I'm probably older than most of the ICI/PRO members – and there isn't much I can do about that.
When I was in High School there were two bands / rock stars that I couldn't get enough of; David Bowie and Jethro Tull. I had the privilege of seeing Tull in concert twice, but never Bowie. Actually, as it turned out, I would have been disappointed by Bowie's change of style as I lost him beyond the The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Jethro remained consistent in their music and as such, gathered many fans into the 80's – so why not serve those fans in your class a track to bring them back to their High School or College days?
Jethro Tull‘s anthem was Aqualung – an awesome track that communicates a powerful climb at 62 RPM, with a nice easy section in the middle @ 2:14 (and one near the end) before the cadence accelerates to 92 RPM where you hammer and really let the “dogs out” and all the old fogies in your class can relive their early days. They'll know that they'll get a break at 4:35 as the song transitions. It's at this point where you have everyone TURN IT UP for the big finish. All hell breaks loose and you let your riders go where they need to go until the end 🙂 Be sure you know the end so you can cue it with all it's awesomeness!
Your older (50+) men participants know this tune Jethro Tull – Up To Me
John is a member on the AFS (Association of Fitness Studios) Advisory Council.
Holding certifications from; Schwinn, Heart Zones, Team ICG and Life Time Fitness, John's held regularly scheduled cycling classes between 1998 and 2015 when he moved to Florida.
When the weather permits, you'll find him riding and leading outdoor groups by himself or with his Tandem partner (wife) Amy.