It’s National Eagle Day here in the USA and I thought I should share an experience I had with the bald eagle one morning before class. I actually had this post sitting as a draft from a few weeks ago. As often happens, I got distracted and never finished it. Learning that today is our day to celebrate these majestic birds has me back at the keyboard. A great metaphor
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I first met Dr. Kevin Steele in the mid 2000’s when he was with Life Time Fitness and it was a real treat to catch up with him again at the past MINDBODY FitPRO conference this past Fall. In his role as VP of Programs and Education at Mad Dogg Athletics, Kevin heads up the educational offerings for all of Mad Dogg’s fitness brands, including; Spinning®, SpinPower™, Peak Pilates®, Bodyblade®, Resist-A-Ball®, CrossCore®, KettleBell
* n’at a “general extender” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh_English) For those of you not well versed in the language of “Pittsburghese”, we use the phrase “n’at” for a variety of reasons, but in this case it means “along with some other stuff”. Consider this a “side-bar” to the story I’ve been building in this Evidence Based Cycling blog. John Macgowan wrote an article on incorporating the “grade of a climb” into your Indoor
You didn’t notice it getting dressed and it wasn’t there early in class, it just kind of snuck up on you. One minute you’re JRA (Just Riding Along) and the next you begin to catch little whiffs of an odor, not pleasant, that makes you appreciate your position up front and away from anyone else. What is that smell? Where is it coming from and how come I’m just noticing
By Jennifer Lintz, RD, LD and ICI/PRO Contributor I’ll be the first to admit that my self-confidence as an instructor is a work in progress. There are days when I start class without a worry in the world; I feel good about my plan for ride and trust that the right words will come out of my mouth. Other times, I would rather sit in the back corner of the
Earlier this week I received this email – John, Greetings from Korea… I would just like to let you know my current situation. At this time, I am not able to continue my membership with ICI/PRO due to financial reasons. As you may not remember, I am in the US Army over here in Korea and someone in the States (most likely Washington) decided that we were getting paid too much and cut the
SoulCycle doesn’t offer Indoor Cycling “classes” so much as they offer Indoor Cycling “productions” where the participants (if they choose) are part of the show. Not just as “extras” playing bit parts, but critically important actors and actresses in each SoulCycle performance. During these 45 minute scripted fitness events, the Instructor’s role is split between; Performer, Cheerleader, Coach and lastly as the Director – directing the participants in their parts of the production.
Wasn’t I just saying; if it wasn’t for Podcasts, I would rarely (if ever) use iTunes? Well I now iPhone/iPad users can access The Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast through a new Podcast App, completely bypassing iTunes. IMPORTANT NOTE! This new Podcast App changes how ICI/PRO members will subscribe to the premium RSS feed (Super Secret iTunes Feed) that allows you to download Member’s Only Audio PROfiles and PRO/Podcasts. For ICI/PRO
Now that I’m an official Stages Indoor Cycling Master Educator, I figured I needed to create an Audio Profile so you can hear how I teach one of my Power classes. My profile is “Racing Your FTP”. The goal is very simple; beat your FTP or “Threshold Check” numbers on every set. The ride will consist of two warm up songs, a “Threshold Check”, and three efforts of around 12,
Have you ever met someone and liked them instantly? You can’t explain why but you immediately felt an emotional bond. I’m not talking about sexual attraction, but rather a genuine and wholesome feeling of fondness and respect towards this person. In a job interview, you are more likely to be hired if the interviewer connects with you as a person. In a business situation, you are more likely to get
I love getting emails like this and wanted to share it with you! Hi John, I just wanted to say “hi” and also a big “thank you”. I teach cycle classes in Melbourne, Australia. I was looking at some inspiration for my Cycle classes and found myself totally hooked to your podcasts, which opened a whole new world to me. I’ve been teaching cycle classes as a part time job. I also teach other