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Mainstream Music Mondays: You won’t top till it’s over

Warning: may cause you to play on repeat.

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Friday Favorites: It’s Time to Climb

Looking for a consistent climbing beat? Put this one on and let the strong rhythm help you turn the pedals.

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The Diabetic Athlete

With over 29 million individuals with diabetes, it’s important for instructors to know what effect high glucose levels has on the body, and how to assist a client who experiences low blood sugar during class.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: Every Instructor’s Dream Song

If you don’t have this track in your library, do not pass GO! Run and get it now! Yes, it’s that good. I’ve been using it since my early days of teaching and there’s never been a time when my riders haven’t commented on how it pushed them. Just writing about what I do to this song raised my heart rate!

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The Art of the Warm-up, Part 3: Perceived Exertion

Some instructors and students believe that a “warm-up” always means an easy intensity, and is thus a waste of time. But remember that a body that is ill-prepared for the intensity of the workout will not deliver what is asked of it. In part 3 of this series on warming up, you will learn how perceived exertion does not follow heart rate in the early stages of a workout and why you should avoid heart rate cues during the warm-up. I also give you six factors to keep in mind as you design your profiles and deliver your class that may affect how quickly someone warms up.

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Mainstream Music Monday: Chasing the Pack

I just can’t get over the song I’ve chosen to share with you this week. It’s got energy, it’s got motivation, it’s got all the good “guts” a track needs to be a H-I-T in your class!

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend Spinning® Escape Jamaica (SEJA)

Save the Date! This is where you will want to be from November 4th to 6th, 2016. Imagine an educational fitness experience at one of the most amazing beach vacation destinations in the world!

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Facebook Live! Let’s Talk Stage 15 of the Tour de France!

Another Facebook live broadcast! This one is about Stage 15 from Bourg-en-Bresse to Culoz that goes two times up the Grand Colombier, a brutal climb in the Jura Mountains, just west of the Alps. Keep checking back as I give you tips on how to authentically teach these stages in your cycling classes!

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The Art of the Warm-Up, Part 2: What Is Happening Physiologically?

How important is the warm-up in a 60-minute indoor cycling class? Far more than you might imagine! Too often instructors don’t give the warm-up the attention it deserves. In part 2 of this series, you will learn the physiology behind warming up. I give you an analogy that I think will greatly enhance your understanding of why having “all hands on deck” is so important to functioning properly during your event or training session!

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Friday Favorites: Attack!

Soldiers, get ready to attack!

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