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Your Ticket to Becoming a Rockstar Instructor!

Last May we announced our exciting new coaching app for indoor cycling instructors. Well, just before submitting it to Apple, I had the good fortune to talk about it with an expert on product naming and branding. While that meant delaying the launch of the app by two months, I am excited to announce that we’ve […]

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Aerobic Capacity, Part 2: Explaining and Obtaining the Pain

The questions in response to part 1 are fantastic. They highlight the importance of understanding concepts like aerobic capacity and the difficulty in training at that level. I hope you had the opportunity to try one of the workouts in part 1, preferably before you tortured your subjects. As I mentioned, providing the workout before the background knowledge often sets the stage for better learning. I’m assuming you were bombarded with multiple “whys.” Why is this so difficult? Why is this considered aerobic? Why is everything burning? Why can’t I sustain this? Why can’t I repeat this? Why did I listen to Tom, a known sadist?

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: A Classic Remake of a Classic

One of my most favorite songs to use as a cool-down after an epic journey ride, a song that I’ve been using for over 15 years. There is really not much to say about this song except when you start using it, it will be a happy day!

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Riding Outdoors 101: Gearing Up

This is a repost of an article by Robert Baldi from last year on gearing. One of the beauties of indoor cycling is that it inspires many instructors to become cyclists, and some instructors even inspire their students to ride outside (one of my favorite things). But sometimes the world of cycling can be a little intimidating. At ICA, we want to help you discover the world of outdoor riding and help you answer your students’ questions about outdoor riding as well as indoor!

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Mainstream Music Monday: Lighthearted Climb

A happy-go-lucky song perfect for climbing is featured this week. Perfect for those wanting a piece of the Big Apple in the studio!

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Ask the Expert: Question About Using Music

This is a great question for new instructors about how often to repeat music and profiles. I give my advice, but I’d love it if some of you longtime instructors can share what your experience with this is. It may partially depend on the market and culture of your facility, but mostly it depends on your style and tolerance.

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Friday Favorites: Get on Up!

Like a sex machine…

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