Pilates For Cyclists – Online


Course Content

This online workshop explores the use of Pilates exercises to improve the skill, strength and performance of cyclists. The course will review the biomechanics and key physical attributes for cycling, as well as review the typical injuries seen and their contributing factors. Applying sound training principles, this online course will also explore the development of a high level, cycling specific Pilates program.

Learning Objectives

Following this course you will be able to:


  • Identify the key aspects of cycling biomechanics and performance
  • Consider the aetiology of cycling injuries and their contributing factors
  • Recognize the role of Pilates in the cycling training
  • Use the APPI Pilates Method to effectively and appropriately train a cyclist
  • Choose from a variety of feedback and visualization methods to improve cycling performance

This online course is presented by APPI Co-Founder Glenn Withers. 


0.00.00  Intro from Glenn Withers

0.01.44  Pilates for Cyclists Workshop Welcome

0.11.25  Matwork Class

1.13.50  Review of Matwork Class

1.40.49  Lecture and Theory

1.57.14  Bike Technique Analysis Video

2.47.31  Warm Up Flow

3.17.03  Hip Activation and Upper/Mid Back Activation

4.22.20  Core Strengthening

4.56.45  Hip Strengthening

5.13.24  Standing Series

Total viewing time = 5 hours 28 minutes

In order to complete this course it is recommended that you have attended APPI’s Pilates for Rehabilitation – Matwork Level One course or a 2 day Pilates Matwork course with a recognized Pilates training provider.

This course is open to:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Certified Pilates Instructors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

We recommend that you have the following equipment in order to get the most out of this online course:

  • 1 x Pilates Mat
  • 1 x 1 inch head cushion & 1 x 3 inch head cushion (a towel can be used as an alternative)
  • 1 x leg strength resistance band
  • 1 x arm strength resistance band

Useful but non-essential equipment to have around for this course includes:

  • Swiss Ball
  • Ankle weights – 0.5 kg/1kg/2kg.
  • Small hand weights

After viewing this online course you will be required to pass a 10 question multiple choice test. The pass mark for this test is 80%.

Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants: This course is approved by the following:

  • 4 CCU’s by FSBPT Procert *(see States below)
  • 5.5 CCU’s by by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Approved Provider #2211050TX)*

“The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.”

*ProCert is a program of the Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). ProCert evaluates physical therapy continuing competence activities (courses and conferences) using the research-based FSBPT Standards for Continuing Competence Activities

*Expires 8/30/2021

Continuing competence activities certified by ProCert are currently accepted by the following jurisdictions:

Alaska            Arizona        Arkansas  California Colorado Delaware  District of Columbia 
Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Kansas Kentucky
Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska North Carolina 
North Dakota Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota
Tennessee Utah Vermont Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming  

Additional states are updating rules/regulations or policies to reflect the acceptance or recognition of ProCert

Many other states may accept credits awarded by the above state boards. Please check with your state licensing board to determine whether the course qualifies for credit in your state. Please note that due to the changing nature of state continuing education requirements, APPI suggests that you contact your state physical therapy association or licensing board for the most current information on continuing education and other rules and regulations.

Occupational Therapists/Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants: 5.5 Contact Hours.  AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 11485 Category 1 Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Athletic Trainers: APPI is Board of Certification, Inc., (BOC) Approved Provider. This course has been approved for 5.5 continued education hours for Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider number P10086.

Personal Trainers/ Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists APPI courses are not automatically approved by the NSCA, however if you would like to attend this course, you are able to self-submit received NSCA CEUs.

Exercise Physiologists ‘The ACSM Certification & Registry Department will recognize CECs, CMEs or CEUs awarded by other professional health and fitness or clinical organizations for attending their programs without it being pre-approved or endorsed by the ACSM Education Department. These are considered “non-ACSM endorsed programs.” You must obtain documentation from that organization verifying attendance and the number of CECs earned.’

If you require accreditation through another governing body or within another state, or require any further information please email info@appiamerica.com

“I liked how specific Glenn was in the video talking about exercises he does and ones he has his clients do. It was nice to have relationship between function and exercise explained. The mobility warm up was my favorite part of the workout routine and made it clear how stiff I am!” – Physical Therapist | 2019

“Offering a Pilates for cyclists session in real-time as part of the video was very beneficial.” – Physical Therapist | 2019

“I particularly liked how specific it was to cyclists- every exercise was carefully chosen and could be progressed.” – Physical Therapist Assistant | 2019

“It was very helpful! I work in outpatient orthopedics with patients that have neck and back injuries. Many of these exercises would benefit that group of people, even if a fraction of my patients are interested in cycling.” – Physical Therapist | 2019

“I will think about doing more core work in a neutral to extended position. Most of the exercises I do are neutral to flexion and most of the patients I work with are already in too much flexion. I find that I have also neglected thoracic rotation too often and this served as a good reminder!” – Physical Therapist | 2019 

“I will implement this routine into daily practice and several exercises into my rehab clinic protocol” – Physical Therapist Assistant | 2019


Student Discounts
If you are a student, please email info@appiamerica.com for information on special discounted rates.

ADA Needs
We are happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please email info@appiamerica.com.

Financial – All APPI presenters receive a speaking honorarium from APPI America.
Non-financial – No relevant non-financial relationship exists with the APPI Presenter for this course.