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That's not what they're singing dad…

That's not what they're singing dad…

Can I see a show of hands here? How many of you have sung along to a favorite tune for years, in the safety of your car/shower or (God forbid) over the Instructor Mic, only to learn that you have some of the lyrics completely wrong? Or looked at from the other direction; how many of you have felt a sense of contentment - once you've discovered the correct lyrics for a song - and your brain no longer needs to create sounds to fill the space where the newly discovered word fits? I'll bet nearly every person in your class has a similar experience. That's why I'm thinking what follows could be something they would enjoy ūüôā If you're using Spotify, you may have seen all of the different desk top Apps that are available. Most of them are designed around discovering new...

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ICI/PRO Podcast 0018 – 100818 Drills And Skills Ride Delivered by Amy

ICI/PRO Podcast 0018 – 100818 Drills And Skills Ride Delivered by Amy

  ‚ÄúThis weeks ride is from Amy! - This is a copy of one of the rides that Amy does during the Cycling Fusion Certifications to show the new instructors a sampling of various drills that they can use to build their rider‚ÄĚ™s skills.‚ÄĚ Joey Short version of...

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The Great Spotify Enigma Survey

The Great Spotify Enigma Survey

e·nig·ma [uh-nig-muh]  noun, a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation: Spotify is such an awesome service for Indoor Cycling Instructors, it's an enigma to me... why so few Instructors are actually using it. Or maybe it just looks that way. I'm basing my...

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Using Spotify Off Line

Using Spotify Off Line

Click the title for full post: Another question about Spotify: I was off to teach a class on Friday and always listen to my playlist on the drive over and all the songs were skipping. I tried rebooting my iPhone and still no luck. Luckily I had my iTunes playlist on...

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Tech Tuesday – Free Trial From Spotify

Tech Tuesday – Free Trial From Spotify

I love Spotify! It's hands down the most convenient service on earth for discovering, sampling and sharing music. I use Spotify every day and enthusiasticly promote it to anyone who will listen. If you're privileged to live in an area where it's available, you can try...

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Spotify Troubles?

Spotify Troubles?

"The trouble with becoming dependent on technology... we're then completely at the mercy of something we have near zero little control over." Anonymous I learned a valuable lesson this past Thursday night > check your device to ensure your...

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ICI/PRO Podcast 0015 – 082018 70s Endurance Ride Delivered

ICI/PRO Podcast 0015 – 082018 70s Endurance Ride Delivered

  This weeks ride is from me, Joey! - ‚ÄúIn all honesty, I was dreading putting together this week‚ÄĚ‚ĄĘs ride. My classes have been after me to put together a few theme rides, which I almost never do. This weeks ride is focused on music from the 1970s. I am in the...

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ICI/PRO Podcast 0011 – 071618 Increasing Tension Ride Delivered

ICI/PRO Podcast 0011 – 071618 Increasing Tension Ride Delivered

  This ride is from Joey!! - ‚ÄúThis was a fun ride to create. This is one of my favorite types of classes. I love the increasing tension class because it builds endurance, builds strength, and teaches the riders how to manage their tension Short version of the...

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Where did Spotify's Playlist Timer Go?

Where did Spotify's Playlist Timer Go?

What the @#$%^& was Spotify thinking by removing the total playlist time in the latest update? The number of followers has zero value to me when I'm building a playlist. Last week my Spotify displayed this message offering to update, which I regrettably did. Now I...

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ICI/PRO Podcast 0021 – 2018 Holiday Ride Podcast

ICI/PRO Podcast 0021 – 2018 Holiday Ride Podcast

  This week features the 2018 Holiday ride from Joey. The ride is primarily focused towards strength, but there is a fair mix of cadence work. Good luck and have fun. Joey Get all of the ride details HERE. Get all of the ride details HERE. Joey's "2018 Holiday...

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Favorite Track(s) of The Week!

Favorite Track(s) of The Week!

