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Friday Favorites: Irresistible Swagger

Challenge riders to go anaerobic, targeting a power Zone 6 intensity, RPE 9, three times in this high-intensity interval.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Cats and Dogs

We’ll let you all duke it out as to which is the better pet while you listen to our newest playlist.

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Mainstream Music Monday: Put a Positive Spin on a Negative Number

A great song from an album that is so good, it’s liked by critics, critic wannabes like me, and the public at large.

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Growing As An Instructor By Attending And Evaluating Other Classes

One of the best ways to grow as an instructor is to attend other instructors’ classes. You can assess what you like and what you don’t like, you can look for similarities with your style, and you can seek out coaching styles that you would like to adopt. And if you suspect you may have a bad habit, you can ask yourself poignant questions like, “Is that what I sound like when I yell ‘Go!’ all the time?” Here are 30 things to evaluate when you take another class.

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Friday Favorites: A Versatile Indie Gem

This beautiful song is so versatile, you’ll want to use it in four different profiles for four different things!

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: Inspirational Lyrics and Powerful Guitar and Drums

Though this fabulous song was released in 1989, to me, it sounds timeless. I’ve been using it for two decades whenever I want to send a special message to my riders that I honor them—whoever they are, whatever they do.

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Mainstream Music Monday: An Iconic Remix for an Iconic Warm-Up!

This song has pedigree and a killer beat!

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Rolling Hills and Switchbacks—My 2002 WSSC Session

In 2002, I presented a session at WSSC called “Rolling Hills and Switchbacks.” Prior to that date, these techniques weren’t a big part of Spinning® (or any indoor cycling program for that matter). I want to give you my handout from 2002, for free! I’ve changed a few things in how I coach these and will be sharing those coaching techniques very soon, but much of this still applies for realistic simulation of riding rollers and switchbacks.

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Class Profile: Rolling Hills and Switchbacks

One of the most requested profiles in my repertoire. It’s so fun both to teach and to take—I know you are going to love this challenging ride!

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Friday Favorites: Work Hard, Play Hard,…

This high-energy song is a great way to end a class, leaving it all on the bike before starting the cool-down. It also has a message in the refrain that we should all appreciate.

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