The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “Like Warren Miller Only Better”

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 

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The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “Stairway to Heaven”

  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 

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The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “My Body Tells Me “NO” But I Won’t Quit Cuz I Want More”

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 

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ICI/PRO Podcast 248 – Going The Distance Audio PROfile With Chris Neilsen

Instructor Chris Nielsen was one of our Ultimate Instructor Class Profile winners with her Going the Distance profile! Training Type: Endurance HR Zones: 3-4 Effort: moderate to hard Class length: 60 minutes, includes ~9 minutes for cool down and stretch This profile was developed as part of a series to show that endurance classes can be as engaging and informative as rides with higher intensity.  This class gives the instructor 

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ICI Podcast # 217 Waldo’s Revenge Audio PROfile from Amy Pillitteri

Spinning Instructor Amy Pillitteri

Meet Spinning Instructor Amy Pillitteri! Amy is the runner-up in our Ultimate Instructor Class Profile contest! About Waldo’s Revenge I wrote this profile for a group of students I was working with during a winter and spring periodization program at a nearby YMCA this year.  This particular class was full of enthusiastic triathletes and cyclists training for the Waldo County YMCA Triathlon Festival.  We worked through all the various phases 

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ICI/PRO Podcast #213 – Timing & Cadence Audio PROfile

Our latest Audio PROfile comes from Team ICG® Master Trainer Jim Karanas! PROFILE DESCRIPTION Timing is one of the most basic essentials of training.  I like to think of Timing as “how you interact with what you perceive.”  The road is the road.  At times, it will come at you in ways that are unpredictable.  How you ride your bike depends largely on your sense of timing or how you 

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ICI/PRO Podcast #194 – ZENDURANCE Audio PROfile (Extended Version)

As promised, here is the extended (35 minute) version of ZENDURANCE featuring Master Instructor Jim Karanas from the Indoor Cycling Group – LIVESTRONG fitness. Click here for the 20 minute version of ZENDURANCE + the PDF and Spotify playlists. Why do we have two versions? It’s actually my fault 🙁 Jim Karanas is very passionate about endurance cycling and teaching endurance classes. My job as the producer is to keep the Talent 

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ICI/PRO Podcast #193 – ZENDURANCE (20 min verison) Audio PROfile

Happy New Year! Let’s kick off a fabulous 2012 indoor season with ZENDURANCE – our latest Audio PROfile from Master Instructor Jim Karanas! The difference between “just riding” and training is that, when training, you recognize that every workout has a purpose. This is easy to forget when coaching an endurance class.   Many riders and fitness enthusiasts look forward to this time of year as a time when we can enjoy lower 

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ICI/PRO Podcast #191 – Aerobic Cruz Intervals from Master Instructor Tom Scotto

Master Instructor Tom Scotto ends the year with another excellent Audio PROfile. ICI/PRO members can look forward to another 12 NEW PROfiles in 2012. “This is one of my favorite rides because it puts us under some “good” stress for long periods of time. We are going to be targeting a very uncomfortable level of intensity – just above our endurance effort and below the point we start to become breathless. It 

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The Power of Quiet

So much of western fitness revolves around adrenalin-driven, kinetic (or should we say “hyperkinetic”?) energy.  Yet there is power that comes from quiet – and that was the concept of a recent training I ran in my indoor cycling classes last week. Keeping the energy mellow does not require making the training easy.  Instead, it’s training that comes from energy that’s centered, rather than frenetic.  When I taught these classes, 

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ICI/PRO Podcast #158 – Exploring Aerobic Fitness Audio PROfile

We are seeing and hearing a new emphasis on studios offering Beginner or Introduction to Indoor Cycling classes. The idea is really very simple; provide new students with a safe and inviting class, teach them the basic techniques, let them develop their fitness and then graduate them to more intense classes when they are ready to be successful. Programs like Cycling Fusion have learned that these beginner class are most 

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