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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 »

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 »

Life is Full of Choices

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By Ralph Mlady | Spinning® Master Instructor Life is full of choices. We are forced to make decisions every day. Sometimes these choices are easy; and other times they are hard. One of the easiest choices I’ve ever made was becoming a certified Spinning® instructor. Why?  Because I knew that I wanted to give back to the program that gave ... Read More »

Research Reveals Caffeine’s Perks

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By Shannan Lynch, PhD, CSCS, HFS, CISSN This article presents new research that challenges previous notions about caffeine; shedding light on some of its benefits and helping us better understand how caffeine affects us. Caffeine is the world’s most consumed stimulant — and I’m among those who partake of it. Openly, I admit, I drank two cups by the time ... Read More »

Pedal for Prevention: Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

Spinning Nation and the American Heart Association Help Prevent Heart Disease

By Wendy Moltrup, MS, CHES Earn 1 SPIN® CEC and take the newsletter quiz! Being more physically active slows the aging process and benefits your heart and your health. In addition to the physical changes you see, a healthy exercise program results in beneficial physiological changes that occur at a microscopic level inside your body. You can fight the aging ... Read More »