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
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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
Here’s the video to go along with DJ Joe Talbert’s 16 minute mix. Originally posted 2015-10-29 18:28:14.
Here’s an fun and educational drill to try with your riders and three killer songs to kick it up a notch! It’s important that your riders get a feel for what different rpm’s feel like and that they have some time to play with the resistance at each rpm, especially if you are using bikes with no readout. Here’s a drill that I use often in my classes: We ride
Here’s a simple yet effective 4-minute drill you can use in your class today. Sprints, surges, accelerations: whatever you like to call them-you’re going to be doing four of them. This song is perfect for 30 second work efforts followed by 30 seconds of recovery. It’s the newest single from the rock band X-Ambassadors (also try Unsteady, Renegades and Jungle) and it’s going to rock your next profile! *TIP* Save
Movie soundtracks are great places to find fresh new tunes for your cycling classes. If you want to incorporate this type of music into your classes but you’re not sure where to start, Hans Zimmer is your guy. He has composed music for over 150 films and he’s one of my favorites when I’m searching for a serious climb or a chase sequence with a fast flat road. No lyrics paired with
Use this classic song when you’re keeping the work in the saddle to take your riders from a hill, to a flat road to an all-out sprint! Just like the lyrics suggest, “….we never ever do nothing nice and easy. We always do it nice and rough. ” That’s right, we’re taking it way back to 1970 when Ike and Tina Turner made Proud Mary a hit. Here’s how we rode
Today I’m taking you way back with some covers of classic songs that will feel new again in your next class. Well….almost new-even the covers go quite a few years back but they’re definitely worth revisiting. Both of these songs work well as faster flat roads. Ring of Fire by Social Distortion (91 rpm) iTunes link I Want You To Want Me by Chris Isaak (102 rpm) iTunes link Do
Summer is in full swing and with Independence Day coming up, you may want to consider a theme ride for your next class. While it may be difficult to collect enough themed songs for a Fourth of July playlist, you could definitely include some summer themed songs as well. Here are a few great ideas for you to include along with suggestions on how to use them! Hope your summer is
Chrispins sent me a note earlier this week about how the iPhone/iPad Class Builder App will now work with Spotify playlists. Fantastic! I’ve been waiting for someone to create an Instructor App that uses Spotify. I have a sort of love-hate relationship with the Spotify App… I love the huge selection of music available for $10 a month, sharing playlists and especially the cross fade – it has my playlists sounding like a
Instructors: It’s been one of those weeks for new music. Some really great tracks that you’ll want to use in your classes right away have dropped and I’m going to share them along with how I’ll be using them in this post! To start, Imagine Dragons album Evolve is now released in it’s entirety. If you haven’t been using the early releases (Believer, Whatever It Takes and Thunder) you should