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Friday Favorites: A Feel-Good Flat

It’s time to rev up your engine. VROOM, VROOM!

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208 Songs of Inspiration, Personal Growth, and Empowerment For the New Year

Last year’s New Year’s playlist has been updated with new empowering songs of all genres, including quite a few pop and hip-hop songs that your younger audience will enjoy. These songs are based on the themes of change, personal growth, being unstoppable, self-confidence, and setting goals.

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The Coach: Education and Self-Care for Sustained Inspiration

In part 1 of the Coaching Series, we considered the various uses of the word “coach” in different professions. A common thread through corporate, life, financial, athletic, etc. coaching is an alliance between the coach and coachee for enhanced performance. At the heart of the coaching relationship is an understanding that the person who is being coached is responsible for the bulk of the work. The role of the coach is to clarify, explore options with the client and provide accountability.

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Mainstream Music Mondays: Drinks (Hydration) All Around

This is just a fun song and very uncharacteristic for me. It is perfect for an intro to tempo riding, and especially standing at tempo because the bpm is slower and more manageable.

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“No Pain, No Gain” in Indoor Cycling?

We’ve all heard the adage “No Pain, No Gain,” and the reasons it’s a myth. But we also hear that it’s not possible to really succeed or improve performance unless you learn to suffer at your chosen sport. So what is it? Where is the line drawn? And how should indoor cycling instructors coach? Should we never use words like “suffering” in our coaching?

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Prepping for a Reset, Part 7: Free Class!

Parts 4, 5, and 6 of Prepping for a Reset provided samples of aerobic conditioning, muscle conditioning, and leg speed class profiles. There are numerous variations, but these three profiles comprise the key foundational elements of cycling fitness. Now it is time for a test…or review.

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Friday Favorites: Understated Intro

When I’m searching for a song to start class, my preference is music that has a strong consistent rhythm, but understated; preferably in the 90–100 rpm range. The introduction and warm-up is one of the rare times that the music must provide the background to my instruction. This song offers the solid pulse and rhythmic energy needed.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Indoor Cycling Instructors

Christmas is around the corner. If you are seeking a cycling- or indoor cycling–themed gift for the instructor on your list (or to give to your significant other who is looking for a gift to give you), here are some great ideas!

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