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And I'm sick. Hopefully I'll feel better than yesterday...my voice was pretty much GONE!<br><br>
I have my playlist ready...with Hawt tunes like "White and Nerdy" and 867-5309 and...Eminem and the new kanye song.<br><br>
Oh...don't forget about Flo Rider...or Rida? Apple Bottom song...<br><br>
I've got my "lesson plan" skeleton'd out...<br><br>
I'll let you know how it goes-report will come LATE tonite or early tomorrow.<br><br>
Don't worry Sheldon...I'm not going "all-out" and I'll be off my bike a bunch.
 

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Drink LOTS of water for that scratchy voice I heard last night.<br><br>
It was the "super secret sultry version" of Tithers.<br><br>
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You didn't ask for any pointers but I can't help myself. Sorry. One thing that I notice with a lot of new instructors is that they tend to talk too much. Give them a few tips/instructions about form and then let them relax and enjoy the music. It's hard watching them bounce around without feeling like you constantly need to correct them, but first and foremost they need to love your class so that they'll come back. They are lucky to have someone with real, honest to goodness cycling experience for their teacher. Most spin instructors haven't seen a road in 20 years. Have fun.<br><br>
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Cheryl...believe me...I won't be a talker-supa annoying!<br><br>
At least I'll try to remember.<br><br>
It's funny...not really. My dog ate my Afaa booklet.<br><br>
I want Jonny G certification. Then I will OFFICIALLY be super-uber!<br><br>
I think I have some good music and a wide variety.<br><br>
Who's done jumps with Beetlejuice? I rest my case.
 

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I wish I could take your class too ... congrats hawt thing! Sorry to hear that you are sick ... hope it is not strep throat or laryngitis ... have you prepared flip signs to hold up just in case? Just sayin' ...<br><br>
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if you burn out teaching a spin class, you won't be winning Lake Placid. Just sayin.<br><br>
Have fun and good luck. You know the routine, but if you get off, just pretend like your right, nobody will know, they'll be hurting to much. If you get in a loop, get them standing up in big gears until you can get your head right.<br><br>
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I am doing the Johnny G class in a little over a week!<br><br>
I can't wait to hear how it goes, tithers. I'll be looking for pointers.
 

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Good luck to you Tithers! Wish I could take your class - the spin class I used to go to regularly is a no-go right now because I can't get there in time with my commute
 

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remember that the experience of spin class is a journey....<br><br>
You want to take them slowly and safely through hills and sprints and get them to that magical point where it almost sucks.... then, pull back and have a "party song". Lighten the mood make jokes, etc. Then, pull back into yourself and start the work again, driving them deeper and deeper into their personal ability. You need at least one song where the intensity is high and you (the instructor) barely speak except to make a few choice commands and encouraging words. This song is magical because there is nothing but huffing and puffing and the beat of the music. THIS is the song that the members will remember and take with them that night and feel proud of....this song HAS to be there!<br>
This is what I teach the instructors when I coach them on teaching group fitness. It's called FITNESS MAGIC and it happens when every person in the room has centered themselves and focused on the work and each one is digging deeper than they intended to when they walked in the room!<br><br>
You will do great T!
 

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And the Reeboks with the straps [With the straps]<br>
She turned around and gave that big booty a smack [Ayy]<br>
She hit the flo [She hit the flo]<br>
Next thing you know<br>
Shawty got <span style="color:#FF0000;">low low low low low low low low</span><br><br><br>
The low part would be good for those hovers!<br><br>
Now I will be singing that song all freakin day!!!
 

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<img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"> so true & neither has anyone in the class <img alt="dontknow.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/dontknow.gif">
 

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Bring extra water. I go through much more water teaching than I do taking a class.<br><br>
I think teaching indoor cycling is the most fun-- I absolutely love it. My favorite is when they are chatty during the warmup, but then 10 minutes in all you can hear is the music and the heavy breathing! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Have fun!!!<br>
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Right? What's up with that? I've even tried to put together beginner group rides (free) and nobody is ever interested. I think that most of them don't even get the association between spinning and cycling.
 

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So then maybe they're not even looking for a cyclist instructor. If people come for aerobic no-resistance spinning and bouncing, they might not like the methods of a triathlete...
 

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True. It's just sad because you'd think that once in a while someone who enjoys spinning might think to themselves, "Wow, this is so great... I wonder what it'd be like to be out in the fresh air on a real bike?"
 

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I used to offer to pull the spin bikes outside. I gave up that idea after many questioning looks and questions like 'why?'
 

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This is a great idea. You and I think alike. No wonder the students are so cranky. They all probably have seasonal affective disorder.
 
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