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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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Friday Favorites: Remake of a Disco-Era Anthem

Disco-era anthem gets a alternative rock make over. Gritty, edgy, and strong!

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It’s Our Birthday and We Want to Give YOU A Gift!

This month, May 2015, is the fourth anniversary of the Indoor Cycling Association. It’s been an amazing four years. Admittedly, it’s a ton of work, but when you are doing something you love, something you about so passionate about, it hardly seems like work at times. (Well…until the Internet gremlins get you! It’s the nature […]

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: A Classic Emotional Roller Coaster Climb

This is a truly amazing song that is extremely fun to use in an indoor cycling class, with frequent breaks in rhythm that help you dictate your climb with varying steepness and several short downhill sections. It starts off emotional, sad, allowing you to create a story throughout the changes in energy. It’s also one of those rare songs that has true breaks in tempo, not just in the energy. It’s been in my profiles since 1999.

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