I love learning about our members, their backgrounds, and where they teach. Recently, we received notes from two women who have both served as indoor cycle instructors while on active military duty. Note: Active duty instructors receive a complimentary ICI/PRO Membership.
Tammie just recently retired after a little more than 20 years of service to the United States. She started teaching indoor cycling classes in Afghanistan in 2010 and enjoyed every minute. She said “it was an exhilarating experience teaching the soldiers. When I was in Afghanistan, soldiers would line up to get a chance to spin and leave their unspoken fears and frustrations behind for just 45 minutes to an hour.” Lacking road bike experience, Tammie found her ICI/PRO membership valuable because it helped her learn the fundamentals of indoor cycling.
Oxana, pictured on the instructor bike, is also an active duty instructor currently stationed on a military installment with her husband in Korea. Oxana reached out to us at ICI/PRO because she was looking for ways to instruct that would benefit her students, who are all at very different fitness levels. She appreciates her ICI/PRO membership because she is eager to help her students “learn and enjoy cycling.” Oxana is curious – and, so are we! – if there are other instructors who teach on military bases within the ICI/PRO community.