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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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Reflections on an Unexpected Conversation

In the final minutes of 2014, I found myself in a loud room full of total strangers, except for my family, seated next to a 72-year-old woman. We scooted closer to each other on the crowded L-shaped couch and leaned in for an unexpected conversation, at the top of our lungs, yet still under the din of the partygoers.

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Surviving the Holidaze

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the ebb and flow of rider attendance and the highs and lows of holiday stress. Are you prepared for the additional demands on your time around your regular teaching schedule? Here are a few tips for managing the stress before it manages you and affects how you deliver your cycling classes.

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Meet Our Latest Contributor: Noël Nocciolo—She Knows How to Have Fun on the Bike!

Meet our new ICA contributor, Noël Nocciolo. She has had a unique journey that is different from most ICA writers. Her early experiences on a stationary bike were with the popular and successful boutique studios that use questionable pedal speeds, techniques, and choreography. Thankfully, as she discovered years later, you can still “have fun” while riding correctly to great music.

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Facebook Live: Holiday Gifts for Instructors

I did a Facebook Live video on my Stages bike at home to show you a few of the gift ideas for instructors we posted earlier this month. This way you get to learn a little more about them. There are some great products and ideas, plus some excellent discounts.

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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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Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale!

Don’t miss our very special Black Friday through Cyber Monday offer! If you have been on the fence about joining, now is the time to do it And remember, there is a 30-day guarantee, so there is no risk!

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