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What is the Difference Between Interactive, Timed and Choreographed Drills?

Rachel Seay

What is the Difference Between Interactive, Timed and Choreographed Drills?

Interactive Based Drills: Cycling drills inspired through the interaction of participants. This type of drills is often coined as "Games", however can be as intense as any other type of cycling drills. The interactive drills offers a way to engaged participants and add the element of fun. Research has shown time and time again that the more interactive and fun a group fitness program is, the more cohesion is created and class participation increases significantly. Participants want an experience.   Timed Interval Based Drills: Cycling drills created with the use of a timer. By using a timer, you can transition into and out...


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

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...


Pump Up Your Ride Creator Rachel Seay

Rachel Seay

Pump Up Your Ride Creator Rachel Seay

    I began my career as a certified Group Fitness Professional in 1999 with the BCRPA and have been teaching group fitness and Indoor Cycling ever since. My passion for fitness and people led me to build my own fitness studio and create resources for fitness professionals to help make teaching easy!   What is the Teaching Tool Box? The teaching toolbox is where I place all my expensive pieces of paper that say I can do what I do. In the fitness industry, some people lead with their certifications, but for me, they are tools I use in my day to day profession. My...