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.
Being an effective Indoor Cycling instructor is all about engaging your participants.
ICI/PRO members do that best.
Our very own Melissa Marotta & Barbara Hoots will be co-leading the 11th Annual Special Olympics 6-Hour “Ride for a Reason” on Saturday, March 19 in Burlington, Vermont. Joined by Spinning® Master Instructors Angie Scott and Anthony Musemici, Melissa and Barbara will be leading 100+ riders to raise money to support the children and young adults supported by the Special Olympics. In addition to an inspiring day of motivating instructors, live
The question I asked was “how many of you are training for something?” Over 80%, of a full class with 50 bikes this morning, raised their hands indicating that they were training for something… I wasn’t specific as to what, only are you training? Even though this wasn’t my class (I was the Sub for a Sub) I know many of them and know that they are all telling the truth.
The only attribute better to possess than that of being an encourager, is being an honest one. Honestly, it’s true! I like to think that most people are honest, but sorry to say, that is simply not the case. Although I still like to believe it. J In a world full of silicone, pleather, faux, knock-off this and a nip and tuck off that…it’s no wonder that the act of
Meet Spinning® Instructor/Personal Trainer and Fitness blogger Darcy Knoblich! Darcy is doing a fabulous job connecting with participants and other instructors, while promoting herself online through her website darcyknoblich.com. I really enjoyed interviewing Darcy and I hope you enjoy listening to her passion for helping others 🙂 Our goal for this Podcast was to help motivate Instructors (that could be you) to get active online. There are multiple online tools
Are you annoying some of your current (or potential) participants? You know, rubbing those folks who are of a different/opposite personality type than yours the wrong way? I recently came to the conclusions that there’s a good chance that I do at times – please let me know if any of this makes sense to you… Yesterday I gave a presentation to our sold-out group of studio owners and Instructors
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Waking up to -3° F this morning reminded me again how thankful I am for Indoor Cycling 🙂 I felt today would be the perfect time to announce our new Facebook group – Celebrate Indoor Cycling Celebrate Indoor Cycling is dedicated to the memory of Jim Karanas Anyone who knew Jim, loved him. He was a very influential part of creation of what all of us recognise as Indoor
By Team ICG® Master Trainer Jim Karanas I’ll switch gears from my recent posts on using public speaking techniques to enhance our teaching to talk about what we say. In The Art of Cueing, I discussed the use of cues to bring depth to the class and make it more than just a workout. Cues concerning the science, the music, the video, your personal experience, even philosophy can make your
9/19 update – listen to my interview with Dr Wendy Suzuki about Creativity Indoor Cycling here. I know that whenever I’m feeling the need to get more creative, I’ll attend someone else’s cycling class. Typically Amy’s Saturday morning Evolution class at Fife Time. Not having to focus on delivering the class myself, after about 15 minutes I tend to zone-out and new ideas just start coming to me. I know
What do your students think about your class? Do you really know what they are thinking after they leave for home? I found this post from Julie Erdmann at her Tri-ing to be Athletic blog. Julie’s posts are a series of funny drawings that tell her story of her very first Spinning class. http://tri-ingtobeathletic.blogspot.com/2011/01/we-interrupt-current-training-flashback.html She has given me permission to republish the complete post for your entertainment and hopefully a little enlightenment 🙂
My name is Jay Duplessie and I am a proud Indoor Cycling instructor of almost 20 years. In the spirit of full disclosure, I will tell you that I am not an outdoor cyclist…….but not for lack of trying. You see something I learned early on was that although I’m addicted to the feeling of a hardcore workout, and I often obsess about getting to the gym, it has