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 &
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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
I woke up one morning thinking; the appeal of SoulCycle to women is eerily similar to golf’s appeal to men. Amy and I rode a class at SoulCycle in Santa Monica, CA. I was working on a few posts about our experiences that I hope to have finished by tomorrow. But this observation needed to be in a post all its own… and begins with this question? Why is SoulCycle so appealing
I’d heard some rumors that this was in the works > Stages Indoor Cycles appears to be supplying SoulCycle with Indoor Cycles. This would be a HUGE safety improvement to their classes. Why? Because the combination of a lighter aluminum flywheel + magnetic resistance greatly reduces the crazy pedal speeds seen in many classes using heavy flywheels and friction resistance. Does this mean SoulCycle will be introducing Power based classes?
Today is World Backup Day! Having a daily, scheduled, backup of all of your data is supercritical for everyone with a computer… especially Instructors who depend on iTunes to deliver their class music. Here’s a fun info-graphic that explains more > Courtesy of: Cloudwards.net
3/1/17 UPDATE – Amazon has solved their problems and everything appears to be working now! ICI/PRO uses Amazon’s SC servers to “serve” our podcasts, video files and some of our images. We’ve used Amazon since 2009 and this is the first time they’ve failed us. Until they get this corrected there’s nothing I can do 🙁 We’re not alone – some of the biggest websites on the Internet who use