As many of you know I’ve worn many hats in the fitness industry, I’ve been an Assistant General Manager, Operations Manager, Fitness Director, Triathlon Coach, Master Swim Team Coach, Master Educator, Personal Trainer, Group Exercise and Indoor Cycling Instructor. Throughout my almost 25 years in this customer service industry I have heard many member comments, complaints and compliments. Through these years I have grown a thick skin but the
This week’s ride focused on cadence work…..I absolutely love cadence work. While I think the hardest work we do is speed work (that is next week), I find cadence work to be the most satisfying. I love working on the control and building the leg’s ability to accurately respond to the work. So, in working on this week’s ride I came across Down Dirty by Rivero. This song has a
This is post one in a multi-post series that will explain how to use and select music to compliment your class. As the series progresses, I will be sure to include the links to the previous posts so that the entire series can be found in the latest post. As an instructor, music can become the most challenging part of any indoor class; however it can be one of
I’m not embarrassed to say that I like country music. Country is a genre that many indoor cycling instructor avoid, but I embrace it. I get more complements about playing country music than any other genre. Country music IS popular and has a HUGE following. I live in Denver and a few weeks ago U2 was playing the Pepsi Center, a 20,000 seat venue and Luke Bryan was playing Mile
Have you ever felt the “Power of 3”? If you were to do a quick web search you would see that 3 is a very special number. It’s a favorite of storytellers; the three pigs, the the three blind mice, Goldilocks and the three bears and the Three Musketeers. It’s used in faith; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as well as Mindy, Body, Spirit. You have the 3 olympic
Instructor Carole Harrell shared this awesome 11 minute mashup over on our Celebrate Indoor Cycling Group – The Ultimate Mashup of 2014. 55 track remix by Robin Skouteris. Listening to it, I don’t recognise many of the tracks… but there’s a good chance that your class may know them. As I think about it, you could do a fun “Name That Tune” game where you have anyone how knows the song
Wait, what’s an “earworm”? That was my thought, when I first read the term in some long forgotten article. Turns out that it’s an affliction that many of us have experienced… Earworm – Wikipedia An earworm, sometimes known as a brainworm, sticky music, or stuck song syndrome, is a catchy piece of music that continually repeats through a person’s mind after it is no longer playing. Phrases used to describe
The Power of 3 Mix. 3 songs, harmonically mixed for your listening and riding pleasure. La La La (feat. Sam Smith) – Naughty Boy No Diggity – Blackstreet Cheap Thrills – Sia Non-Members can listen to this mix by clicking on the “Play” icon below or purchase it by clicking “Buy” Get more Dennis Mellon remixes at Legitmix Premium Members can download this mix for free by following the links
The Power of 3 Mix. Wherever I Go – OneRepublic Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes Kill Em With Kindness – Selena Gomez Non-Members can listen to this mix by clicking on the “Play” icon below or purchase it by clicking “Buy” Get more Dennis Mellon remixes at Legitmix Premium Members can download this mix for free by following the links below:
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Attached to this post is a harmonically mixed indoor cycling music set, of the best remixes of 2015 that I found on YouTube. All you need to do is “Play It and Forget It.” Premium Members, follow the link below to download this new mix.