sent over 1000 Indoor Cycling fans to the Cycling Fusion website. We repeat, over a thousand.
After a few months we discovered that not even ONE indoor cycling fan “signed up”.
So either the tracking software that “Cycling Fusion” was misleading and thus defrauding us. Or broken.
Or. All the several 100’s of people rejected this “online indoor cycling certification” which is serious message to Cycling Fusion.
Then after a few months we contacted “Joey Stabile” who is one of the founders and shared with him our concerns. Mr. Stabile was very rude and unprofessional. He became insultive and refused to answer questions regarding the data and quality of the “online course”.
As such. This whole conundrum taught Indoor Cycling Magazine some valuable lessons such as:
- The majority of Indoor Cycling Studios don’t consider an “online Indoor Cycling Certification” as valid. They require hands one and in person.
- The majority of Indoor Cycling Studios choose certifications that are consistent with the bikes they own. For example those studios that have Schwin bikes will pick Schwinn Certification. And those who have Keiser bikes will chose Keiser certifications etc.
- When Cycling Fusion “certify” someone is done in person? For their online course it is not. So how do they know if the test taker is the same person who signed up for the course. Do they have a camera while the person is taking test? Of course not. I could pay someone 20 bucks and he can take the test for me. Which is a problem with these “online courses”. I can become an “ordained minister” online. Lol
On the topic of “ordained minister”. Is the founder of “Cycling Fusion” an online ordained minister? Or was he being unprofessional and disrespectful when they mocked those who are religious when they posted this on their 147 follower Instagram account?
To conclude. Indoor Cycling Magazine discourage anyone from this business (Cycling Fusion) and strongly recommend that if you want to become certified call your local studio and they will help you. Secondly. For a 20 dollar donation there is a great video course to help you teach indoor cycling in the comfort of your own home. Visit here.