The piano is renowned for its ability to convey a wide range of emotions, from melancholy to euphoria. I’ve created a sweet-spot profile of long intervals using all songs with fabulous piano segments. Lively piano melodies are incredibly motivating and can infuse your class with energy and soul—I know you and your riders are going to love this profile!
As indoor cycling instructors, we have a unique opportunity to break the monotony of our participants’ sometimes limited musical preferences. It’s common to have riders who gravitate toward the familiar beats of pop, dance, and rock, leaving a treasure trove of musical genres unexplored. If that’s the case where you
Instructors should understand the very real risks of high resistance/low cadence pedaling, and know when to provide options for their riders. This article covers the physiological reasons behind why very low cadence is not beneficial either indoors or for cyclists outdoors. I also present ways to address a rider who is resistant to taking your advice and continues to pedal too slowly in a big gear.
This is a theme ride based on Latin pop songs that can be used any time of the year but will be particularly popular from September 15 to October 15 to “celebrar” the contributions of the multitude of talented Latino musicians for Hispanic Heritage month. The rhythm of the “música” will keep riders “bailando” even as they leave class. The overall objective is “divertirse,” or to have fun, with this strength interval profile of three long fiesta sets with progressively increasing intensity.
I’ve had numerous questions over the years about what to do when riders put on too much resistance that slows their cadence down too much. This is a very important issue because heavy resistance has a high risk of injury. Students may do it with the misguided belief it will “strengthen” the legs (like leg presses). It also usually has a high ego component to it. How do you tell them to pedal faster? . . .
Yet another twist on ramp intervals, this one throwing the normal order of intensity on its head. A ramp is like a ladder, gradually progressing in intensity from moderate to hard to harder. With this ride, you do the hard stuff first, then with the last two intervals, it gets a little bit spicy!