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The Grossglockner Challenge | Austria


By Christina Castañeda When Spinning® and SPINPower® Master Instructor Polona Gosar Rankovic wanted to demonstrate the value of power-based training to her riders, she decided to do it by moving mountains. Literally. This past June, she challenged her riders at her facility, FITCITY in Ljubljana, Slovenia, with an epic SPINPower challenge; to climb the Grossglockner, the highest mountain in Austria. The ... Read More »

Random Acts of (Unconditional) Kindness | SoulSistas


Many know Natashia Iacovelli as a world-class Spinning® Master Instructor from Australia. But she is far more than just an MI; she is spreading positivity and good vibes across the globe with her global women’s movement and company called SoulSista. Our Spinning® community has had the opportunity to ride with Natashia and her “Sistas” Tami Reilly, Nadine Stewart and Sarah ... Read More »

Surviving the Deadly Outbreak featuring Spinning® Master Instructor Jodi Mair | Jamaica


By Christina Castañeda         Celebrating our courageous instructors this month, Spinning® Master Instructor Jodi Mair used the Spinning program to not only help her recover and connect with more people, but it soon became the cure in battling an outbreak of the chikungunya virus in Jamaica. In December 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) discovered the spread of the chikungunya ... Read More »

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 »