ICI Podcast 369 – The Haywire Heart – How Too Much Exercise Can Kill You…

  Can too much exercise be bad for you? Could the hours spend conditioning as an endurance athlete actually be damaging your heart? Sounds counter intuitive… until you read this new book from author Chris, Managing Editor of VeloNews – The Haywire Heart – How Too Much Exercise Can Kill You and what you can do to protect your heart.  Beyond listening to our discussion below, you can get a 

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ICI PRO Podcast 368 – Does Intensity Trump Duration?

Do Indoor Cycling Classes really need to be 45-60 minutes – to provide the health and fitness benefits expected by our participants? Asked another way: If your studio offered classes that were shorter (say 30 minutes), while still just as effective as 3/4 or a full hour, could an “express class” attract people who feel time strapped? Of course anytime you use the words “just as effective” smart Instructors are 

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ICI Podcast 367 – Crystal Clear Cuing From Pamela Light

Crystal clear cuing for indoor cycling

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 

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ICI Podcast 366 Consider Your Cues to Baby Boomers

Indoor cycling for active boomers

Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA from funandfit.org joins me to discuss her article in the latest IDEA Fitness Journal – 7 Principles for Outstanding Boomer Workouts. The focus of our conversation is on her Principle #7 – Carefully Consider Your Cues. Kymberly encourages Instructors to “Speak Boomer Language”: Cues that motivate your younger, pain-free, joint-happy client may be off-putting or irrelevant to your 50-, 60- or 70- year-olds, no matter how fit 

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ICI Podcast 241 – The Resolutionists are coming!

John’s note: I’m re-running this best of podcast for the benefit of all our newer ICI/PRO members who weren’t with us in 2012. Good stuff here! The Urban Dictionary lists Resolutionist as: A person who joins the gym in early January because of their New Years Resolution. Resolutionists can be spotted by their pasty white skin, excessive fat, poor form, and blank look on their face as they stand next 

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ICI Podcast 364 Chrispins on New Spotify Music Discovery Tools

Spotify Your Daily Mix Playlists

Chris Hawthorne, AKA Chrispins, joins me to discuss a few new music discovery tools she’s using in Spotify. As these Podcasts are only audio, I’ve included screenshots of where you’ll find the Discovery Weekly, Daily Mix and Recommended Songs for a specific playlist. NOTE: The song recommendations will only display for playlist that you’ve created – not for a playlist of someone else’s you’re subscribed. Listen below and then stay 

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ICI Podcast 363 – Peter G Speaks Part 2

Peter G - Gonzalez dj and indoor cycling instructor

Here’s the promised continuation of my interview with Peter G! If you haven’t heard Pt #1 you can find it here. Peter and I discuss more about creating his ReWeRKs – remixed tracks that are available from Legitmix – along with a bunch of other interesting stuff. You’ve got to appreciate his passion for Indoor Cycling! http://indoorcycleinstructor.com.s3.amazonaws.com/363_Peter_G_pt_2.mp3 We have a proven history of advancing the careers of smart & talented instructors 

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ICI Podcast 362 – Peter G Speaks! Part 1

Peter G rewerks

Beyond his career as an Indoor Cycling Instructor – Peter Gonzalez, AKA Peter G, has created quite a following as a creator of custom remixes designed specifically for Indoor Cycling classes. I’m a Digital DJ and Indoor Cycling Instructor that creates the Best ReWeRks that ” Stay True ” to the original and are specifically designed for my #djonabike Indoor Cycling classes ! Peter’s music is available on Legitmix – 

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ICI Podcast 361 Life Time Fitness Takes Rhythm & Movement Classes Mainstream with AMP Cycle

I’ve felt that it was only a matter of time, before one of the mainstream Big Box clubs added an official Rhythm and Movement class offering. Last month Life Time Fitness introduced AMP Cycle – from this video it appears to be a no-holds-barred, full on party, that will engage the same participants who are drawn to the massively popular studios offering similar class formats. NOTE: I haven’t experienced an 

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ICI Podcast 360 AVOID THESE 5 MISTAKES WHEN SELLING YOUR FITNESS BUSINESS

5 mistakes selling your fitness studio or club business

After a meteoric increase in new Indoor Cycling studios and other forms of boutique fitness businesses, it makes sense that a few of them will be sold. I’ve recently received a number of inquires from studio owners, asking for help selling their business – and I went ahead and posted them. Here’s a cycling studio in Magnolia, TX and another studio in Marietta, GA for sale. Coincidently, this was posted 

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ICI/PRO Podcast 231 “The Gate” Halloween Mixed Ride Audio PROfile From Kim Moody

One of our most popular class profiles! We were saving Kim Moody’s profile; “The Gate” until it was closer to Halloween – and here it is! Kim was one of the winners to the first Ultimate Instructor Class Profile contest as we really appreciated her take on creating a holiday based ride theme. This profile is based on the urban legend, “The Gate,” in Libertyville, IL.  One can find more 

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