Think about all of the planning you did before launching your new cycling studio? How much are you doing today to keep your studio in top form? We talk with Barbara Chancey and John Bogosian talk about the six signs of fitness studio sabotage. This podcast is a must listen for both studio owners and instructors and will help you take your studio to the next level or keep it
ICI/PRO Podcast host Joey Stabile talks with Suhail Maqsood of the Wheel House in San Francisco and John Bogosian of Zingfit about the importance of keeping your customers. This was a great conversation, and many of us overlook the most valuable asset that we have in our businesses, our customers. Suhail and I have a great talk about the importance of the customers and what we can do to
What caused the SoulCycle phenomenon? Why are their riders so passionate, loyal and willing to spend $34 dollars a class, when clubs and studios had been offering Indoor Cycling classes for 10 or more years – long before SoulCycle’s launch in 2007? The research done (and reported here) by future studio owner Callie Bowling finds Cycling Studios that are offering class formats similar SoulCycle’s appear to be doing well, but
Chrispins sent me a note earlier this week about how the iPhone/iPad Class Builder App will now work with Spotify playlists. Fantastic! I’ve been waiting for someone to create an Instructor App that uses Spotify. I have a sort of love-hate relationship with the Spotify App… I love the huge selection of music available for $10 a month, sharing playlists and especially the cross fade – it has my playlists sounding like a
Howdy Fit Folk! John Macgowan has so graciously invited me to contribute to the vast wealth of knowledge that is the ICI/PRO community– woohoo!! Lucky me. 🙂 To those of you that I had the great pleasure of meeting at the 2011 ICI/PRO conference, hello again! To those of you that I have yet to meet, I look forward to many opportunities to open a dialog, discuss new concepts and
What message do you send from the bike, while conducting your class? If that’s that’s of interest to you, here are two short videos to help you. First is communication expert Alexa Fischer. She sets up her video on body language this way… I was at a networking event recently (actually enjoying it, as I am wont to do), shaking hands, making small talk, when I saw her – arms crossed, head
What I’ve described as the “SoulCycle Effect” appears to have caused a nice jump in the starting rate for IC Instructors. At many new boutique studios, the $50 – $75 per class rate advertised is the starting base pay rate. Consistently fill the room and the added $’s per-head incentives you’ll receive could push your pay to $125.00 or more per class. Teach just six classes a week and you’ll
There’s an old saying that goes; “I’ve been at this so long… I’ve forgotten much of what I didn’t know, when I first started.” I’ve taught Indoor Cycling classes since 1998ish. A long time ago for sure. Even back then I had an advantage over most new Instructors. I’m married to the “Senior Group Fitness Instructor” in my family. Amy began her fitness career in 1994 and Spinning® in 1995.
Greetings from Santa Monica CA (training here for a new job). I was out and about last night in the beautiful weather and heard this fantastic 66 rpm dance tune. I can’t wait to get back to use it in my class tomorrow and thought you might like it too. Written and produced by a Russian DJ and electronic music producer, this feels like a full on 4:08 climb push.
Was it just me, or did that last Instructor never make eye contact with you, either? Amy and I were both participating at a teach-back assessment a few months ago, for Life Time’s new Evolution Signature Indoor Cycling format. There was a handful of Instructors trying out and we all assumed the role as a “participant”, while we waited our turn on the Instructor bike. It wasn’t only you John,
Long time* ICI/PRO sponsor Pearl iZumi just announced their 2015 line of Women’s and Men’s cycling apparel! We get a 40% discount on everything they make! New members may want to check out our special access to the Pearl iZumi PRO Purchase program. Here’s the basic info: Welcome to the Pearl Izumi/ICI PRO Program! You are qualified for a 40% off retail purchase rate for up to $1,000 of gear