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Here Are Thousands of Songs Categorized by BPM to Help You Quickly Create Playlists for Your Profiles

One of the biggest frustrations instructors have is the music. This is not just new instructors; even if you feel confident about finding and using music based on the beat, energy, and the emotion of the music, it can still be a time-consuming process for instructors who really care about a quality product. ICA to the rescue!

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Here Is How ICA Plans to Help Cycling Instructors During This Challenging Period

You might have found yourself with some extra time on your hands. Do you see a silver lining? I sure do! Now is the time to grow yourself and up-level your teaching. Here is what I plan on doing for ICA members. The list is long—get ready for some enhanced learning! I also plan on offering some great free content to non-members. All instructors are hurting and all instructors can use this time to grow. Stay tuned for more on that.

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Just Got Certified, Now What? Part 2: Profile Design Tips

Part 1 of our new instructor series focused on providing numerous coaching tips to ease you into your first couple of classes. This article will focus on profile creation tips, one of the biggest hurdles for new instructors. We provide you with the four rules of profile design and include dozens of ideas for profile objectives.

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Mainstream Music Monday: Climb, Boy, Climb

Perfect for a heavy climb and switchback drill.

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Just Got Certified: Now What? Tips for New Instructors, Part 1

Some new instructors are more challenged than others with stage fright, especially if they do not come from a group fitness background. Most of these insecurities are easily quelled with practice, practice, practice. Allow yourself the time and space to make mistakes. Here are some tips for new instructors that will minimize your nervousness as you move beyond your certification.

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Friday Favorites: My New Favorite Warm-Up or Focused Endurance Track

I am completely mesmerized by this amazing track! At 82 bpm, it’s a perfect gentle flat for a special mind-body focus endurance ride or as a warm-up or cool-down.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Hello, Spring!

March into spring with this feel-good playlist and a flower-themed profile!

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: Consistent Non-Breaking Rhythm You’ll Stay in the Saddle For

This is a wonderfully layered song, one that gets into your head. Before long, you will close your eyes and your head will bob gently side to side with the rhythm of your body as you pedal, matching the consistent rhythm of the song, focusing on a smooth pedal stroke. Before you know it, the 7.5 minutes have passed and you haven’t changed positions at all on this climb—but you’re very much OK with that!

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Mainstream Music Monday: Climbing to the Beat

This dance/electronica track has some lyrics, making it more mainstream friendly. But it still allows for a lot of space to really cue your riders and get them to push!

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Progressive Meritage (Redux)—9-Minute Interval Sets

This is an updated version of the very popular ICA profile consisting of four sets of 9-minute intervals that get progressively longer. I’ve added a practice round at the beginning and changed up the music—I have a feeling you’ll be pulling this one out frequently!

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