Happy Christmas!  Due to the holiday I'm a bit late with the post this week, but I hope you find something here you can file away and use next Christmas season. First of all, I couldn't be more excited about the fact the The Beatles are now streaming on nine different...

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ICI/PRO Podcast 0020 – 120718 2017 Holiday Ride Podcast

ICI/PRO Podcast 0020 – 120718 2017 Holiday Ride Podcast

  This weeks ride is from Joey. It is a recording of the 2017 Holiday ride as a warmup to this year's 2018 Holiday ride. Good luck and have fun. Joey Get all of the ride details HERE. Get all of the ride details HERE. Joey's "121817 Holiday 60" Playlist 1: "Linus...

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ICI/PRO Podcast 0019 – 111218 High Hopes Ride Delivered by Dave Norfleet

ICI/PRO Podcast 0019 – 111218 High Hopes Ride Delivered by Dave Norfleet

  This weeks ride is from Dave Norfleet, the creator of My Fitness DJ! - This is Dave‚ÄĚ‚ĄĘs first ride with us, but we hope there will be many more on the way. Good luck and have fun. Joey Full version of the ride PDF is available HERE. Get all of the ride details...

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ICI/PRO Podcast 0017 – 100118 80s Endurance Ride Delivered

ICI/PRO Podcast 0017 – 100118 80s Endurance Ride Delivered

  This weeks ride is from Joey! - ‚ÄúThis ride was fun to put together. You will recognize all of the music, and be tempted to sing along with most of it. This is a really hard ride. Normally, we structure endurance rides to begin with a higher cadence so that it...

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ICI/PRO Podcast 0014 – 080618 Boombayah Ride Delivered

ICI/PRO Podcast 0014 – 080618 Boombayah Ride Delivered

  This ride is from Gene!! - ‚ÄúPLEASE: Listen to the podcast of Gene delivering this ride at www.indoorcycleinstructor.com (ICI/Pro). This class is a mixed class that was pretty hard. I hope you enjoy this ride as much as I enjoyed riding and recording it.‚ÄĚ Joey...

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ICI/PRO Podcast 0013 – 073018 Explosive Strength Ride Delivered

ICI/PRO Podcast 0013 – 073018 Explosive Strength Ride Delivered

  This ride is from Joey!! - ‚ÄúPLEASE: Listen to the podcast of Joey (me) delivering this ride at www.indoorcycleinstructor.com (ICI/Pro). This class is focused on explosive power with some seated and standing strength that is primarily used to pre-exhaust the...

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ICI/PRO Podcast 0012 – 072318 Interval Heaven Ride Delivered

ICI/PRO Podcast 0012 – 072318 Interval Heaven Ride Delivered

  This ride is from Gene Nacey!! - ‚ÄúThis week‚ÄĚ‚ĄĘs episode of The Weekly Ride was an amazing pleasure for me; I was able to take, and record, Gene Nacey delivering this weeks ride, which he authored. As an instructor, I find that I have very little time to get out...

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Free Music Friday – Down Dirty

Free Music Friday – Down Dirty

This week's ride focused on cadence work.....I absolutely love cadence work. While I think the hardest work we do is speed work (that is next week), I find cadence work to be the most satisfying. I love working on the control and building the leg's ability to...

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Using Music – An Instructional Series

Using Music – An Instructional Series

  This is post one in a multi-post series that will explain how to use and select music to compliment your class. As the series progresses, I will be sure to include the links to the previous posts so that the entire series can be found in the latest post. As an...

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The Loud Ones – Class Work Set Profile using the Stages Sprint Shift

The Loud Ones – Class Work Set Profile using the Stages Sprint Shift

Ride Name: The Loud Ones Work Set Length: 13:44 + 7:17 recovery [21 minutes] The Sprint Shift on the new Stages SC3 bike is your interval training solution. Left position for easy, Center position for medium, Right position for hard. Make micro-adjustments with the...

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What new with iTunes 11?

What new with iTunes 11?

