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Friday Favorites: The Formidable Hill—Own The Climb!

The hill doesn’t care about you but you care about it. Romance it. Take it one passionate pedal stroke at a time until it falls under your spell!

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Escape from Your Rut: A Process to Create Unlimited Fun and Unique Indoor Cycling Rides

Are your rides beginning to all seem the same, with only slight variations of the playlist? Do you suffer from “writer’s block” when you start to plan a new class, taking hours to complete one? Don’t worry, it’s not you. It’s your ride creation process. All of these problems can be fixed by simply adopting a new approach to planning your classes.

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22 Push-up Challenge to Raise Awareness of Veteran Suicide

Have you heard of the #22Pushup Challenge? If so, I bet you haven’t heard of someone asking their entire indoor cycling class do the push-ups with them! That’s what ICA contributor Bill Roach did with his classes—what a great way to raise awareness! If you want to do this challenge, let me know in the comments and I’ll nominate you on Facebook.

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Are you Ready for Back to School?

It’s time for the kiddos to head back to school. While we’re all getting used to the new routine, we’ve pulled our favorite back to school profiles and updated our back to school playlist.

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Mainstream Music Mondays: Meet Me on the Beach Under the Shade

Escape from the summertime heat!

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Vuelta a Espana 2016, Stage 17 Profile… Venga! Venga!

Stage 17 of the Vuelta a Espana ends on a summit never before used in this race. It has leg-searing segments of 19%, 20%, and even 22% grade. Translation: us mere mortals would be walking our bikes! This profile gives you the cues to inspire your riders up steep climbs like this while also encouraging them to pull back if needed. The music is all Spanish artists, with motivating tracks to fire you up the climbs. Venga!

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Friday Favorites: Feeling Great While Climbing!

This is a song that I was obsessed with when I first started teaching indoor cycling classes. And no matter where I played it everyone always loved it. It’s definitely a great one to add to your library if you haven’t already!

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Ask The Expert: What Do You Do When A Rider Is Late to Class and Misses Warm-up?

Following our in-depth series on different kinds of warm-ups for different types of classes, I received an excellent question about handling riders who are late to class and miss the warm-up. Here are five ways to manage late arrivals that keeps everyone happy—the latecomer, your class, and you!

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: Soaring and Emotional

This is a track you’ve likely heard at emotional sessions at conferences. Bring that power to your own journey ride! I’ve given you two great options for this song—the emotional original and a powerful remix to climb to.

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Mainstream Music Monday: Give This One a “Spin”

This song could be worth the risk to use in your class. It’s got a great beat, contagious energy… I think everyone you play it for just may love it! And the best part? It’s another wonderful versatile track!

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