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So Flats are EZ

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By Michelle Colvin, International Spinning® Master Instructor-UK So Flats are EZ? Some riders think a flat road is either easy or boring. But if you’re not conditioned for it, cycling on endless flat roads can be monotonous and demoralizing.  We need to learn how to keep our strength and spirits up when the road is long and level and how it ... Read More »

SPINPower®: Know Your Power

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When riders ask, “how many calories can I burn during Spinning® class?” as a Certified SpinPower® Instructor, you’re not guessing anymore. You can give a precise calculation by using watts as an accurate measurement and then put it into simplest terms to create a solid plan for your riders to reach their goals for weight loss, endurance and performance. Read More »

Seasonal Summer Recipes

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Seasonal Summer Recipes: Easy to Prep and Delightfully Nutritious With fresh peaches, berries and watermelon in season, try these cool and crunchy recipes for your barbecue or picnic to make the most out of the warm summer days. 1) Summer Salad Serves 2–4 Ingredients: 1 large yellow peach 1 heirloom tomato 1 cup cherries, halved and pitted 2 tablespoons basil, ... Read More »

Spinning® International Team Spotlight

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Spinning® rides are happening all over the globe—in the most unlikely places. Each event is bigger than the next, whether the rides are for charity or for building the community, each successful ride demonstrates Spinning as the global leader in indoor cycling. Find out from Andre Struik, Spinning Master Instructor and International Program’s Manager at Mad Dogg Athletics, what makes ... Read More »

The Pursuit of POWER

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The Pursuit of POWER By Dr. Kevin Steele, Ph.D. Power means many things to many people, but what is power and why has it become important to cycling? A power meter is one of many tools used to impact performance, fitness and other desired physiological outcomes such as weight loss. Power meters used in road cycling have been around since ... Read More »

Featured Facility: BFX Ride Republic™

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Ride Republic™ is the ultimate Spinning® experience with authentic rides that capture the “art of Spinning,” awakening each of your senses to indulge in the ultimate emotional experience. The first BFX (Boutique Fitness Experience) Studio is now open in Flatiron NYC. Designed by world-class Spinning International Master Instructor Josh Taylor, this high-level program and studio will deliver the most progressive ... Read More »

From The Studio To The Road … part 2

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When Spinner® Bikes Meet Road Bikes By Linda Freeman, Star 3 Certified Spinning® Instructor “It’s a fixed rate flywheel,” we tell our new students, “and you can’t coast.” We can do our best to replicate bike fit and riding position, we can practice pedal stroke technique and focus on relaxed upper body, we can monitor heart rate and breathe efficiently, ... Read More »

From The Studio To The Road … part 1

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How Spinning® Classes Helped to Build a Community By Linda Freeman, Star 3 Certified Spinning® Instructor Spinning® training is cycling training. Time spent on a Spinner® enables students to transfer skills and passions to the outdoors. One autumn, three years ago, one of my regular Spinning® students made an offhand comment that lodged in my thoughts and teased me throughout ... Read More »

Jumps on a Hill

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Michelle Colvin, International Spinning® Master Instructor (UK)  Jumps on a Hill mimics three “real road” riding techniques: To work your way around a hairpin or switchback curve up a mountain road. To burst or breakaway up a short, steep hill. To push yourself over the crest of a hill. For long climbs, it’s usually best to stay seated to conserve ... Read More »

Premature Ventricular Contractions

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By Linda Freeman PVC doesn’t always refer to those white pipes or plastic fence posts sticking out of the ground. PVCs, otherwise known as Premature Ventricular Contractions (or complexes), are surprisingly common cardiac arrhythmias. In fact, you may have experienced PVCs yourself and never noticed them. You may have felt a fluttering in your chest or recognized an irregular rhythm ... Read More »