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Last Minute Opportunity

Posted by on 5 June at 5:44 pm

Want to take the first step in becoming the “go-to” knee expert?

Come to my Healthy Knees Coach: Cycling Specialist workshop, 8am – 5pm, June 12, at Arizona State University in Tempe (Phoenix), Arizona.  Price is $199

It’s for trainers who:

  • have clients who complain of hip or knee pain
  • have clients who can’t jump, can’t run, can’t lunge
  • who want to learn how to use cycling as training tool
  • want to build an entirely new revenue stream with small or large group cycling
  • want to attract the “boomer” generation
  • want programs for competitive cyclists
  • want to become the “Go-to” Knee Expert

 

What you’ll learn in the workshop:

  • Bike Fit:  Interview & Body to Bike Parameters
  • Troubleshooting on-bike knee pain: Top of knee, front of knee, back of knee, sides of knee
  • Body Position 6 Point Check
  • Coaching New Cyclists and Weak Clients
  • Elements of Coaching How to Stand (critical for new/weak clients!)
  • Teaching Pedal Stroke:  Why too fast or too slow can be dangerous
  • Analyzing Form
  • Program Design and Your Role as a Coach

 

PLUS

  • Earn 0.8 CECs with NASM for the Workshop
  • Full access to the on-line Cycling Certification program (CECs pending)

 

Interested?  Contact me quickly!  Robin @HealthyKneesCoach.com

 

 

The Asteroid Year

Posted by on 7 January at 4:49 am

Hello again…

I’ve been quiet for some time and I’m finally ready to talk about it.

It was a year that I got through, another year to recover, and a year to ramp back up. I’ve learned now not to underestimate an emotional toll…

Alright, here’s what happened.

2013 was shaping up to be a spectacular year.  I had it lined up to film and produce the first Cycle Moles Videos and was so excited to think that I might be able to help more people get on their bikes and use the Cycle Moles program to get stronger, faster and in better cycling shape than they’ve ever been in.

THEN, KA-BAM…THE ASTEROID HIT!

The stones kept raining down…

So much happened in a matter of 4 months that I’m just going to sum it up and not go into details:

  • My husband had a bad bike crash and suffered a severe concussion (thank goodness for his helmet & no broken bones)
  • My 97 year old mom (who lived with us), was diagnosed with terminal cancer.  She passed away, peacefully at home, 3 months later
  • My son totalled a car (but he was OK)
  • My daughter discovered a lump on her throat that turned out to be Thyroid Cancer and had surgery just before moving to Vietnam.

Wow.  My world slowed to taking just the next step each day. Somehow in the middle of all of that, I produced the Power to Pedal videos, but I didn’t share the love and care for the cycling that I intended to.

I now look back at 2014 and realize that I needed to just recover from the emotional toll of the previous year.  I did not have the energy to do extra things.  I started ramping up in 2015 and here we are WITH EXCITING NEWS…

I’ve written a fitness book about cycling and it will became available on January 14th.  It even hit BEST SELLER on Amazon in 5 Countries (US, Canada, UK, Denmark, Australia!)

Check it out here:  www.healthykneesbook.com

I am wishing YOU a happy and healthy 2016 filled with good energy and adventure!

Robin

Quick Indoor Interval Workout

Posted by on 21 January at 4:06 pm

It’s been cold and wet and discouraging to ride outside, so let’s have some fun indoors!

Here is a workout you can do inside – on your trainer, on a stationary bike, on a treadmill, or elliptical. The key is interval training to get your heart rate up. You can add or take away from the intervals:

Warm up 5 – 10 Minutes
5 Sets (15 minutes)
3 Min Intervals:  2 Min Easy, 30 seconds HARD, 30 Seconds VERY HARD.
Cool Down 5 – 10 minutes.

HARD and VERY HARD can be either faster or with more resistance.
Let me know how it goes!