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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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Recover Faster

Whenever I think of recovering faster, I hear my grandfather in the back of my head telling me to sleep faster when I only had four hours until the morning. By no means do I want you to start shortchanging your recovery time nor try to psychologically speed up the process. I do want you to consider how fast your heart rate recovers and learn some valuable information you can provide to educate your riders.

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Prostate Issues and Cycling

Recently, we’ve received questions concerning the effects of cycling on the prostate. Does indoor cycling pose a greater threat to prostatitis? Are there ways we can minimize the risks in this oh-so-sensitive area while riding?

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Is Cardio (Including Your Spinning® Class) Bad for You?

18 months ago, following a rash of press that Spinning®, and even just plain cardio, is “bad” for you, Dr. Jennifer Klau and I got together to discuss the lack of science behind these claims. Originally the audio for this interview was for members only, but I am resurrecting this and making it free for everyone to hear. This discussion specifically goes into debunking a Charles Poliquin article about the “negatives of aerobic training”.

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