Planning and structuring indoor cycling classes

When I tried to incorporate these work-to-rest ratios into my indoor cycling classes I found that the participants did not always use them as I intended. For example, some participants would not perhaps achieve a high enough intensity during the work periods, meaning that they did not need all of the rest period to recover …

Planning and structuring indoor cycling classes

Part II: Intervals Introduction As identified in part I of this series of posts, the first decision I make when planning an indoor cycling class is whether it is going to be an interval-based or continuous session. In this second post of the series, I will discuss the further decisions I make if I opt …

Planning and structuring indoor cycling classes

Part III: Continuous In part II of this series I discussed my approach to planning and structuring interval-based sessions for indoor cycling classes in a health and fitness setting. In this post I will discuss some of the approaches I have used when opting for a continuous session, instead of an interval-based session. A continuous …

Planning and structuring indoor cycling classes

Part IV: the 2-hour class In parts I, II, and III of this series I discussed the two broad approaches (i.e., interval and continuous) I use to plan and structure indoor cycling classes. Typically these classes, regardless of approach, are 45 minutes in duration (including warm-up and cool-down periods). However, 2-hour classes have recently become …