August 30, 2012 // Category: Fitness Community

The music you pick for your group cycling class is as important as the bike you ride on. It's important to match the song tempo to the cadence at which your class should pedal. High intensity songs are great for sprints and medium intensity songs are nice complements to hills.

Try using these songs in the playlist for your next class: 

Anthony Radek
 

July 05, 2012 // Category: Fitness Advisor

The measure of a great cycling class comes down to a great instructor. On top of a killer soundtrack and upbeat attitude, having a wide variety of tools available to increase participants’ performance levels is going to keep your classes full. Here are a few ways to use computer feedback to keep your riders engaged and coming back for more.

Resistance Level

Use a number to benchmark what resistance should be, and allow the rider to increase or decrease resistance based on skill level. This is a very intuitive tool for those new to group cycling because it will allow them to gauge what the average resistance should be for their sprints and climbs.

Anthony Radek
 

July 03, 2012 // Category: Fitness Advisor

With the Tour de France taking place the next few weeks, it’s the perfect time to use this famous race as inspiration for your own workouts.

Enjoy the health benefits. Cycling is a heart-pumping cardio activity that can increase your endurance and stamina, and lead to better overall fitness and muscle tone. When cycling, your quads, hamstrings and glutes do most of the work, but your core muscles will get a great workout, too. Outdoor cycling is particularly beneficial because you have to deal with the challenges of gravity, weather and terrain. Mix up your daily routine by using your bike as a means of transportation this summer and you’ll notice a difference in your endurance after a couple weeks.

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