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...
Free Music Friday – Spring at Last!
Not sure where your are, but multiple days above 50°F has us all giddy with excitement here in the Frozen North! Then again it does signal the end of my Sunday Performance classes - last one is this weekend. If Continue Reading...
Tour de Pier is back with a goal to raise $500,000 for cancer research!
Last year I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Sadvec, co-owner of Fit On Indoor Cycling Studio located in Manhattan Beach, CA. Michael shared with us his plans for their upcoming Tour de Pier, which was a big success! Tour Continue Reading...
There I was, enjoying another instructor's class JRA (just riding along) in my own little zoned out world. I get that way often, when I'm aerobic and don't have to focus on teaching. It's typical for this to happen to Continue Reading...
Matrix IC7 Indoor Cycle Powered By ICG®
Matrix and the Indoor Cycling Group (ICG®) debuted their new IC7 Indoor Cycle with power at IHRSA last month. In many respects it's different from any group cycle on the market today. You could go so far as describing a Continue Reading...
Sugar Addiction Now Recognized As Mainstream Science
By Joan Kent The good news is things have moved forward with respect to food addictions. For one thing, food addictions are now acknowledged as real. (When I started doing this work, they were not – I remember how people Continue Reading...

Category Archives: Mental Toughness

Still More on Motivation

By Team ICG® Master Trainer Jim Karanas As you may know from reading these posts, I’ve written about motivation in several of them.  I’m often asked to speak to groups about motivation, or write about it in newsletters that goContinue Reading

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Coaching students during their “Golden Hour”

I suppose I should start this by answering your question; “what exactly is their Golden Hour, John?” It’s my description of the 60 minutes, that follows the first 30 minutes, of aerobic activity. For you, me and many (if notContinue Reading

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Motivation vs. Enthusiasm

By Team ICG® Master Trainer Joan Kent Do any of your students struggle with motivation? Have any of them missed classes, perhaps several in a row, because they “just didn’t feel motivated”? For a number of years, I’ve been anContinue Reading

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Solving Student’s Technical Problems

Question from an ICI/PRO member: Hey john, I had a rider wearing a Timex HRM in class yesterday and it would not pick up her heart rate on the Keiser console of any of the bikes?  It does work onContinue Reading

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Power, Part 2: Effortless Power and the Inner Aspect of Cycling

By Team ICG® Master Trainer Jim Karanas – What’s the use of a state-of-the-art bicycle and a robust training plan if the rider hasn’t developed spirit or mental control? Many coaches will tell you that no equipment or training methodContinue Reading

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Lookin’ for Energy in All the Wrong Places

By Team ICG® Master Trainer Jim Karanas Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo Da Vinci The tendency of the western mind is to expand and be progressive. The desire to “take it to the next level” is part ofContinue Reading

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Sports Psychologist Dr. KC Wilder to present at the conference!

This is exciting! Sports Psychologist (and ICI/PRO Member) Dr. KC Wilder was planning to attend this year’s ICI/PRO conference. She offered (and I accepted of course) to teach one of her signature rides on Saturday October 1st. Tour de YouContinue Reading

I had a bad experience today

Please learn from this article My good friend John Macgowan of www.indoorcycleinstructor.com effectively outlined the three components of a group fitness class: 1) foundation, 2) media (i.e. music) and 3) presentation. It is my opinion that neither one, alone, willContinue Reading

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Is it worth the risk?

With the increase popularity of indoor cycle classes comes new participants. These club members have been eyeing your class and have been asking other members about their experiences. As much as they would like to try out your cycle class,Continue Reading

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Using Imagery to Improve Technique

Athletes know all too well the benefits of using imagery before competition. A tennis player will imagine his powerful topspin-slice first serve. A golfer will rely on imagery to review her plan of action for her next swing. A baseballContinue Reading

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You May Be More Powerful Than You Think

Do you have expectations about the ability of your individual participants? Ever notice how many of your expectations become a reality? In many cases, this is due to your intelligence of your sport and fitness knowledge. However, research continues toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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