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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Tips for the Shy Instructor, Part 2: Stop Trying to be Perfect. Be Yourself but Bigger.

Are you the shy instructor? You can feel confident and energetic when teaching your indoor cycling class even if you are an introvert. Shy instructors can be terrific by simply unlearning a few misconceptions about performing in public. If this is you, it’s time to up your game by stopping the behaviors or beliefs that may be limiting your performance. In part 1 of this series, you learned to rechannel your anxiety and to stop thinking of public performance as a “gift.” In part 2, you will learn to stop doubting yourself.

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Tips for the Shy Instructor, Part 1: Make Your Anxiety Work For You, Not Against You

Are you the shy instructor? It is possible to feel confident and energetic when teaching your indoor cycling class even if you are an introvert. You don’t have to be an extrovert, a performer, to get up in front of a class. In part 1 of this series, you will learn to stop trying to calm your anxiety and to stop thinking of public performance as a “gift” you were not granted.

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Ask The Expert: What’s the Difference Between a Hover and an Isolation?

What exactly does an isolation look like on the bike? Is it similar to a hover? Today we discuss the difference between the two, and why neither are effective or beneficial techniques to employ in indoor cycling classes.

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Building Community in Your Indoor Cycling Class

Community in an indoor cycling class isn’t something that just happens automatically with a mix of time, music, and work. A class that is based on community needs conscious nurturing and leadership from the instructor. The ability of the instructor to build and maintain community makes the difference between the mediocre class experience and the one that is memorable. Here are some thoughts about the importance of community in your class as well as a list of specific ideas you can use to help create community.

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Make Your Class More Than a Ride. Make It a Customer Experience.

Are you providing your students with a true “customer experience”? Or just a workout? You can learn from business how to reach your students at different times and in different ways to help you inspire them.

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Help New Students Feel Welcome to Your Class, Part 4: A New Student Handout Can Be a Lifeline

New students need so much in so little time. It’s a big challenge for you to give new students everything they need in a way that is neither threatening nor overwhelming. Here’s some help. A simple take-home handout for new students can be a lifeline—for you both!

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Help New Students Feel Welcome in Your Class, Part 3: During and After Class

Are you ready to be the instructor who changes the lives of your new students? Here are the practical steps you can take to help new students during, and after your very next class.

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Help New Students Feel Welcome in Your Class, Pt 2: Before Class

New students represent a challenge for you. And a big opportunity. Are you ready to be the instructor who changes the lives of your new students? Here are the practical steps you can take to help new students before class even begins.

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Help New Students Feel Welcome in Your Class, Part 1: Changing Lives

New students this January represent a challenge for you. And a big opportunity. Are you ready to be the instructor who changes the lives of your new students? Here are the things you need to think about.

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