Bill Pryor from Spynergy Consulting visited the annual IHRSA Show last week to learn what’s new for cycling studio owners and entrepreneurs. Here are some highlights and photos from his report. “……once I got over the sensory overload, I made a point of visiting all the bike manufacturers to ride the bikes and hear about new trends. I also tried to see what kinds of metrics, programming and video content
When I’m asked to review a product or service that includes new technology, I’m always a bit hesitant. You see I like simple and I tend to see many new products trying to solve a problem that really doesn’t need to be solved or will add another (needless) layer of complexity/frustration/distraction to the lives of Instructors and/or their students. Power indication in our classes is a perfect example. Seeing our watts is
The “Heads Up Display” of student’s performance data (watts, calories, cadence, HR, etc…) from Performance IQ looks like a fascinating addition to any club or studio. While not for everyone, the competitive element it introduces can make for a very exciting and motivating class experience. But I had felt Performance IQ it was missing a few things: The pre-class setup (entering all your students into the system) was a lot of work
This FreeMotion promotion has ended. Purchase a FreeMotion S11.0, indoor cycle at Amazon and get free shipping. Now practicing your latest Power class profile or learning your latest virtual ride at home is within your reach! FreeMotion is shipping a complete Power/RPM console with each S11 series indoor cycles ordered by our readers. Check out my FreeMotion S11.0 Home Trainer Indoor Cycle Review for more information.
You only get one chance to make a first impression! While I’ve taught a lot of classes on Indoor Cycles that display Power/Watts, this morning was the very first Power based class I’ve ever taught. So what’s the difference? 65 new FreeMotion Indoor Cycles with Power meters that replaced conventional Spinner NXTs and very willing participants interested in the value training with power will bring to their fitness. Sunday mornings
Between sessions last weekend Master Instructor Cameron Chinatti took me aside and told me how impressed she was with the quality of Instructors at the conference. Wanting for you to hear it first hand, I invited Cameron back for a post conference interview for the latest episode of the ICI Podcast. We also discussed Cameron’s BIG RIDE where she had everyone working together as teams of 4 on the new
They say good things come to those who wait! I’m very excite to announce that Stages Indoor Cycling has agreed to co-sponsor the conference this year and they will provide a room full of their new FreeMotion Indoor Cycles with POWER. Update: July 2011 – I am now teaching on the FreeMotion s11.9 and have a page dedicated to my review of this indoor cycle. I need to publicly thank both