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Technology is Here to Stay for Indoor Cycling Instructors and Studios

Technology can help you teach your classes, it can help your riders improve their performance, and best of all (at least from a business standpoint), it can raise you above your competition and fill your classes. You might as well learn the technology that is available to our industry and how to capitalize on it. Gene Nacey of Cycling Fusion will be providing us with monthly tech tips. Read more to find out about a few of the upcoming topics in this exciting area of studio cycling!

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Hiding the Vitamins in the Ice Cream with Video, Part 1

Video is my secret weapon, my ally, in engaging the minds and hearts of my riders even during a boring exercise physiology lecture. Here is a list of motivating videos to use in different scenarios to engage your riders.

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The Magic of Video: Bringing Out the Best in Your Students

I want every rider at my studio to love themselves: to feel excited and inspired about their life and on fire about the capabilities of their physical body. I use video because, as a picture is worth a thousand words, moving pictures capture our imagination and inspire us to higher levels of performance and greater abilities than we knew we possessed. Here is the science behind how that works.

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More Than a Ride

Many of the instructors I know give a ton back to our community. In addition to going above and beyond preparing our regular classes (even though the pay we receive often does not come close to compensating us for our effort), hundreds of instructors participate in charity rides and events to help organizations with their mission. Like many, I’ve had the honor of leading and participating in indoor cycling benefit rides. Although the cause and mission is serious, these events are some of the most fun and inspiring times I’ve spent on an indoor bike.

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Teaching with Video: Interview with Cornelia de Vos from Indoor Cycling Videos

Enjoy my conversation with Cornelia de Vos of Indoor Cycling Videos while you view some vivid HD footage from Germany.

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Teaching With Video: An Interview with Allen Jones of epicRIDES

Allen Jones of epicRIDES tells us what inspired him to enter the world of virtual rides, what makes epicRIDES different, and his latest release—the Race Across America (RAAM).

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Teaching with Video: Set Up Your Room for Success

Teaching with video places a greater emphasis on the visuals. Depending on how you are using video, different configurations and instructor bike placement may be desired. How you set up your room or studio can have an effect on the experience your riders receive, as well as your energy while teaching. Here are three basic setup options to consider.

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Teaching with Video: An Interview with David McQuillen of The Sufferfest

Get ready to suffer…well, I hope not through this interview. David McQuillen tells us the inspiration and “painful” process of creating virtual rides that push our classes to the limit.

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Teaching with Video: An Interview with Gene Nacey of Global Ride

Over the next few weeks ICA will be talking with some of the companies and their passionate founders who have brought the world of virtual indoor riding to life. For this post I talk with Gene Nacey of Global Ride who is one of the pioneers in the virtual space. Although this is a audio interview, I’ve included footage from Global Ride’s Italy, France, Spain, and Hawaii videos to provide a taste of the motivation and excitement they provide.

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Teaching with Video: The Fine Print

It is always a bummer to get all jazzed about something only to read the fine print and find out it really doesn’t work as expected. My hope with this early article is to give you a bigger picture of what is involved in teaching with video, so as you get excited, you will not get tripped up by the details.

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