To my group this morning. “Hi, my name is John and I’m a SAD sufferer.” “Hi John…” SAD as in Seasonal Affective Disorder It figures that the #1 response in Google would be this article from the Mayo clinic, which is located here in Minnesota. Seasonal affective disorder (also called SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year. If you’re like most people with
Being an effective Indoor Cycling instructor is all about engaging your participants.
ICI/PRO members do that best.
Our Cycling Studio Owners will want to check this out ASAP… For years we’ve promoted Working Fitness Vacations – where you, the Instructor, teache a few fitness classes in exchange for a very low cost, Caribbean vacation. Hundreds of Instructors have followed our recommendations and have really enjoyed their all inclusive vacations. Now there’s TripTribe.com. They specialize in assisting fitness professionals who want to take a group of clients (your
Question from a PRO member; Hi John, I hear you talk about your ninety minute endurance class and I would like to work up to a 90 minute class at our gym. Could you give me the details of how your class is structured for the 90 minutes? I have done some steady state rides in my class but this has been a difficult concept for my group to accept
Yesterday was devastating. I began to think that after the tragedy at Newtown, our country had finally hit its breaking point. I was pretty sure that violence had won and that more and more of these stories would be told. Today it seems I was right, and yes, it is true that violence continues. But if the trends I see on Facebook and Twitter and all around me in response
Would you agree that Indoor Cycles are a poor method/modality of exercise – for some populations? There’s a long list of people who would never consider participating in our classes, or even riding an indoor cycle alone at home. There’s a bunch of reasons: Physical limitations Obese/overweight Existing injury Just plain afraid of that skinny, little, bicycle saddle 🙁 So, would it make sense to add a few recumbent cycles
I’d like to welcome Jennifer Lintz – the latest addition to the ICI/PRO Team. Jennifer is a registered dietitian and indoor cycling instructor from Rochester, MN. She will be contributing a series called “Speak their Language,” focusing on specific populations of cycling students. I interviewed her a year ago when she had recently completed her Spinning® certification – John. By Jennifer Lintz, RD, LD I will be the first to admit –
Last year I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Sadvec, co-owner of Fit On Indoor Cycling Studio located in Manhattan Beach, CA. Michael shared with us his plans for their upcoming Tour de Pier, which was a big success! Tour de Pier is back again this year and Michael sent me a note asking for my help promoting the event. They’re planning to raise a half million dollars to be distributed to the; Hirshberg Foundation for
Guest post by Instructor & Studio Owner Pauline Geraci According the Administration for Community Living (ACL), people 65-plus represented 12.4 percent of the population in the year 2000 but are expected to grow to be 19 percent of the population by 2030. Let’s face it, we are not getting any younger. As we age, the more important it is for us to stay active. But the older we get,
As an indoor cycling instructor, you’re going to find a large percentage of your students dabble in triathlon, or engage in it as a serious sport. Either way, you don’t want to be embarrassed by using the wrong triathlon-related words or terms in your class when talking to them about triathlon (including the ever-popular pronunciation of triathlon as “triath-a-lon”). So to help you look better and converse intelligently and confidently
My Monday morning (5:45 am) classes are always a JRA Endurance ride. My class looks forward to them as a foundational part of their weekly training. The combination of plenty of caffeine + a steady Aerobic effort gets the old brain cells working and the creative juices flowing. This past Monday was no exception and I found myself considering the state of Indoor Cycling and it’s potential for the future.
Blink, Blink, Blink …………………goes the clock on your VCR. Yep, I said it, VCR. It is mind boggling to me that I have children (ages two and four) who will never know a Tape Player, VCR, 8 Track, and possibly even a DVD. Technology moves fasters than the fastest cyclist on his/her best day. But this story isn’t about VCR’s or technology. It’s to illustrate a point about