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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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Fridate Favorites: Awaken Your Legs with This Warm-Up Track

This instrumental song is an excellent way to start your class. It provides the proper bpm, duration, and energy to start the class, awakening the riders’ legs without the instructor having to compete with lyrics during their introduction.

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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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The Sensitivity Around a Christmas-Themed Class

As we approach Christmas and the holiday season, it’s fun to start creating our Christmas-themed classes. But, there are some things to be sensitive about that instructors should consider as part of their planning.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Music for Your Holiday Playlist

Consider this holiday playlist your soundtrack not only for your indoor cycling classes this year, but also for cookie baking, gift wrapping, and that long ride to Grandma’s house!

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Mainstream Music Monday: Get Ready to Wind Up

This catchy track lends itself perfectly to a hard and heavy climb using different body positions and focuses. With pulsing drums and bass, emphasized with electro-synth chords, this song has a pattern that is both predictable and alluring.

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Creative Visualization and Imagery, Part 2: Language

The language techniques described here will help you to greatly expand your vocabulary, use different ways for expressing a similar idea, and will add color and excitement to your coaching. In part 1, I discussed the physiological effects of visualization and imagery techniques and how the mind doesn’t know the difference between a real or imagined event. Your creative cueing will take advantage of this fact to help guide them to higher levels of performance and success.

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Friday Favorites: Freedom to Ride Your Way!

This song is one of my favorites in the cycling studio. It’s got that magical feeling where you can really get in the groove of the music and let it move you and inspire you through your ride!

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Mainstream Music Monday: The Message Is in the Music for this Endurance Ride

Set your resistance, match the beat. Now hold onto it until the end of this brand-new song with a motivational message!

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Creative Visualization and Imagery, Part 1: The Power of Visualization

Using visualization and imagery coaching techniques to inspire your students allows you to connect with your students on a much deeper level. Part 1 discusses the immense power of using visualization. Part 2 will provide colorful examples of expanding your coaching language. Parts 3–7 will give specific cues for flats, climbs, high-intensity efforts, and warm-up and cool-down. You will never run out of things to say again!

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