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Back to Class: In from the Summer Outdoors

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By Kate Amos Long summer days mean long summer bike rides and family vacations. But as Labor Day approaches and the days get shorter and colder, it’s time to head back indoors for our regular exercise fix. These seasonal transitions can be challenging (just think of the kids dreading the first day of school), but they also provide an opportunity ... Read More »

6 Fitness Travel Destinations

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By Maggie Winzeler of WellnessWinz.com When it comes to travel, planning can get overwhelming. These days, the options seem endless. All-inclusive or pay-as-you-go? Four star or five star? By land or by sea? All of these choices, coupled with figuring out how to squeeze exercise into your itinerary, can leave many travel-thirsty individuals in decision paralysis. To make things just ... Read More »

9 Cycling-Friendly Cities to Visit

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By Kate Amos Whether you’re cresting mountain passes on a road bike, bouncing over city-center cobblestones on a hybrid bike, screaming down single track on a mountain bike or just coasting along the beach on a cruiser, there’s no better way to explore the world than on two wheels. With gas prices still high and urban centers becoming increasingly crowded, ... Read More »

5 Ultimate Cycling Destinations

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By Kate Amos “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have ... Read More »

4 Ways to Prepare for Outdoor Riding

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By Kate Amos With few distractions and a motivating group atmosphere, Spinning® is an amazing way to keep both your mind and body healthy. With its roots in the outdoor cycling world, Spinning is also a great way to transition from a flywheel to two wheels. Indoor and outdoor cycling complement one another perfectly, and participating in both can help ... Read More »

Beginner’s Guide to the Tour de France

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By Kate Amos In French it’s called “La Grande Boucle,” in English, “The Big Show,” and the Tour de France definitely lives up to its nicknames. Ninety-nine of the world’s top professional riders take to a sinuous and hilly route through France, cheered on by over 12 million fans along the road and 3.5 billion more following along at home. ... Read More »

The Cyclists’ Glossary

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By Kate Amos From “mashing” and “hammering” to “bonking” in the “pain cave”, it seems that cycling has a language all its own. Here at Spinning®, we want to give you definitions of some of our favorite terms so that you’ll be speaking like a full-fledged bike expert in no time! Blow up (verb): Blowing up in a Spinning class ... Read More »