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My Cycling Class Today: A Locker Room Conversation that Helped a Rider Avoid Knee Pain in Indoor Cycling Class

Sara overheard a woman in the locker room complaining about knee pain after cycling class and saying she might quit riding. Sara knew she had to intervene in order to help give this woman the best chance of experiencing the joys of cycling.

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Moving From Apprehensive to Inspirational

This is a story about a woman who had no idea what she could accomplish. A woman who reluctantly attended her very first cycling class with me six months ago on the advice of her personal trainer. A woman who feared the bike and was one of the most hesitant riders I’ve ever seen. She is now one of the strongest female riders I have ever had the pleasure to work with.

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Mainstream Music Monday: Options on a Hill

This song has been around for a while, but always feels fresh and new! Grab ahold of it and take a ride up a long, steep hill. And yay! You can serve this to your riders three different ways!

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Establishing Training Zones Using a Maximal Aerobic Power (MAP) Ramp Test

We’ve provide you with a detailed class profile for you to conduct your own MAP (maximal aerobic power) ramp test, including the protocol, the coaching, the music, and a downloadable spreadsheet which will estimate FTP and your riders’ power training zones. This is a viable alternative to the 20-minute FTP test, which requires a solid understanding and ability to pace one’s effort. Pacing isn’t an issue with this test.

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Friday Favorites: A Terrific Cover Song for Your Next Warm-Up

A top-selling single from ’80s pop icons is reimagined by one of today’s most prolific producers.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Election Day Playlist and Profile

With the midterm elections drawing near, we’ve compiled a playlist and quick profile to get your riders in the mood to go out there and vote! Warning: May elicit some laughter!

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: This Powerful Climb Needs No Cues

The first time I heard this song was at a Spinning session at CanFitPro a gazillion years ago. Josh Taylor was leading the sold-out session; everyone was out of the saddle pedaling in sync. The lights were low, the energy was through the roof, and Josh didn’t have to say much at all. The beats, the rhythm, the sweat, the drums drove the pedals. I remember to this day the impact this song had on me, and I wasn’t even riding—I was observing! 

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How, and Why, Music Is So Important to Our Classes, Part 1

As indoor cycling instructors we know that music is important to our classes. Do you want to know how and why? New research shows us how we can best take advantage of the power of music in our indoor cycling classes.

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Mainstream Music Monday: Bring On the ENERGY!

What do you need, need, need? This energy-packed song in your back pocket!

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You’ve Got Your FTP Number…Now What?

You’ve coached your riders to understand the benefits of establishing a benchmark metric known as functional threshold power, or FTP, a number around which they can set their intensity. You’ve used one of the recommended methods to determine FTP. Now what do you do? How do you provide each rider with their zones?

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