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My Cycling Class Today: One Rider’s First Experience Riding with Power Completely Changed Her Perspective

When you teach riders who are new to power consoles about riding with metrics and power, it will surely benefit their fitness journey. But when they experience an educational moment firsthand, it is particularly powerful and will stay with them forever.

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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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My Cycling Class Today: Teaching Students Who Are Deaf or Blind…or Both.

ICA’s editor, Shari Miranda, was approached about teaching a class with a rider who was both deaf and blind. Shari spent a few weeks preparing for this class, including emailing with the rider and his interpreter about the best ways to communicate the profile. She shares what she did and how it went.

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My Cycling Class Today: What I’ve Learned Teaching Off the Bike

For the last three months an injury has grounded me, forcing me to teach my classes off the bike. Here’s what I’ve learned.

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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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The Ones Who Don’t Want to Work Hard…Or Do They?

Izabella relays a cautionary tale about one experience she had with a woman who came to her classes, and seemed like she didn’t want to do any work. It is an example that became a revelation to her and highlights the importance of not judging riders and of giving one-on-one attention to them whenever possible.

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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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My Cycling Class Today: When a Rider Doesn’t Like You…or So You Think

Have you ever had a rider who you assumed just did not like you or your class, but they still came regularly? They don’t interact, they don’t listen to your cues, they don’t smile, they don’t stay and chat, but there they are, week after week. Could your perception be wrong? Could it be something entirely different? Izabela recounts a not-so-uncommon story that revealed the truth about one of her regulars. Read how she turned it around.

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My Cycling Class Today: The Importance of Proper Bike Setup

Just because someone has been riding for a while doesn’t mean they’ve ever been walked through a proper bike setup by an instructor.

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My Cycling Class (That I Took) Today: Instructor Feedback

Here’s a spin on our new series, My Cycling Class Today. Instructor and guest writer Apryl Stern comments on a recent class she took at a new gym. It’s all about reflecting, learning, and growing.

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