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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How to Deal with a Student Who Talks in Class, Part 1

We’ve all had moments when a student disrupts our class by talking a little too loudly. It annoys us, the instructor, because we lose our flow and concentration. We also know it annoys their fellow students and makes it hard for them to follow our cues, but what can we do about it? In part 1, Bill Roach discusses several steps you can take to keep students in line. Jennifer Sage has some additional advice that will be posted in part 2.

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The Aging Indoor Cyclist, Part 4: The Benefit of Indoor Cycling on the Aging Nervous System

As we age, there are structural changes that occur in the nervous system. Learn how indoor cycling can help with neurological deterioration, and use this information to attract more of this demographic to your classes.

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The Aging Indoor Cyclist, Part 3: The Psychosocial Needs of Aging Students

Feeding the mind and spirit can be especially important for older students. Many are adjusting to their lives getting smaller. Aging does not need to mean loneliness, but it can. The social benefit of indoor cycling is important for everyone but especially for this population. As an indoor cycling instructor, you have the ability to help your older students with these issues and inspire them to adhere to their training program. This article tells you how you can do that.

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