I’ve been teaching spin/indoor cycling for over 5 years. I went I'm & out of gyms taking cycling classes in the saddle. My bottom use to hurt so much, and use to think to myself, how can anyone stay in the saddle for an hour. Sure I trained in it, but I wasn’t going to teach it. It seemed like the most boring thing ever… so what changed? Me, I flipped the script!! I began rising out of the saddle with added movement (upper body movement building more muscles shaping the bottom and toning the leg and thighs. My spinning experience changed as well as my attitude about it. It became to be an addiction. Wondering why people would stop and stare at me while sitting at a red light, Oh I was creating moves while listening to music on Xm radio!
It was all about the playlist. I’m all about the music anyway so having a good motivational playlist was super high on my priorities. I soon discovered that I couldn’t stand to be in other peoples classes (only a select few) because they weren’t cycling with the flow of the music. The beat drives you, it basically tells you what to do and the challenge in putting a good playlist together is finding tracks that flow to the profile you created.
If you like a song but think it’s too slow or sloppy for spin: LOOK FOR A REMIX. Tons of DJs are doing remixes now, so check them out. Go to YouTube or Spotify or Apple Music, find the artist you like and check out the remixes. I love the Love on the Brain remix by Rihanna but the original is way too slow for a sprint however good for (a climb) but the Same with Adele Rolling great songs but slooooow! So remix it up!
Part of cultivating a class that motivates people from various spectrum of experience is ‘sound-tracking’ the flow of emotions. We bring emotions in our rides, fist in the air to hair blowing in the wind, the need to shout or the need to blow your horn outta my way kind of emotions.
Ameanspinn isn't just about transforming your body through indoor cycling—it's also about transforming the way you feel.
I developed; Love for the people First, along with great energy. With that concept you whats important and priority. I started training harder than ever to master moves that I thought was difficult of me to accomplish, with hard work and dedication I was able to master the moves and achieve my goals. I was driven with sharing my love of fitness with others. I had my portable Bose system with me headed to the gym walked into Heaven, a empty cycling studio!! I started taking cycling classes about five years ago. I started attending classes a couple times per week. After a few years of training solo the gym manager at La-Fitness asked if I’d ever thought of teaching a class of my own. I never gave it thought nor thought it was possible with me being shy, but I jumped at the chance!
I was eager to start the process of becoming an indoor cycling instructor. Earning a little extra money for doing something I really love was a pretty sweet deal! I was definitely nervous about whether I’d be able to handle what I assumed would be a rigorous test for instructors, but even that didn’t deter me. I was nervous every time I stepped into the cycling room. I only had 3 riders. Introducing myself and my style of cycling was a bit scary. My daughter's would always ask me what was I scared about, I explain to them that it was always frightening because I always wanted to give my best to the students and I want to please them in every way and have them leave with a great workout. After teaching at the gym the third week I never could forget it, I walked up the steps into the studio and all 32 bikes were filled. Everyone was smiling and was eager to start. I was in my Zone!
I always hear "She's not like your normal instructor," It was apparently a big deal to spin in my class. And it took me less than 5 minutes to explain why. Passion!!!!