Thursday, January 25, 2007

Indoor Cycling with Tommy!

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays @ 9:30am
Thursdays @ 6:30am (*Sexy Spin!)

(Miracle Mile location)

Tuesdays @ 6:30am

Well, I've finally entered the blog atmosphere! My main goal is to help disseminate information about my indoor cycling classes. Providing information visually always helps information be retained longer and more effectively. Therefore, I hope this helps you remember when and where my classes are so that I can see you more often in class!

I'd also like to use this space to tell you a little about my indoor cycling philosophy. I taught my first class in August of 1998. I had been a student of many of the top instructors of that time: Todd Tramp, Andrea Lawent, Debbie Rocker. I loved the workout indoor cycling provided so much that I felt that I had to begin teaching so that I could help others experience the same benefits of such an intense workout in a way that combined all of the best aspects of these instructors. I wanted to take the intense inner-focus and attention to proper form that Debbie Rocker stressed. I wanted to capture all the energy and fun provided by Todd Tramp and Andrea Lawent which is what made them so wildly popular. So I attended the certification course provided by Johnny G (the founder of the Spinning(r) workout), and I was well on my way. It is based upon the ideas gathered from my favorite instructors and through the certification process that I have been able to summarize my approach with these three words:


Simple. 3 words. I strive to provide a class that is one of the best 45 minutes of cardiovascular exercise that you can get. I follow up with a 5 minute cool down which includes a good deal of stretching. I try to provide a variety of music styles so that everyone can enjoy the class. No one is going to like every song in a class, but it is my goal to provide the most motivating and fun music which appeals to the largest number of students. I want my students to leave class proud of how hard they worked and what they accomplished. I also want them to feel surprised at how fast the class passed because they were having so much fun being caught up in the music and the energy provided.

So, I hope that I have been able to convey a little about myself as an indoor cycling instructor with this space. I hope you feel confident with my experience in providing, my commitment to, and my passion for a challenging, safe and fun workout. I hope to see you in class soon!

In good health,



Unknown said...

yay, tommy- it looks great! xo Rachael

Unknown said...

Nice work, Tommy! Glad you finally got it up and running! :-) Chris