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The Heart of Cycling

Dixie Douville, MSN, RN, takes a look at what is known about heart disease and then discuss how an indoor cycling instructor can make an impact in the lives of their riders.

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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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How to Protect Your Knees in Indoor Cycling Class

Our knees are particularly vulnerable to injury when we don’t use some common sense in our indoor classes. Fortunately, most cycling injuries are preventable. Dr Peter Donaldson, of Michigan Orthopedic Institute in Southeast Michigan, helps us understand how to protect your knees from pain and injury.

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The Asthmatic Athlete

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for riding…that is, unless you have asthma. Today’s article provides you with teaching tips for your asthmatic students.

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The Aging Indoor Cyclist, Part 4: The Benefit of Indoor Cycling on the Aging Nervous System

As we age, there are structural changes that occur in the nervous system. Learn how indoor cycling can help with neurological deterioration, and use this information to attract more of this demographic to your classes.

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The Aging Indoor Cyclist, Part 3: The Psychosocial Needs of Aging Students

Feeding the mind and spirit can be especially important for older students. Many are adjusting to their lives getting smaller. Aging does not need to mean loneliness, but it can. The social benefit of indoor cycling is important for everyone but especially for this population. As an indoor cycling instructor, you have the ability to help your older students with these issues and inspire them to adhere to their training program. This article tells you how you can do that.

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The Aging Indoor Cyclist, Part 2: Younger Next Year

In part 2 of our series “The Aging Indoor Cyclist,” Bill reviews the book “Younger Next Year,” which is a staple for his personal training clients, especially those over 50. The book gives practical meaning to a new scientific understanding of aging at the cellular level.

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The Aging Indoor Cyclist, Part 1: Getting to Know Their Needs

The over 50 age demographic is growing and there’s a high likelihood that you’ve encountered older students in your classes. Bill Roach discuss their needs and four sensory impairments which you should be sensitive to.

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The Diabetic Athlete

With over 29 million individuals with diabetes, it’s important for instructors to know what effect high glucose levels has on the body, and how to assist a client who experiences low blood sugar during class.

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Prenatal Exercise and Cycling

Supporting your cycling clients during prenatal exercise requires a fundamental understanding of their physiologic changes & contraindications to exercise.

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