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Growing the Spinning® Program with the help of Cardiologists | Romania

Earlier this year, we brought you Oana Terteleac’s success with her Spinning® studio in Romania and debuted her video of her with the local news. Now, Romania’s first Spinning superstar is in the local news again for her work with cardiologists as they implement Spinning into a recovery and prevention plan for heart disease. With the help of cardiologist Dr. ... Read More »

The Rise of Spinning® through Economic Uncertainty with Master Instructor Lena Georga | Greece


By Christina Castañeda Every nation around the world was affected by the global financial crisis of 2008, but none more so than Greece. But after years of increasing debt, rising unemployment and difficult austerity measures, Greece’s Spinning program remains strong and resolute. In spite of all the economic turmoil in her home country, Master Instructor Lena Georga took it as ... Read More »

In Memory of Henk Van Schaik, STAR 3 Spinning® Instructor | New Mexico, USA


Henk Van Schaik 1931-2015 Henk Van Schaik passed away last week. He is survived by his stepdaughter Christine Saul. We wanted to share Henk’s story as a STAR 3 Certified Spinning® Instructor and hear a few words by Spinning master instructor Dawn Juarez and Henk’s fellow Spinning instructors at the Ronald Gardenswartz Jewish Community Center of Albuquerque, Steve Gongoria and Lolli ... Read More »

Peter Schwob, Spinning® Master Instructor | Illinois, USA


Peter Schwob is an avid cyclist and has competed in road races at the local, state, and national level. Educated at the University of Texas, Peter spent more than 20 years working in the non-profit performing arts for regional theaters and opera companies before making cycling and fitness a full time career. Peter holds group fitness certifications with AFAA, ACE, and ... Read More »

Meet the Warriors: Monica Godfrey | North Carolina, USA

WSSC Monica Warrior

By Christina Castañeda No matter where Sergeant First Class (Ret.) Monica Godfrey was deployed or where she was stationed, she was able to find Spinning® classes on her tours of duty. The “emotional, spiritual, personal and physical connections” always gave her a sense of feeling at home, growing stronger and staying motivated. As a soldier, Monica takes the Army’s Warrior ... Read More »

Meet the Warriors: Sue L’Africain | Maine, USA

WSSC Sue Warrior Ride

By Christina Castañeda In 2009, Sue L’Africain was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. After surgery and treatments with radioactive iodine, she beat cancer the first time. Sue has participated in Spinning® classes since 1998 and has fallen more and more in love with the program with each ride. Each Spinning class became a method to cope with stress. Sue says she ... Read More »

Meet the Warriors: Carlos Uribe | Mexico


By Christina Castañeda When Carlos Uribe was invited to his first Spinning® class by a friend, he was skeptical. As a hardcore mountain biker, he thought he should be out in the wilderness, not “in a room looking at walls.” But after getting off the bike three times, he realized that Spinning classes offer more than just a ride. It ... Read More »