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Class Profile: The Ultimate HIIT—Teaching With Power

Are you confused about teaching with power? Have you wondered what power output your riders should achieve in their intervals? Then this profile is for you. I call it the Ultimate HIIT because in addition to estimating FTP, it includes some of the more important durations for intervals so they can be compared to each other. This is very important when teaching both power as well as perceived exertion. I have a feeling you and your riders will love/hate this profile!

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Profile: Celebrate Summer with Our Summer Solstice Ride

Our Summer Solstice ride is a fun way to tap into summer vibes and energy during the warmer months. Get ready to ride the waves and take in some rays!

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Jump In the Pool: A Summer Profile

Need a summer profile that leaves your riders ready to cool off? Look no further!

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Theme Ride Thursday: School’s Out, Bring on the Summer!

Two playlists to celebrate the lazy, hazy days of summer and the end of the school year! Plus, our Surfin’ Safari profile is bound to get your riders smiling. This profile has been a big hit with our members!

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Theme Ride Thursday: You Bring the Guac, We’ll Bring the Tunes — A Cinco de Mayo Playlist!

Celebrate the Battle of Puebla with these Mexican artists.

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Muscular Strength Profile: Stampede!

If you love proving that indoor cycling is not just for cardio bunnies, this is the profile for you. The overall goal is to place as much force on the leg muscles as possible for the duration of each muscular strength interval. Consider this profile the equivalent of performing single-leg squats or lunges—800 of them!

The intervals are short, but they are intense. If done correctly, each interval will bring a rider close to failure in the last seconds.

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The Paris–Roubaix, the “Hell of the North”

You are going to LOVE this profile! Last year I updated it with some famous quotes about the race, some additional cueing, and another playlist option. Matt Scheffer, a fanatic about the Spring Classics bicycle races and an exceptional indoor cycling instructor, created the original emotional, challenging, and very fun profile to offer your students, even those who might never have heard of the Paris–Roubaix. This race is so full of history and drama, you can’t help but have a great time as you visualize the pavé (the rugged cobbled sections of the brutal 160-mile race).

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Quick Profile: Strength Endurance Hill Repeats

Pedaling at lower cadences with higher resistance develops leg strength the same way lifting a heavier weight in the gym increases muscular strength. Today’s profile consists of hill repeats that focus on developing leg strength through strength endurance training. l often use recovery songs that are from one artist and album—I think you’ll enjoy the ones used in this profile.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Chase Danger with this Spy-Themed Playlist and Profile

The James Bond theme song is one of the most universally known across the world. This song laid the groundwork for an entire genre of music and we honor it with a spy-themed playlist and profile, aptly called “Shaken, Not Stirred.”

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Quick Profile: Two Pyramids Plus Two Inverse Pyramids

Bill Pierce does it again with another creative, fun, and challenging profile. This ride consists of climbing two pyramids and two inverse pyramids, each one slightly different. The goal is to develop the attributes used in climbing, and muscular endurance at sub-threshold and threshold levels of power.

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