It's likely you're going to come across this if you haven't already.
Let's look both at prevention and cure of cramp.
First of all make sure that the riders have an effective bike setup. If handlebars are higher, the rider can end up using calves more and larger muscle groups less. Coupled with incorrect pedalling technique you can be more at risk of cramp. Make sure the rider is not riding with toes pointing downwards – encourage riders to pedal so that...
Perfect for Christmas. Or UnChristmas. Whatever.
Give each rider gets a reindeer name (or double up if you’ve got more riders than Santa has reindeers - Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen).
When you call out a reindeer, that person has to attack, or climb, or whatever challenge you set.
If you call out ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ everyone has to attack. We play this a lot over Christmas – and we have one rider who is referred to by everyone else as ‘Cupid’ all year round. It’s fun and it gets giggles.
Nico says the Level 2 course is 'world class'. We've just finished the latest edition of this course - next one happens in December.
During the level 2 course you'll start from having no prevous fitness industry training, and by the end of two days, you'll have all you need to be an excellent indoor cycling instructor.
The course is relaxed and fun, you'll be in a small group so you've got the time and space to develop and won't be swamped by a large, impersonal class.
And you'll be studying on the most up to date course available. Guaranteed. We've run six course updates already this year.
Not only that, you'll have access to the latest tech, you'll learn how to get the best out of the bikes and studio where you'll be instructing (because all studios are different, so we'll take time to understand what you'll have), and you'll make some really interesting friends.
Next course? 7-8th December. We have very limited spaces (because they're masterclasses), and so we've only now got SEVEN masterclass places left for 2019. Once they're gone, they're gone (and we can't schedule any more this year, because: Christmas!)
If you're wanting a great start as an indoor cycling instructor, and you have no previous fitness industry training - this is the course for you. We have TWO spaces left on our November course, so now's a good time to book. This course is pretty unique in that it requires no previous training, but develops you very quickly into a higher quality instructor - it's the most comprehensive course on the market. And why's that important? Because you need the confidence that the course you do is up to date and will teach you what you need to know - not what was taught ten years ago. It's important because you need to keep your riders safe, and you can't do that if you've been taught outdated, obsolete moves. And it's important because we're raising the standard of indoor cycling EVERYWHERE - and we need more instructors, just like you, to take the gold standard back to where you are. 16-17th November. Are you in?
One day course - join us on Saturday; this course will get you instructing the gold standard in indoor cycling AND, we promise not to hang around - you'll receive your certificate within 48 hours of passing the course. Guaranteed. Or we buy you lunch. ;-) Why is the ICI course so refreshing? Well, partly because it's REFRESHED! We update it constantly so you have the confidence you're not learning obsolete moves, and outdated practices. Nope, you're getting the good stuff - and with space to learn. No sardines for you, no, you get a small group setting, you get personal support, and you get a unique course experience (well you should, if you're giving us your Saturday). Because we want you to #BeExcellent.