Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Down but not Out!

To my dear indoor cycling and Spinning® instructor friends and colleagues,

It's been a challenging couple of weeks, but I'll be back! ;-)

As most of you know, I am no longer posting for ICI/PRO. First I want to say I am humbled and blessed for the incredible amount of love and support I have received from so many instructors around the world - on Facebook, via emails, phone calls, text messages, comments on ICI and posts on Pedal-On. Please know that I am so grateful for all of you.

As many of you know, I left Spinning® 18 months ago to help create ICI/PRO. I am not at liberty to discuss the details, but for those of you who followed me there and learned anything from my 18 months of educational content that I provided, I am very hopeful that you will follow me back. I have to get my "riding legs" (so to speak) back underneath me. I have so much more to give to instructors - so bear with me as I regroup. Educating and inspiring Spinning® and indoor cycling instructors has been my passion for 14 years! It is my chosen career, and I will continue doing what I love, and what I know I've been able to do effectively for the past 14 years.

I won't be posting anything at ICI anymore. No more training articles, no more physiology or science, no more cueing, no more motivation, no more audio profiles or other profiles, no more videos, no more music, no more interval profile evaluations (I was planning on doing that again this spring - it was so successful last year), no more fun stuff. I have over 300 total posts/podcasts at ICI, and a full 80% of the members-only content was provided by me; the other 20% was divided up between 11 people. Hmmm, with those stats one might say I was a crucial part of membership...

Please sign up for my mailing list here so I can keep in touch with you when I figure out where to lay my hat (this blog will be temporary). I promise you, I will continue to be there for instructors around the world. I promise that I won't disappear. I promise that you will be extremely excited with some of my new ideas: for profiles, for content, for inspiration, for teaching you to be the best indoor cycling instructor you can be! I have a whole host of eBooks on various aspects of instructing, eBooks that have been stifled in their growth that I will be unveiling over the next few months. eBooks are an excellent and inexpensive way to learn a lot at one sitting.

And if you were an ICI/PRO member, you know that I was preparing a series on Power to help you understand the concept of power even if you do not have, or may never have, bikes with power. When you understand these basic concepts, cueing effective resistance and cadence will be so much easier. I will soon find a way to make that information available to you.

And please, if you have a question about teaching Indoor Cycling, please feel free to leave me a comment here - I'll do my best to answer it in a post.

Please follow me on Facebook (it's always helpful if you leave a short message when you "friend me" so I know where you are coming from): www.facebook.com/jennifer.sage.

You can contact me by email at jennifer@vivatravels.com.

And please leave me a comment below.

Love and peace,

Jennifer Sage


Shirin said...

Hi Jennifer!!!! So very glad to hear from you! We have been anxious, waiting, and sad.
Goodness, you have obviously stayed busy! I cannot wait to see all that you have in the works. Two weeks without Jennifer, I was seriously getting the shakes!!

Robert said...

Yeay! Jen's back on the block!

It's always hard to stand up for our passion, what we believe is right and the correct way to go about doing it. It's even harder not to back down in the face of inflexible opposition.

I hope all is well with you (and Jeff) - I will be in touch soon!

Kala said...

Can't wait until you are back in action and looking forward to potentially riding with you at the end of the month!!! :)

You are a GREAT person and such a blessing to so many of us in the cycling world!

Get it. (once you get it then you can) Do it. (once you do it then you will) Be it.

Get it. Do it. Be it.

I use it in my classes all the time, and I know you'll do exactly this with whatever comes next! :)

Andrea said...

Glad to see you here and can't wait to see what you'll be doing next! You've been such a big part of my indoor cycling career through your posts over at IC Pro, eBooks, etc. It's really really nice to have complete confidence in the information we give our clients.
Thanks for all you do,
Andrea Shepard

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you up and running...you are amazing and I am looking forward to lots more from and with you!


Moritz Gyssler said...

Good to hear from you again !

Anonymous said...

YOu go girl!

Looking for much more fun, adventure, ebooks, teaching , learning and all around fun on a bike...

A Tina Turner song...I'm down but I'm not out!


Stephen Grady said...


Take your time and re-build. You have a strong foundation and lots of people that will step and help.

Looking forward to seeing more of you & and your knowledge.

