Saw this posted on Facebook and just had to share it. The author, Victoria, is a triathlete, runner and fashion blogger at alltheshoesfit.com – she’s also a raving fan of GRIT Cycle in Costa Mesa, California. TOP 10 SIGNS YOU’RE ADDICTED TO YOUR SPIN CLASS You plan your entire week around the spin class schedule. You’ve lost interest in designer clothing and shoes and are suddenly obsessed with seeking
Being an effective Indoor Cycling instructor is all about engaging your participants.
ICI/PRO members do that best.
While most of us are focused on adult fitness, Sally Edwards and her Heart Zones company are doing some pretty amazing stuff with middle and high school aged children – using display training technology to motivate kids and get them active 🙂 I love seeing active kids who are enjoying fun activities… they’re our future Instructors and participants! Use this contact form to request more information. Thinking many
Instructor Tom Lahoud left such a thoughtful comment on Stop the Talkers – Step Three… Let’s Fix This Today! I felt it deserved it’s own post 🙂 Take it away Tom >>>> Great post and well detailed. I appreciate all the great articles you post. The challenges you described are all too familiar to me. I’ve found a simple solution that works for my indoor cycling classes, and is based on my
I love sharing anything created by public speaking expert Alexa Fischer. She has just published part one of a free video series. I just finished watching this 13 min video and felt you may enjoy learning how to move past the negative thoughts that could be holding you back from effortlessly connecting with your riders. When opportunities happen, it’s up to you to be ready. Whether it’s chatting your boss
My guest in this PRO Podcast episode wants to help you develop a 1,000 Watt Presence & express yourself brilliantly. It starts with “taking a personal inventory” of yourself interacting with and teaching your class. Listen as communication expert Alexa Fischer explains why recording yourself interacting and teaching your class is the first step to making small improvements to how effectively you present to and communicate with your participants. About Alexa
I spent the morning thinking of some overwhelming wisdom to impart for 2018. I thought about clever phrases that would sum up the entire 2017 in 4 words or less, and power phrases that would inspire us all to be better, stronger and faster. As I was doing this, I thought back to my the last class I taught in 2017, It was Thursday evening at the Robinson LA Fitness
Are you still as deeply passionate and in love with instructing as you used to be? If the answer is yes, good for you! If it is not, then good for you! You are about to be reminded of some things that perhaps you have forgotten. It was the spring of 1985 and I will never forget the first time I saw someone teaching an “aerobics class”. Yes, that’s what
“I don’t understand. She trains well.” The program manager made that comment when a participant in our weight loss program didn’t get results. I was both an athletic coach and the lead nutritionist. His comment exasperated me. Of course she trained well. She was an expert at that because of her food issues. She’d junk out, then “train well” to burn off the unwanted calories. It wasn’t always the same
If you’ve followed indoorcycleinstructor.com for any length of time you know that I’m a huge fan of the 2T/3Z method of Heart Rate training which is the basis for Zoning. That simple Blue/Yellow/Red response from my Blink Heart Rate monitor is (to me) the perfect way to introduce zone based heart rate training into your class. Here’s some proof of it’s success – OK it’s a bit rough, but Diana presents
By Jennifer Lintz, Registered Dietitian and ICI/PRO Member Soigneur One of my colleagues recently asked me if I ever feel like a broken record on the instructor bike. Of course! I have definitely fallen into ruts where I find myself using the same cues over and over. In a class where variety of all kinds is important, it can be challenging to be clear and motivating without relying on the
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