Sixteen weeks, countless hours on the bike, more Yoga & Pilates than I thought I’d ever see, and all the 40+ VO2 tests later, the results are finally in. The Winter Training program based on Cycling Fusion Training principles, at Global Ride has produced results that have exceeded even the most ambitious expectations set. These results were not relegated to just the first season participants either. From our newbies to
I love sharing anything created by public speaking expert Alexa Fischer. She has just published part one of a free video series. I just finished watching this 13 min video and felt you may enjoy learning how to move past the negative thoughts that could be holding you back from effortlessly connecting with your riders. When opportunities happen, it’s up to you to be ready. Whether it’s chatting your boss
The Power of 3 – “Around, Below and Above” “Congregation” by The Foo Fighters “The Hanging Tree” by Peter G RewerRK “In the Clear” by Foo Fighters Over the past few weeks I have been fascinated with the HBO series “Sonic Highways”, which features one of my favorite bands, the Foo Fighters. “In this new series, Foo Fighters commemorate their 20th anniversary by documenting the eight-city recording odyssey that produced
The Power of 3 – “Like Warren Miller Only Better” “Outside” by The Foo Fighters “Bone Thugs-N-Chili Peppers” by The Melker Project “Vertigo (Redanka Power Mix” by Peter G ReWerk As many of you know, I live in Colorado and skiing is one of my family’s favorite winter activities. Every year we used to look forward to the release of the latest Warren Miller ski movie as the unofficial start
FTP Mix “Where the Streets Have No Name” by U2 “Wake Me Up” by Avicii “Real Gone” by Sheryl Crow “Danny, Dakota and the Wishing Well” by A Silent Film “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Vertigo” by U2 Last week I wrote about the “Threshold Check” or “Mini-Threshold Test” that I perform at the beginning of every class. This week I want to share how I teach
The Power of 3 – “Stairway To Heaven” “Rhiannon” by Stevie Nicks “Come On Eileen” by Dexie’s Midnight Runners “Stairway To Heaven” by Heart For years I had been patiently waiting for the facilities I instruct in to upgrade their bikes to use power. When these upgrades finally started to happen I was surprised by the different wattage readings I would see, not only, from different brands of bikes
The Power of 3 – “”My Body Tells Me “NO” But I Won’t Quit Cuz I Want More” “Turn The Levels” by DJ Lobersterdust “Part of Me” by Katy Perry “My Body” by Young the Giant There has been a lot of talk lately about the proper range of RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) in indoor cycling classes. The general range that most indoor cycling certifications recommend is 60-110rpm. That doesn’t
Today was my scheduled Teach Back and I passed! If you teach for Life Time Fitness you are required to demonstrate that you understand how to teach a proper Studio Cycle class. Our Teach Back today was to follow our “Speed” profile and we had only about 12 minutes to complete: A short warm-up & introduction to the class Have everyone qualify AT Teach a short segment I taught the intro of
By Team ICG® Master Trainer Chuck Cali The standard ‘spin’ class was my comfort zone. I got my energy from my music. My riders got their energy from the music and from me – classic rock, high-energy pop and me, coaching in classic Vince Lombardi style. My classes got good reviews, but, mostly, I was subbing. I wanted my own class. Opportunity presented itself. My first break from my comfort
It could… What would happen if tomorrow you showed up for your Indoor Cycling class wearing street clothes, carrying a stopwatch and clipboard, then simply coached the class? I know a lot of us (including me) have reservations about teaching off the bike. The note on my cue sheet at 23:30 says – get off the bike and walk around for two minutes. What will I do? What will I say?
Based on her unbroken string of last place finishes, Sally Edwards is the absolute worst Triathlete in America. But Sally has a good reason for coming in last… it’s so no one else has to. Listen as she describes her involvement in Danskins and Trek Womens Triathlons and she has a challenge for all of our female listeners; grab a girl friend and commit to training and competing in your first Tri.