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Quick Profile: Lather, Rinse, Repeat: 3-Minute Intervals

At first glance, this profile may seem “basic,” but it’s anything but “easy.” When intervals are distilled down to their basic format of hard followed by easy, they are simple to create, (fairly) simple to put music to, and simple to coach. Bonus: They may end up being some of the physically hardest classes you teach!

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Friday Favorites: Just Keep Pushing and Never Stop

With a bpm of 156, this is one of those songs that exists at the border between what some call a “climb” and a “flat” road at 78 rpm. That gives it so many possible uses: a fast climb, a moderate flat, a warm-up, a recovery, even a cool-down. The inspirational lyrics make it a perfect choice for a theme ride or charity ride about persistence and commitment.

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What Does John Steinbeck Have to Do with Mindfulness in Indoor Cycling?

A “glory” is a concept described by John Steinbeck in his famous book East of Eden. I believe a glory can be found in any aspect of our life—including on an indoor bicycle. Can you find mindfulness in indoor cycling? Can you help your students find that magical place where the world drops away and only the glory remains?

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Mainstream Music Mondays: It’s You vs. You—Own it!

The lyrics in this flashback to 2002 will have your riders knowing they can get through the work you’re about to unleash on them!

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How to Educate Your Riders, Part 4: Using Storytelling and Non-Cycling Examples

Continuing our series on Educating Your Students, Christine gives some suggestions about how to use non-cycling examples to help students understand cycling technique and what they should be feeling while pedaling. She does this primarily through storytelling in her profiles, although that’s not a prerequisite of the method. Christine is an expert at this technique and has been extremely successful educating her students.

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Quick Profile: Something About Us, A Valentine’s Day Profile

While Valentine’s Day may be a sensitive holiday for those not head-over-heels in love with someone, it’s definitely my favorite theme to curate. This playlist celebrates breakups, makeups, and everything in between. The music is eclectic, or as I like to call it, all over the place. I promise you, there’s something for everyone! Sound like fun? Great—grab your water and pour your heart and soul into this ride!

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Friday Favorites: Long, Mindset-Driven Climb

This is one of my all-time favorite songs to engage my riders into a deeper connection between mind and body. It’s a great piece with tempo changes to hold engagement and enough tribal drums to keep you pedaling into the next class!

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Quick Profile: Legends, 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

This profile from Billy Coburn celebrates the XXIII Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The ride consists of four blocks. The first three build upon determination, courage, and motivation and are each moderate in intensity. The fourth block—going for the gold—is a maximal 4-minute drill patterned after the work of Japanese exercise physiologist Izumi Tabata.

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Presidents’ Day Playlist: Songs to Celebrate Our Forefathers

If you’re looking for a way to honor our pals George and Abe, along with the rest of the presidents of the United States, then check out our Presidents’ Day playlist.

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My Cycling Class Today: Finding Light from Your Blind Spot

One of my students told me he thought another rider’s seat was too low. He was right. As a bonus, the correct setup helped her increase her wattage. On one hand, I wondered how I missed this; on the other, I was so grateful he felt comfortable enough to tell me. Here are a few of my reflections on this incident.

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