ICI Podcast 367 – Crystal Clear Cuing From Pamela Light

Crystal clear cuing for indoor cycling

Fitness author Pamela Light joins me to discuss her article in the latest IDEA Fitness Journal – Crystal-Clear Cuing for Indoor Cycling. In it, Pamela encourages Instructors to: Be smart about the exertion scale you use to help participants get the best ride. Excellent Instructors use a system to describe what they expect for performance, and it’s usually a combination of what they’ve learned in certification courses and what they’ve 

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Who’s looking to hire passionate & talented Indoor Cycling Instructors?

Indoor Cycling Studios Hiring Today

So which fitness club or cycling studio is looking today to hire a passionate & talented Indoor Cycling Instructor? EVERY. CLUB. AND. EVERY. STUDIO. How can I say that with such conviction, without actually surveying every club/studio on the planet? That’s easy 🙂 Every successful business owner/manager I know, is continuously looking to hire good people. It doesn’t matter if they have a “help wanted” sign hanging in the window 

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ICI/PRO Podcast #237 – Scripted Starts and Flawless Finales Part 2

Now here’s part 2 As promised, ICI/PRO members will enjoy hearing part 2 of my interview with Lawrence Biscontini where he describes the importance of a scripted transition, as part of “Scripted Starts and Flawless Finales”. I didn’t address this during the interview (but it is obvious when you hear him speak) – Lawrence must be a Mensa Candidate.  His website lists that he teaches and presents in; English, Spanish, Italian, and Greek 

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ICI Podcast 236 Scripted Starts and Flawless Finales Part 1

We’re a little less than a month away from the Day Light Savings time change – Sunday, November 6. I’ve always considered that the un-official start of the Indoor Cycling season; rolling the clock back an hour makes it easier to commit to that 5:30 am class and you’re certainly not going to be riding after work… in the dark! So October can be a great time to polish up 

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Dear Instructor: The Importance of Preparation

Following up on the topic of winging it… reposted from April 9 2013 – John. What if you could get inside the minds of your students? It’s common to hear compliments from your regulars about what you are doing well, but what about the students who come once and decide never to return? Imagine that you are unpacking your gym bag after class.  There is a note sitting on top. It says… 

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So, what’s wrong with “winging it”?

After watching the presidential debate last night, I remembered this post that addresses the importance of being prepared. Originally posted on Oct 9th 2014.   Many of us have been guilty of showing up for class and then just “winging it”. But are we putting forth the best YOU when you’re making stuff up as you go along? I’ve featured Alexa Fischer’s short videos in the past and feel you 

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The Power of the Pedal Stroke – Anatomical View

The Power of the Pedal Stroke – Anatomical View For a road cyclist pedaling while in the saddle, most of the power happens between the 12 o’clock and 5 o’clock position of the pedal stroke. This is when a majority of the primary muscles are activated. Hip and knee extension, along with hip flexion, are the main movements of a pedal stroke. Between the 6 and 12 o’clock position in 

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The Things You Wish You Knew in Your First Indoor Cycling Class by Paulo Stroud-Baranda

  The Things You Wish You Knew in Your First Indoor Cycling Class We know cycling is a great workout, but very few are willing to brave down pours or gusting winds when the weather isn’t cooperating. Pedaling to great music encouraged by a motivating coach seems rather appealing. While indoor cycling group fitness classes have been around almost 30 years now, the popularity is still increasing dramatically. Cycling specific 

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The Big “How You Do Anything” Lie, Part 1

By Joan Kent, PhD Have you heard it? It’s been around a long time: “How you do anything is how you do everything.” I feel sure whoever came up with that statement – bad grammar and all – never worked in the fitness industry, or as a nutritionist. How many times have I run into training clients like Kathy the stockbroker? She was a fearless cyclist but, by all accounts, 

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Stages Master Educator Series – The Console

This is the first installment of a new series of posts I’ll be sharing on all aspects of the States SC3 indoor cycling bike.  The Stages SC3 has taken the indoor cycling world by storm and I believe it’s important for all instructors who use this bike to have a clear understanding of all it’s amazing features.  Those who don’t use this bike can also learn from many of its features. 

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