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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 this January 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 things you need to think about.

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How to Get Riders to Follow Your Instructions with the 3-2-1 Approach

One of the many benefits to teaching indoor cycling is that it designed to be a multi-level class requiring little coordination and choreography. While we’re not looking for military precision in unified movement and intensity, there are often unspoken expectations that the instructor has for the riders. When a rider, or the entire group of riders, strays too far, it can become distracting. In this article, Cori Parks suggests a simple approach to classroom management.

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Ask the Expert: To Jump or Not to Jump

Jumps can be controversial. They are a big part of the curriculum of some indoor cycling programs; others avoid them or list them as contraindicated. What’s my take? I say “it depends!” Let’s look at three ways jumps should NOT be taught and four different ways to teach them in the most effective manner, from most to least cycling specific.

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Building Powerful Connections with Your Participants

Use these five steps to build powerful connections with your students which will positively engage and develop mutually beneficial relationships.

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Using Positive Reinforcement to Create Change

Use positive reinforcement to highlight students’ skills, positive efforts, and improvements to increasing the frequency of specific behaviors.

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Indoor Cycling Masters’ Words of Wisdom For Instructors

We asked a handful of master instructors from a variety of programs a very important question: If you could tell a new instructor what one thing to master, what would it be? We got so many great responses, we are dividing them into two posts.

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The Motivation Paradigm

Do you have riders who struggle to make it to class, despite their desire to become regular exercisers? Are they overwhelmed by short-term obstacles that get in their way? Here are three steps you can take to help your students (or clients if you are a personal trainer) stay even more committed to their fitness.

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How Do You Know If Your Class Is Too Hard or Too Easy, Part 2

Part 2 of knowing whether your class is too hard or too easy means digging in deeper into what “hard” really means and how to convey it to your riders. I link to seven articles to help ensure you fully understand this level of effort. This includes 23 cues to empower your riders to give everything they have to reach the level of effort to actually realize the HIT benefits. Otherwise, they’re awash in mediocrity.

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