Cueing: To Associate or Dissociate?

Dr. Perlus explains when associative versus dissociative cueing is more appropriate to help guide your students to either focus on what they are doing and feeling, or to take their minds away from it. There is a time and a place for both methods, based on many years of research.

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Building Powerful Connections with Your Participants

Use these five steps to build powerful connections with your students which will positively engage and develop mutually beneficial relationships.

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Taking Stock of the Year So Far

We’re a little more than halfway through 2016. Time to check in and take stock of the year so far. The questions in this article can help you with your instructing goals for the rest of the year.

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3 Ways to Get Your Riders to Commit (No Matter What)

There’s a funny fable about a chicken and a pig who wanted to make a bacon-and-egg sandwich for the farmer they liked so much. The chicken said, “I could provide some eggs.” The pig replied, “that’s fine, but while you’re making a contribution, I’m making a real commitment!”

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Leveraging Competition in Your Cycling Classes

There comes a time during a workout when we inevitably sneak a peak at the person beside us and engage in one of the strongest motivators of all—competition. Dr. Haley Perlus proposes leveraging the power of competition in a healthy and supportive manner to empower your riders.

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3 Ways Top Performers Use Visualization To Perform At Their Peak And How You Can Too

Studies prove that when you take twenty athletes of equal ability and give ten of them mental training, they will outperform the ten without it every time. Of all the various mental training techniques used today, visualization is the single most powerful one used to optimize performance. Here are three ways top performers harness the power of visualization to perform at their peak and how you can too.

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Three Quick Tips to Conquer the Small Class Challenge

Class numbers are not always what we would like them to be, especially in the summer when participants tend to spend more time outdoors. Read Dr. Haley’s three quick tips to energize your instructing when class size is low so that it is more enjoyable for both you and your students! . . .

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