I realize that not everyone has access to (or interest in) Spotify. And I'm guessing that the majority of successful Instructors are using the combination of iTunes and an iPhone to deliver their class music. If the later category includes you, this new My Cycle Class iPhone App maybe of interest.
Paul Surette developed myCycleClass to simplify creating a class profile using his iPhone and then guiding him with movements & cues that corrispond to each song.
Not sure if it's just me, but there is often things not obvious (read frustrating) when I first use any App. In the case of myCycleClass it took me a long time to figure out how to actually start the class 🙁 You click the + in the top right corner. Once I figured that part out it seemed to work well, but I'll admit that I didn't try it in an actual class.
You start by adding your typical movements > use the + button to add new.
Then common cues
Using the setting tab you can import iTunes Playlists. Select a playlist and you can add movements and cues.
When you're ready to start class you hit the + sign and are given an option to adjust the class length countdown timer.
One handy feature is you can easily email your playlist / profile to others.
If you are into techie stuff like this and appreciate the structure myCycleClass would bring to your teaching give it a try and let me know your results.
An alternative iPhone App is ClassBuilder from Cycling Fusion. Yes there are considerable differences between the two. The primary difference is myCycleClass is designed for a Movement based class where ClassBuilder is geared toward Intensity based classes.
Originally posted 2012-07-03 09:02:41.
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Great find… How do you find these things? $1.99 is low enough for me to have chosen to buy it without pause. There were no ratings since no one had reviewed it yet. I will test it today.
I must add I am an avid Class Builder user so I will not be wowed easily. I do like the idea of shifting between the two (should myCycleClass work out) depending on class profile.
I will report back when I’ve got something to say about it.
I don’t find them… they find me 🙂
Some day I should write a post about all the products and services that I’ve chosen not to talk about.
I am always amazed at what is out there, and how much I don’t know….any apps for Droids….:) keep having fun…stage5 tomorrow..
I am a fan of Schwinn’s Class Tamer app, which they are no longer supporting. Any idea how this app compares to Class Tamer? Thanks!
I am a huge fan of class tamer and now I need a replacement. This app looks great but it says it is not available in the United States. Help!