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Training Versus Exercise…Your Thoughts?

We all know a structured training program is far, far more successful at meeting goals (any goal) than haphazard exercise. What can we do to convince our customers? How can we package it to reach more people? Will you help us brainstorm and come up with ideas? I’ve got a few, but I’m seeking your help!

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Friday Favorites: Just Give In and Pedal Like You Stole It

This song starts off like a house on fire and burns down the whole block by the time it finishes. Perfect for Tabata, with eight 20-second full-gas efforts.

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New Rider Jump Start—The Time is Now!

Before you know it, people will be returning to our indoor classes; amongst the influx are the new riders. These new riders may be absolute beginners or just folks who have not experienced the fun and fitness of indoor cycling. Either way, we need to prepare for their arrival. To help you, some of our top instructors will provide suggestions and tips to get your club or studio management on board, create an exciting program, and incorporate new and beginner riders in your classes.

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Chris Plourde Takes Jennifer Through the Power Zones on the IC7

I finally got to ride one of the Indoor Cycling Group IC7 bikes at IDEA last week and it was every bit as wonderful as I expected. I sat and pedaled (easily for the most part) on the bike in the booth for about 45 minutes, while Chris Plourde explained the bike and the program.

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Mainstream Music Mondays: Steep Climbing to the Cover of a Classic

Jump on in to climb to a classic remade in a wicked fashion.

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Take Your Indoor Cycling Class Outdoors, Part 4

Now that you have completed the tasks discussed in the previous articles, it is time to implement your program. Here is a list of points for you to consider based on the groups I worked with, which are primarily composed of novice riders.

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Dramatic Finish on Alpe d’Huez Will Make For an Exciting Class Profile!

Did you watch Stage 20 of the Tour? Take this description of what actually happened on this very exciting stage to create a dramatic storyline for your own class. Also, in this post are some resources for articles and videos for you to use in your Tour de France profiles, whether you are creating your own, or using the ICA profiles. Enjoy!

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Friday Favorites: Funk the Flats

Fast flat road meets high-energy dance party…from the ’70s.

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OCD: The Stairs

We are Obsessed with Cycling Drills! This drill is pulled from one of my most popular profiles I ever created called Loop de Loop, a mountain bike simulation. But it is so much fun, and so challenging, that there is no reason why you can’t incorporate it into many other profiles. I’ve got three song suggestions for you; I’d love to hear what songs you would use for this drill!

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Mainstream Music Monday: An Energetic Warm-Up

This week’s track is a short one, but it has the potential to be packed full of energy and sweat!

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