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    Many YMCAs use different names for the Mossa...

    Many YMCAs use different names for the Mossa programs all including the word "Together". Group Power is Strength Train Together and Group Ride is Cycle Together. The programs are exactly the same,...
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    "Clocks" by Coldplay. Glad someone found the...

    What is the music at 1:03?
    "Clocks" by Coldplay.
    Glad someone found the video again!
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    I was expecting to get a certificate in the mail...

    I was expecting to get a certificate in the mail after I submitted my CECs, tried calling them when it didn't come after 6 weeks, gave up after holding for an hour, figured out you just log in from...
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    RPM is on quarterly release #72. So it's been...

    RPM is on quarterly release #72. So it's been around 18 years. I'd bet anything there are still way more "freestyle" cycle classes held every day than RPM.
    I'm certified in Group Ride, the Mossa...
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    The Spinning program is based on "Energy Zones",...

    The Spinning program is based on "Energy Zones", Endurance, Strength, Interval, Race Day, and Recovery, actually different types of rides which ideally are scheduled in a periodized program. Schwinn...
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    The fascination with "barefoot" shoes seems to...

    The fascination with "barefoot" shoes seems to have died down, but they are still somewhat popular at one place I teach, and recently I had a young man show up for his first class wearing them. As I...
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    I have the Spinning certification and also...

    I have the Spinning certification and also trained in Schwinn Cycling. Notice a difference right there: Spinning is a certification in that you have to pass a written test and then go on taking...
  8. Thread: Shorts

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    I teach at one place that has a somewhat...

    I teach at one place that has a somewhat conservative dress code - no sport bras without another garment over them - but even there cycling shorts by themselves are allowed. It seems to me that in...
  9. I've been teaching BTS/Mossa classes for 7 years...

    I've been teaching BTS/Mossa classes for 7 years and have a love / hate relationship with the company. They have nine different programs of group exercise classes that are each very good, but they...
  10. Thread: Rip

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    I mentioned Revolution, the GroupRx cycling...

    I mentioned Revolution, the GroupRx cycling program, in the Professional Development section. I've only seen the teasers for their other programs, not bought any releases. Good to know Rip compares...
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    The group ex director at one place I teach...

    The group ex director at one place I teach mentioned that participants don't tire of hearing the same songs as quickly as instructors do. She was trying to justify the corporate policy of using only...
  12. Thread: Warmup

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    Thanks for confirming my opinion that this warmup...

    Thanks for confirming my opinion that this warmup was a waste of time. In addition, I was worried what might happen if somebody's foot came loose from the pedal while going so fast with no hands on...
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    I was in a very similar situation when I took the...

    I was in a very similar situation when I took the BTS (now Mossa) Group Ride training a few years ago. Not sure how similar GR is to RPM, but I doubt you'll have any real problems. The biggest...
  14. Thread: Warmup

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    Warmup

    Just got back from taking a Spinning class at a club in my area where I am not a member or instructor. The first thing the instructor had us do, after giving some safety reminders, was put on light...
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    This certainly sounds like the national chain...

    This certainly sounds like the national chain with which I am familiar. Could you get to the club at least a little early for your first class to listen to a couple of the CDs? Some of them in the...
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    I've noticed an increasing trend of participants...

    I've noticed an increasing trend of participants coming to class late and leaving early, particularly at a big chain club. Most all of the cycling classes at the hundreds of clubs in this chain are...
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    Glad someone finally found it of interest!

    Glad someone finally found it of interest!
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    I took the Group Ride training and have been...

    I took the Group Ride training and have been teaching R30 regularly starting shortly after that program was introduced in Jan. 2013. Our club has all the Mossa programs but Group Active. I have to...
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    Just another opinion to consider: At the club...

    Just another opinion to consider: At the club where I started taking Spinning classes before I became an instructor, the classes were held on the basketball court, so we had to move the bikes out...
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    I subbed a bunch of extra classes last (school...

    I subbed a bunch of extra classes last (school vacation) week and had the chance to teach Revolution vol. 15 three times. I have to admit, I saw my participants working harder than they do in the...
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    Power Music Group Rx Revolution

    Trying to revive this old forum... Power Music sells a series of CD/DVD sets of exercise classes that seem very similar to the preformatted programs of Les Mills and Mossa (former BTS) - except that...
  22. Thread: Odometer

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    The "odometer" on the Keiser M3 registers not...

    The "odometer" on the Keiser M3 registers not miles or km but simply the number of pedal revolutions divided by 200. There's more about this in the thread "Keiser Bike Distance" in this forum...
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    Gandhi does Yoga

    This is mostly for yoga practitioners, but watch to the end (<3 min.) for a little something for indoor cyclists:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBMc9s8oDWE
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