Can simple words change your Indoor Cycling Class? Jade Ng with the Finish Strong Training System has been using her dictionary to find words that help her communicate with her class. Listen to the Podcast below or subscribe for free using or Information about our lost Podcast episodes is here ICI Podcast – The Lost Episodes https://indoorcycleinstructor.com.s3.amazonaws.com/118_Jade_Ng.mp3 Originally posted 2010-09-17 06:54:03.
It’s National Eagle Day here in the USA and I thought I should share an experience I had with the bald eagle one morning before class. I actually had this post sitting as a draft from a few weeks ago. As often happens, I got distracted and never finished it. Learning that today is our day to celebrate these majestic birds has me back at the keyboard. A great metaphor
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
Howdy Fit Folk! John Macgowan has so graciously invited me to contribute to the vast wealth of knowledge that is the ICI/PRO community– woohoo!! Lucky me. 🙂 To those of you that I had the great pleasure of meeting at the 2011 ICI/PRO conference, hello again! To those of you that I have yet to meet, I look forward to many opportunities to open a dialog, discuss new concepts and
Have you ever been in a hotel, friends spare bedroom, or anywhere that you would find yourself staring up at the ceiling and thinking to yourself “huh, I wonder if they know there’s a crack in the ceiling?” Well I have, both literally and figuratively over the last 15 months and I’d like to reflect a little. I’m typing this from a balcony on the Disney Fantasy Cruise ship.
Have you ever been in a rut and not known why ? Maybe in your workout ? Possibly in your teaching style, music, or even time slot ? How about in a relationship, or a career? I’m fortunate (as I am sure most of you are) in that I get to be a cycling instructor because I love it and not because it pays the bills.The reality for most
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
When I get the same question, from two ICI/PRO members, a week apart, it means I should probably write a post about the subject. First the questions: Hi John – I hope you are doing well and have the prospect of defrosting in the near future! A question came up at one of the places where I teach about minimum age for spinning. Back when I was certified, I understood
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