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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 »

How to Motivate Your Riders Without Music

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By Jennifer Tipton, Certified Spinning® Instructor | California, United States Music is a motivating factor. It is incredibly rewarding when a student compliments our music selection after class because, for many participants, the music really drives the energy of a great Spinning® class. As seasoned instructors, we are committed to creating great playlists and keeping our classes alive and fresh. We spend ... Read More »

Albert Arranz, Spinning® Master Instructor | Spain

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Albert Arranz has been a life-long fitness enthusiast and has participated in a wide variety of workouts, but only the Spinning® program made him addicted to fitness. The effects lasted not only throughout the actual workout, but also helped to change his personality and way of thinking. That positive impact inspired him to become an instructor so he could have a similar impact on ... Read More »

Top 10 Reasons to Ride a Spinner® Bike

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By Michelle Colvin, Spinning® Master Instructor | United Kingdom On many of my Public Transport travels to Spinning® Instructor Certifications, Continuing Education or Events, I often engage in conversations with fellow passengers to pass the time. Once we reach the subject of “what do you do for a living?”, on saying that I teach Spinning Classes, their response is often statements ... Read More »

Set SMART Goals for Success

SMART Goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Based - key to achieving your goals

By Wendy Moltrup, MS, CHES Staying motivated and achieving change is easier when you set SMART goals — goals that are Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented, Realistic and Time-based1. For example, instead of the goal “I’ll exercise more,” we’ll turn this into a SMART goal. Specific Be specific about what you will achieve and why: My goal is to take a Spinning® ... Read More »

Natashia Iacovelli, Spinning® Master Instructor | Australia

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By Spinning Headquarters A member of the Spinning® community since 1997, Natashia is a passionate and energetic Spinning® Master Instructor. She has trained thousands of instructors throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand. She is a regular presenter at the annual World Spinning and Sports Conditioning (WSSC) Conference in Miami, Florida and numerous other Spinning® sponsored conference and related events throughout ... Read More »

The Science Behind Motivating Your Spinning® Classes

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By June Chu, Certified Spinning® Instructor | New Hampshire, United States Motivation has been well researched by psychologists and still, as a fitness professional and a psychologist myself, I struggle to teach my students this important life skill. Why Locus of Control is Important A distinction made in the field of psychology, as it pertains to motivation, is the idea of ... Read More »

Marketing Your Spinning® Program

Marketing Your Spinning Program: For Certified Spinning Instructors and Official Spinning Facilities

By Polona Gosar Rankovic, Spinning® Master Instructor | Slovenia Running a Spinning Program as a part of a facility is serious business. Preparing a yearlong, 52-week business plan can help you be successful. Here are some things to consider when putting your ideas to paper. Do you really know why your members return to your facility? Do you have a ... Read More »