Technology can help you teach your classes, it can help your riders improve their performance, and best of all (at least from a business standpoint), it can raise you above your competition and fill your classes. You might as well learn the technology that is available to our industry and how to capitalize on it. Gene Nacey of Cycling Fusion will be providing us with monthly tech tips. Read more to find out about a few of the upcoming topics in this exciting area of studio cycling!
Many of the instructors I know give a ton back to our community. In addition to going above and beyond preparing our regular classes (even though the pay we receive often does not come close to compensating us for our effort), hundreds of instructors participate in charity rides and events to help organizations with their mission. Like many, I’ve had the honor of leading and participating in indoor cycling benefit rides. Although the cause and mission is serious, these events are some of the most fun and inspiring times I’ve spent on an indoor bike.
Over the next few weeks ICA will be talking with some of the companies and their passionate founders who have brought the world of virtual indoor riding to life. For this post I talk with Gene Nacey of Global Ride who is one of the pioneers in the virtual space. Although this is a audio interview, I’ve included footage from Global Ride’s Italy, France, Spain, and Hawaii videos to provide a taste of the motivation and excitement they provide.
It is always a bummer to get all jazzed about something only to read the fine print and find out it really doesn’t work as expected. My hope with this early article is to give you a bigger picture of what is involved in teaching with video, so as you get excited, you will not get tripped up by the details.
Welcome to ICA’s series on teaching with video. Our initial thoughts were to organize eight to ten articles covering various topics to help introduce those new to video and provide tips for those already living the video dream. As we put further thought into what this series would encompass, and combine that with the speed at which video is now being adopted, the series may very well transform into a regular column or topic.