The Power of 3 – “Close the Gap” “Talk Dirty to Me” by Poison “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen Last Saturday my outdoor cycling group had their last organized ride of the season. It was a beautiful day in Denver, no wind and the temperature ranged from 50-70 degrees. This group has a wide range of abilities, there are men and women, young and old, husbands
The Power of “3” – “Call the Plumber” “Waves” by Mr. Probz “Duel” by Bond “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift As many of you know I was recently selected as a Master Educator by Stages Indoor Cycling. Last Saturday I led my first workshop at Cherry Creek Athletic Club in Denver and it was an honor to share the basics of power training with this group of 20
The Power of “3” “Viva!” by Bond “Frequency” by Slyde “Restless” by Evil Nine On October 10th my sons, Christian and Seth, and I participated in an indoor cycling charity ride called The Roadless Ride which benefits a local charity named Brent’s Place. This event consists of 12 one hour indoor cycling classes where participants donate $45 or more for each class they choose to participate in. There is
Here’s your new “Power of 3” set: “Without You” by Shawn Mullins “My Body” by Young the Giant “Love Me Again” by John Newman Not only do I think there’s something special about 3 song mixes I also think there is something powerful about 3 interval sets. One of my favorite 3 interval sets is to go HARD, HARDER, HARDEST. This teaches pace and control but also forces riders
Now that I’m an official Stages Indoor Cycling Master Educator, I figured I needed to create an Audio Profile so you can hear how I teach one of my Power classes. My profile is “Racing Your FTP”. The goal is very simple; beat your FTP or “Threshold Check” numbers on every set. The ride will consist of two warm up songs, a “Threshold Check”, and three efforts of around 12,
With the season of giving upon us, I have a question for all of the Indoor Cycling instructors out there. What one “gift” could your facility add to your Indoor Cycling studio that would help you improve the experience you try to create for your class participants?