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
I used Epic Planet’s video Epic Acadia this morning in a class I subbed. Because these early AM people are very committed and they all understand the value of Threshold based training, I knew I could lead them on a ride that included a 20 minute climb at (or very near) Threshold. The first 30 minutes are a perfect warm up with a number of short climbs I used to
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I’m on a bit of a Rihanna kick lately. Premium Members can download this Video for free by following the links below:
I’m loving this new song by P!nk!!!! Check it out. Just Like Fire by P!nk Premium Members can download this Song and Video for free by following the links below:
I grew up in a small town about 50 miles north of New York city on the banks of the Hudson River named Highland Falls. One of the unique aspects of my hometown, besides the unparalleled beauty of the Hudson Valley, is the fact that it borders the United States Military Academy at West Point. For as long as I can remember I have admired and respected those who have
I’m always searching for new music and videos. While on a recent YouTube bender I came across this mashup and video. This is some amazing stuff! Check it out. Below, Premium Members can download the audio and/or video to this amazing mashup.
Many instructors tell me that teaching indoor cycling has ruined their appreciation of music. They say that once you become an instructor music comes in only two genres, can be used in class or not. This is sad but true. I have been experiencing a different problem since I started using video in my classes. Now when I watch YouTube videos they are put into the same categories.
By Team ICG® Master Trainer Jim Karanas Two things prompted this post. One was John’s post showing video as one more distraction in a distraction-filled studio (see “Virtual Engagement or Virtual Distraction?”, 7/22/12). The other was my concern about what might happen if instructors and students learned about cycling with video under such poor circumstances – and the entire cycling-with-video concept ended before it even began. Cycling with video has
I’ve been bugging Gene Nacey at Cycling Fusion to send me some video clips of the classes they have been filming. He’s finally caught up enough to begin providing them for you to watch. There will be two versions avalible; In the right hand side bar – scroll down to see it. As ICI/PRO member only videos. We are trying to get these on a somewhat regular schedule 🙂