Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Strength Energy Zone (Spinning Profile & Playlist)

I know that it's been quite sometime since my last post, 6 months, in fact.  I haven't lost my "Spinning® religion", but the responsibilities of my new career has given me little opportunity to blog.  An unfortunate accident involving a golf card, yard marker sign, and some spirits at a charity benefit also took it's toll on me; forcing me to take 6 weeks off while I nursed 3 broken ribs.

Those 6 weeks, not withstanding, I have been faithfully to the gym several times a week coaching classes.  I would be lying if I didn't admit that the facility and attendance have been frustrating.  I can't quite figure out why attendance is so low even by summer standards, but I still tend to run the largest classes of the week so I'll assume it's not a Freak issue.

Going forward for the foreseeable future I'll still be posting my profiles and playlists, but you won't be able to download them directly into Classbuilder™.  It seems that Apple has closed some memory access within iOS which no longer allows i-Funbox to move these files around.  Classbuilder™ also seems to have abandoned the idea that would allow me to simply "sell" the profiles, although you can buy theirs.  I still love the app, it's just not as flexible as it once was for sharing my profiles.

On to the profile...
I've been putting a lot more emphasis on the Strength Energy Zone.  I enjoy teaching in this zone since my population tend to not have a heart rate monitor, and I can use if you lost your breath as a cue if you're still in the right zone.  I've taken to adding a wicked little twist to the end of some of my SEZ rides, by throwing in a Tabata.  I know this transitions you into an IEZ ride, but it's adds that extra little something to the profile, like putting a cherry on top of your sundae.  Enjoy my hills!