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
Here’s the week 2 profile for the month of March 2016. 3, 2, 1 Blast off!!!! As the intervals get shorter the intensity gets HOTTER and more POWERFUL!!!! But you’ll need to cruise into orbit in the middle. Right Click to download a recording of me teaching this profile with a Stages IQ http://pro-contributors.s3.amazonaws.com/Simple_and_Progress_2016_03_1_GATC_StagesIQ.mp3 Right Click to download a Trainer Road video and audio recording of
There’s talk of a new YouTube Streaming Music service, similar to what many of us enjoy with Spotify & Deezer for delivering our class music. Imagine a service where you could create a playlist of music videos, add them to your portable device and then make them available for off line use 🙂 The alleged on-demand music service would be geared towards mobile use, and offer a free tier that lets you
Sometimes audio just isn’t enough! Staying on the cutting edge of Indoor Cycling 2.0 is very exciting… and very demanding! The ICI/PRO Team is continually searching for new and innovative ways to educate our ICI/PRO members about the latest developments in fitness and Indoor Cycling. The introduction of Power to many of our classes brings with it a number of challenges to delivering our training resources in an audio format. But have no
By Team ICG® Master Trainer Jim Karanas At the Indoor Cycling Group, we believe that teaching with video will be the next wave to influence Indoor Cycling, differentiate in the eyes of customers, and keep instructors from being seen as a commodity by the big-box clubs. Media consoles like Myride®+ will enable instructors to work with cycling videos more easily than ever before. It takes only seconds to create a
Tom Scotto has been a welcomed (but infrequent) contributor here at indoorcycleinstructor.com for the past two years. He impressed all of us at the ICI/PRO conference last fall. I think it was Amy who said “beyond his incredible knowledge as a USA Cycling Coach and his charming personality, Tom just looks good on a bike” 🙂 You can read Tom’s full bio here. We first met Tom back in 2009 in this interview
Cycling Fusion is conducting a search for America’s Top 10 Indoor Cyclists and ICI/PRO member Doug Rusho has this video up on YouTube. Congratulations Doug! I realize that it take’s a special confidence to “put yourself out there” and be judged by your peers! You can find more entry videos here. Info on the Conference is here.