Would like like to make $500.00 for teaching a 2 hour workshop? While at the same time making a huge impact on the fitness of your students?
Larry "Link" Russell is doing just that by conducting Zoning Fitness Workshops at his YMCA.
Zoning Fitness provides everything you need to start profiting from conducting Zoning Fitness Workshops at your club or studio.
Here are some past interviews and articles where you can learn more about the Blink Heart Rate monitor and the 2T/3Z (Two Threshold / Three Zone Heart Rate training zones)
ICI Podcast #177 — Problem Solved — Two Threshold / Three Zone Heart Rate Training In a Blink
ICI/PRO Podcast #215 — Teaching to Blue Yellow Red Audio PROfile with Chuck Cali from Zoining Fitness
Listen to Link describe his success below and how you can start making $500.00 or more, for just a few hours of work, this Fall.
If I owned a studio, I'd have a workshop scheduled for the first Saturday of every month - John.
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Well done Larry.
I just want to remind our readers that the two hour workshop (in the can) comes with a manual just like the five week course. Additionally, there are almost 100 instructors or participants of last year’s ICI/PRO conference that got FREE blinks. Dust them off, put them on and start Blinking for your riders.
John, if you are looking for a studio owner that does ZONING, Kathy at Cycledelic has been doing ZONING in her studio since last winter. She was number two after Larry on the east coast.
I know it will sound like me touting my own product but ZONING is the undiscovered pearl in the rough. If ZONING were being sold by Polar or Garmin we couldn’t manufacture Blinks fast enough.
Out of interest, Larry……how did you originally “sell” the idea to your gym?
My current gig is an incredibly quiet place…..rarely more than a handful of folk on the gym floor at the times I teach with correspondingly small class sizes (my husband reckons it’s prolly some sort of money laundering operation!)
They periodically have small group training stuff (mainly led by the personal trainers) for, say, 5K or functional fitness training but I can’t seem to get anyone interested in HR based training sessions or other weight management things I’m keen to experiment with…..as discussed regularly with one other poster on the pedal-on forum (I guess if no-one else is interested there, why would they be at my gym?)
I read about enterprises like this…..or, say, Christine’s project with her members….. totally enviously because I just can’t seem to make it fly. Don’t know whether it’s me (wrong person) the venue (wrong place) or just the wrong person in the wrong place. It seems such a no-brainer to me that it seems like it should sell itself.
Wear your BLINK in class and show the colors of the three zones. Curiosity of other members will ignite plenty of interest. You can do private as well as small group training to you can make money over time.
Thanks for clearly explaining how IC instructors can make a decent hourly wage and lead classes ‘in a new way”. Teach different. Ride different. That’s what you are doing, Link.
Truth be told, Larry…..I don’t actually *like* the BLINK HRM for personal use.
Although the 3 zone colours sound great in theory, in practise they give the impression that there’s a definitive threshold or cut-off point from one training zone to the next and that’s not really the case. The flashing colours are nicely visible but the actual HR numbers aren’t quite so easy to see. For my eyes, there isn’t the background contrast necessary to be able to see whether I’m “flashing” 2 beats below T1 or 20 without my reading glasses and an overhead light.
I actually did wear the monitor while teaching for a few sessions after the last ICI conference to see if I could make the idea fly, it seemed so user friendly. As a demo of its value though, that would’ve been a failure. Given the sympathetic feedback that’s a bit inevitable when teaching…..for me, at least…. per the HRM I was cranking away well above T2 when, in fact, I was manifestly “working” within an intensity range that allowed me to offer up verbal cues without a problem.
FWIW, I would be one of those violinists who’d need to take beta-blockers to keep my heart rate under control even while waiting to walk out on stage to perform.