(and indoor cycling in the dark!)
I had to give a shout out to the beginning of my favorite season. I’m in love with everything about Fall!
I’m kind of a homebody, so I really don’t mind when the days begin to get shorter. I teach a class at 6 pm, so through the Fall and Winter months, we turn out the lights and cycle in the dark.
I’ve heard that some instructors don’t teach with the lights out because they feel that it’s unsafe. I can understand the concern that you may not be able to watch your students as carefully. We do have just enough light coming from the hallway windows at the gym that I can see all that I need to.
Cycling class with the lights out seem to create a whole new dimension of energy, don’t you think? I feel like my students are more focused. I would also argue that some students feel more comfortable because they aren’t on ‘display’.
So what do you think? Do you ‘do it in the dark’?
Hit Me Up: Warm up
Grace Kelly: Continue with the warm up and begin to bring it out of the saddle for a standing climb
Shanty: Standing flat
Sandstorm: Seated accelerations
What Makes a Good Man: Standing climb
THe Temples of Syrinx: Seated flat
Crunchy Granola: Standing climb
Hope: Seated flat
Swing Low Sweet Chariot: Alternate seated/standing climb
Gold on the Ceiling: 8 count —> 4 count jumps
Les ‘La-bas’: Seated climb
When Your Falling: Steepest hill of the evening: Standing climb
After Hours: Seated/Standing Flat
Chain of Command: Recover
Tabata: seated accelerations (20 seconds x8), 10 second recoveries
Man In The Mirror: Cool Down
Mad World: Stretch