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Class Profile: The Ultimate HIIT—Teaching with Perceived Exertion

The Ultimate HIIT Profile provides you with the ammunition you will need to guide riders to truly understand perceived exertion for higher intensity riding. Through your coaching you help them to relate each interval with duration and intensity and to make mental notes of what they are feeling. Ask your riders to take what they learn in this profile and apply it to other classes they attend.

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Friday Favorites: A Trip-Hop Tune for a Steep, Steady Climb

If you’re looking for a song to use for a long, steep, and steady climb, this one from the trip-hop genre is ideal. Just grab onto the beat and grind to the top of your mountain.

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Quick Profile: Red, White, and BOOM—A Fourth of July Profile

Summers in the US are filled with holidays. Use this Fourth of July profile as a baseline for your summer holiday rides and simply swap out some songs to make it appropriate for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or Labor Day.

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A Fourth of July Profile: Three Climbs In America

This fun profile may get some of your students singing here and there—that is, if they can breathe! There are three climbs that vary from moderate to challenging, with a 3-minute flat in between.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: Rapturous Blend of Electronica, Dance Beat, and Chill-Out Vibe

This track teases you as it builds. Stay seated until the energy pulls you out of the saddle for a hard, energetic climb.

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Step Outside Your Musical Box: Cover Songs

Covers are songs performed by an artist other than the one who recorded the original version. This allows instructors to provide music that is familiar yet different. Some renditions are true to the original, some take a totally new approach. Some cross genres. Using covers allows you to expand your own musical tastes where you might not have gone before.

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Stop the Glorification of Workouts That Almost Kill People!

“I sure hope my cycling class today is EFFECTIVE!”…said no participant, ever. Time to ask yourself this question: how effective are your classes?

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Mainstream Music Monday: Let’s Power Up!

Build speed and power with this alt-rock track that’ll really get you moving!

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Class Profile: The Ultimate HIIT—Teaching With Power

Are you confused about teaching with power? Have you wondered what power output your riders should achieve in their intervals? Then this profile is for you. I call it the Ultimate HIIT because in addition to estimating FTP, it includes some of the more important durations for intervals so they can be compared to each other. This is very important when teaching both power as well as perceived exertion. I have a feeling you and your riders will love/hate this profile!

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Friday Favorites: Let’s Go “Old-School” and Keep It Steady

Use this throwback hip-hop song for a quick and steady ride. Break it down and don’t run out of gas!

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