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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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Quick Profile: You Can Do Anything For A Minute (Maybe)

We’ve all heard the group fitness cliché that “You can do anything for a minute.” If something is humanly possible, even if it is very hard, it can quite often be done for a minute…maybe. The intent of this profile is to instill the belief in your riders that if something is realistically achievable, they can do it.  This profile enables riders to enhance VO2 max while also improving their confidence to tolerate the strong discomfort felt when riding above threshold.

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Friday Favorites: Put Your Hands Up

Give your class a great start with an upbeat song.

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RIP 2017: A Tribute to the Musicians We Lost

As we enter December, we begin to reflect on the year and the many musicians we lost. This year hit hard with the loss of several ’70s classic rock artists and multiple suicides. Today we pay our respect with our RIP 2017 playlist.

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