Have you ever met someone and liked them instantly? You can’t explain why but you immediately felt an emotional bond. I’m not talking about sexual attraction, but rather a genuine and wholesome feeling of fondness and respect towards this person. In a job interview, you are more likely to be hired if the interviewer connects with you as a person. In a business situation, you are more likely to get
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
I’m still getting asked (and see questions on Facebook) about integrating music MP3’s from multiple sources (Soundcloud’s the most popular) into a Spotify or Deezer playlist. We’ll use Spotify for this tutorial as Deezer is nearly identical and Spotify is more popular right now. I’m using a PC, but the solution is the same on a MAC if you’re having this problem that goes something like this: Hi John, I
Happy Christmas! Due to the holiday I’m a bit late with the post this week, but I hope you find something here you can file away and use next Christmas season. First of all, I couldn’t be more excited about the fact the The Beatles are now streaming on nine different services including Spotify and Apple Music! John wrote about it and shared one of his favorites yesterday. This YouTube
Ready to try out some brand new music in your next class? This week’s favorite track is a climb at around 65 RPM from “dark pop” girl band MUNA. From their just released album titled About U, Around U has a steady beat with a few slow-downs in the music at :44 and 3:26. It finishes a bit slower starting around 4:30. You can use that final :45 as a recovery or pick
Sprints, speed work, accelerations, cadence building drills-whatever you call them, we all use them in our classes. I love collecting songs that have a natural pick up (usually on the chorus) to use for this purpose. Today I’m sharing two of my favorites along with the timing that I use in my classes. I hope you can work them into your next cycling profile! Both songs are by Danish metal band Volbeat.
Have you ever watched a commercial and wondered, “What’s that song?”. I’ve seen this Diet Coke commercial dozens of times and every time I see it, I find myself humming this song for hours. I googled it, but could just have easily Shazamed it if I’d had my phone next to me. (If you’re not Shazaming, you should definitely try it! It’s a great way to find and save new
I’ve taught Indoor Cycling classes for about 15 years and thought I understood all of the Do’s and Don’ts of delivering music to my classes. Based on the technique offered in this podcast, I’m realizing I still have a lot to learn… Dennis Mellon is one of those Instructors who really gets music. His understanding of creating great playlist is probably one reason he was voted the top Instructor where
I get a lot of questions about Spotify, but the one question that I get over and over from people that are interested switching from iTunes is: “Do you own the music?”, or “Can I sync music from Spotify to my iPod or burn it to CD? “ And my answer is always the same: “No, you can’t, but you won’t believe what you CAN do for only $9.99 a month!” Now I
Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion: No more hunting for new music or counting out cues. Here is your ready to ride document, that can be displayed from your phone, or printed out onto cue cards. This ride is timed out, down to the second, to make your life as easy as possible!
Welcome to week six of Music to Mention. This week’s music to mention is one of my favorite songs for muscular endurance work: Pump It by The Black Eyed Peas. Muscular endurance is always a challenge for the instructor as there are 3-4 minute sections of the ride, some back to back, where the rider is in the saddle and maintaining a specific cadence and exertion level to achieve the