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Who’s on your crew?

Who’s on your crew?

"So Joel, how do you know who to listen to and who to shut out?" “I try to only listen to those whom I”™m confident are on my crew…” My question came during a conversation I was having during coffee with Joel Johnson, the pastor of my church. Joel had recently officiated the wedding between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries- the Humphries family are long time members of the church and his parents were at one time frequent participants in my Indoor Cycling Classes, until switching locations. If you follow the tabloid”™s you know that the marriage was dissolved, almost before Kim”™s bouquet of flowers had wilted, with Kim profiting to the tune of $17.9 million. As you can imagine, the drama surrounding the whole event within our church was immense and the criticisms of Joel were brutal....

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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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Association of Fitness	Studios (AFS)

Association of Fitness Studios (AFS)

I've been watching the steady growth of the Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) and was recently invited to join as a member of their Advisory Council. From the AFS press release: NEWS RELEASE Nash, Macgowan Join AFS Advisory Council (CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, August 7,...

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STUDIO DESIGN TRENDS

STUDIO DESIGN TRENDS

Welcome to the NEW world of indoor cycling! Eucalyptus-scented chilled towels, a post-ride massage, signature locker room amenities, bikes that monitor your performance and scheduling software that allows you to reserve a specific bike are just a few of the trends...

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Everyone Loves a Parade!

Everyone Loves a Parade!

Here in the USA we're big on parades, especially in smaller towns and around the Fourth of July. They make the perfect venue to promote local business and that includes Indoor Cycling Studios! Melissa Spredemann is opening Velocity Cycling Studio, a new Spinning...

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IDEA's Fitness Connect

IDEA's Fitness Connect

Fitness Connect from IDEA is something I feel all of us Group Fitness Professionals and Fitness Studio owners need to jump on soon. I'm scheduling an interview with IDEA's head of business development for a future Podcast. In the mean time if you are an Indoor Cycling...

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Trending into 2013

Trending into 2013

Just a few trends I've seen in 2012 that are moving smartly into 2013. - Dual fitness offerings - boutique cycling studios are now combining TRX, Pilates, personal training, yoga, etc. The ideal studio space required to provide these amenities is running 3000 sq ft....

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The state of Indoor Cycling in the USA

The state of Indoor Cycling in the USA

Guess what? Indoor cycling is expanding, and that”™s good news for all of us. You are probably well aware that this is one of the most popular group exercises in the world. When they”™re done well, these classes are amazingly effective workouts that thrill and inspire...

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Prescriptive Exercise – Your Doctor writing a prescription for YOU to attend indoor cycling classes

Prescriptive Exercise – Your Doctor writing a prescription for YOU to attend indoor cycling classes

A national policy of Prescriptive Exercise would be the holy grail* for small studio owners.  Imagine; A new client walks in with her doctor specified exercise regimen for you to "fill", just like at a pharmacy. As an approved provider, you and your studio would...

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Observations from the MS150

Observations from the MS150

Well we made it. One hundred and fifty miles, most of it sitting up front pulling our team. Amy and I have a new appreciation for what battling a continuous 20 mile an hour headwind feels like, over 70 miles - exhausting! In past years, it was always our objective to...

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ICI Podcast 340 – Are you part of the SilverSneakers FLEX program?

ICI Podcast 340 – Are you part of the SilverSneakers FLEX program?

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....

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Cycling Studio For Sale in Marietta, GA

Cycling Studio For Sale in Marietta, GA

Studio owner Karina Belli is offering what she describes as a "Business in a box - 360 Indoor Cycling Studio" that someone could purchase and move to their own location... or assume her lease and continue at it's current location in Marietta, GA . Need help selling...

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ICI Podcast 350 – Understanding Fitness Club & Studio Air Quality Issues

ICI Podcast 350 – Understanding Fitness Club & Studio Air Quality Issues

I asked the other day; how's the quality of the air in your studio? I've been in my share of Indoor Cycling studios where, by the end of class, the air is so thick with humidity that you can no longer see yourself in the mirrors. The room stinks and every breath feels...

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ICI Podcast 341 – Follow Up On IHRSA With Cameron Chinatti With Stages Indoor Cycling

ICI Podcast 341 – Follow Up On IHRSA With Cameron Chinatti With Stages Indoor Cycling

Master Educator Cameron Chinatti with Stages Indoor Cycling joins me for a fun followup to their very successful IHRSA convention where they launched the new Stages SC3 Indoor Cycle. We've got a bunch of videos that relate to my interview, which you'll find below. One...

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Stages SC3 Indoor Cycle Review – Part 1

Stages SC3 Indoor Cycle Review – Part 1

IHRSA 2015 was the first public appearance of the Stages Cycling SC3 Indoor Cycle. This was a total surprise to me and I have no idea how Stages Master Educator Dennis Mellon was able to keep his mouth shut for so long. We talk weekly and it must have been killing him...

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I say stick with your teammates

I say stick with your teammates

I got this email last week - but I can't divulge who it's from for reasons you'll understand.  Here's one for you, John: We've got a new instructor here who has been teaching for decades elsewhere, but is now only at our club. I get complaint after complaint about her...

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