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Mainstream Music Monday: Show Me What You Got!

You will not be able to hold back!

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Friday Favorites: Crowd-Pleasing Climb

This week’s track is a great crowd-pleaser for those in your class who like radio hits and those who prefer more electronica!

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Standing Challenge, Take 2: Compare Standing With Seated Efforts

Two months ago, I wrote a post about the wisdom (or lack of it) of standing for very long periods out of the saddle. I challenged anyone in the indoor cycling world to perform my standing climb challenge. I still think it’s worth trying, but I recognize it’s not a very effective workout, so I have a much more attainable challenge; one which will also be eye-opening as you compare power, heart rate, and cadence with standing versus seated efforts. Will you do this challenge?

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Theme Ride Thursday: Kick off Your Summer with this Memorial Day Playlist

Home of the FREE because of the BRAVE.

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Mantras for Tempo and Endurance Rides

One of our more popular series on ICA is a set of articles with various strategies for inspiring your students up long climbs. The series was called Strategy for Strength, and is one of the favorites we’ve done on ICA. One of the strategies was to inspire students to come up with a mantra that they repeat over and over to themselves as they climb. Of course, mantras aren’t just for climbing. I was inspired recently to come up with some for sustained tempo pace.

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Mainstream Music Monday: Ride Until the Sun Comes Up

If you’re open to a Latin beat, I promise this choice will not disappoint.

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Friday Favorites: Hills, Plateaus, and an Uplifting African Song

The music is infectious, raw, and alluring as it flirts with you and makes your spirit soar! There’s something about voices in an African rain forest that will urge your riders to climb that hill and burn up that plateau!

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Theme Ride Thursday: Colors Playlist

Why is it that seeing a rainbow can elicit such immediate happiness? For this week’s Theme Ride Thursday, we’ve put together a playlist of colors for your next profile. Make it a fun ride and play a song representing every color of the rainbow, then ask your students what they think each color represents.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: In Honor of a Musical Icon, Robert Miles

The musical world as well as the Spinning® community has lost an icon. Robert Miles has died, at only 47 years old. His songs, especially the timeless classic “Children,” have graced many a Spinning class around the world for the past two decades. Here are three of his songs to add to your repertoire if you haven’t already.

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Directing Class Energy is Like Directing a Stage Play

You’ve had classes with great energy. And you’ve also had classes without it. What’s the difference? Studying how energy is conveyed during a stage production gives us some answers on how to direct energy in our classes.

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