Use this track when you have riders who appreciate classic rock, who can immerse themselves for long periods, close their eyes and forget where they are, and who appreciate self-directed riding. Don’t use this song if your riders must be distracted every minute with changes in position or cueing.
I’ve been curating inspirational playlists for years. These have now morphed into 26 different playlists on Spotify that have well over 1,500 empowering, motivating songs; songs that will touch your heart and help you turn the pedals. They are perfect for charity rides, special events, local fundraisers, or just when you need the perfect song to push your riders. Why not decide to become known as that instructor who has a positive message in every single class? These playlists can help you do just that.
Longer intervals can present a musical challenge for instructors. We have the tips you need to succeed! Here are four playlists with 400+ songs of all different genres to use in your longer intervals. I’ve broken them down by genre and tempo (bpm) and provided tips on how to use them. I also give advice on other resources for finding longer tracks.
Downtempo is my favorite genre because it gets into your soul. The words I use to describe this music are enchanting, hypnotic, immersive, meditative, mythical, introspective, mesmerizing, magnetic, ethereal, magical, seductive, earthly, other-worldly, bewitching, captivating, and present moment awareness. Have I got your attention yet? Let me teach you how to teach to this amazing genre of music!
Angela van Baal is an ICA member from the Netherlands who is planning on playing some of the old classic songs first used in the early days of Spinning® for her International Indoor Cycling Day ride this weekend. What a GREAT idea! I decided to put together a list of some of my most favorite classic Spinning songs from back in the day. Use these for your IICD event—or any event that celebrates Spinning!
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Kraftwerk says it has used the sound of bikes, and the rhythmic breathing of cyclists in its music. Hütter says that cycling is also about silence and appreciating the sound of the world around you as you ride, something which is carried over to their music. Have you used their music for your cycling classes, especially a Tour de France stage?