This Podcast is was originally published on November 24, 2008, I have updated it with our new Podcast host information and I am representing it now. I hope you enjoy it, Joey My guest for this Podcast is Dr. Haley Perlus. Haley and I discuss Indoor Cycling Instructor Burnout, what it is, where it comes from and how to conquer it! Haley is a doctor of sport and exercise psychology.
This Podcast is was originally published on November 1, 2008, I have updated it with our new Podcast host information and I am representing it now. I hope you enjoy it, Joey I have never been a fan of bike racing videos in my Indoor Cycling classes. Too distracting. It’s very much like watching a NASCAR race, you feel compelled to watch, waiting for the inevitable crash or some other
This Podcast is was originally published on October 10, 2008, I have updated it with our new Podcast host information and I am representing it now. I hope you enjoy it, Joey What a treat to be able to interview Johnny G along with Jennifer Sage as my co-host for this special Podcast. When you listen to him speak, it’s easy to understand why Spinning has become a household word.
This Podcast is was originally published on October 10, 2008, I have updated it with our new Podcast host information and I am representing it now. I hope you enjoy it, Joey The first is that I’m going to be doing live Podcast Interviews at the Heart Zones USA – ACTIVE HEALTHY LIVING conference, coming up November 14th – 16th 2008, in Denver Colorado. I will be participating as a
This Podcast is was originally published on September 29, 2008, I have updated it with our new Podcast host information and I am representing it now. I hope you enjoy it, Joey Part two of my interview with Sally Edwards. Listen as Sally explains her upcoming Active Healthy Living Conference 2008, November 14th – 16th, in Denver Colorado. If you are looking to become certified as a Indoor Cycling Instructor,
While it may seem redundant to say, most indoor bikes do not move. Please, stop and think about that for a moment. We are not talking about forward motion or distance, of course an indoor bike (or an outdoor bike on a trainer) does not move forward. But what about the other motions that are involved in cycling. When a rider is out of the saddle, most riders sway the
Periodization is the backbone of an instructor’s success, and it can quickly become the key to your popularity as an instructor and it will become the foundation for your students to reach their goals. Periodization is the process of structuring training into progressive phases or blocks of time that are organized into Macro, Meso and Micro cycles. The outdoor cycling community uses periodization as a method to increase their strength
The foot to pedal connection could be the single most important aspect of how the rider fits on the bike in addition to the safety aspects of a good connection. Due to the inertia and momentum that can be created by the weighted flywheel, it is necessary for riders to keep their feet secured to the bike at all times when riding. Most indoor bikes are equipped with toe cages
Let’s talk a little bit about resistance today. While I do not want to get into the “how much should I add” debate, there certainly is a minimum amount of resistance that every rider should have on their bike. The true importance of resistance comes about due to the existance of a flywheel on an IC Bike. Most indoor bikes have a weighted wheel (called a flywheel) to provide inertia
I woke up this morning to two emails, prompting this post. The first was a notification of a question asked on Pedal-On.com Does anyone know of regular continuing education events that make their way to Montana? Pickings are pretty slim here. I responded to the post asking if they had any experience as a Group Fitness Instructor. If so, an online certification would be a potential solution. If you’ve ever
The overall concern of any fitness professional should be safety. We must always make every effort to provide a safe environment for those taking our classes. Health clubs and fitness studios are responsible for providing a safe environment and equipment for their members and staff. As instructors, our responsibility is to ensure that every aspect of our indoor cycling class, from specific training concepts to the use of the bikes,