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My Cycling Class Today: When Riders Ask Questions After Class

Bill had two new riders in his class recently. They had taken many other classes, just not his. After class, they asked him some excellent questions, which reminded him of the importance of being equipped with excellent answers before you are asked. Their questions—and his answers—will open your eyes.

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How Many Turns on the Resistance Knob?

Have you ever cued to turn up the resistance by giving a number of turns to your class? You may want to find a better way to cue resistance! Caesar filmed a brief video for his riders who have been used to being told the number of turns expected, so he wanted to show them why it’s not an effective cue. We hope this helps you so you can explain to your class why you don’t cue that way.

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Top 7 Ways to Grow as an Indoor Cycling Instructor in 2017

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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Create a Fun Video for Your Members

The Buffalo Athletic Club has created a series of fun videos to educate their members about etiquette. The group fitness director has given me permission to share this video with you—hopefully, it will give you ideas to create some humorous videos of your own!

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My Cycling Class Today: An Important Reminder to Keep Yourself Educated

Instructors need to stay on their toes…you never know when one of your riders will know more than you do! Izabela reminds us that if you want to be respected, respect your riders by bringing your best to the table each time.

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The Definitive Guide to Holiday Gift Ideas for Indoor Cycling Instructors

Are you searching for that perfect gift for your favorite indoor cycling instructor? We’ve put together a list of must-have items that any instructor would love.

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The Sensitivity Around a Christmas-Themed Class

As we approach Christmas and the holiday season, it’s fun to start creating our Christmas-themed classes. But, there are some things to be sensitive about that instructors should consider as part of their planning.

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Is EVERYONE at Your Studio or Gym AED Certified?

According to Club Industry, a lawsuit was filed in California against 24 Hour Fitness for the wrongful death of a member who had a heart attack while playing basketball. Employees allegedly didn’t know where the AED was, and when it was found, it was not fully charged. Does your studio or gym have an AED? Are you certified? Here is information that can help you and your management.

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Let’s Come Together

A friend shared this song with me on my Facebook page this morning, and I am offering this song here without comment. I would have played it in my Monday class had I known. Let’s come together in sweet harmony, world.

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Strategies for Strength: A Sprinter’s Take on Climbing Strategies

Before I contribute a few of my favorite climbing strategies, I want to share my perspective on climbing. Because I’m mostly a sprinter, one might wonder what climbing strategies I have to offer. Well, if anyone has strategies for climbing, it would be a person who knows suffering is always involved.

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