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The Benefits of Cycling for Runners

I have been a runner for most of my adult life. I ran my first marathon in 1995 and have run numerous other marathons, half marathons, and 5Ks since. In that time, like most runners, I have sought out tools to improve my health and performance in the sport. What I have learned is that cycling is a fantastic cross-training option for runners. Whether you run or you have runners in your classes, knowing how indoor cycling can positively influence a running program will help you to design the right balance between the ride and the run.

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Equinox Pursuit Build: My Review

I got a chance to take the second signature class of the Equinox Pursuit brand, a threshold-based format of longer intervals. This type of ride is so up my alley! Here is my review of the class I took a few weeks ago at the La Costa Equinox just north of San Diego, California.

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22 Push-up Challenge to Raise Awareness of Veteran Suicide

Have you heard of the #22Pushup Challenge? If so, I bet you haven’t heard of someone asking their entire indoor cycling class do the push-ups with them! That’s what ICA contributor Bill Roach did with his classes—what a great way to raise awareness! If you want to do this challenge, let me know in the comments and I’ll nominate you on Facebook.

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POTUS Playlist? Create a Profile and Win a Free Membership to ICA!

Indoor cycling instructors jump at any excuse to create a theme ride…how about one based on President Obama’s favorite songs? You’ll admit that he has very varied tastes! Send us a profile using these songs and you can win a free membership! We’ll publish it in a later post.

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend Spinning® Escape Jamaica (SEJA)

Save the Date! This is where you will want to be from November 4th to 6th, 2016. Imagine an educational fitness experience at one of the most amazing beach vacation destinations in the world!

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Baby Boomers, Six-Packs, and Indoor Cycling

Are we’re missing out on an opportunity to build our indoor cycling classes because we’ve missed the mark on what boomers want? Are we giving them what they want and need when they come to our classes? We’ve identified insights that can help keep your baby boomers engaged, happy, fit, and most importantly, coming to your classes!

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International Indoor Cycling Day!

I’ve decided that we needed our own day to celebrate everything we love about indoor cycling! So put it on your calendar and check out the ideas in this post, because we’re going to raise awareness of indoor cycling around the globe on October 21, 2016. I hope you’ll come be a part of this along with tens of thousands of others around the globe. Let’s build this day together!

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33 Indoor Cycling Questions Answered…There, We Fixed It!

Everywhere you turn you see yet another online article with a LIST of what to expect in an indoor cycling class. Chris Jordan, creator of the blog Spinningfreak, has taken the latest silly online list and fixed it with responses that make more sense, adding a touch of humor.

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Review of Three Cycling Classes During My Trip to New York

While in New York a few weeks ago for the ECA conference, I had the opportunity to attend three very different indoor cycling classes: Flywheel, the Pursuit at Equinox, and a Spinning session at the ECA conference. Here is my review of each one, and the movie genre they reminded me of.

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Make the Time to Exercise!

Encourage your students to add it to their daily to-do list!

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