Using a 30-Minute Demonstration Class to Attract Seniors to Your Classes

Senior riders are becoming one of the most important demographics for our industry. The prevalence of baby boomers graduating into senior status is an opportunity for us to serve more people. But there is reluctance among this group to try indoor cycling. How can we overcome their resistance? I think the answer is the 30-minute senior rider demonstration class. This class can go miles in relieving the riders’ anxiety and creating dedicated new riders for our classes.

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The Imposter Syndrome: When Self-Doubt Keeps Us from Doing Our Best

Doubting yourself is natural. What you do about that doubt is important. It can make the difference in your success as an indoor cycling instructor and even in other parts of your life. Do you feel like an imposter sometimes? Here’s a dirty little secret that many professionals are afraid to admit.

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How, and Why, Music Is So Important to Our Classes, Part 2

You can feel how important the right music is to the success of your class. Do you want to see exactly why music works and learn how you might use that knowledge to make your classes better? Read on!

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How, and Why, Music Is So Important to Our Classes, Part 1

As indoor cycling instructors we know that music is important to our classes. Do you want to know how and why? New research shows us how we can best take advantage of the power of music in our indoor cycling classes.

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Top 10 Reasons to Return to Indoor Cycling this Fall and Ways to Promote It

Looking for ways to lure those outdoor, summer cyclists back indoors this fall to your class? Look no more! We’ve got 10 reason to share with your students as well as ways to promote it!

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Teaching Intimidating Students

Many instructors can be paralyzed by the presence of an intimidating student—that student who seems to own the gym or has an air about them that makes them seem unapproachable. You can learn how to better understand and teach them.

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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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How to Educate Your Riders, Part 3: How to Teach Without Being “Teachy”

Indoor cycling instructors have to wear different hats at different times. How many hats do you have in your skills closet? And do you know the right time to wear each one? Here are some best practices to employ when trying to educate your students, and links to five additional articles on how to teach your students outside of class time.

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Powerful Words Create Performances in the Olympics…and in Your Cycling Class

What does the coxswain of the 2012 Olympic rowing team and indoor cycling instructors have in common? Powerful words!

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“Break Glass in Case of Emergency”: How to Manage Defiant Students

You know those red boxes where you break the glass to throw the emergency alarm? You need one of those in your instructor toolbox. The reason you need one is the defiant student.

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