Have ever asked your class; what do you want from me? It’s a very different question than; do you like my class? or; do you like my music? or; what could I do better/different? Challenge #6, of the ICI/PRO 28 Day Instructor Challenge, was pretty simple: #6 Ask some of your participants to fill out the feedback form after your class. The PDF download we provided asked just one question: Getting honest feedback
Above everything else; your participants want to have fun in your indoor cycling classes.
Join ICI/PRO to learn how to give them what they want (FUN), while you add in what they really need (effective training).
Display tracking of each rider’s performance during an Indoor Cycling class is proving to be very motivating for the riders and profitable for the studio owners because those participants keep coming back. Customer retention is hugely important to keeping your classes full. I hear over and over; “once you’ve shown me my performance, up on a screen and then on that email I get after class, I’m hooked. Why would
During my interview with Instructor Lena Hershey, she explained to us how she made her personal transformation… I have started this journey on an ordinary day in February 2013. I was in the car with my husband and two step-kids, driving home from somewhere when I said: “I will go and work out at the YMCA every day for a month starting today”. Just like that – out of the
Apple revealed their new Smartwatch today – there’s not much information available yet, but I’m betting it will turn the fitness industry on its head. Disclaimer, I own Apple stock and my prediction is that the Smartwatch will become the de facto fitness device in the very near future. And I’d be sh***ing my pants if I was Polar or Garmin. Why? Because the iPhone is a really lousy fitness
I love seeing long-time sponsor Pearl iZumi offering a special clothing sale I can share with our ICI/PRO Platinum annual members. Through the end of the month members can purchase anything Pearl makes at our PRO/Purchase 40% discount and pay no shipping. The clothing and footwear displayed are all current models – not a few old/discontinued/closeouts they’re trying to dump. Which has me poking around on our special website page this morning.
Occasionally I’ll see stories pop up where a class participant writes a review of an Indoor Cycling class he or she took. What makes this review noteworthy is that Bryan Ganey, the writer of this review, has lost an incredible 400 pounds and has written a book about his surgery-free, weight loss journey. First Bryan’s review of CHS Revolution and then more about Bryan below. From ganeybypass.blogspot.com Review: The CHS
The word out is that YouTube is planning to launch a streaming service, similar to Spotify and Deezer, for music videos. The premium version would be advertisment free which would be very cool. I realise that in the past we (and others) have pointed out that playing YouTube videos in a commercial setting (your class) is against YouTube’s terms and conditions that prohibit displaying their videos in a club, bar
Have you ever considered giving up control of your class music to a DJ? I’m thinking it would be scary for some of us, those who enjoy the predictability of knowing exactly what track is next on their playlist. Instructor Timothy Brumm says that fear can also be exciting and it will really challenge your improvisational skills as an Indoor Cycling Instructor! Tim teaches at the Life Time Fitness in
Spotify has added an Equalizer to their iPhone App in the latest update. NOTE: Spotify triggers software upgrades progressively, to groups of users over time. If you’re not seeing the notification (pictured above) – you will soon. This morning I saw the new notice, while I was checking that I had my playlist set to off-line mode and that it would play. This is cool, I thought and I had the
I know it’s summer. I also know that this warm, beautiful weather is going to end long before I’m ready. When it does I’ll want to escape to a warm beach, even if only for a week. Past experience tells me that there are limited opportunities to travel where Amy and I can teach fitness, in exchange for an all-inclusive vacation at a resort in the Caribbean. This morning, Amy
Are you as particular about the songs you play as I am? Now I know that sometimes my choice in music may not appeal to you… or everyone in my class for that matter. I like the music… that I like 🙂 Do you have this same problem? How can I easily find music that I like, without spending a huge amount of time sampling hundreds of songs? Occasionally I’ll