Renee asked about teaching jumps. Jumps can be controversial, because some programs obviously love them and they are a big part of their program, and others list them as part of contraindicated moves.
Can you give me some tips for how best to teach jumps? I have never been a fan or comfortable teaching them, don’t teach the crazy 2 count or “popcorn” jumps but use seated/standing climb alternates as my method. I need to improve the application of this movement as indoor members like them and good to put in when subbing. I just haven’t found the right rhythmic count or feel of music to best deliver these.
It’s no secret that I’m not a big fan of “jumps,” at least in the traditional Spinning® sense of rhythmically coming in and out of the saddle every 2 beat counts, especially for extended periods.
Did I used to do them? Yes, as a Spinning Master Instructor I taught them faithfully to new instructors at orientations and occasionally did some at conferences. But I also always put a caveat in there to use them sparingly, to not go too quickly, or do them for very long, and I always preached that instructors should stress quality over quantity.