I Took an Extended Break from Teaching Fitness Classes. Here Is What Happened.

Many of us find ourselves in a situation where we are expected to have it all figured out, time to fit everything in, and, if something comes up that disrupts that finely oiled machine we call our daily schedule—well, chaos ensues.

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Mainstream Music Monday: Freefall Through the Rollers

A spectacular blend of music inspiring both speed and strength, this track captures the essence of outdoor riding through multiple hill climbs and descents. The extended version of this song is the perfect length for a true test of willpower.

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Friday Favorite: You’ll Wish Your Climb Was Longer with this Slick Beat

This funky and catchy beat will capture your riders’ attention and have them grooving up any heavy climb. Recently breaking into the spotlight, these artists are hitting the dance scene hard with support from the likes of Afrojack, Arty, Tom Swoon, and many more.

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The New—and Not So New—New Year’s Resolutioners

There is something very powerful about a new year, a new month, even a new week, which marks a point in time for people to “change” something in their lives. The diet and fitness industry is replete with a sense of revision and metamorphosis, especially around the new year. What values will you communicate to your participants in 2019 to assist them in creating a physically fit foundation in their life?

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Moving From Apprehensive to Inspirational

This is a story about a woman who had no idea what she could accomplish. A woman who reluctantly attended her very first cycling class with me six months ago on the advice of her personal trainer. A woman who feared the bike and was one of the most hesitant riders I’ve ever seen. She is now one of the strongest female riders I have ever had the pleasure to work with.

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Three Advanced Cueing Methods to Help Participants Dial Up Success

Cycling instructors face an interesting challenge. We have the task of putting together safe, effective, and fun workouts, while choosing music that will motivate and move the soul. Beyond that we must also clearly, concisely, and repeatedly convey meaning, feeling, and intention to a room full of very different people with diverse learning styles and potentially dissimilar fitness levels. This article addresses your road map to success by describing three specific methods of communication to convey the desired level of effort and intensity required by participants within each and every class you teach.

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Identity Crisis…Are You a True Fitness Professional?

Today’s landscape of fitness classes is a vast array of choices both for participants and instructors. When it comes to indoor cycling, in some situations you are bound by the style your facility expects, in other situations you are at a licensed facility required to teach specific formats by the book, and in others your imagination is the only limit. The goal of this article is to answer the question, regardless of the style, format, or intention of the class you teach…are you a true fitness professional?

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