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Krista Popowych, BHK

Partner and program director at The Fitness Group in Vancouver, Canada, Krista Popowych is an Adidas-sponsored athlete, international presenter and active instructor and trainer. A regular journal contributor, Krista is a member of the IDEA group fitness committee and other fitness industry boards.

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Program Design: A Rockin’ Indoor Cycling Class

October 10, 2017

Many indoor cycling instructors are not sure of the best way to combine strength and cycling without compromising either component. Rock and Ride provides the perfect mix of both while infusing a little fun with rock ’n’ roll music.

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Sample Class: Rock and Ride!

August 24, 2017

Many indoor cycling instructors are not sure of the best way to combine strength and cycling without compromising either component. Rock and Ride provides the perfect mix of both while infusing a little fun with rock ’n’ roll music. This class is an ideal introduction for new riders because, instead of having to “suffer” through 60 minutes on an uncomfortable saddle, they get to hop off at the midpoint for strength work.

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Attracting the “Sidelines” Market

April 10, 2017

With over 3 million children in the United States playing soccer (USYS 2014) and even larger numbers batting baseballs and running bases, parents are often at the mercy of their children’s practice schedules and games. These parents are literally “standing around” when they could be working out. Although humorous at best, the depiction of the soccer mom—a suburban woman who shuffles her overprogrammed kids around in a minivan—does point to an untapped market.

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Sample Class: Cycling for Teens

October 26, 2016

Indoor cycling is more popular than ever, and it offers many opportunities to inspire young people—specifically the under-18 crowd. It's also a perfect excuse to play high-energy, deejay-;style tunes and inject a little extra fun so you motivate teenagers to stay in the saddle and enjoy the ride.
When planning a cycling workout for this age group, align yourself with a teenage brain. Think of what would motivate your kids, your friends' kids or even your younger self.

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Technology Trends in Indoor Cycling

February 18, 2016

Fitness technology is not new. Nor will it be slowing down anytime soon. The marketplace is ripe for innovation and application, with an audience that ranges from the general user to the rehabilitation patient.

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Cycling Class: Thrill to the Hill

November 19, 2015

Who doesn’t love a hill? If you want to add interest and attention to your next cycling class, make climbing your focus. The thrill of a hill can be any combination of challenging climbs and fast, fun downhills. The goal: to reach the summit!

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Sample Class: Reaching the Summit!

October 22, 2015

Who doesn’t love a hill? If you want to add interest and attention to your next cycling class, make climbing your focus. The thrill of a hill can be any combination of challenging climbs and fast, fun downhills. The goal: to reach the summit!

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Lessons From the Trenches, Part Three: How to Become a Better Leader

August 24, 2015

Every day, leaders are faced with new challenges and learning opportunities. Good leaders don’t simply sit back and assume the position of leadership; they embody it. They set a good example, they evolve and they lead through thick or thin. In the third and final installment of this series, we identify ways to lead with greater impact.

Be Empathetic

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Lessons From the Trenches, Part Two: The Challenge of Leadership

May 15, 2015

Great leaders don’t just point the way; they also give clear directions. However, it’s not always a simple task to inspire and motivate even the most willing of followers. Once you’ve thrown your hat into the leadership ring, you’ll be faced with new challenges. In part two of this series, we’ll expand on finding the leader within, and we’ll explore the best ways to handle challenging situations.

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