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Speak their Language: New Participants

Speak their Language: New Participants

I'd like to welcome Jennifer Lintz - the latest addition to the ICI/PRO Team. Jennifer is a registered dietitian and indoor cycling instructor from Rochester, MN. She will be contributing a series called "Speak their Language," focusing on specific populations of cycling students. I interviewed her a year ago when she had recently completed her Spinning® certification - John. By Jennifer Lintz, RD, LD I will be the first to admit — after my husband, probably — that I am a terrible dancer and leave a lot to be desired in the rhythm department. So, naturally, I attended a hip hop dance class a few weeks ago. Okay, in reality, if it weren't for running into the instructor just prior to class, I probably wouldn't have set foot in that studio to save myself the embarrassment. But, before I...

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More observations from our students

More observations from our students

  This is getting to be a bit of a trend, people writing about their experiences in a Spinning class. Here's another from ChicagoNow.com called  Spin Classes are Cool (for men too) Like we need to told that 🙂 I've been spinning since I stopped going to my...

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Naked Indoor Cycling

Naked Indoor Cycling

I had forgotten how challenging it is to teach a completely naked Indoor Cycling class! I'm in Jamaica with Amy this week, teaching at Couples Tower Isle on a working fitness vacation. Jamaica is well know for sun, rum, Red Stripe beer, the clear blue ocean and a very...

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I'm Fine, Thanks

I'm Fine, Thanks

Something about this movie trailer moved me to the point where I made a donation to support the production of this film. It wasn't much, only $25, but as I begin year #51 it really spoke to me and I wanted to show my support. Maybe it was this quote, right at the end,...

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ICI Podcast 334 – How do you track the effectiveness of your social media campaigns?

ICI Podcast 334 – How do you track the effectiveness of your social media campaigns?

Social Media has grown to become the primary method of marketing for Indoor Cycling Studios. Which makes sense. Many of your prospective customers are active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - and you can't beat the cost. All it takes is posting a few pretty...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I spent the morning volunteering at the Life Time Fitness Commitment Day 5K run in downtown Minneapolis. It was the perfect morning to prove your commitment to fitness; sunny and 10° below zero... that's -10° Fahrenheit = painfully cold.  That's why the smart people...

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Stop the Talkers – Step One… Identify The Real Issue

Stop the Talkers – Step One… Identify The Real Issue

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...

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Be the helper

Be the helper

Yesterday was devastating.  I began to think that after the tragedy at Newtown, our country had finally hit its breaking point.  I was pretty sure that violence had won and that more and more of these stories would be told. Today it seems I was right, and yes, it is...

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What's the best number of Heart Rate and/or Power Zones in our classes?

What's the best number of Heart Rate and/or Power Zones in our classes?

If your objective is to communicate (sell) the value of either Training With Heart Rate - or - Training With Power, teaching your class using Three Zones will be the most easily understood, accepted and remembered... here's why. The Rule of Three It's no accident that...

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Over 80% raised their hands

Over 80% raised their hands

The question I asked was "how many of you are training for something?" Over 80%, of a full class with 50 bikes this morning, raised their hands indicating that they were training for something... I wasn't specific as to what, only are you training? Even though this...

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Messaging

Messaging

By Team ICG® Master Trainer Jim Karanas I”™ll switch gears from my recent posts on using public speaking techniques to enhance our teaching to talk about what we say.  In The Art of Cueing, I discussed the use of cues to bring depth to the class and make it more than...

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