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How to Create an Indoor Cycling Drill

Rachel Seay

Tags indoor cycling teaching ideas

How to Create an Indoor Cycling Drill

Are you new to teaching and feel lost when creating drills? Do you struggle to come up with ideas for your classes? Let's simplify the process and make teaching easy and fun. Creating a drill starts with keeping things simple. There are many ways to create a drill and what I am going to share with you is the method I have used which has worked well for me, but it's not the only way. Explore your own ways to create drills for your classes and write them down! 1. What's Your Intention? The first thing I do is ask...


Hills Back to Back

Hills Back to Back

Sometimes a little freestyle can go a long way if you coach the instructions thoroughly. Today I gave my riders two slow songs back to back. The first song was "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey, and the second song was "Not Afraid" by Eminem.   I asked them to use these songs back to back for a total of 8 minutes to climb a hill seated or standing (rider's choice) and to focus on creating power through their hills. At any point they could switch from seated to standing by adjusting the tension.  Its not always easy to let them...


7 Ways to Enjoy a Long and Fulfilling Career Teaching Indoor Cycling

7 Ways to Enjoy a Long and Fulfilling Career Teaching Indoor Cycling

Do you love teaching indoor cycling? Teaching is not only a fun career but it is incredibly rewarding when you help others feel confident about themselves and help them reach their goals.  The most common problems for indoor cycling instructors generally appear to be: strained voice boxes plantar fasciitis emotional burnout hip problems sciatica boredom teaching knee pain frequent illness rotator cuff issues personal fitness plateaux So how do you enjoy a career teaching cycling without feeling burnt out, getting injured, or losing that love and feeling for instructing? The answer isn't a simple one, but here are a few tips to help...


Pack Your Spin Classes and Enjoy the Ride! Part 1

Pack Your Spin Classes and Enjoy the Ride! Part 1

Sometimes when you walk into a full studio of people pumped to spin with you, you can feel it. You know that the energy is going to be on fire, the effort is going to surpass a regular spin class, and you know your class is going to be a hit! So how do you pack your classes full of people, and create a buzz about you, the instructor? It's simple, all you have to do is trust in the process of relationship building and here are a few tips to help you. There is an old saying in business, "people...


What I Learned from my SoulCycle Experience

Rachel Seay

Tags Soul Cycle, SoulCycle

What I Learned from my SoulCycle Experience

SoulCycle, a popular brand of fitness that uses indoor cycling bikes and Tony Robbins style cueing to motivate people in a dark lit environment, set to pop and hip hop beats with the clothing to match. Is it all it's cracked up to be? I recently experienced a SoulCycle class and I learned a valuable lesson as I reflected on my Uber ride home. SoulCycle has grown in popularity over the past 10 years. Since their starting days, it has grown into a fitness phenomenon, however, this style of riding is riddled with controversy from the fitness professional community and...