“The most important Indoor Cycling class you'll ever take… will be the next one!”
I've forgotten which Instructor I overheard saying this to a new participant, but it's completely true. We want new students returning to our classes every week. It's good for us (fuller classes) and obviously good for them 🙂
So what should we be doing in our classes to encourage a Revolutionist, who finds him-or-her self in your class, to feel comfortable and (hopefully) return?
In Audio PROfile #242 Strong Foundation 30 min Intro Class Profile [ICI/PRO members only link] Tom Scotto described Gene Nacey as the Patron Saint of new/beginner riders.
You can listen to all of Gene's suggestions for Teaching Effective Beginner Indoor Cycling Classes using the player below, subscribe to our free Podcast in iTunes or better yet kick off 2013 by joining ICI/PRO.
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.