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
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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
Sorry for the service interruption this morning. We were installing new security software to ensure that any information, sent by our members, is transmitted securely using the latest HTTPS internet protocols. Now whenever you log on, you’ll see the Secure | https://www.indoorcycleinstructor.com/ in your browser URL window. This is your insurance that with any form you fill out, the submitted information is safe from prying Internet eyes 🙂 The shopping
It occured to me this morning that I might not do as good a job promoting what we have to offer here at ICI/PRO, as I could/should 🙁 Case in point > If you have asked me yesterday, how many IC class profiles we’ve published, I would have said; “a lot… but I’m not sure… let me check”. And I did this morning. Turns out that there are over 150
Our apologies for the disruption yesterday. Despite our best efforts we had a little “glitch” – the technical term is actually SNAFU – that our IT dept fought through last night. Please let me know if we missed anything!
ICG, the manufacture of the IC7 Indoor Cycle, Myride+ video system and privately labeled Indoor Cycles, has announced the sale of their company to Life Fitness’s parent company Brunswick Corp. Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, today announced that its parent company, Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has signed an agreement to acquire Germany’s Indoor Cycling Group (ICG), a leading provider of indoor cycling equipment. Terms of the
We’re looking for a Performance IQ Rockstar that we can develop into a Master Instructor – joining me to conduct PIQ Instructor trainings. Master Instructor Qualifications Are you super experienced at teaching Indoor Cycling classes where Performance IQ Display Training is a focus of the class? Do you feel you have the passion and personality to enthusiastically transfer your knowledge and experience to other Instructors? ICI/PRO is planning to develop, and