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Positive Addiction

 
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Creator: Sarah Ness

Over the last couple of weeks the world has had the opportunity to see the athletes participating in the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.  I have enjoyed watching all the great performances and cheering my own count

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Three Ways to Lead Jumps

 
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Creator: Jeff Krabiel

Jumps are always an interesting subject during each instructor training event. Participants have had such varied experiences with them during the classes they’ve attended. Some people have done them in a very “rapid fire

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Taking the First Step

 
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Creator: Ralph Mlady

I was initially drawn to my first Spinning® class after I had read about the program in a cycling magazine.  The club I was a member at purchased their first batch of Spinner® bikes.  They were sitting outside of the aero

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For the love of the cool down

 
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Creator: Sarah Ness

Cool Down

It happens at the end of every ride.  You start the cool down and inevitably some participants stop, take a quick stretch and walk out, all in about 30 seconds. It is like the credits rolling at the end of a mov

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Those challenging students

 
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Creator: Jeff Krabiel

 

I receive a lot of emails each week from instructors all over the United States. I appreciate them and I think of them as a compliment as far anyone wanting my opinion on a subject. Thanks to all of you who reach out t

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Staying Insprired Through a Long Cold Winter

 
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Creator: Sarah Ness

Wow! Here we are in February.  Some might be saying ‘already?’, but to those of us in the so called ‘Great White North’ it has already been a long, long winter.  We are certainly living up to the ‘white’ description with

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Coaching off of the Bike

 
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Creator: Ralph Mlady

Coaching a Spinning® class requires that we pay attention to our students and provide feedback when necessary.  We make general announcements over the microphone so the entire class hears the cue and hope that the one per

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Objectives

 
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Creator: Jeff Krabiel

Great classes have to have a point, a purpose, an objective. I always tell new instructors that they should be able to answer one simple question prior to class. What are we doing today?

A good class objective follows tw

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Beats per minute or Feeling?

 
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Creator: Sarah Ness

How do you choose your music?  Do you look for a song with a beats per minute that is exactly the cadence you want your participants to ride at or do you choose by how the rhythms, words and melodies make you feel and the

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Progression

 
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Creator: Danielle Foster


I'm lucky enough to have the same riders every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Even luckier that most of them have been with me since the gym opened over 11 years ago. It's very simple to put rides together for a populatio

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