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Hurricane Michael May Have Devastated Our City, but Not Our Community and Passion

Jacque Wyatt is an instructor whose community is still reeling from a devastating hurricane less than three months ago in the panhandle of Florida. She recently shared a photo of herself teaching a class in her garage and reflected on the pain of their loss and the joy of being able to ride together again. I asked Jacque to share her story—it’s one of resiliency and community.

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Quick Profile: Intensity Slider

Our newest profile by Stevie Barr is high-intensity interval profile based on reducing the intensity and increasing duration during intervals. Get ready to give it your all and have fun!

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Friday Favorite: You’ll Wish Your Climb Was Longer with this Slick Beat

This funky and catchy beat will capture your riders’ attention and have them grooving up any heavy climb. Recently breaking into the spotlight, these artists are hitting the dance scene hard with support from the likes of Afrojack, Arty, Tom Swoon, and many more.

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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 21. Here is a collection of powerful songs to use for your tribute ride.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Feelin’ Emotions

If you’re happy and you know it, then check out our latest theme ride playlist on emotions.

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The New—and Not So New—New Year’s Resolutioners

There is something very powerful about a new year, a new month, even a new week, which marks a point in time for people to “change” something in their lives. The diet and fitness industry is replete with a sense of revision and metamorphosis, especially around the new year. What values will you communicate to your participants in 2019 to assist them in creating a physically fit foundation in their life?

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Mainstream Music Monday: Breathe Through the Warm-Up

This artist is getting ready to release her new album! While we’re waiting we can all take advantage of using one of her new songs as a warm-up. Let’s not let the holiday season overwhelm us. Instead, let’s keep our heads above water and breathe!

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FTP Testing: Can You Teach One Without Knowing What It’s Like Yourself?

The benefits of utilizing FTP to create individualized training zones for indoor riders are increasingly becoming understood by instructors who teach with power. This, and the tests to determine FTP, have been discussed in other articles on ICA. But is just knowing “how to” put your riders through an FTP test enough? Is there really a need to perform one on yourself in order to teach it?

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Friday Favorite: Time to Pick it Up!

This one’s been topping my personal charts for cycle class for the last six months despite it being three years old. Get ready to pick up the pace!

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Quick Profile: Aspire to Inspire

New to our New Year’s profiles as an entry in our profile contest is the Aspire to Inspire quick profile by Susan Lafond! As a theme ride, this inspirational profile can be used as an extended ride for a special event, a fundraiser, a New Year’s ride, or any time you want to inspire your riders to overcome challenges. It is written as a 90-minute ride but can be shortened to 60 minutes.

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