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Tips for Selecting Warm-Up and Cool-Down Songs—PLUS Here Are Over 700 Songs to Choose From!

Your warm-up song sets the tone for your class; your cool-down song closes the chapter on your ride. Both are every bit as important as your energetic and inspirational songs sandwiched between them. Here are some of the guidelines I use when selecting warm-up and cool-down songs and some of the exceptions. Included here are two ICA bucket playlists for warm-ups and cool-downs with over 700 songs to choose from.

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This Moon Appearance Has Been 150 Years in the Making—Seems Like a Great Theme Ride!

The next supermoon is on April 7. We think you should throw these songs into your playlist.

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Here Are Thousands of Songs Categorized by BPM to Help You Quickly Create Playlists for Your Profiles

One of the biggest frustrations instructors have is the music. This is not just new instructors; even if you feel confident about finding and using music based on the beat, energy, and the emotion of the music, it can still be a time-consuming process for instructors who really care about a quality product. ICA to the rescue!

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Theme Ride Thursday: Hello, Spring!

March into spring with this feel-good playlist and a flower-themed profile!

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Theme Ride Thursday: Lucky You! Saint Patrick’s Day Playlist & Profiles

This Saint Patrick’s Day, why not use some of these songs to help you get “jiggy” with it?

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Theme Ride Thursday: Girl Power! March is Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day is March 8

March is Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day is March 8th. Your riders will love our Three Divas profile, or simply sprinkle some of these “girl power” tracks in your next playlist!

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26 Inspirational Playlists with 1,800 Songs to Last You a Lifetime!

I’ve been curating inspirational playlists for years. These have now morphed into 26 different playlists on Spotify that have well over 1,500 empowering, motivating songs; songs that will touch your heart and help you turn the pedals. They are perfect for charity rides, special events, local fundraisers, or just when you need the perfect song to push your riders. Why not decide to become known as that instructor who has a positive message in every single class? These playlists can help you do just that.

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We Shall Overcome: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This year Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday is celebrated on Monday, January 20. Here is a collection of powerful songs to use for your tribute ride.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Music for Your Holiday Playlist

Consider this holiday playlist your soundtrack not only for your indoor cycling classes this year, but also for cookie baking, gift wrapping, and that long ride to Grandma’s house!

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Friday Favorites: This One’s Got All the Energy

Can you feel it?

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