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Quick Profile: Math Whiz

This new quick profile by Elan McAfee will get you thinking while performing descending intervals! Don’t be surprised if your students described it as “the best and the worst class ever.”

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Memorial Day Ride by Michael Reilly

Last year, I was in New York and had the pleasure of taking Michael Reilly’s class at Equinox. Michael has been an instructor since 1997 and is one of the original members of the Indoor Cycling Association (thank you, Michael!). It was the day before one of the big American holidays that serves as an entrée to summer, Memorial Day. Michael did a Memorial Day ride that was very moving and I wanted to share these videos with you. Pay attention to his coaching—he’s got a great way of engaging his audience.

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Quick Profile: Just Breathe

Julianne has created an outstanding profile targeting Zone 5, the training zone that helps improve the body’s VO2 max. VO2 max is the highest volume of oxygen your body is able to process and convert to energy, which is enhanced by better breathing techniques. To make the profile more interesting, the entire playlist consists of songs that focus on the breath.

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A Celebration of Theme Rides: ICA Contest Winners!

Theme rides are all the rage these days. They are fun, they keep riders engaged, and they will inspire instructors to expand their song repertoire. Some riders will even ask for them. So we had a contest and have been posting them through the past 4 months. Here are the links and the winners!

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Profile: The Language of Flowers

Christine does it again with another creative theme ride! This profile is perfect as we transition from April showers to May flowers, although you can present this ride any time of the year.

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Quick Profile: A Tribute to Mom

This fun yet powerful theme ride is a special profile that honors all the mothers and mother figures in our lives. The objective of building muscular endurance and strength will be achieved by scaling two challenging mountains that are straddled by fast flats.

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Quick Profile: Derby Days

Put on your fancy hats, grab your mint juleps (well, not really!), and ride to this new profile by Suzy Stelmaszek.

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Quick Profile: Periodic Intensity

This new Quick Profile by Elan McAfee exercises the body AND the mind! Riders will take a tour of the periodic table and get an opportunity to answer some trivia questions along the way.

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Quick Profile: 3–2–1 Intervals…Intensified!

3–2–1 intervals are a great way to gradually step up intensity in a profile. This latest iteration of the 3–2–1 intervals is a true game-changer. It intensifies the entire profile, juggling the position of the number of minutes you spend at each intensity. Hence the name: 3–2–1 Intervals…Intensified!

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Quick Profile: Escape from Egypt: A Passover-Inspired Journey Ride

This journey ride takes us back to ancient Egypt in biblical times. We’ll escape from Egypt, inspired by the Passover story. It’s based on biblical history but may not be historically accurate. During this ride, we’ll build a pyramid in Egypt; ride away from the havoc, chaos, and disasters caused by the 10 plagues; and then cross the Red Sea as it parts, all while being chased by Egyptians.

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