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Spinning® Gameday: Fitness Facts for Super Bowl

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It’s that time of year! On the first Sunday of every February, millions of Americans gather together to enjoy the Super Bowl. In celebration of America’s biggest unofficial holiday, we here at Spinning® want to share some gameday facts and suggestions on how to coach your riders before and after the big game on Sunday: The Teams Competing in Super ... Read More »

With Hydration, Balance is Crucial

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The water bottle is the most important piece of equipment for any Spinning® class, and dehydration – even slight dehydration – can have serious consequences on performance and health. A study published in March 2014 in the journal Nutrición Hospitalaria found that 90 minutes of indoor cycling performed without hydration resulted in elevated body temperature, blood pressure and heart rate ... Read More »

Risks of Rhabdomyolysis (Rhabdo)

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A cavalier attitude toward indoor cycling (or any exercise for that manner) can have serious consequences for new riders. No, they’re not going to get struck by a car or fly head over handlebars; however, when intensities are too high, conditions such as rhabdomyolysis can occur in individuals new to exercise. Often referred to as “rhabdo,” the disease has an ... Read More »

Digestive Health after the Holidays

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Heavy holiday meals can take their toll on your digestive system. If you’re eager to get back on track, here are a few strategies for improving your gut health. Drink water. The holiday season is filled with many delicious beverages, making water a distant memory for many revelers. And, peppermint spice lattes, hot apple cider and steaming cup of mulled ... Read More »

The Best Workouts for Weight Loss After Pregnancy

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »