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Friday Favorite: Dig Deep While Climbing to this Deep House Track

Songs from the deep house music genre are perfect to use for steady, steep climbs in your playlists. The bpm encourages a low cadence, which is well suited for a slow climb. The music rarely reaches a climax, offering a continuous terrain to ascend. This deep house track will enable your riders to “dig deep” while they steadily climb up a steep ascent.

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ICA’s Favorite Indoor Cycling Holiday Profiles

The holidays are quickly approaching and we wanted to share our favorite holiday profiles with you now, so you have ample time to enjoy them with your students.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: Hypnotic, Exotic Flat Road

This track from a 2001 movie soundtrack has long been a part of my playlists, especially when I need an exotic or hypnotic track. It fits well in any profile with a mind-body focus for a warm-up, cool-down, or moderate-intensity flat road at 95 rpm.

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Meet Our Latest Contributor: Noël Nocciolo—She Knows How to Have Fun on the Bike!

Meet our new ICA contributor, Noël Nocciolo. She has had a unique journey that is different from most ICA writers. Her early experiences on a stationary bike were with the popular and successful boutique studios that use questionable pedal speeds, techniques, and choreography. Thankfully, as she discovered years later, you can still “have fun” while riding correctly to great music.

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Mainstream Music Monday: A Holiday Song for All Those Naughty Children

If you’re looking for song to complement a working flat at threshold for your holiday profile, then I’ve got one that both instructors and the parents in your class will love.

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Facebook Live: Holiday Gifts for Instructors

I did a Facebook Live video on my Stages bike at home to show you a few of the gift ideas for instructors we posted earlier this month. This way you get to learn a little more about them. There are some great products and ideas, plus some excellent discounts.

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Au Revoir, Johnny: France Loses Its Most Famous Rocker

Johnny Hallyday, known as the French Elvis Presley, passed away last week at age 74. Hundreds of thousands of people poured in the streets of Paris today to honor this musical icon. I’ve often used Hallyday’s songs in my Tour de France and Bastille Day profiles. I hope you will find a place in your profiles for these great French tracks.

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Friday Favorites: A Dreamy Climb or a Fast Flat

This is an unlikely “favorite” but that is the exact reason I’m sharing it with you this week. May it help you step out of your comfort zone and utilize something that is still radio-friendly, but with a little more house feel to take your riders to the next level.

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Winter Solstice Profile

This is a different twist to our typical December profiles, and one that you will find useful throughout a cold winter. Shari Miranda brings you her Winter Solstice Profile, with all songs pertaining to “light” and “sunshine.” This profile is perfect for those who prefer not to do a holiday-themed ride. You and your students will enjoy this journey to the light!

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Mainstream Music Mondays: Let’s Continue to Increase Intensity, Shall We?

This song is new, catchy, and versatile! Help your riders out as you take them from a flat to an all-out effort on a very steep hill. The added bonus is that you’ll be introducing them to a song that’s going to be very popular on Top 40 radio. Don’t you just love that?

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