NJSPIN said...

AWESOME! Missed you here :)

julietund said...

Keep It Rolling Funhog!!!

I'm so happy to hear from you and am anxious to see how these challenges will make you a more powerful source of inspiration and knowledge for indoor cycling! You've got my support.


albydea said...

Nice work!!!

Jade said...

Yay! Love your post! Everything happens for a reason. I soooo look forward to hearing more about your next adventure! Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly. We will patiently wait for your wings to dry. I see passion about to take flight!

Anonymous said...

Jennifer so glad you are ramping up! I will follow you around everywhere. You were the "meat and potatoes" over at ICI. I know that. I also know that you love what you do too much to not let it be an important part of who you are. Thanks for this update!

Annie Farley said...

So glad to hear you're not OUT!! We all appreciate you expertise, and willingness to share it! Can't
wait for what's next :-)

Le said...

Yay! So nice to hear from you again. Did you know how many times/day I open this blog in the last two weeks? But understand you need quiet time to regroup & recharge.
Your "LIGHT" will shine on us again and much brighter!
I did sign up for your updated list.

Carole said...

Yeah! This "groupie" can sleep tonight! ;-)

Joy Weiser said...

Jen I'm with you anywhere and anyway. We need to chat soon!

Pink said...

Waiting patiently. Take the time you need.

Anonymous said...

Glad you are well. Thanks for letting us all know.

Laurie said...

You made ICI/PRO......I would follow you anywhere. You rock, Jennifer. I cannot imagine indoor cycling without you in the lead......

Sharon said...

Hi Jennifer
So happy to hear from you , thank you for everything you have given us so far, I wait for you how ever long it takes. I know that you have so much more coming and I can't wait for it.
I will be here when you are ready to teach again


Meadows said...

hey jennifer,

really glad to see you are back in the ring!

looking forward to what's next - what you have been doing is and has been fantastic. i'm sure what's to come will be just as good, if not better.

glenn (ici/pro member - jennifer sage groupie!)

Meadows said...

hey jennifer,

really glad to see you are back in the ring!

looking forward to what's next - what you have been doing is and has been fantastic. i'm sure what's to come will be just as good, if not better.

glenn (ici/pro member - jennifer sage groupie!)

Sarah Desmond Paterson said...

So glad you didn't ride off into the sunset but instead will ride again ;)
I was so interested in participating in the Boston Conference - couldn't make it last year. Why not have a FunHog Conference in Colorado - keeps it easy for you and I'll lay odds there are plenty of peeps that would LOVE to get to Colorado! :)

rununder3 said...

Sad to say I cancelled my ICI Pro membership after you left. hopefully you'll be back soon..i miss your profile and music inspiration!!!

jbmoto said...

Jennifer, SO happy to hear from you. You are the reason I became ICP member. I happy you are well and look forward to your next adventure

Dawn said...

Hi Jennifer! It is so good to hear from you. I have been wondering where you were. I was very sad that you left ICI/PRO. In fact, you were the reason I joined. I have really enjoyed everything you posted while you were at ICI/PRO and cannot wait to see what you have in the works for us now! I will be waiting anxiously! YOu are definitely making me a much better cycling instructor! Thanks so much for all you do!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer! It was so good to hear from you and know that you are still around. I was very sad when I learned that you had left ICI/PRO. In fact, you were the reason I joined. I don't know what happened to cause you to leave ICI/PRO, but I am very glad that you are back in action. Don't ever stop! I have loved everything you posted. You have made me a much better cycling instuctor. I look forward to seeing what you have in the works for us! Glad you are back!

UVA Pathology said...


Everyone has to take time and take stock of their life, what has happened, what is happening and where it will lead. You will choose when you wish to return, when you want to comment. Most of all, right now it is about you, your husband and what your life needs.

(aka EuroD)

roya said...

Hi Jennifer! Good to see you back! I joined ICI Pro because you were there and signed off because you left!
I've had so many great rides with you at the Spinning conferences and learnt so much from you over the years. I'm going on 12 years of teaching and still manage to learn from you from you. I was really missing you! Can't wait to hear where to find you again!
All the Best!

dailene said...

great to hear your encouranging words again! looking forward to your pearls of wisdom to enhance my classes!