RACE DAY was another winner of our Ultimate Instructor Class Profile contest from Instructor Mark Peterson! For the love of the Road Race! The inspiration for this ride was the recent Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado but the ride is generic in the sense that you could do this ride as a stage of any Cycling Race. The objective of the ride is to educate my students on the sport
Star Trac had the new Spinner® Blade Ion on display at IHRSA. I rode one during Josh Taylor’s 6:30 am demonstration ride this past Thursday. After the class I discussed the Ion’s new features with Josh. I then got an overview of Spinning’s new Spinpower™ education from Program Director Angie Sturtevant, which I’ll share as a separate article. Basics The “Ion” differentiates this bike with Power from the conventional Spinner Blade. It uses the same chain
A look at Fasting Cardio.
This Podcast is was originally published on February 22, 2009, I have updated it with our new Podcast host information and I am representing it now. I hope you enjoy it, Joey Keiser Master Trainer Suzette O’Byrne and I discuss the initial response to their new correspondence Indoor Cycling certification course. Keiser has recently introduced their new M5 elliptical trainer and have created a certification program so you can bring
Hi John, My name is Julie and I am the owner of a cycling studio in Philadlphia, PA called “The wall cycling studio.” This past weekend I had a couple instructors over and after a little time we somehow got on the discussion of how one of my biggest dreams to live is to show up to a spin class while on vacation, the instructor not show up and for
I participated in a Krankcycle orientation yesterday at 501Spin in Minneapolis. Part of the training used the Suunto Fitness Solution I will be talking about it on our next podcast but wanted you to see my interview from IDEA. Originally posted 2010-08-29 09:09:31.
Bill Pryor from Spynergy Consulting visited the annual IHRSA Show last week to learn what’s new for cycling studio owners and entrepreneurs. Here are some highlights and photos from his report. “……once I got over the sensory overload, I made a point of visiting all the bike manufacturers to ride the bikes and hear about new trends. I also tried to see what kinds of metrics, programming and video content
My Cliff’s Notes review of FreeMotion’s S11.9 with Carbon (belt) Drive: Every Indoor Cycle should use this Gates Carbon Drive Belt. It’s really that good. Strengths It feels very similar to a chain 🙂 Extremely quiet Efficiency equal to a new chain Minimal required maintenance – the belt doesn’t stretch and you never need to lube it. Should last forever Did I mention that it’s very quiet? Weaknesses More expensive than
– My original objective of the Power blog here in ICI/PRO was to build the case for power precept upon precept, slowly but surely. Good idea, except for folks who already find themselves teaching on power bikes and are anxious to get to the meat & potatoes. So, as the line in Monty Python’s Holy Grail said (whilst preparing to throw the Holy Hand Grenade) “Skip ahead brother…” The most
By Team ICG® Master Trainer Jim Karanas and ICG® Marketing & Product Director Gary Warren Forward Motion Video was first produced for, and used in, Indoor Cycling classes in the form of DVDs. DVDs paved the way for production companies like Virtual Active to bring Hollywood-level filming to the fitness industry. We would never detract from the contribution these DVDs and their producers made to the indoor-cycling industry. Going forward, however,
My friend Allen Jones from Epic Planet.tv – the company with the Epic Planet Indoor Cycling DVDs – has just launched a FREE Virtual Cycling Studio Program. It address a major pet-peeve of mine; getting a reduced price replacement DVD when you have one that’s scratch, damaged or for what ever reason won’t play. I’ll let Allen explain the program… Virtual Cycling classes are taking the indoor cycling world by