Favorite Track of The Week

When you’re reaching the end of your class and your riders look like their losing their motivation, throw this song their way and they are sure to gain their second wind.  You and your riders will love the amazing beat that trails in and out as the song progresses.  (67 rpm) To use these teaching notes, make sure you are using the original version which clocks in at 6 minutes 

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Making the Most of Music, Part 1: Emotion

With over 1800 articles in our archives there’s a good chance that our ICI/PRO members may have missed some of our best stuff. So every Wednesday we are republishing some our of our favorite articles and podcasts – enjoy! By Team ICG® Master Instructor Jim Karanas My last two articles were on video because it will affect our industry dramatically in 2012. Long before video, however, something else inspired us to ride 

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Favorite Track of The Week

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 

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Favorite Track of The Week

I love finding remixes of great songs to add to my music library because I’m often looking for a specific song length to add to my profiles.  This week’s favorite track features remixes of the song Kill the Lights (with Nile Rodgers) by Alex Newell, Jess Glynne, DJ Cassidy.  If you’re looking for a 3, 5, or 7 minute song to fit in to your profile, you’re sure to find 

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Favorite Track(s) of The Week

Happy New Year!!  It’s been a great year for music and I always like to start my new year with two special playlists. One being a “Best of” playlist and the other a “New Year” themed playlist. I’ll be sharing both of these playlists later today on my blog.  In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite New Year themed songs as well as two new releases that 

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Favorite Track(s) of The Week

Time for another ‘Favorite Track(s) of the week!  If you’ve never used music from Cirque Du Soleil in your classes you should definitely consider giving them a try.  Every time I use a song from one of the soundtracks, I receive positive feedback from my riders.   Today I’m going to share three of my favorites and how I use them in my classes.  Feel free to comment and let me 

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Favorite Track(s) of The Week

It’s Friday once again and that can only mean one thing.  It’s time for my favorite tracks of the week!  Today I have for you a newer tune that you can use as a flat road and an older one that makes a great hill. The first song was released in June of 2015 by the American duo MKTO and it’s got a very different sound from their 2013 hit 

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Favorite Track(s) of The Week

If you have teenage boys at home like I do, you may have already heard the tracks I’m sharing today.  My guys love both soccer and basketball and when they aren’t playing on the field and the court, they are often found in the basement with their friends playing FIFA or NBA on the Playstation.  FIFA 2016 came out earlier in the week and I get just as excited as 

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Favorite Track(s) of The Week

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 

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The Power of 3 – Keep it Simple and Progress – Profile (July 2015 Week 3)

  Below you’ll find Week 3 of July’s Keep it Simple and Progress indoor cycling profile. Workout Basics: 5 minute warmup 3 x 4 minute intervals with 30 seconds recovery after each 1 minute recovery after the third 4 minute interval 3 x 3 minute intervals with 30 seconds recovery after each 1 minute recovery after the third 3 minute interval 3 x 2 minute intervals with 30 seconds recovery after each 1 minute 

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The Power of 3 – Keep it Simple and Progress – Profile (July 2015 Week 2)

Below you’ll find Week 2 of July’s Keep it Simple and Progress indoor cycling profile. In order to keep it simple and progress I have kept the same series of intervals as last week but reduced the rest to just 45 seconds.  Due to the reduced rest there’s extra time, so I added three 30 second maximum effort intervals at the end of the workout. Workout Basics: 5 minute warmup 3 

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