The Magic of Light

When teaching becomes a burden and class attendance starts to wane, try this savvy little trick to boost enthusiasm and rekindle the fire.  Plug in the lights!

But not your mother’s lights!  I’m talking professional grade, LED color wash can fixtures.  Plug in a few of these babies around the perimeter of your room and instantly transform a mundane studio and ho-hum class into something spectacular.  American DJ’s new ProPAR 56RGB is an RGB color mixing fixture that plugs in to any standard outlet.   For about $280 each, these lights last almost forever and can shine still light or change colors to the beat of your music when switched to Sound Active mode.  I like to place cans on the floor of my studio and shine them towards the ceiling to add dimension and create a unique vibe in the room.

Face it.  Kitchens and bathrooms need updating.  Homes need fresh paint and new wallpaper.  Why is your cycling studio any different?  Make a simple investment and enjoy the rewards.  Your students will brag to their friends about the “new cool lights” and the best instructors in town will all want to teach at YOUR studio.

This lighting tip is courtesy of Barbara Hoots from SpinStudio Design, a CyclingStudio.Org partner

About Barbara

A veteran Star 3 Spinning® instructor from Albany, Georgia, Barbara is passionate about spreading the joy of indoor cycling to students of all ages and fitness levels. An expert at creating unique environments which foster nonjudgmental, noncompetitive ambiance, Barbara can transform any existing space into an energy-filled studio using her skillful application of lighting, design and sound. In addition to launching new programs, she lectures on how to gain and sustain student momentum and teaches empowerment rides for athletes, Wounded Warriors, and students of addiction recovery. Barbara recently designed studios for Half Moon Resort in Jamaica, Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, and the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.

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