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
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.
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
Want to use your iPhone or Android based device to schedule your next Indoor Cycling class? There’s an App for that® 🙂 I added the ® because Apple has trademarked that phrase. Studio owner Bill Pryor has created an App for his customers at Spynergy Wellesley, Bill’s Indoor Cycling Studio outside of Boston Mass. Spynergy customers can download the App for free, quickly review the class schedule and easily signup for a
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
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
ICI/PRO member Joe Ducosin invited Amy and me to a special event at Cycle Quest Indoor Cycling Studio, Joe’s new studio in Eden Prairie, MN. The event was a kick off for the Minnesota Tour de Cure, a fundraising ride for the American Diabetes Association. It featured Biggest Loser contestants O’Neil Hampton, Pete Thomas, Sunshine Hampton and Jessie Atkins. All four are very inspirational and Amy and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and riding
This morning I read how Soul Cycle has been banning fitness instructors (from competing studios) who try to attend their class. SoulCycle bans fitness instructors from its classes About 10 days after hitting a SoulCycle class on a recent day off, Barry’s Bootcamp owner Joey Gonzalez got a phone call. It was a lawyer for the mega-popular cycling brand issuing a message: don’t come back. “He essentially said we have a policy at SoulCycle
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,
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.
Guess what? Indoor cycling is expanding, and that’s good news for all of us. You are probably well aware that this is one of the most popular group exercises in the world. When they’re done well, these classes are amazingly effective workouts that thrill and inspire participants. While historically, they have been done in large multi-purpose fitness facilities, the exciting news we have discovered at Spynergy Consulting, is that independent