AFS – The Association of Fitness Studios – is the organization for small/boutique studios and it’s my recommendation that Indoor Cycling Studio owners become members. It’s free to join as a basic member – register here. In this episode of the Podcast, AFS founder Josh Leve and I discuss the many benefits of AFS membership. Learn why I feel joining the Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) is an important step
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This week’s favorite track has a tribal/trance sound that will have your riders entranced by the beat. They won’t want to give up until the finish line. It’s Great Spirit by Armin van Buuren, Vini Vici and it’s pretty amazing. Here’s what one online review had to say: “Great Spirit” opens up with a buildup that progresses with the tribal vocals of Hilight Tribe. The track then transitions to the
By Team ICG® Master Trainer Jim Karanas This protocol, developed by Team ICG®, outlines a “first HRM experience” to help the student connect HR with perceived exertion. The last post covered the warm-up and Level 1. From here, the progression builds to greater levels of effort. Level 2 This is where the student’s sensitivity will grow the most. A novice is least able to feel the subtle changes that occur
I love seeing stuff like this! ICI/PRO member Joe Ducosin was the front cover model of our local community magazine – you look great Joe 🙂 Joe’s Cycle Quest Studio runs a regular weight loss challenge and it was featured in this article; Southwest Metro Fitness Challenges – Local gyms and fitness studios offer motivation for kicking your metabolism to a new level. Pedal Off the Pounds Duration: Eight weeks, beginning September 10. Goal: Weight loss through exercise
By Team ICG® Master Trainers Joan Kent and Jim Karanas The training adaptations that derive from indoor cycling are well documented and ubiquitous. Still, when we speak with new instructors, they seem to appreciate hearing the information. Also, everyone describes the benefits slightly differently, and a change can help students understand. So even though this is review for most of you, we thought a list of aerobic training adaptations, as
I couldn’t make it to IHRSA this year but Indoor Cycling Studio Startup Consultant Bill Pryor was there and he filled me in on everything that was new in the world of Indoor Cycling. This is a companion to Bill’s article about his visit to IHRSA to see all the new Indoor bikes. In this lengthy interview, Bill and I discuss Indoor Cycles from: Star Trac – Spinners Schwinn AC Performance Keiser
I get the “Where can I get certified as a “Spin®”,”Schwinn®” or simply an Indoor Cycling Instructor?” question a lot. While trying to be helpful, more often than not my response is “I’m sorry, but you are asking the wrong person.” “The person you want to ask is the manager at the club where you would like to teach.” Many people skip that step – here’s why you shouldn’t… Sometimes I feel like
Your classes will love this climbing song from Indie Rocker Coleman Hell. You can ride seated or standing at around 60 rpm. (bpm 120) and I promise you the tune will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day! I first heard it when I was taking a Pound class and I had to hit up the instructor after class to find out what this cool song
OK , What’s holding you back? I had an ‘aha’ moment after last week’s Sunday morning ride with the group which is going to tackle the Cabot Trail. All of these people started their cycling in my indoor classes so I have had an opportunity to observe their strengths and limitations. I can work on the same issues indoors and then outdoors, and then take the outdoors experience indoors to help
My last blog post was ended with this statement: “This blog represents the first in a series that will be exploring power and how we can make it more accessible, more understandable, more reliable, and more straight forward to teach with.” To live up to those lofty goals, as an outdoor coach, an indoor instructor, and in general a man dedicated to getting the science right, the only place I
As Instructors, our riders will often asked us questions about: insert topic here. Where we can get into trouble is by launching into a short/long/epic dissertation on the subject, often without fully understanding the whole question. My first sales job out of school was selling motorcycles. For someone like me, who at 22 couldn’t be around them enough, it was the perfect job. Being the new guy, I asked a