Ask yourself this question, and be as honest as possible: Do you talk too much when you are teaching your classes?
In the 20 years I’ve been training indoor cycling instructors, many have told me they feel uncomfortable with longer periods of silence. Often this unease comes from lack of confidence that newer instructors experience due to lack of time in front of a group of riders. Unfortunately, many certification programs do not delve into this subject very deeply.
But even some longtime instructors look out at the room and see their riders looking up to them with big eyes as if they are waiting to be told what to do next. They have an internal dialogue that might go something like this: