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Help New Students Feel Welcome to Your Class, Part 4: A New Student Handout Can Be a Lifeline

New students need so much in so little time. It’s a big challenge for you to give them everything they need in a way that is neither threatening nor overwhelming. Here’s some help. A simple take-home handout can be a lifeline—for you both!

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Help New Students Feel Welcome in Your Class, Part 3: During and After Class

Are you ready to be the instructor who changes the lives of your new students? Here are the practical steps you can take to help new students during, and after your very next class.

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Help New Students Feel Welcome in Your Class, Pt 2: Before Class

New students represent a challenge for you. And a big opportunity. Are you ready to be the instructor who changes the lives of your new students? Here are the practical steps you can take to help new students before class even begins.

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Help New Students Feel Welcome in Your Class, Part 1: Changing Lives

New students who flood your studio represent a challenge for you. And a big opportunity. The two biggest influxes of newcomers for most studios and gyms are the transition from summer to fall and the January “resolutionists.” Are you ready to be the instructor who changes the lives of your new students? Here are the things you need to think about.

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Calorie Confusion: How Many Calories Are You Really Burning?

One of the most common questions we hear from instructors and participants alike is “How many calories did I burn in my cycling class?” In this article, we discuss the different ways calories are burned, some of the myths around measuring calorie burn, and the best ways to estimate caloric expenditure from your cycling session.

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FTP Testing: Can You Teach One Without Knowing What It’s Like Yourself?

The benefits of utilizing FTP to create individualized training zones for indoor riders are increasingly becoming understood by instructors who teach with power. This, and the tests to determine FTP, have been discussed in other articles on ICA. But is just knowing “how to” put your riders through an FTP test enough? Is there really a need to perform one on yourself in order to teach it?

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Exercise Physiology for Interval Training in Indoor Cycling, Part 2

Knowledgeable instructors are effective instructors. Deepening your understanding of exercise physiology allows you to be that capable teacher whose students achieve their fitness, weight loss, or health goals. When you know how human metabolic systems operate and how to harness them in a training session, your classes will be purposeful and your participants will feel confident following your lead. This exercise physiology primer is the preface for our interval training series.

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Exercise Physiology for Interval Training in Indoor Cycling, Part 1

Knowledgeable instructors are effective instructors. Deepening your understanding of exercise physiology allows you to be that capable teacher whose students achieve their fitness, weight loss, or health goals. When you know how human metabolic systems operate and how to harness them in a training session, your classes will be purposeful and your participants will feel confident following your lead. This exercise physiology primer is the preface for our interval training series.

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The Heart of Cycling

Dixie Douville, MSN, RN, takes a look at what is known about heart disease and then discuss how an indoor cycling instructor can make an impact in the lives of their riders.

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Why Cueing “Base Plus” is Completely Off Base

The term “base plus” along with an absolute number of watts, turns, or gears is often confusing and may be unsafe for riders. Bill explains why you should avoid using it and offers suggestions for its replacement.

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