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Audio Master Class: I Dare You To Fly!

In this profile you will dare your riders to recommit to their goals using very powerful songs, each one a perfect compliment to your message. You can bring out this powerful motivating ride any time you want you riders to commit to doing more of what they want and need. In fact, this ride is very effective as a post-New Year’s boost.

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Stretching…The Truth?

Last month (well, last year), I posted some questions about the benefit of stretching in our indoor cycling classes: should we stretch at the beginning of class, end of class, or at all? As is common in health and fitness, the act of researching proved more important than the answer.

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Friday Favorites: A Grunge Rockin’ Climb

“Learning to walk again, I believed I waited long enough, Where do I begin?”

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The Difference between Exercise and Training Just Might Change Your Life

The difference between Exercise and Training is knowledge, structure, and intention. Could making the transition from one to the other be the start of a new and better you?

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Mainstream Music Mondays: Bring the BOOM to Your Flat Road

One push is all you’ll need.

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I HAVE A DREAM! PLAY THIS SONG IN YOUR CLASS THIS WEEK!

I don’t usually use all-caps in a headline, but I wanted to get your attention! I play this song almost every year on Martin Luther King’s birthday, and I, or my students, never tire of it. It is a spectacularly beautiful song to use in a cycling class.

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Friday Favorites: Powering Up to the Max!

I have to credit Cameron Chinatti, master trainer for Stages Indoor Cycling, for this song. I took a power training workshop down in Boulder, CO, yesterday, and she used this song for one of the power intervals. And IT ROCKED! If you teach with power, you NEED this song. If you don’t have power meters, you will still really want it!

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The (Legal) Use of YouTube Videos

Just because we’ve gotten away with it doesn’t mean it is legal or right. Are we as instructors using purchased videos (DVDs, downloaded, or streaming) or videos freely downloaded from the web legally? As the popularity of video and virtual rides in cycling studios increases across the country, what do we need to know to avoid legal repercussions as instructors and for the clubs we teach?

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