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17 Pieces of Advice for New Cycling Instructors

Rachel Seay

17 Pieces of Advice for New Cycling Instructors

Indoor Cycling is something I am passionate about. I have been teaching for 18 years and have certified over 1000 fitness professional in Indoor Cycling in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  Often I am asked, "what advice do you have for new instructors" and so I wanted to take a moment and share what I have learned from teaching over 35,000 hours and I hope you find something that helps you. Teaching is an incredible experience. People come to you to feel better about themselves, to feel happy, and to become healthier. As an instructor, you are going to have a huge impact...

Understanding BPM and RPM in the Cycling World

The Power of Music   A successful indoor cycling classes uses music to create energy which will pump up your participants. Whether it is a sprinting, jumping, climbing, or flat road drill; it's important to set the music to match the drills. The right music can make or break a class. Always match the profile of the drill to the correct tempo and think outside your own genre for music in a class.   RPM Versus BPM RPM = Revolutions Per Minute "In cycling, cadence (or pedalling rate) is the number of revolutions of the crank per minute; this is the rate at which a cyclist is...