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How to Coach Resistance in Your Indoor Cycling Class, Part 5

In part 4 of this series I gave you critical information about how to cue resistance so that students find the amount of load or gear they need to meet the goals you set for that segment of your profile. In part 5, we manipulate the variables of that vital equation. I also give you 7 drills that you can use to create your own awareness exercises, solidifying the concept in your riders’ minds.

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Friday Favorites: Burn Up the Road

A must-have for your HIIT classes. High-energy and aggressive so you can burn up the road. You’ll be grateful that this song is short.

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Theme Ride Thursday: School’s Out, Bring on the Summer!

Two playlists to celebrate the lazy, hazy days of summer and the end of the school year! Plus, our Surfin’ Safari profile is bound to get your riders smiling. This profile has been a big hit with our members!

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Step Outside Your Musical Box: Weird Music

Maybe we’re weird, but we love to use humorous and crazy songs in our classes. We’ve put together a playlist of some of our favorite weird music for you. Some have ludicrous or whimsical lyrics, some have comical sound effects or composition that make these tracks so fun or funny. Throw a few of these into your profile and you’re sure to get some thumbs-ups and giggles!

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Mainstream Music Monday: Quick Flat with ‘Tude

I’ve already made up my mind, and this is one track you don’t want to miss out on. It’s a great short flat road with plenty of attitude and energy to get you grooving however you need it in your class.

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Friday Favorites: Lift Your Heart as You Climb Your Hill

Check out this mesmerizing and joyful song that will propel your riders up, up, up a challenging hill!

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: “Dumbest Greatest Deepest Lyrics in Dance”

Four standing surges make this climb memorable…as do the lyrics (if you pay attention to them).

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How to Coach Resistance in Your Indoor Cycling Class, Part 4

In part 4 of this series, I get to the meat of cueing resistance in a way that encourages students to find the gear they need to meet the goals you set for that segment of your profile. You coach this by teaching them the most vital equation they’ll learn in your classes.

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Mainstream Music Monday: Clever Mash-Up for a Winning Cool-Down

What do you get when you take two overplayed pop songs, five voices, and no instruments whatsoever and mix them together in a magical way? Give this song a listen and I bet you’ll be using it in your next profile!

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Ask the Expert: How to Teach Longer Indoor Cycling Classes

Most indoor cycling classes are 45–60 minutes long. Longer rides can serve as great training sessions and an accomplishment for riders to be proud of. You can teach them on their own or use longer classes as part of a progressive program to prepare participants for outdoor rides or multi-hour charity events. However, when you exceed a one-hour workout, you should alter how you design and deliver your class.

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