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Create a Fun Video for Your Members

The Buffalo Athletic Club has created a series of fun videos to educate their members about etiquette. The group fitness director has given me permission to share this video with you—hopefully, it will give you ideas to create some humorous videos of your own!

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Using Empathy to Better Know Our Members’ Needs

In today’s article Apryl Stern walks us through a recent workshop she took on design thinking and helps us find ways to naturally create an overall experience that better fits our students, and gives them reasons to keep coming back. Grab a pen and paper and let’s get started!

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How Other Studios and Instructors Are Celebrating International Indoor Cycling Day

Whether you are planning an event for International Indoor Cycling Day on October 21 or not, you’ll want to see how other studios and instructors have created and promoted events so you can do something similar for your next event! And to start planning for something big next year!

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How Indoor Cycling Instructors, Studios, and Clubs Can Protect Themselves From Lawsuits

Last week a lawsuit was filed against SoulCycle alleging negligence on the part of the studio and the instructor that led to a serious injury by the plaintiff. This is a case that instructors and studios around the world should be watching closely. In this article, we provide 13 best practices to help protect yourself from legal actions. You may want to share this with your entire staff and with your peers in the industry.

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Ask the Expert: What If an Instructor Won’t Allow Air-Conditioning in a Spinning Class?

As temperatures rise, the topic of AC and fans in the studio heats up too. Learn the guidelines for temperature and ventilation in an indoor cycling room, the physiology of how the body regulates temperature, and the potential dangers of excessive heat.

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Going Long: Tips For Teaching a Longer Cycling Class

Christine teaches two-hour endurance classes during the winter in addition to her regular schedule. She doesn’t structure them the same as her other classes. Here are her tips for keeping her riders engaged and involved.

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TBT: Balancing Unfit Newbies With Your Regular Riders, Part 2

Last week I provided three suggestions to minimize the chance of unprepared riders in your classes. In this follow-up, I give you an example of how to balance your attention between your regular riders and a newbie who needs very close supervision, without anyone feeling left out.

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TBT: Ask the Expert: Balancing New, Unfit, Late-Arrivers With Your Regular Students (Part 1)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) Have you ever had a brand-new student walk into class who required so much of your time that it took away from your ability to coach your class? How do you balance helping the new unfit person and catering to your regulars? Where do your responsibilities lie and where should the line be drawn? The suggestions presented here, while beneficial to all instructors, are especially helpful for newer instructors to indoor cycling.

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5 Things You Can Do to Help New Students in Indoor Cycling Class

We all once were new to indoor cycling. Whether or not we came back to that class or indoor cycling in general depended a lot on the instructor of that very first class we took.

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Teaching Off the Bike, Part 3

Part 3 of this series on effective coaching off the bike gives you the remainder of the 12 ways to make sure that you enjoy the process so that you can empower your students.

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