Two quick video lessons on body language – from communication experts Alexa Fischer and Johnny G
What message do you send from the bike, while conducting your class? If that's that's of interest to you, here are two short videos to help you. First is communication expert Alexa Fischer. She sets up her video on body Continue Reading...
Long Lasting Polish and No UV Light Needed!
I met a dear friend for happy hour the other night and we were discussing nails. Hers looked great- they were manicured and polished with a beautiful spring coral color. Mine looked terrible- no polish and ragged cuticles. What's happened Continue Reading...
The 10 Commandments of Outdoor Group Cycling
Happy Earth Day! Spring in Minnesota is finally here and that means we can ride outside! I'm so excited to test my fitness against the hills, wind and other cyclists I ride with again! This week begins our organized rides Continue Reading...
Withdrawal and Sugar Cravings
By Joan Kent One significant reason for sugar cravings is withdrawal. Withdrawal can promote cravings under various circumstances.  If someone has recently stopped drinking alcohol, cravings for sugar can be strong and frequent.  This involves the brain chemicals stimulated by Continue Reading...
What not to wear?
This was awkward. Have you ever had a dream where you're naked in some public space? Well yesterday I wasn't dreaming, I was dressed, but inappropriately it turned out. The feeling I had was very similar. That's because yesterday I Continue Reading...
Have you ever asked your class for music ideas? I've been requesting / asking / okay...begging them to tell me what they'd like to hear, so I can incorporate some of their favorite tunes into the ride. My reasoning is Continue Reading...
ICI Podcast 307 – Social Media help for Instructors, Studio Owners and Podcast Hosts
Marketers have specific names for people, based on how quickly they purchase new products or embrace new technologies. The people who lined up, days in advance, to buy the first iPhones are described as innovators. Those of us who waited Continue Reading...
Do you teach at a Big Box and a Boutique Studio?
I sent out an email last week, asking: Do you teach at a Big Box and a Boutique Studio? By "Big Box" I'm referring to one of the majors with multiple locations; 24 Hour, LA Fitness, Club Sports, Equinox, etc.. Continue Reading...
ICI/PRO Conference Nov 7th – 9th
  ICI/PRO is partnering with ECA World Fitness to co-host a very special Cycling Studio Owner and Instructor education conference near San Francisco, CA over the weekend of November 7th - 9th, 2014. We've chosen the beautiful campus of the  Continue Reading...
Indoor Cycling and Insulin Resistance
By Joan Kent ICI/PRO readers know that exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol problems, cancer, and more. Underlying those diseases is insulin resistance. Exercise reduces health risks by making skeletal muscle more sensitive Continue Reading...

Category Archives: Audio PROfiles

ICI/PRO Podcast 305 – A Playlist Technique I Never Considered

I’ve taught Indoor Cycling classes for about 15 years and thought I understood all of the Do’s and Don’ts of delivering music to my classes. Based on the technique offered in this podcast, I’m realizing I still have a lotContinue Reading

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ICI/PRO Podcast 304 – Four Corners (2 ways) Audio Class PROfile from Chrispins

Spinning® Instructor and music expert Chris Hawthorne provides our latest class profile that uses the four cornerstone movements in the Spinning program®: Think of this profile like a square track.  You will be taking your riders around the track fourContinue Reading

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ICI/PRO Podcast 299 – Power and your Playlist… don’t make it too hard

Stages Indoor Cycling’s Dunte Hector joins me to discuss his ideas about integrating power, while using your existing music playlists. Brilliant in its simplicity and so easy to implement… I wish I had thought of it myself. Learn Dunte’s trickContinue Reading

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Indoor Cycling Teamwork Class Video Profile with Stages Indoor Cycling

Hey John, As the Olympics have started – I wondered if you could remind me of some of the class profiles that ICI/Pro has published that involve participation from the class as a group ; ie. friendly competition? I am pretty sureContinue Reading

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ICI/PRO Podcast 297 – Cycle Action Audio PROfile with Coach Robin Robertson

In our latest Audio Class PROfile, USA Cycling Coach Robin Robertson suggests we all get back to the basics of form fundamentals. From time to time it is always good to get back to basics with form fundamentals.  Form is oftenContinue Reading

ICI/PRO Podcast 296 – You can develop a 1,000 Watt Presence with help from Alexa Fischer

My guest in this PRO Podcast episode wants to help you develop a 1,000 Watt Presence &  express yourself brilliantly. It starts with “taking a personal inventory” of yourself interacting with and teaching your class. Listen as communication expert Alexa Fischer explainsContinue Reading

Big change to your “Super Secret iTunes RSS Feed”!

Are you taking advantage of our Super Secret iTunes RSS Feed to listen to our Audio Class Profiles – through your computer or portable device ? If so, we’ve made a significant change that will simplify finding just the right profileContinue Reading

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ICI/PRO Podcast 292 – Teach Your First Cycle & Strength Class Audio PROfile

Instructor and Zoning Specialist Kay Mamo joins me to discuss her version of a Cycle & Strength class and then provides the profile and music suggestions that you can use to teach you own class of this format. In caseContinue Reading

ICI/PRO Podcast 289 – Lead The Pack! Class PROfile with Schwinn Cycling MT Denise Druce

Schwinn Cycling Master Trainer Denise Druce presents our latest class profile; Lead The Pack! About Denise: Denise Druce is widely considered one of the leading health and fitness professionals in the state of Utah. She is the producer in aContinue Reading

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ICI/PRO Podcast 287 A little Bit of Everything Audio Class PROfile

Instructor Dennis Mellon presents his A little Bit of Everything profile as our 60th Audio Class PROfile! What has me most excited is Dennis has included a Harmonically Mixed playlist he created with Mixed In Key software on his Mac. Dennis exemplifiesContinue Reading

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ICI/PRO Podcast 282 – Bad A*s Intervals Audio Class PROfile from Schwinn Master Trainer Rachel Buschert Vaziralli

ICI/PRO is dedicated to giving voice to smart talented people in our industry… and here’s another one! Schwinn Master Trainer Rachel Buschert Vaziralli presents our latest Audio Class PROfile. I call this workout Bad A*s Intervals because it’s a hardcore intervalContinue Reading

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