Guys, thanks for the help so far!
I'm not interested in taking the classes for a number of reasons:
1) We are all students, and the spinning classes offered don't fit into everyone's class schedule.
2) I'm looking for a workout specifically as training for racing. I'd like to be able to tailor it to work on specific weaknesses. I can't comment on the appropriateness of current classes, however, since I've never been in one
3) This is going to be a team workout, and I think if it were just the ten of us in the room it would be good teambuilding as well. With a full classroom, the team feel is lost.
4) The classes cost money ($50/person). This may not sound like much, but we're all broke college students. If we can do the same thing for free (and I think we can, I haven't given up), then we will.
5) Lastly, the structured classes are one hour, twice a week. When changing time and everything is taken into account, it's less than 45 min/class, so 90 min/week. I was hoping for a 90 minute workout each time.
And I didn't really mention it, but since the gym is part of the school, the classes are like physical education classes, not just classes offered at the local health club. Some people will be in them just to get the credit.
I'm in San Jose right now for an internship, but I return to Rochester, NY to start classes again on December 1st. Just in time (or maybe a little late) for the snow to start. I wasn't so much worried about the weather in San Jose
We've got relationships with a couple local shops, but as far as I know, nobody offers anything worth our while. I'm also looking to keep the training on campus. Some guys have no real way to get even 3 or 4 miles off campus in the winter.
Koffee, I'll definitely look into some of those books you mentioned. I was all for the idea of getting certified myself, but the only program I could find in my area was a $300 course which didn't even mention certification... So I thought I'd take matters into my own hands.
I'm not familiar with spinerval DVD's. What's the scoop?
And officially I'm not liable for anyone else. We're using the spinning room as a team, and signing wavers to RIT (my school). I wouldn't really be teaching the class so much as leading a session. And "lead" in the same way I "lead" practice.
Sorry for the long-windedness again. I really do appreciate the help!
Any info regarding weight training?