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The Best Workouts for Weight Loss After Pregnancy


The best workout for weight loss begins during pregnancy with regular resistance training and gentle endurance exercise, both of which increase strength and stamina during labor and delivery and greatly improve your recovery time and ability to shed pregnancy pounds. However, if you shied away from exercise during pregnancy, you likely experienced decreased cardiovascular fitness and muscle atrophy, particularly in ... Read More »

Healthy Holiday Habits


It’s that time of year again, when your favorite holiday treats bring food tidings of great joy from November to January. Don’t worry, I’m not here to tell you tide yourself over with carrot sticks all holiday season. Enjoying food is one of the great pleasures of life—it’s not to be feared but enjoyed! Follow these five steps for healthy ... Read More »

Paleo Honey Pecan Granola

Paleo Granola

Granola made with whole-grain oats gained popularity in the United States during the low-fat craze of the 1980s, when health-conscious consumers sought breakfast alternatives without the saturated fat and cholesterol of eggs. Since then, science has exonerated fat, even saturated fat. But granola has remained a breakfast favorite. This version skips the oats and refined sugar for a paleo-friendly take ... Read More »

Do You Really Need a Disco Ball? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Experiential Exercise


With a growing number of health clubs and independent studios in the United States, fitness instructors face increased competition to attracting and retaining the over 20 million participants engaged in group exercise classes. In response, many fitness professionals have capitalized on the concept of “experiential exercise,” which, according to an article published in IDEA Fitness Journal, elevates a basic fitness ... Read More »

Diane Laird, Certified Spinning® Instructor | Ventura, California USA


Spinning® offers us the chance to change and recover, but for Diane Laird of DNA Fitness in Ventura, California, Spinning brought her in contact with the people that would change her life. Working her 9-to-5 job as an Insurance Agent, Diane went about her daily life as a working mother until 1997, when she was diagnosed with endometriosis. Each day, ... Read More »

Isabel Shephard Schaefer | Spinning® Master Instructor and Breast Cancer Survivor

Isabel Shephar Schaefer Master Instructor USA

One of our beloved Spinning® Master Instructors, Isabel Shephard Schaefer, shares a personal story about her fight with breast cancer. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to share this inspiring Spinning story with you. Throughout her battle with breast cancer, Isabel showed grace, courage, gratitude and love.  Her attitude was that this was a momentary glitch in her life. She ... Read More »

Loaded Paleo Sweet Potato Fries


If you want game day food that won’t leave you feeling as sluggish as an armchair quarterback, try these loaded paleo sweet potato fries. They have a perfect blend of flavors and textures and a high nutrient density. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which is made more bio-available by the inclusion of fat. They also contain unique ... Read More »

How to Choose the Right Protein Powder for You

protein nutrient timing

By Jenna Corbin, MS, RD, LD, CSSD, CLT, PES, CES Protein Powder in the Bigger Picture Take the quiz now for 1 SPIN® CEC  Protein powder supplementation has been a common practice in the fitness industry for decades, particularly in the bodybuilding community; but it is growing in popularity among other groups such as the weight loss population (as meal replacement) ... Read More »