I believe the secret of becoming an affective cycling instructor is to be a coach and create a rapport with the riders. Once you know your riders & their training goals, you need to create a fun but safe environment, create accountability, set a direction and inspire them. Remember … “no cares how much we know until they know how much care.”
After building a rapport with each of the riders, my role is to keep the riders accountable in reaching their personal training goals. I like to push my riders in every class and let them educate me in the progress.
As the cycling instructor, I’m responsible for coaching the riders and giving them specific instructions and directions. I’m responsible for leading advanced to beginner riders. I need to make sure my directions are clear, audible and acknowledged.
It is my responsibility to inspire the riders and motivate them as a coach. The riders want someone who can excite them, give them confidence and help them overcome distractions. It is important I take time to create the appropriate, energetic music profiles that inspires and motivates them. As the leader of the class, I’m responsible to feel the music and lead the riders. And finally, it is important I frequently change the music and add new routines.