AdventureCORPS® Indoor Cycling Instructor Workshops

with Chris Kostman

One of the pioneers of the fitness phenomenon originally known only as Spinning®, but now known generically as indoor cycling, Chris Kostman created and led the RoadRacers™ Indoor Cycling Program for the L.A.-based Bodies in Motion Company from 1996 through 1998 and has presented his own workshops, classes, publications, and programming under the AdventureCORPS® brand and trademark since 1997. Chris taught for many years at The Sports Club/LA and Bodies in Motion and presents his AdventureCORPS® workshops and classes across America and internationally. His classes weave an outrageous workout for the heart and soul with anecdotes and teachings based on his 30 year career as a professional cyclist and ultra endurance athlete. Chris also offers one, three, and nine hour workshops for new or advanced instructors or students of indoor cycling. His workshops and programs may be taught on any brand or type of indoor cycle. When not teaching, training, or racing, he organizes bicycle races, ultrarunning races, and also regularly writes articles and columns on fitness, lifestyle, adventure, endurance, extreme sports, and cycling.

Chris Kostman has competed in ultra sports continously since 1983 and organized ultra sports events since 1984. Besides producing the Furnace Creek 508 each October since 1990, he also produces multi-day cycling camps with yoga called CORPScamp, the Death Valley Century, Ultra Century, and Double Century in March and October each year, the world-famous Badwater® 135 Ultramarathon, and its sister events, Badwater® Salton Sea and Badwater® Cape Fear.

"You are a very fast flier, aren't you?"

"I . . . I enjoy speed," Jonathan said, taken aback but proud that the Elder gull had noticed.

"You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn't flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there."

-Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

 This program has been presented and is being taught at clubs in:

Los Angeles area: Santa Monica, Encino, Pasadena, and beyond
San Diego, CA Alameda, CA Lexington, MA
Boulder, CO West Palm Beach, FL Hong Kong
Sheridan, WY Middlebury, VT San Angelo, TX

Info on the indoor Cycling Workshops I offer: 1 hour, 3 hour, 9 hour - all one-of-a-kind
Partial List of Graduates of my Workshops
Info on Adventure Sunday, a ten-hour, multisport, indoor/outdoor fitness adventure! (As featured in City Sports, Variety, Vogue, Fitness, and Club Industry!)
Info on Chris Kostman, the creator of this program and workshop presenter
This program in the news: "On the Inside Looking Out: How to Use Indoor Cycling to Become a Better Outdoor Cyclist" by Roy M. Wallack for Competitor and City Sports Magazines

 AdventureCORPS® Indoor Cycling Instructor Manual by Chris Kostman

All Day Workshop Timeline
Indoor Cycling Instructor Guidelines
Descriptions and Definitions: Hand Positions, Core Movements and Positions, and General Comments (Also available as a PDF, 5 pages, 92K)
Ongoing Training #1: "Design and Flow of a Class"
Ongoing Training #2: "Cueing and Leading a Class"
Music for Indoor Cycling
Schwinn Spinner Bike Maintenance Plan
Schwinn Spinner Bike Maintenance Worksheet
Heartrate Efficiency Training Worksheet
"The Seven Pillars of Athletic Performance: Efficiency in Action," Fitness Plus, November 1996, ULTRA Cycling, Vol.5, No.3, July 1996.
"Spinning, the Stuff of Life," Over The Edge, July 1994, ULTRA Cycling, Winter 1994, The BOB Gazette, Issue #4, September 1993. (Also available as a PDF, 1 page, 4.1 MB)
"The Fitness Phenomenon - Start Spinning and Winning," Fitness Plus, Vol. 7, No. 3, March 1996, ULTRA Cycling, Vol. 4, No. 6, December 1995. (Also available as a PDF, 2 pages, 5.7 MB)

About Bodies in Motion™ RoadRacers™ Indoor Cycling

(I created this program and then ran it from December 1996 to May 1998. This information remains here for historical purposes. It is no longer accurate nor applicable.)

Bodies in Motion's RoadRacers™ Indoor Cycling vs. Spinning® and the other Guys
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