This article in Bicycling magazine discusses the the mental and emotional benefits of riding a bike. Please share the reasons why you are so passionate about indoor cycling. What has it helped you overcome? Have you made important decisions after an amazing ride? Have you felt at peace with a troubling event or decision you had to make? Have you resolved conflicts with family or friends? I certainly know I have. Leave your comments so we all can celebrate.
I have been a runner for most of my adult life. I ran my first marathon in 1995 and have run numerous other marathons, half marathons, and 5Ks since. In that time, like most runners, I have sought out tools to improve my health and performance in the sport. What I have learned is that cycling is a fantastic cross-training option for runners. Whether you run or you have runners in your classes, knowing how indoor cycling can positively influence a running program will help you to design the right balance between the ride and the run.
Have you heard of the #22Pushup Challenge? If so, I bet you haven’t heard of someone asking their entire indoor cycling class do the push-ups with them! That’s what ICA contributor Bill Roach did with his classes—what a great way to raise awareness! If you want to do this challenge, let me know in the comments and I’ll nominate you on Facebook.
Are we’re missing out on an opportunity to build our indoor cycling classes because we’ve missed the mark on what boomers want? Are we giving them what they want and need when they come to our classes? We’ve identified insights that can help keep your baby boomers engaged, happy, fit, and most importantly, coming to your classes!
I’ve decided that we needed our own day to celebrate everything we love about indoor cycling! So put it on your calendar and check out the ideas in this post, because we’re going to raise awareness of indoor cycling around the globe on October 21, 2016. I hope you’ll come be a part of this along with tens of thousands of others around the globe. Let’s build this day together!