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, will make your class great, but one, alone, can ruin it. I participated in an indoor cycle class this morning and I am confident I will never attend this instructor’s class
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, there are a few distracting, “what if” thoughts they can’t seem to eliminate: What if I can’t keep up with the rest of the class? What if I get injured?
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 baseball player will use imagery to get motivated for when it’s his turn at bat. With proper execution, imagery can also be used during your indoor cycle classes to correct and
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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 to demonstrate that a leader’s (i.e. coach or instructor) expectation of his/her followers (i.e. athlete or fitness participant) influence performance. The phenomena is called the self-fulfilling prophecy. For indoor cycle classes,
Does your class believe and act like they are one unit? Do you treat them like a team? Creating a team spirit among your participants can have tremendous effects on their commitment, effort, and desire to return to your class. Read on to learn how you can take advantage of your indoor cycle class so that they exert more effort and everyone has more fun. Social Support: Often the most
, how many athletes, in any sport, have you witnessed having a perfect performance in competition? We all know the answer ….perfect performances are extremely rare. How many golfers can maintain a perfect swing throughout an entire tournament? How many baseball pitchers have thrown a no-hitter? How many soccer players can kick every ball on net? Olympic and professional athletes have high personal standards of performance and continue to push
K.I.S.S. do you struggle with keeping your participants focused on the task at hand? Are you becoming more and more frustrated because it seems impossible to get your riders to understand and comply with your instructions? Maybe you simply have had enough of listening to the chit chatter and would like to learn how to focus your participants during your classes. If so, this article is for you.