If you've spent any time coaching youth sports, you know that kids have little interest in learning skills and structured drills. They just want to play ball and have fun!
As the coach of his two boy's baseball teams, popular Instructor Dennis Mellon understands his kids want to enjoy playing the game – not just focus on the science of hitting or the proper techniques for fielding a ground ball.
A good coach knows how to teach the skills of the game, while keeping the enjoyment and fun that kids crave. Many of those “kids” grow up and are now riding in our classes.
In our interview below, Dennis shares a number of his ideas on how he brings enjoyment to riders. I loved his advice; “I fool'em into getting stronger”. Listen to learn the rest.
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.