This week’s track will bring your class up a slow, steep hill as the rpm remains the same, but the gear becomes more intense with each minute. Bishop Briggs‘ song, River is one that will get stuck in your head long after this hill is over and you’ll want to use it again and again. It would also make a great standing climb. (64rpm) River by Bishop Briggs iTunes
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So you made it through your audition and your name is listed as “Instructor” on the schedule. Congratulations! It’s very common for the initial excitement, “I can’t believe it… I’m an Indoor Cycling Instructor!!” to quickly fade away, replaced by fear and anxiety. The realization that in __ days you’ll be mounting the bike and leading your class for the very first time, typically solicits “HELP! I’m teaching my first class on Thursday!!”
This new release from Harry Styles‘ self named album makes a great faster hill at around 74 rpm. It’s a totally different sound than you’re used to hearing from the One Direction star, and it will definitely rock your next class. Here is Kiwi: Kiwi by Harry Styles iTunes link While you’re checking out the newest releases, don’t overlook this one by Robin Schulz and James Blunt called OK. As
Over the last couple of days I’ve remembered a few points that didn’t make it into either part 1 or part 2 of my SoulCycle articles that I wanted to share today. 3 pound hand weights can get really heavy This was surprising to me John! I received a bunch of emails and read multiple Facebook comments, all expressing the same basic sentiments; your observations are the exact opposite from
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Waking up to -3° F this morning reminded me again how thankful I am for Indoor Cycling 🙂 I felt today would be the perfect time to announce our new Facebook group – Celebrate Indoor Cycling Celebrate Indoor Cycling is dedicated to the memory of Jim Karanas Anyone who knew Jim, loved him. He was a very influential part of creation of what all of us recognise as Indoor
As promised, here’s Krista Leopold’s Indoor Cycling Class Profile; Beat Down! Training Type: LT Intervals Working HR Zones: 4 Total Class Length: 55 min Objective and Intensity After recently being inspired by a boxing match I watched at the nail salon of all places, I decided to try to bring my riders into the ring for a full class. This ride is shaped by the structure of a boxing match.
9/19 update – listen to my interview with Dr Wendy Suzuki about Creativity Indoor Cycling here. I know that whenever I’m feeling the need to get more creative, I’ll attend someone else’s cycling class. Typically Amy’s Saturday morning Evolution class at Fife Time. Not having to focus on delivering the class myself, after about 15 minutes I tend to zone-out and new ideas just start coming to me. I know
There’s a recurring issue that keeps popping up on Facebook and Pedal-On forum: Does anyone have a suggestion about to do about the consistent talkers in my classes? They’re really disruptive, but I don’t what to offend anyone. What should I do? What follows are a series of well meaning suggestions from other Instructors; turn down the music, make a light joke – you don’t want me to have to
I taught my last class today. My last ride so-to-speak. It all started seven years ago. I had been Spinning® for years. That day our regular instructor asked me to lead her class. She was just too sick. To me – a pilot – it was like being asked to safely land an airliner because the pilots were incapacitated. Truth be told, I was far more prepared to land a
Here’s a great opportunity for Indoor Cycling Instructors and Studio Owners to attract and serve a new demographic of riders – active seniors! With over 12 MILLION members and 13,000 locations, SilverSneakers is a kind of quiet giant in the fitness industry. Participating senior citizens, across America, can take advantage of free access to health clubs and wellness centers that’s paid through their health insurance. The SilverSneakers FLEX program is
There’s nothing like a good steady beat to get your legs spinning and these two songs will give you and your riders what they need when the going gets tough. Shawn Mendes recently released the Deluxe version of his album Illuminate and I revisited this tune as a climb at 62 RPM. It might also work great with accelerations or sprints on the chorus. There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back by