April 24, 2013 / Category: Events
Now that we've had a week to recover from the craziness of FIBO, an international fitness industry tradeshow held in Germany, I can firmly say it's been the best yet.
This year FIBO went back to Cologne after 22 years and what a great place to be! It has international appeal, it's easy to reach, and offers a great selection of hotels and restaurants, which I'm sure all attendees appreciated. In fact, FIBO hit a record number of visitors this year in it's 28-year history - 96,700 attendees. More than 30% of trade visitors came from outside of Germany.
Life Fitness booth
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:
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.
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.