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What is Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome?

The effects of stress do not simply impact one’s mental health. It is well documented that stress also has an influence on physical well-being. Considering the causes of adrenal fatigue syndrome it is easy to imagine how busy indoor cycling instructors could be at risk for developing this condition.

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Managers Wondered Why I Always Had a Full Cycle Class…and Others Didn’t

Last week one of the club managers came to take my class to do some reconnaissance in order to figure out my secret for filling my classes. Here are 15 things I do for every class that few of the other instructors do—these are likely the reasons why I have a waiting list and they don’t.

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What Does John Steinbeck Have to Do with Mindfulness in Indoor Cycling?

A “glory” is a concept described by John Steinbeck in his famous book East of Eden. I believe a glory can be found in any aspect of our life—including on an indoor bicycle. Can you find mindfulness in indoor cycling? Can you help your students find that magical place where the world drops away and only the glory remains?

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My Cycling Class Today: Finding Light from Your Blind Spot

One of my students told me he thought another rider’s seat was too low. He was right. As a bonus, the correct setup helped her increase her wattage. On one hand, I wondered how I missed this; on the other, I was so grateful he felt comfortable enough to tell me. Here are a few of my reflections on this incident.

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Powerful Words Create Performances in the Olympics…and in Your Cycling Class

What does the coxswain of the 2012 Olympic rowing team and indoor cycling instructors have in common? Powerful words!

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This Moon Appearance Has Been 150 Years in the Making—Seems Like a Great Theme Ride!

During the early hours of Jan. 31, there will be a full moon, a total lunar eclipse, a blue moon, and a supermoon. None of these things is all that unusual. What is rare is that they’re happening all together on one day. We think you should throw these songs into your playlist.

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Instructor Keeps Cool in High-Stress Situation

What is the most stressful situation you’ve ever experienced during one of your cycling classes? I bet this story will top anyone else’s! Imagine being in Hawaii yesterday as you are beginning your warm-up. Betsy takes us through this surreal moment from the instructor bike.

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Top 7 Ways to Grow as an Indoor Cycling Instructor in 2018

This year, I want to challenge you to reach new heights in your coaching. This may mean moving out of your own comfort zone. It’s something we ask of our riders all the time; how about ourselves? What can we do to push ourselves, to take risks, to put ourselves out there in front of our students and announce to the world that we aren’t afraid of growth?

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You Just Wait: Indoor Cycling Injuries Lurk

When it comes to overuse injures, I’d rather not wait. Cycling is an activity used by many physical therapists for rehabilitation. When done properly, cycling is very gentle on the joints and muscles. I repeat…when done properly.

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The Instructor as Catalyst for “Revolution”

As instructors we find ourselves in the position of supporting our students and inspiring them to set goals and find ways to reach them, particularly at this time of year. But, as Jennifer points out, we all need a Revolution. That revolution can start with you. Perhaps the change you make this year should include a different way of interacting with your classes. Instead of reacting to their goals, consider setting some challenging goals for them. After all, you are in a position to know their strengths and potential. You have unique insights into the world that lies beyond their imagination.

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