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How to Choose the Right Protein Powder for You

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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 »

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 »

Seasonal Summer Recipes

Summer Recipes

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 »

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


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 »

Mad Dogg Athletics Teams with Philadelphia Insurance to Offer Professional Liability Insurance for Our Instructors

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You invest your time and skill in the health and safety of your clients. Now protect your career for as little as $12 a month. No matter how cautious you are, the risk of injury is always present when you train your clients. From trip-and-fall risks, to personal injury, bodily injury or sexual harassment claims, having the proper coverage will ... Read More »

A Guide to Spinning® Energy Zones for Heart Rate Training

Training in the Spinning® Energy Zones: Get in the zone and advance with heart rate training

The Spinning® Energy Zones™ (EZ) are divided into five different heart rate ranges that emphasize a different workout intensity. Working in each Energy Zone is important for a balanced exercise program, which improves all aspects of your fitness, including mental and physical endurance, strength and performance. You can also ask your Certified Spinning Instructor how to use the Spinning Energy ... Read More »