Not much of anything. Really. There's no changes that I can see that would be of any value to you, as a Fitness Instructor. The preferences section is exactly the same - OK, not exactly; they've removed the option for gap-less playback, but kept the cross-fade....

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Favorite Track of The Week

Favorite Track of The Week

Take a listen to this new one that dropped last Friday by American Authors.  While it may not be destined to be as popular as " Best Day of My Life" and "Believer", it's still pretty catchy and makes a great fast flat road.  I'll also be using it as a warm up.  Here...

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Free Music Friday – New Band I'm Digging

Free Music Friday – New Band I'm Digging

I need to preface this with; I'm not thinking Amy will be crazy about this new "discovery" of mine. I had Spotify playing through a recommended playlist¬†Indie Electronica¬†and this track got my attention >¬†alt-J ‚ÄĒ Every Other Freckle. It's an awesome, powerful (and...

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Free Music Monday

Free Music Monday

Too much sun and spirits in Mexico and the next thing you know you've forgotten to post the Friday free track ūüôĀ Don't despair. We've got a very special treat for all of our ICI/PRO members! I'm on a local band email list and was alerted to a special promotional...

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Free Music Friday – Time to Kick Some Tail

Free Music Friday – Time to Kick Some Tail

Saw this post today on Facebook from Instructor¬†Michael Philip Masters: I recognize that there are a lot of people in my classes who, while not actually want to be "beat", do want music that will give that general feel ūüôā Track 1. wasn't familiar to me - but a quick...

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Free Music Friday 8/8

Free Music Friday 8/8

Turning the tables a little bit this week. The owners of the cycle studio where I teach on Monday's and Friday's: http://cyclequeststudio.com/ are awesome! Patti (Joe's wife) pops into my class whenever she can and loves rock music. In an effort to 'keep the boss...

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Free Music – Lazify Discoveries

Free Music – Lazify Discoveries

I've been having fun with the Lazify music discovery App for Spotify. Here's a few of my recent favorites including a resource for free, hour long DJ mixes: This track Nothing Matters from the artist Tricky makes for a powerful tempo/FTP efforts @ 95RPM. Tricky was an...

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Great Class Intro Track

Great Class Intro Track

So I'm sitting here putting together my class for tomorrow and I stumbled on this great track that I'm going to use as my playlist's intro-track. I wasn't looking for one, it just kinda jumped out and hit me between the ears saying; "lead with this one!" What got my...

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Spotify is coming to Canada!

Spotify is coming to Canada!

The Internet is all a chatter about some pretty substantial rumors; our neighbors to the north will finally get access to Spotify! From www.thestar.com Spotify plans Canadian launch The online music streaming service Spotify is hinting that it will be coming to Canada...

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Free Music Friday – Remixed Funk

Free Music Friday – Remixed Funk

New ICI/PRO member Katy from Juneau, Alaska¬†reminded of a track from the Dazz Band¬†that I've always enjoyed... ... getting ready for another Spin class... found a great oldie song: ¬†Let it WHIP..Dazz Band in iTunes. ¬†We're going to do lifts with this one...timed. ūüôā¬†...

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2014 Firefly Music Festival Best Workout Tracks

2014 Firefly Music Festival Best Workout Tracks

Amy and I aren't big on camping > actually we refuse to camp unless there's a hot shower in the tent. But this music festival in Dover, Delaware sounds like a blast. You know Coachella and Bonnaroo, but you may not have heard of Firefly. This musical camping...

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Amazon Prime Streaming Music Review

Amazon Prime Streaming Music Review

    I love my Amazon Prime membership and our family easily recoups the annual fees with the free two day shipping they offer. So when I saw that they are now offering a free music streaming service as part of Prime, I figured I needed to see if this service...

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Free Music Friday – Music Dump

Free Music Friday – Music Dump

With younger daughter home for the Summer, it's not uncommon from me to get in my car and turn on the radio tuned to a foreign (to me) station. Great for accidental music discovery ūüôā Going through my tagged tracks this AM in Shazam and wanted share a few with you....

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