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Quick Profile: Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll

We love this theme for several reasons. It solves the problem of music selection for a diverse age range and provides a memorable and creative experience for riders. Trust us, you will never run out of music to choose from.

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Kick Off the New Year With These Six New Year’s Profiles

As another year draws to a close, many of us are looking forward to getting back to our regular routines. Help your students reach their fullest potential this year by inspiring them through your choice of music, coaching, and cues found in these New Year’s profiles.

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ICA’s Favorite Indoor Cycling Holiday Profiles

The holidays are quickly approaching and we wanted to share our favorite holiday profiles with you now, so you have ample time to enjoy them with your students.

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Winter Solstice Profile

This is a different twist to our typical December profiles, and one that you will find useful throughout a cold winter. Shari Miranda brings you her Winter Solstice Profile, with all songs pertaining to “light” and “sunshine.” This profile is perfect for those who prefer not to do a holiday-themed ride. You and your students will enjoy this journey to the light!

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Quick Profile: In Honor of Mountains

I created this profile In Honor of Mountains to celebrate International Mountain Day on December 11, but, of course, good climbing profiles with great music can be used any time of the year. Almost all of the songs are based on the theme of mountains and being “on top of the world.” 

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Theme Ride Thursday: International Mountain Day

Did you know that December 11 is International Mountain Day? What a joy to know that something we love to simulate in our cycling classes has been given its own day to be honored! It’s a great way to create a theme and promote a special day of climbing to honor the mountains around the world. Here is a playlist of over 120 songs to help you create your own mountain-themed ride.

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Quick Profile: Progressive Dueling Intervals—Wild and Crazy Version

A good profile should provide you with endless ways to use it, saving you tons of time in the process. We have had several versions of this profile at ICA. This is an example of taking a template for a solid, goal-based workout and tweaking the music not just for a specific genre (like Bill Pierce’s Pop vs. Rock version), but for a theme like I did with this one using songs about “wild,” “crazy,” and “psycho.” There are so many fun songs in that theme! I also modified the intervals slightly, so it will seem fresh and new to your riders.

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Quick Profile: Open Road Ride

Whether it be on a bike, a motorcycle, a car, or your own two feet, do you ever feel like you just need to escape? Get away from it all? Hit the open road? This ride, presented by guest contributor Laura Gurney, is for those who delight in the experience of the open road. As with any long ride, the main objective and benefit will be to build endurance: muscular, cardiovascular, and mental. This theme-based profile includes songs about driving, cars, highways, and travel.

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Need a Thanksgiving Profile? ICA has 4 Thanksgiving Profiles for Members

The cornucopia of ICA Thanksgiving profiles is overflowing with four different and exciting rides—you should be able to teach a different one in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Here they are all in one place to make it easier for you to locate them.

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New Master Class and Quick Profiles: Three-Peat Intervals: Rock ’n’ Roll Style

I have provided two versions for coaching this high-intensity interval profile. One is with power (watts) and the other is with perceived exertion, for when you don’t have power meters. It’s perfect for those new to teaching with watts. It’s a very challenging profile and not for the faint-hearted. For that reason, I also include a fair amount of cueing suggestions on how to give permission for riders to back off or sit one (or two or three) of the intervals out.

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