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Friday Favorites: Hot On Your Wheel (Don’t Get Caught!)

Not quite country, not quite rock ‘n’ roll, but totally awesome!

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Summer Olympics Playlist: Rio 2016

Rio 2016 is less than 10 days away. Are you ready?

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Mainstream Music Mondays: You Won’t Stop Till It’s Over

Warning: May cause you to play on repeat.

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Profile: Building Blocks Pyramid Climb

This is a highly structured climbing profile, guaranteed to keep your riders’ attentions from beginning to end. The objective is to carefully control intensity as you progress through the climb, dosing out a little more effort in each phase. I have a feeling this will become one of your staples!

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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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