My Cycling Class Today: A Locker Room Conversation that Helped a Rider Avoid Knee Pain in Indoor Cycling Class

Sara overheard a woman in the locker room complaining about knee pain after cycling class and saying she might quit riding. Sara knew she had to intervene in order to help give this woman the best chance of experiencing the joys of cycling.

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How to Protect Your Knees in Indoor Cycling Class

Our knees are particularly vulnerable to injury when we don’t use some common sense in our indoor classes. Fortunately, most cycling injuries are preventable. Dr Peter Donaldson, of Michigan Orthopedic Institute in Southeast Michigan, helps us understand how to protect your knees from pain and injury.

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Baby Boomers, Six-Packs, and Indoor Cycling

Are we’re missing out on an opportunity to build our indoor cycling classes because we’ve missed the mark on what boomers want? Are we giving them what they want and need when they come to our classes? We’ve identified insights that can help keep your baby boomers engaged, happy, fit, and most importantly, coming to your classes!

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Overcoming Objections in Cycling Class, Part 2: Combating other Instructors’ Ways, Headphones, Cell Phones, and Always Late/Leaving Early

Sara Pomish gives us suggestions on how to #keepitreal in the cycling room when overcoming student objections.

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Overcoming Objections in Cycling Class, Part 1: Contraindications, Attire, and Fans

Overcoming objections in cycling class is something we deal with frequently. Knowing how to deal with them will ensure a safe, comfortable class for all. Today’s topics include contraindications, attire, and the use of fans.

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How to Turn New Riders Into Your Biggest Fans, Part 2

This is the continuation of our hints and tips that will help keep your “January newbies” in the saddle for the months and years to come. Here we cover introduction to bike operation, safety, and riding technique, and give you inspiration to use with your new riders. We finish with tips to make sure they not only will be happy with their first-time experience with you but will be much more likely to come back.

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How to Turn New Riders Into Your Biggest Fans, Part 1

The first few months of every year bring in many new riders to your classes. This two-part series will provide ample tips that show you care and will help remove some reasons that your riders might abandon their first try at indoor riding, while increasing the chances that these newbies become your biggest fans.

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The New Instructor: 7 Proven Instructor Tips for a First Class That’s First Class!

Stage fright. Jitters. Butterflies in your belly. We’ve all been there. After weeks of training and hours putting together that perfect playlist, you’re about to clip in for your first class. A sweaty version of the dreaded “public speaking,” it can be nerve-wracking for even the most confident individual! But it doesn’t have to be. Here are seven tips to make that first class feel a little less intimidating.

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