I missed IDEA this year but our Man on the Street Chuck Cali was there. In this video Chuck interviews a number of Instructors who took part in the demonstration classes of MyRide+ from Team ICG. This goes to my earlier post about the potential of constructing a studio in a way that will really engage your students, with minimal distractions. Originally posted 2012-07-24 08:50:39.
I was greeted by another Spotify update this morning and see they’ve added a new way to accidentally screw up your class 🙁 Forgive me if you have already experienced this Spotify update. I might be a few days late reporting the change – I’ve been using the new Schwinn Class Tamer app and wanted to use a past Spotify playlist today. That big Shuffle Play button sits there at
If you’re teaching with power, there’s a good chance you’ll have a participant ask you this simple question; how many watts should I be making when I’m working at my threshold? Same goes for any new studio or one that is upgrading to indoor Cycles with power/watts. You will be asked for a number from many of your riders. The reason is pretty simple, many people naturally want to know how they
So you made it through your audition and your name is listed as “Instructor” on the schedule. Congratulations! It’s very common for the initial excitement, “I can’t believe it… I’m an Indoor Cycling Instructor!!” to quickly fade away, replaced by fear and anxiety. The realization that in __ days you’ll be mounting the bike and leading your class for the very first time, typically solicits “HELP! I’m teaching my first class on Thursday!!”
The big news at this years IDEA World Fitness Convention was the launch of Fitness Connect, which is the world’s largest fitness professional directory, connecting more than 16 million consumers to more than 100,000 fitness professionals with credentials verified by the top 14 fitness certification bodies. While I was at the convention I met Jason Davis -IDEA’s Internet Revenue Director. Jason walked me through a demonstration of Fitness Connect and
Are you annoying some of your current (or potential) participants? You know, rubbing those folks who are of a different/opposite personality type than yours the wrong way? I recently came to the conclusions that there’s a good chance that I do at times – please let me know if any of this makes sense to you… Yesterday I gave a presentation to our sold-out group of studio owners and Instructors
www.indoorcycleinstructor.com will be down during this weekend for an upgrade starting Friday evening 9/3. Originally posted 2010-08-30 05:21:59.
Do you know the Language of Power? I invited Cameron Chinatti and Doug Rusho from Stages Indoor Cycling back to the Podcast to learn how they communicate the concepts of Power in ways that reach the different learning styles and personalities in your classes. Here’s the link to ICI/PRO Podcast #207 – Understanding FTP Functional Threshold Power with Cameron Chinatti that we discuss during the interview. Download the transcript of this podcast. Become
You will be hearing more about “Q Factor” from Spinning® / Star Trac so I thought you may appreciate knowing what it is, in case it comes up in conversation. Q Factor (also know as Tread) is simply the separation/distance between the two pedal cranks of a bicycle or Indoor Cycle. Here are two articles here and here that discuss this measurement and this picture illustrates how it is measured. What prompted this
PROFILE DESCRIPTION This profile is an introduction to effort management that can be delivered by any indoor cycle instructor simply by relating effort to a color through the use of verbal descriptors. OBJECTIVE This profile introduces to our riders the concept that heart rate and breathing change with exercise intensity. That these changes are sensed by comparison to verbal descriptors and are related to a simple color coded three zone
ICI/PRO member Dr. Marc Schlosberg is one of those Early Adopters you’ve no doubt heard discussed in the media. This group is quick to experiment with and embrace new technology. Marc was one of the first Instructors to use Spotify in his classes and he joined me on the podcast to discuss this (at the time) exciting new option for delivering music to our classes. Marc sent me this email yesterday,