RACE DAY was another winner of our Ultimate Instructor Class Profile contest from Instructor Mark Peterson! For the love of the Road Race! The inspiration for this ride was the recent Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado but the ride is generic in the sense that you could do this ride as a stage of any Cycling Race. The objective of the ride is to educate my students on the sport
Here in the USA we’re big on parades, especially in smaller towns and around the Fourth of July. They make the perfect venue to promote local business and that includes Indoor Cycling Studios! Melissa Spredemann is opening Velocity Cycling Studio, a new Spinning Studio in Mequon, Wisconsin in August. She shared these photos of their float at the Family Fun Before the Fourth parade this past weekend. Originally posted 2011-06-28 05:04:55.
There’s a recurring issue that keeps popping up on Facebook and Pedal-On forum: Does anyone have a suggestion about to do about the consistent talkers in my classes? They’re really disruptive, but I don’t what to offend anyone. What should I do? What follows are a series of well meaning suggestions from other Instructors; turn down the music, make a light joke – you don’t want me to have to
Back to business this morning at the “Spa” (Minnetonka LifeTime Athletic Club & Spa) after the summer break. Everyone calls it the Spa because it’s full name is just too much of a mouthful, especially in the early AM. It’s amazing how consistent (or maybe habitual is a better word) people tend to be. I zipped into the parking lot at 5:30 AM with a full 15 minutes to spare and pulled
“Thank you for saying something to those two girls. I can’t tell you how frustrating it is for me to have to sit and listen to their mindless chatter while I’m trying to focus on my workout.” It was yesterday and I had just finished subbing a class at one of the high-end clubs where I have a regular endurance class during the winter. I started to say “You’re wel…” when
Hi John, My name is Julie and I am the owner of a cycling studio in Philadlphia, PA called “The wall cycling studio.” This past weekend I had a couple instructors over and after a little time we somehow got on the discussion of how one of my biggest dreams to live is to show up to a spin class while on vacation, the instructor not show up and for
Fitness Connect from IDEA is something I feel all of us Group Fitness Professionals and Fitness Studio owners need to jump on soon. I’m scheduling an interview with IDEA’s head of business development for a future Podcast. In the mean time if you are an Indoor Cycling Instructor with a Spinning® or other certification, Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer or you own or manage a Fitness Club or Studio here
I hope I don’t get in trouble from Vivienne for divulging her age – but doesn’t she look awesome on a bike! We should all aspire to look so good, at any age. If you’ve spent any time over at pedal-on, you’ve read something she’s commented on in her very direct British way. I’m tempted to describe her as a (if not the) Matriarch of Indoor Cycling online communities. Vivienne I’ve greatly
Running a successful fitness studio takes a lot of passion, experience and hard work. The husband and wife team of Xavier and Nadia McClinton who run Body By X Skill Development & Training Center in Marin County California sound like they have all three covered… and more! Together they have developed a unique fitness offering that combines strength training, along with Indoor cycling and includes the MyRide+ virtual ride video system.
Earlier this week I received this email – John, Greetings from Korea… I would just like to let you know my current situation. At this time, I am not able to continue my membership with ICI/PRO due to financial reasons. As you may not remember, I am in the US Army over here in Korea and someone in the States (most likely Washington) decided that we were getting paid too much and cut the
Just a few trends I’ve seen in 2012 that are moving smartly into 2013. – Dual fitness offerings – boutique cycling studios are now combining TRX, Pilates, personal training, yoga, etc. The ideal studio space required to provide these amenities is running 3000 sq ft. and above. – Ambient features are now included in the start up budget…no longer an option but a must have on opening day. Even the