Share this information with your athletes the next time they show up for a class and let you know that they are not going to follow along because they are “Base Training”. For triathletes in the Northern Hemisphere, the season is almost over. Days are getting shorter, the weather is getting worse, and so for a lot of people training time is becoming limited and requiring that extra bit of
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Today … January 23, 2019 … Boomer Rose celebrates Boomer Rose is a BeatBoss & Schwinn® trained indoor cycling instructor with an AMAZING story. From the moment he first clipped in, Boomer knew his life changed. The ambience, atmosphere, and camaraderie of indoor cycling introduced the fact that a healthy high does exist. If you were to ask Boomer, he’ll tell you it’s hard to believe or even imagine the life
I came across this article on Active.com by Michael Nystrom and felt that I had to share it: Not ready to hang your bike in the rafters this winter? The cycling season doesn’t have to end when there’s snow on the ground–this is where the most dedicated cyclists earn their stripes. Winter cycling can be a dangerous activity if not properly prepared, so take these eight tips into consideration before
This explains everything* 🙂 A new study from Tel Aviv University has found that ‘endurance exercises,’ like a Central Park jog or a spinning class, can make us look younger. The key, exercise, unlocks the stem cells of our muscles. Prof. Dafna Benayahu and her team at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine say their findings explain for the first time why older people who have exercised throughout their
Sport and Exercise Psychology Expert, Dr. Haley Perlus and I discuss the responses to a question I asked a while back; “What frustrates you as an Indoor Cycling Instructor?” I found that after reviewing the 80 responses I could divide the act of teaching an effective and entertaining Indoor Cycling Class into three categories: Foundation – class profile, training zones Presentation – communication and interpersonal skills Media – music &
I got a question about a one week working fitness vacation. Hi John, I appreciate what you are trying to do with the contest but why would I want to work on vacation? How is that a real incentive? That’s a great question and it caused me give it some thought before responding. Amy and I have heard “why would you want to work on vacation?” a lot over the
Georgia Green is a regular participant in Amy and my cycling classes at Life Time Fitness. I’ll never forget the first day she walked in > tall, strong, with a great big smile – she looks like a fitness instructor – and came right up to me, with her hand extended; “Hi, I’m Georgia!” What she didn’t share with me, during our initial meeting, is that Georgia has committed to
Power Ride Studio Owner Meg Kuhn Hilmer shared this remarkable story about her daughter/business partner in the Studio Owners Facebook group. I was so inspired by it I had to share it here for everyone to see 🙂 When she was 13-years old, Casey was running near her home in Indian Hill when she was dragged into the woods and stabbed in the face, neck and side by her troubled
I had the privilege of visiting the Stages Cycling HQ and factory in Boulder Colorado with my buddy Randy Erwin. Director of Indoor Cycling education Cameron Chinatti, along with Stages vice president Pat Warner, were our tour guides. We spent a fascinating couple of hours learning exactly what goes into building the Stages single side crank arm power meter used on the new Stages SC3 Indoor Cycle and available for most
We all like our specific brand… Ever notice how, if you teach on multiple brands of Indoor Cycle, your class presentation changes a little from one to the other? From the distance all the IC’s from FreeMotion, Keiser, Schwinn and Star Trac, look pretty much the same. But you know better if you’re teaching at more than one location. Each brand’s bikes have their own unique characteristics: The resistance systems react
Talk about opening “Pandora’s Box” – this is bound to get a few conversations going… Cameron Chinatti from Stages Indoor Cycling alerted me to this. ACE (American Council on Exercise) published a scientific study that looked at the effectiveness of pedaling backwards. Please download the PDF and read it in it’s entirety, so you have a complete understanding of the purpose and results of the study. That ACE chose to study