I’m beyond irritated. After watching a couple of online instructor videos and listening to others talk about how cycling is an amazing full-body workout that targets the core, I almost don’t know where to begin. Unfortunately, it demonstrates the lack of science, training, and knowledge that should be required to call oneself an indoor cycling instructor. Those of us who are keeping the indoor cycling industry effective and real have done it via our own determination and quest for knowledge.
Renee asked about teaching jumps properly. Jumps can be controversial; some programs obviously love them and they are a big part of their program, and others list them as part of contraindicated moves. If you must teach jumps, I give you 3 things you must never do when coaching jumps, and 4 ways to choose how to present them to your students.
I just became aware of this excellent article from IDEA Health and Fitness Association on indoor cycling instruction. It’s by Martica Heaner, Ph.D. and is called A Smoother Ride. “Group Ex Skills & Drills: These 10 tips will motivate and inspire your indoor cycling class and keep people coming back
If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you might have noticed that I cracked a little bit last week. I hit my tolerance threshold for crappy Spinning® and Indoor Cycling classes and went on a rant about the prevalence of improper instruction in so many cycling classes around the
The following is an article Jennifer wrote for Active.com. To read the article on the Active.com website, click here. Please share the link (or this blog) with your students, program managers and instructor peers. As usual, your comments (both on the Active page and on this blog) are always appreciated!
A facility in Southern California called Studio Sweat has announced that it is going to start offering online streaming videos of its “Spinning” classes. They have several of them posted on their site. Here is one they call “SpinCore”. Before you watch it, has anyone here taken the official “Spin®
Suzette O’Byrne, Keiser Master Instructor, discusses the evolution of Keiser’s methodology since she first started with them many years ago. Over the years, our understanding of biomechanics and physiology has changed, and we must adapt and change as we learn new things. Read how Keiser has implemented positive changes.