It’s hard to believe that June is here! Only three more weeks before this girl is on summer vacation! Speaking of summer, It’s been
pretty unbearably hot here. While the heat doesn’t really bother me too much, I know that many people that would normally come to cycling classes stay home when it’s just too hot. The hotter it gets, the lower our numbers.
In my kindergarten classroom when it gets super hot during these last few weeks, I have been known to get out the spray bottle and spray my kiddos down. They love it and it does help to keep them cool. I’m thinking I might need to bring my spray bottle to Spin® class too. I figure if a bunch of 6 year olds love it, then everyone else will too, right?
So instructors, how do you ‘keep it cool’ in your classes when the temperatures rise? Do you find that your numbers start to drop? Do you have members that fight over bike location so they can be closer to the fan? I would love to hear how you handle it!
Here’s the playlist for Monday night class:
Cups: Love this cute little song. I actually was introduced to it by my nieces. At 9 and 11, they are pretty good at creating this beat with their red solo cups.
While I am quite good at keeping the beat in cycling class, I’m definitely no expert at the cup song. 🙂 This is the warm up!
Road to Ride On: Continue this warm up in the saddle, and when you feel ready, add some resistence and pick up the pace.
Hands in The Air: Bring it out of the saddle for a standing flat.
Listen to Your Heart: seated accelerations
Walks Like Rhianna: Alternate seated/standing climb
Tube Snake Boogie: Seated flat
My Fault: Standing climb
Do or Die: Alternate seated/standing flat
Move Along: Jumps on a hill
The Big Bang: Seated climb
Love Somebody: Standing flat/climb
Welcome to the Club: Seated accelerations
Honkeytonk Badonkadonk: You read that right. I’m not a fan of country music, so I had never heard this song until someone posted a request for country songs on ‘Former Cyclng Pingers’ (a Facebook group of very cool cycling instructors that share tunes and wisdom). This was one of the song suggestions and it made me laugh, so I’ve been looking for a chance to add it to one of my playlists. This seemed like a good fit, so on Monday, Chris’ class is goin’ country-yeeeeeeHAWWWW!
It’s Your Voodoo Working: Recovery
Tabata: 20 second seated accelerations (x8) with 10 second recoveries
I Won’t Give Up: Cool down
This Moment Now: Cool down