Hey – I just got an email explaining that Spivi has added a FTP (Functional Threshold Power) Test to their display training system. I can’t begin to tell you how beneficial these short threshold/best efforts are for engaging participants in your power based classes. That’s why I describe these as a Best Practice for anyone teaching with power. Like PIQ, Spivi offers the option for riders to manually add their FTP
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SoulCycle doesn’t offer Indoor Cycling “classes” so much as they offer Indoor Cycling “productions” where the participants (if they choose) are part of the show. Not just as “extras” playing bit parts, but critically important actors and actresses in each SoulCycle performance. During these 45 minute scripted fitness events, the Instructor’s role is split between; Performer, Cheerleader, Coach and lastly as the Director – directing the participants in their parts of the production.
I’ve found myself getting a little lazy with my class introduction – that opening statement that answers the question many of your participants have before the class begins; “I wonder what we’re doing today… and how hard we’re doing it?” A consistent and informative opening statement is a major part of any successful class, one that I see as a Best Practice. In retrospect, I should have committed to delivering
In Jennifer Lintz’s last post; Use YOUR Workout as Inspiration for your Next Class , Jennifer talked about using your personal workouts and build a class around them. Makes sense to me… because I’ve experienced something, I can more accurately describe the feelings, intensity, frustration, etc… I follow communication expert Alexa Fischer (she was featured on Podcast #296) and she’s frequently sending out short videos that seem to always get me
Master Trainer Cameron Chinatti from Stages Indoor Cycling joins me to offer suggestions on how you can solicit constructive feedback… and then what to do with it once you receive it. Cameron’s handout begins: Dear _____________________________________________ As a fitness professional, I take every opportunity to improve my craft to better serve each and every one of you. In addition to the time and resources that I voluntarily dedicate to learning new
I love to share these short videos from communication expert Alexa Fischer Picture this… You’re the new guy. It’s your first day. Your heart skips a beat as you enter the front door knowing that everything is new. New people. New desk. New job. Sigh. Now go ahead and switch roles. You are sitting at your desk, clasping your favorite mug, surrounded by the lovely pictures of your family on
I’ve really learned a lot from presentation coach and TV actress Alexa Fischer. While what she describes in the video below is directed toward people being filmed – I feel it’s completely applicable to any of us who get up on stage. How’s your “self talk” before starting your class? Compare and Despair
I enjoy poking around the RateYourBurn Instructor review site to get an understanding of what participants are looking for in our class. Sure some of the comments can be a bit harsh, but many of the actual reviews are well written and offer very specific “If you would do ___________________ I would enjoy your class more” advice. Case in point – this RateYourBurn Review on a new SoulCycle Instructor named Chris The