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Top 7 Ways to Grow as an Indoor Cycling Instructor in 2018

This year, I want to challenge you to reach new heights in your coaching. This may mean moving out of your own comfort zone. It’s something we ask of our riders all the time; how about ourselves? What can we do to push ourselves, to take risks, to put ourselves out there in front of our students and announce to the world that we aren’t afraid of growth?

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6 Ways Recording Your Class Can Take You from Critical to Confident

As indoor cycling coaches, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our delivery and clarity in class so that we may continue to grow. This article explores one uncomfortable way for us to tackle our growth by audio recording our classes, then listening to ourselves and adjusting based on what we hear.

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If They’re Bored, You’re Boring

For so many years I’ve heard cycling/Spinning instructors lament that “Students get bored if the class is cycling specific, so I need to [add silly move here] or they won’t come to class!” Well, I have news for you…maybe it’s not the moves or technique that are boring; maybe it’s you! On that note, here are 13 ways you can be sure to keep students engaged without resorting to silly gimmicks on the bike. Make this your Instructor New Year’s Revolution!

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Three Minutes to Make a First impression

Jackie Cohen Maniscalco had one of those 3-minute large group auditions we wrote about recently at a major chain club. In fact, Jackie’s request for help in the ICA Facebook group is what inspired me to write the article. Jackie had an interesting experience at her audition and agreed to share it with you all. You know, in case you might ever experience one like it where you actually get less than 3 minutes to show what you know!

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Landing Your Next Indoor Cycling Gig: A Practical Guide to Auditioning, Part 3

In this final post of our series on auditions, we cover what to do immediately after the audition and what to do when you get the news of “yay” or “nay.”

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Landing Your Next Indoor Cycling Gig: A Practical Guide to Auditioning, Part 2

Lights, camera, action. What to do when being judged from the instructor bike.

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Landing Your Next Indoor Cycling Gig: A Practical Guide to Auditioning, Part 1

“Help! I have an audition coming up…do you have any advice?” This is such a common question, so we’ve put together a three-part practical guide to auditioning. Part 1 walks you through six important steps prior to your audition that will ensure you are as prepared as you can be.

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Developing Your Own Teaching Calendar Can Make Your Classes Better

Need some organizational help? Here is a simple model for organizing your class profiles. Advantages: You won’t have to start over each time you write a class. You will be able to create a flow of work from week to week. You will be certain to include holiday and other special event classes. You will even have a place to keep track of those little reminders from class to class. And you won’t have to spend time hunting through your computer for that class you misplaced. Bottom line: less stress.

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Developing Your Style as an Indoor Cycling Instructor, Part 2

Part 2 of this series outlines the six steps to help you as you pursue your journey to develop your style as an instructor. When you become an authentic and inspirational coach, your students will remember your words any time they encounter challenges in their lives, physical or mental. I guarantee that when you do, you will hear comments such as, “because of you, I didn’t give up!”

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Developing Your Style as an Indoor Cycling Coach, Part 1

Whether you are a recently certified new instructor or you have a few years under your belt, developing your style as a cycling coach is an important component of being your best. This two-part series will help you discover and develop your most authentic coaching style and to become the inspirational mentor you aspire to be.

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