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Posts Tagged ‘mind body’

Getting Into the Flow With Music and Affirmations

By Jennifer Sage On February 23, 2014 No Comments

music-and-athleteThe website Thesportinmind.com, an online journal specializing in sports psychology, has some excellent articles on motivation in sport, many of which are excellent resources for you as an indoor cycling instructor seeking to engage and inspire your riders.

Here is an article called Motivation: Get Into the Flow in Sport With Music and Exercise, by Hannah Farmer. I’ve posted part of the article below:

For elite athletes, fitness fanatics and gym goers, having the right frame of mind is the best way to achieve the perfect performance. The highest level of intrinsic motivation is know as flow. Flow is described as the complete immersion in an activity to the point in which nothing else matters. Hungarian psychologist Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, lead psychologist in the concept of flow, claims that flow occurs when there is a perfect match between the

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Student “Floats” Away From Spinning Endurance Ride

By Jennifer Sage On February 6, 2013 1 Comment

I received the following Tweet from an instructor at First in Training in Bellingham, Massachusetts. It’s so awesome I wanted to share it with you:

Spinning Endurance Class

What a great comment by a student! I know exactly what this student is talking about. Don’t you just love that endorphin-rich feeling that makes you want to float after a workout?

And thanks to firstintraining for tweeting that to me. You are welcome! Happy to inspire you to create profiles that get your students to float home.

Instructors: do you teach endurance rides? Do they make your students “float” home? What can you do to inspire them to “float”? It doesn’t mean easy, by any means. But my interpretation is that it means the student

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