Kick Off the New Year With These Six New Year’s Profiles

As another year draws to a close, many of us are looking forward to getting back to our regular routines. While end-of-the-year celebrations are typically happy and fun, there’s also a level of stress that can occur. For many of us, our routines are disrupted—we’re hosting or attending parties, staying up past our normal bedtimes, and indulging in food and drinks not typical of our healthy lifestyles. 

ICA has a total of five New Year’s profiles that will challenge your students both physically and mentally. Help your students reach their fullest potential this year by inspiring them through your choice of music, coaching, and cues found in these profiles.

The first profile is ICA’s signature inspirational profile called How Big Is Your Why, which you can find here. Below are four more varied motivational profiles to use on or around New Year’s: Roll With the Changes, Word of the Year, I Dare You to Fly, and What’s Stopping You

Keep in mind that while we’ve labeled these “New Year’s” profiles, you can use them throughout the year to help students recommit to their goals. We hope you find them as motivating and inspirational as we do!

Six New Year’s Profiles


  1. I used “Dare You to Fly” as a source of inspiration for my NYE profile last year. I was going for a “Carpe Diem” feel so I swapped out some music. I also started with the audio from this “Love What You Do” video as we warmed up: I immediately followed it with “If Today Was Your Last Day” by Nickelback. It’s my very favorite profile to teach!

  2. Used some of the Dare to Fly tunes and coaching last night. Class was full. Had to give up my bike and teach from the floor. They absolutely loved it! Thanks so much, Jennifer.

  3. will there be a new profile for New Years 2017? These are all great but I have taught all of them multiple times. 🙂

    1. I’m eager for new ones too! 🙂

      1. Author

        Thanks Suzy and Katie,

        Not this year. But may I suggest, if you’ve used these before, you take your favorite songs and cues from the various profiles and mix them into a brand new profile simply entitled “Empowerment for the new year.” Do a few songs on inspiration, on trying out your new wings, on change and new beginnings, and then finish with some party and celebration!

        You can also use some songs from our 3 New Year’s playlists. We add new songs every year.

        Happy New Year!

  4. Hi Jennifer,
    Success!! Today, I used the “I Dare You To Fly” profile in our special New Years Kick Off Class. Thank you for a highly motivational profile and fantastic music. Awe, the lyrics!! The cueing notes are long, but necessary, in my opinion. I took the highlights of each track and put it in an Excel spreadsheet. I cut the 11 pgs to 3 pages of about 5 X 10. I used your ideas and as a framework to coach my cyclists…using my own words. My class loved it and we all got a great workout and set challenging goals for 2017. Thanks! Your website has helped me become a better instructor and I continue to learn and grow from reading and using the info you and your team provide. I feel so much more confident as an instructor today verses 4 years ago and I have found a great connection with my regular class attendees. So rewarding! 🙂 Thank you for all you do!

    1. Author

      Thank you so much, Kristine! It makes me so happy to see instructors excel like you are! Thank you for sharing. =)

      Yes, the cueing can get kind of long, but you did exactly what we hope you’ll do…take what works, modify it if necessary.

  5. Hi
    I used one of these today and got rave reviews from my class! Very fun! Thanks for providing these!!

    One suggestion – the profiles take a LOT of paper to print. The “I Dare You to Fly” is 11 pages with the cueing notes! Would it be possible to use a smaller font and maybe take other steps to make them more printer friendly?


    1. Author

      Hi Lisa,

      Good idea. I guess I am thinking about those who can’t read small print quite as well! …hint…me! 😉

      When I print them out, I select just the actual class notes, not the objective or music resources at the end. That way it’s a little shorter.

      This one is particularly long because there are so many inspirational quotes (which by the way, can be used in a lot of different profiles). Many aren’t quite as long.

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