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Psoas Health for Indoor Cyclists

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With every pedal stroke, a muscle hidden deep within your groin works to coordinate your movement. Although you cannot see it or even feel it externally, keeping this muscle strong, flexible, and healthy is critical to your physical health and fitness performance, particularly in the sport of cycling, and of course, in Spinning® classes. The psoas major originates at the ... Read More »

How to Motivate Your Riders Without Music

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By Jennifer Tipton, Certified Spinning® Instructor | California, United States Music is a motivating factor. It is incredibly rewarding when a student compliments our music selection after class because, for many participants, the music really drives the energy of a great Spinning® class. As seasoned instructors, we are committed to creating great playlists and keeping our classes alive and fresh. We spend ... Read More »

How to Create Killer Cues in Your Spinning® Classes

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By Luciana Marcial-Vincion, Spinning® Master Instructor and Team Manager for the Global Spinning Master Instructor Team | South Carolina, United States Take the quiz now for 1 SPIN® CEC Go! Push it! Feel it! You can do it! C’mon! Whoohooo! Sound familiar? If you’ve ever struggled with trying to find cues that have more impact and depth for your Spinning® classes, ... Read More »

The REAL Truth on Whether Indoor Cycling Bulks Up Your Legs

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By Shannan Lynch, PhD, CSCS, HFS, CISSN | Director of Education, Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. The media has given quite a bit of attention lately to claims made by celebrity trainer Tracey Anderson that “spinning” makes you gain weight and/or bulks your thighs.  We’d like to set the record straight on two important issues.  Firstly, Spinning® is a brand and ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Top 5 Reasons Spinning® Instructors Need Professional Liability Insurance

Top 5 Reasons Spinning® Instructors Need Liability Insurance

No matter how cautious you are, the risk of injury is always present when training your clients. From trip-and-fall risks, to personal injury, bodily injury or sexual harassment claims, having the proper coverage will protect yourself and your assets. The primary reason for professional liability coverage is that a typical general liability insurance policy will only respond to a bodily injury, ... Read More »