In this post I mentioned that I was using a Blink Heart Rate monitor because I can’t see the numbers any more. It’s flashing light shows me when I’m below JRA ( T1 or aerobic threshold), between T1 and T2 (T2 is anaerobic threshold) or above T2. Very simple. I like simple when it comes to trying to communicate with my class. ICI/PRO member Chuck Cali has a fun video he shot
Ask Amy about her biggest teaching challenge while on a working fitness vacation at a Caribbean resort and she will tell you it’s accommodating all the different languages of the guests. Jamaica is very popular among Europeans and Asians, so in one class she may have students that speak German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese. Many know some English, but Amy has learned that sign language works the best because everyone
I became a huge fan of New Leaf Fitness Metabolic Testing a few years ago after I had my first Metabolic Assessment. Before that I was convinced that my AT (Anaerobic Threshold) was 155 BPM, only to learn it was actually 162 BPM. If you can stand the poor audio quality of one my earlier Podcasts I have a very informative discussion with Jessica Christiansen, the Education and Training Manager
Tomorrow we officially hit the half way point of our 16 week Winter Training program at the Global Ride Training Center. We’ve employed the Keiser M3 power indoor bikes and Cycling Fusion principals to maximize our use of the indoor environment. However, the foundational basis of all this training is anchored in the most important engine we are tuning – the cardio vascular system. For that, we are major proponents
I need your help. Beyond fitness and weight management, many of the people in my class are training for some event this summer. Most are tied to a charity fundraiser. The MS 150 is a popular ride here in Minnesota, that happens in July each year. Could you ask your class two things and let me know the results? What percentage of your class are planning to participate in a
This was very cool. Here is a video of the Heart Zones JumboTRON in use. Sally Edwards demonstrated it at the Heart Zones Indoor Cycling Certification Conference I attended. Heart Rate and training zones for everyone in the class is displayed on the screen. The video playing on the right is the Hawaii Global Ride DVD.
I’m finally getting ahead on my interviews so I’m not scrambling to meet my biweekly Podcast commitment to you. Get them automatically (and free) by subscribing with iTunes. Here’s what you can look forward to… ICI Podcast #7 – Part One Sally Edwards talks about the history and importance of Heart Zones training. ICI Podcast #8 – Part Two Sally Edwards and I discuss her upcoming Heart Zones USA Active