Would this create a more beneficial pedaling workout?

I just became aware of a new Indiegogo campaign for an innovative* method of pedaling a bicycle. Similar in functionality to a KrankCycle, the Caron Bicycle uses independent left/right crankarms that create 6 different pedalling movements. They have their crankset installed on a conventional IC in this video. Watch and then tell me if you feel these added exercises would improve your class… or is it just a solution in 

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Hollywood Cycle Reality TV Starts Tonight

Not sure how I feel about this new show shot in an Indoor Cycling studio in LA. I’ve had a few regulars mention it to me at the club. One told me that she’s excited to learn more about the sex and drama filled life I lead as an Instructor 🙂 Hollywood Cycle episode #1 is tonight on E! Entertainment Television You may have already seen the trailer Now you 

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Free Music Friday – How about something free, easy and fun?

Now that it’s summer, I like to transition from serious > to fun classes. Not sure exactly why… maybe because when it’s cold and dark in the morning, I tend to think if we can’t be outdoors we might as well be training with focus. Summer, on the other hand, causes me to lighten up and try to be more entertaining and fun. Here’s a few tracks that I’ll be 

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Just relax and do what you normally do… Cycle Sculpt Profile #3

With 40°f and rain scheduled for this past Sunday, I agreed to sub the 9:00am Cycle Sculpt class at the Life Time Fitness where I have scheduled classes. This was my third chance to teach this LTF branded format that combines Indoor Cycling and Resistance training. You can read about my earlier experiences here and here – both links include my class profile and Spotify playlist. I was chatting with my friend 

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The new SoulCycle iPhone App – It’s all about the Instructors and their music

Soulcycle iPhone App reservation

Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em, there’s no denying that SoulCycle is enormously successful and a driving force that’s responsible for much of the excitement our industry. I visited SoulCycle last fall and participated in a few classes. The purpose was to accurately report on this juggernaut of Indoor Cycling. The bottom line IMO, SoulCycle get’s it. They understand their target market precisely – everything they do is directed at female non-cyclists who 

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Bring Some Extra Dimensions to Your Next Class

For years I have taught classes that were physically challenging to participants but when I started to bring more than the Physical Dimension of Wellness to my classes, MAGIC HAPPENED. Dr. Bill Hettler, the co-founder of the National Wellness Institute (NWI), created a model named, The Six Dimensions of Wellness, in 1976. His idea of Wellness was not merely just the absence of disease, but living a life in which 

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Where’s the new SoulCycle iPhone App?

Where is the soulcycle iphone app can't find it in iTunes

I’ll bet somebody at Apple/iTunes is getting an ear-full this morning… SoulCycle sent out an email this morning, announcing their new iPhone App. The email included this link to their App in the iTunes store… which of course opens in iTunes so you can download the software. Except most people (like me) don’t use iTunes to install an App. We download and install Apps directly from our phones. Which is 

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Is this the ultimate in wearable fitness technology?

The Wahoo Fitness PLUGGR is the first ever Bluetooth 4.0 enabled suppository motion sensor. It can measure and track your heart rate, motion, body temperature, and digestive regularity. Features include: Health metrics sent directly to your smart phone via Bluetooth 4.0 technology. Measure digestive health by tracking the frequency, severity, and composition of bowel movements. No more dehydration or constipation! Vibration alerts and electrical stimulus for call, email, and text 

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Did an overemphasis on “contraindications” > give rise to SoulCycle?

What caused the SoulCycle phenomenon? Why are their riders so passionate, loyal and willing to spend $34 dollars a class, when clubs and studios had been offering Indoor Cycling classes for 10 or more years – long before SoulCycle’s launch in 2007? The research done (and reported here) by future studio owner Callie Bowling finds Cycling Studios that are offering class formats similar SoulCycle’s appear to be doing well, but 

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Stages SC3 Indoor Cycle Review – Part 1

Stages SC3 Indoor Cycle Review

IHRSA 2015 was the first public appearance of the Stages Cycling SC3 Indoor Cycle. This was a total surprise to me and I have no idea how Stages Master Educator Dennis Mellon was able to keep his mouth shut for so long. We talk weekly and it must have been killing him not to be able to tell me about their latest project 🙂 Going forward, I feel it’s important 

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Making effortless connections with participants

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 

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