How much planning did you do (or should you do), before launching your new cycling studio? What research did you complete to understand the difference between successful studios and those that are struggling? Fitness entrepreneur Callie Bowling has completed an exhaustive planning process in anticipation of opening a new Indoor Cycling Studio in Boise Idaho next fall. Callie interviewed over a dozen studio owners and she shares what’s working… what’s
Fitness author Pamela Light joins me to discuss her article in the latest IDEA Fitness Journal – Crystal-Clear Cuing for Indoor Cycling. In it, Pamela encourages Instructors to: Be smart about the exertion scale you use to help participants get the best ride. Excellent Instructors use a system to describe what they expect for performance, and it’s usually a combination of what they’ve learned in certification courses and what they’ve
I love discovering smart, talented people who are passionate about Indoor Cycling and Lena Hershey is someone I feel you should get to know. Lena is a brand new (she started in May) Spinning® Instructor at the Carlisle Family YMCA in Carlisle, PA. Lena’s journey to become a Spinning Instructor began with a pretty large life event – moving from her native Russia to the United States three years ago.
The Manx Cycling Club on The Isle of Mann has created some incredible cyclists who have contributed to the recent success of British Cycling. The “Fasted Man on Two Wheels” World Champion / Tour multi stage winner Mark Cavendish (they call him “Sir Mark Cavendish” now) and Olympic Cycling Gold Medalist Peter Kennaugh Jr. are both Manxmen. So how, with only 80,000 people living on this tiny island, do they
ICI/PRO Podcast host Joey Stabile talks with Suhail Maqsood of the Wheel House in San Francisco and John Bogosian of Zingfit about the importance of keeping your customers. This was a great conversation, and many of us overlook the most valuable asset that we have in our businesses, our customers. Suhail and I have a great talk about the importance of the customers and what we can do to
While Performance Enhancement Specialist Dennis Mellon and I were getting warmed up to record his Audio Class PROfile Mashup – HIIT vs. Party on the Bike, we spent a few minutes discussing his thoughts and observations on coaching with power. Were his participants seeing any improvement after a full winter training indoors with power? If so, how are they comparing their performance year to year? Has Star Trac been able
Do you have any understanding of using Earthing / Grounding to enhance recovery? How about PEMF or Thermogenics? Many of the top endurance athletes in the world are using these technologies to speed and enhance recovery – including IRONMAN Triathlete, Endurance Coach and ICI/PRO Team member Ben Greenfield. I hate to admit it, but these technologies were almost completely unknown to me until this interview with Ben and I’m guessing you
Meet Dave Norfleet, the creator of an amazing Indoor Cycling Class ride delivery and Cycling Class Profile app My Fitness DJ. Joey and Dave talk about the app and class structure and design through this 50 minute episode. We have a special treat for you with a FREE class profile that you can directly download into MFDJ and not have to program a cue or find a song, we have
Meet Omar, the Resident Fitness Instructor at Breezes Runaway Bay, Jamaica. Amy works with Omar as the traveling Fitness Pro for the week. Very interesting fellow and the Podcast is just a small glimpse of his infectious personality. If you are planning to be at Breezes this winter be sure to let Omar know firstname.lastname@example.org Are you a Group Fitness Instructor looking for a very affordable vacation in the sun?
Georgia Green is a regular participant in Amy and my cycling classes at Life Time Fitness. I’ll never forget the first day she walked in > tall, strong, with a great big smile – she looks like a fitness instructor – and came right up to me, with her hand extended; “Hi, I’m Georgia!” What she didn’t share with me, during our initial meeting, is that Georgia has committed to
ICI/PRO Member Dennis Mellon introduced us to the concept of Harmonic Mixing our playlists. A technique used by many of the top DJ’s, Harmonic Mixing involves sequencing your music tracks in the same or a complimentary musical key, to avoid clashing Keys and harsh transitions. The net effect is to create a pleasing feel to the flow of your music, increase / decrease energy or craft in some emotional response.