4/1/16 update – not an April Fools joke, rather I’m re-publishing this today to help a friend with this issue. I heard a very disturbing story this morning, from a regular in my 6:00am class. What follows is a sad example of what happens when an Instructor isn’t the leader in the class and tolerates disruptive behavior by one or more members. Member: Did you hear what happened yesterday? I’m
I got this email last week – but I can’t divulge who it’s from for reasons you’ll understand. Here’s one for you, John: We’ve got a new instructor here who has been teaching for decades elsewhere, but is now only at our club. I get complaint after complaint about her from participants the days I teach. I have encouraged members to share their feedback with management, submit comment cards, etc.
You need to have read part one of this series where I laid out two scenarios and asked the question; Why do Breathless Betty and Chatty Cathy not behave the same way that you and Susan did at WSSC? It’s my worldly perspective that the major difference between those two situations boils down to respect. You and Susan show your respect for Josh Taylor by behaving correctly – riding in silence. Breathless
It seems I made a few enemies on Wednesday. I subbed a “Housewives” 9:30 am class that had a bunch of talkers in it. I’m not too tolerant of people disrupting my class. So I told asked them to please save their conversations until after class. As it turns out, a regular of mine overheard a conversation the following day, between the scheduled Instructor and a few of the participants. Though
Happy Earth Day! Spring in Minnesota is finally here and that means we can ride outside! I’m so excited to test my fitness against the hills, wind and other cyclists I ride with again! This week begins our organized rides with the Life Time Fitness Cycle groups. I’m leading two rides this summer, both leaving from the Minnetonka Life Time Athletic Club. These rides are open to non-members, so please
That would be your Indoor Cycling Class and Outdoor Group Rides. The concept of a democracy; social groups where everyone works together, contributes equally and respects the needs of others sounds good… but rarely works out well in the real world. I can’t think of better places to demonstrate this than in your class or on an outdoor group ride. Both these collections of people require a leader… or chaos
Thanksgiving is not just a holiday that comes once a year. Thanks giving can make every day of your life a holiday and you a celebrity! I will show you how. The most powerful thing that you can do to make your life (no matter what you are experiencing) the best that it can be, is to be a giver of thanks. The more you give the more you will