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Saying Thank You Means More Than You Know

This is a blog post by group fitness instructor Erica Barker (reprinted with permission). She accurately describes what most of us go through as we prepare for our one-hour fitness class, of any format. It’s a LOT more than that one hour, isn’t it? Share this with your peers and even with your students; it’s helpful when they understand how much your passion drives what you do!

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Mainstream Music Mondays: Feel the Lead from the Pedal

“This ain’t a hobby, it’s a way of life.”

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CLASS ENERGY = PROFILE + MUSIC + YOU – TALKERS.

Energy in science can neither be created nor destroyed. What about energy in your classroom? Energy is one of the primary things that distinguishes a good class from a poor one. A class with good energy is almost always a good class. A class without energy is, well, dead. Here are tips to keep the energy high.

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Instructor Spotlight: Julianne Lafleur From Toronto

Where do you find the most inspiring indoor cycling Instructors and dynamic, successful studios in the world? ICA set out on a mission to highlight the indoor cycling coaches, studio owners, and group fitness directors who are impacting individuals and communities where they lead and serve. We will spotlight a new instructor or studio bi-monthly. Our first star instructor is Julianne Lafleur from Toronto, Ontario!

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Friday Favorites: Can’t Deny Your Love for Indoor Cycling

Grab your riders’ attention with a catchy warm-up track!

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Some Cool Music Video Ideas

For those who have video and WI-FI capabilities, here’s a couple of mesmerizing music videos to play when you don’t want to talk much, and give your riders something entrancing to watch.

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How To Handle Last-Minute Challenges (Like Teaching in a Construction Zone!)

Bill arrives at the studio to teach his class, but there is a construction team at the front of the room, just minutes before class starts. What does he do? Learn from Bill’s experience in effectively managing a challenging situation, and apply it to others that you might encounter. Your response will have an effect on how your riders respond!

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Mainstream Music Mondays: I Hope You Climb

It builds and builds and then you find yourself climbing like you never have before. When the chorus kicks in, climbing in the saddle will no longer be an option.

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When Heart Rate Interpretation Goes Wrong

This is a discussion of a Joe Friel article on a common misinterpretation of a heart rate response to training. DON’T LET THIS BE YOU! Make sure you understand how your riders’ heart rates respond to training! In this post is a list of resources and articles (some free, some books, some premium articles) to help enhance your understanding of heart rate. This is important EVEN if you don’t teach with a HR monitor. It also helps your coaching using RPE and optimizes your use of power training.

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Leap of Faith, Part 2: Breaking Free

How do you break free from your fears? How do you embrace bringing new ideas, new content, and new experiences to your studio and your students?

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