Y instructors pedal together to reach the yellow level at the new ICG Cycle program now taught at the Redlands East Valley YMCA. One Sunday in November, 11 instructors at the Redlands YMCA were ready to sweat and learn the new bikes standing in rows in the renovated cycling room. We had finished the online classes, now it was time for the in-house training.
“The bikes are installed, the instructor kiosk is installed and all appears to be ready to go,” announced Deena Baker, Health and Wellness Coordinator at the Y, 10 days earlier.
Five of the Y instructors had never taught on a bike before, including me. I don’t think I was the only one nervous that morning. The ICG coach from Colorado, Marietta Roberts, told us we would be fine. This specific cycling program is designed to help people of all ages and abilities to get moving. Even though the system could be complicated for the cycle instructors, there were simple ways to get started, she explained. I sighed in relief.
The new system, called ICG (Indoor Cycling Group) Cycle Program, is a program where classes are taught based on a color system called “Coach by Color.” This new color system optimizes the user’s experience and allows them to manage and maximize the result of their training. Participants can even download an app that connects to the class and saves their information of how well they did.
“Enough talk,” said Roberts. It was time for us to try out the new […]
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