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How You Can Create a Fundraiser for Victims of Hurricane Harvey Quickly!

Want to organize a ride for victims of Hurricane Harvey? Here is a list of ideas and a checklist on how to create a successful quick fundraiser in three weeks or less. Whether you plan on a small event for just one class, or want to spearhead a larger, more coordinated event that is several hours long, this checklist will give you some ideas on what to do. If you can’t put together an event, we’ve got a list of vetted charities that you can donate to.

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Theme Ride Thursday: World Animal Day

World Animal Day is a day of action for animal rights and welfare that falls annually on October 4. Celebrate our furry friends with this animal playlist.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: An Epic Song for Celebrating Your Epic Accomplishment

I first used this epic song for an epic climb at WSSC in 2005. It fits the bill perfectly for when you need a celebratory epic finish to a long, hard climb. Did I mention that it’s epic?

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Mainstream Music Mondays: Brand-New Must-Use Song

This week’s suggestion is a newly released single that I cannot wait to share with you. It is super versatile and is sure to be a huge hit in your classes!

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Quick Profile: 3-2-1 Intervals

You and your riders are going to love this versatile profile…I bet you’ll use it again and again! It’s also easily modified for all abilities if necessary. Your riders will feel very successful when they are done and will be singing your praises!

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Friday Favorites: Your New Favorite Cool-Down Song

My hope is that this song will be played in thousands of cycling studios around the world this next week. You might call it the perfect cool-down song. It will guide your riders into total bliss!

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Theme Ride Thursday: National Family Health & Fitness Day

Did you know that National Family Health & Fitness Day is coming up this month? To help you get moving we’ve compiled this playlist of fitness-related songs.

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Three Minutes to Make a First impression

Jackie Cohen Maniscalco had one of those 3-minute large group auditions we wrote about recently at a major chain club. In fact, Jackie’s request for help in the ICA Facebook group is what inspired me to write the article. Jackie had an interesting experience at her audition and agreed to share it with you all. You know, in case you might ever experience one like it where you actually get less than 3 minutes to show what you know!

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Mainstream Music Mondays: Your Next Breakup Anthem

A new and refreshing voice in pop music!

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Interval Training: Lactate Threshold Intervals

Threshold training refers to exercise intensity designed to raise the lactate threshold (LT), a high, sustainable intensity. Even a student who never ventures outside will benefit from training to raise LT; working harder helps burn more calories during the class, as well as afterward. Learn how and why you should be doing threshold intervals in your classes.

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Friday Favorites: A Fantastic Alternative for a 4-Minute Fast Flat

If you’ve overused Metric’s “Gold Guns Girls” for a 4-minute fast flat, like I have, there’s a great alternative. The beat will drive your riders to pedal at 89 rpm and the intensity will push them to a threshold effort and beyond.

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