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You’ve Got Work To Do! 78 Songs About Work

We’ve updated our Labor Day Playlist with even more fun songs to choose from for your upcoming theme ride. Some of these songs also work great anytime you want to inspire your riders to “work” harder for their goals.

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The New Instructor: 10 Tips for Mastering the Class Intro, Part 1

You cue the music to begin teaching your first indoor cycling class and realize there is so much information to cover within the first few minutes of class. Will you remember it all? Will you explain everything correctly? Will someone remove the butterflies from your stomach? Welcome to part 1 and the first three tips to master your class intro.

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Mainstream Music Monday: Play on Words

This week’s song is a new song, but it has a very Michael Jackson/Justin Timberlake feel… Therefore, I’m loving it. And, I’m also loving the versatility it offers!

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Two Back-to-School Indoor Cycling Profiles From Our Archives

It’s always fun to greet your riders in the fall with some back-to-school indoor cycling profiles. Not only are their (and perhaps your?) kids going back to school, but they’re also flocking back to the studio to attend your “school”! Here are a couple of fun profiles from our archives that are based on the idea of playing games.

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Theme Profile: Back to School for One More Day!

Billy Coburn is back with an entertaining yet poignant profile to celebrate this time of year when kids go back to school. Even if your riders aren’t parents, they all share one thing in common…they all went to school, and have some fun, crazy, embarrassing, and poignant memories. But the work in this interval profile is not only real, it’s real hard! So pay attention or you may end up in detention!

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Kraftwerk’s Music and Their Cycling Roots

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Kraftwerk says it has used the sound of bikes, and the rhythmic breathing of cyclists in its music. Hütter says that cycling is also about silence and appreciating the sound of the world around you as you ride, something which is carried over to their music. Have you used their music for your cycling classes, especially a Tour de France stage?

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Friday Favorites: Chilldown

Perfect track for chilling out…

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The New Instructor: 7 Proven Instructor Tips for a First Class That’s First Class!

Stage fright. Jitters. Butterflies in your belly. We’ve all been there. After weeks of training and hours putting together that perfect playlist, you’re about to clip in for your first class. A sweaty version of the dreaded “public speaking,” it can be nerve-wracking for even the most confident individual! But it doesn’t have to be. Here are seven tips to make that first class feel a little less intimidating.

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The High Cadence Disaster

Cadence is a sensitive topic in the world of indoor cycling instructors and indoor cycling programs. Friendships can begin and end in a conversation about it.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: 11-Minute Immersion

Use this classic when you have riders who appreciate classic rock, who can close their eyes and forget where they are, who appreciate self-directed riding. Don’t use this song if your riders must be distracted every minute with changes in position or cueing.

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