It is with great pleasure that I introduce Barbara Hoots, one of the new columnists at www.indoorcycleinstructor.com -John By Barbara Hoots It’s 5:30 a.m. and you can hear the sound of a low but persistent hum in the Spinning room. Listen carefully, and in between the grinding of flywheels you can hear the whispers, “Is she late…… again?” Time management is the foundation for building the hottest class in the
After an exhausting but exhilarating week of grand opening festivities, I’m thrilled to unveil the new Spinning® studio at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Transforming a basketball gym into an indoor cycling studio was challenging, but with the help of a passionate Student Activities Staff and talented Theater Department, the facility unfolded on schedule, came in under budget, and the final result was simply breathtaking. Students and faculty members were
Pain sucks. When we get injured or sore or uncomfortable, we instinctually try to fix it. We reach into our medicine cabinets, pop some pills, and “get back out there.” But are we really doing ourselves a service? Can we actually be inadvertently putting ourselves at risk? Turns out, maybe so. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which include ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib (Celebrex) and a ton of others,
Steve had always the typical over achiever. Great student, even better athlete, and everything seemed to come so easy. By the time he finished college, he had already accomplished so much, yet things had just begun. Landing a high paying marketing job right out of college, he set his sights on one day becoming head of his own firm. And that “someday” came sooner than later. By the time
I’m sure I could list 10 or 20 clichés that everyone reading this could relate to, but I’m only going to do a couple. “If I knew then what I know now,” and then one of my personal favorites in this genre “You don’t know what you don’t know.” Being that this is only my third post, you may not yet know that much about me, so let me summarize
I’m not embarrassed to say that I like country music. Country is a genre that many indoor cycling instructor avoid, but I embrace it. I get more complements about playing country music than any other genre. Country music IS popular and has a HUGE following. I live in Denver and a few weeks ago U2 was playing the Pepsi Center, a 20,000 seat venue and Luke Bryan was playing Mile
Q: “I’ve been on a beta-blocker (atenolol) for my high blood pressure. Lately I find that I can’t keep up with the profiles my instructor presents in the Spinning classes I take. When I push to the target energy zones, I feel like I am overexerting myself. I’m exhausted. Can you help me understand how this medication might be affecting my heart rate?” – J.T. Melissa writes: An excellent question
Here’s the video to go along with DJ Joe Talbert’s 16 minute mix.
You’re passionate about fitness, you love indoor cycling and you may even be an outstanding instructor yourself. You recognize the amazing energy in a great class, and you’ve also seen a lot of poor or mediocre classes that frustrate you. Maybe you’ve wondered if a dedicated studio can make money? Should you start your own studio? Great questions. While not nearly as common as yoga studios, there are
This is a video of my all time favorite Tour de France Stage and it includes my all time favorite indoor cycling song, O’Fortuna.
Recording of Me teaching this profile on the Stages SC3 IC Bike http://pro-contributors.s3.amazonaws.com/Dennis/Simple_and_Progress_Pyramids_June_1.mp3 Right Click to download this class recording Click Here to download VismoX Below, Premium Members can view and download a printable Class Profile that can be used in class, read a detailed description of the Power Based Training Zones and download a printable Power Postcard. Click here for a great article explaining the different