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Pedal Power: Wear Cycling Shoes for Spinning® Classes

Pedal with More Power: Wear Cycling Shoes for Spinning Classes

Wearing cycling-specific shoes during your Spinning® class promotes efficient movement throughout the whole pedal stroke — it allows you to use the quadriceps and hamstrings effectively throughout the pedal stroke and to properly recruit the secondary muscle groups like the calves and shin muscles. There is greater efficiency in the transfer of power and a more balanced use of the ... Read More »

Hydration: Essential for Performance & Health

Hydration 101: Stay Hydrated for Performance, Keep Spinning®

By Wendy Moltrup, MS, CHES Hydration affects how your body functions, including your heart rate, core body temperature, circulation and the ability of your muscles to contract properly. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), failing to take in enough water can lead to dehydration, heat illnesses, muscle fatigue, energy loss, and decreased performance. Dehydration and health illnesses ... Read More »

Working Out in Hot Weather: Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat: Stay Hydrated and Know the Warning Signs of Heat Related Illness

When you’re working out in the heat take the following precautions, use common sense and know the signs of a heat-related emergency. Exercise In the Morning or Evening Exercise when the temperature is cooler, avoiding midday sun and heat. Get used to exercising in warmer weather by slowly increasing the time or intensity of your workouts. Even experienced athletes are ... Read More »

How to Be a Great Spinning® Instructor

International Spinning® Master Instructor, Josh Taylor leading Josh's Fighter Pilot Ride at the 
2013 World Spinning® and Sports Conditioning (WSSC) Conference in Miami.

By Sabrina Fairchild, Spinning® Master Instructor | California, United States Great Spinning® instructors have a variety of qualities that encompass the Spinning philosophy. The traditional philosophy has been to provide a safe, non-competitive experience with a well-planned profile connected to authentic music that allows all levels of participants to experience being champions. Instructors who remain true to these ideals stand ... Read More »

Base Training: The Right Start for Cycling Success

Build a Solid Aerobic Base Before You Increase the Intensity of Your Training

By Polona Gosar Rankovic Base building, the process of using low-intensity rides to strengthen the aerobic system before moving on to harder workouts, is the key to long-term cycling success, both indoors and outdoors. Base training is an essential part of every successful training program and every healthy lifestyle. Over the last few years high-intensity workouts have become more and ... Read More »

Warming Up for a Great Workout

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By June Chu, Certified Spinning® Instructor | New Hampshire, United States Think back to grade school and physical education class—you pretty much always started out with a warm-up, right? Your teacher wanted to get blood flowing to your muscles and introduce skills you’d use in the day’s class. A warm-up in Spinning® class is equally necessary—it helps prepare us for the ride ... Read More »

Electrolytes: Boost Your Training and Performance

Electrolytes are an invaluable ingredient for your training, especially salt. Stay hydrated and keep your electrolytes in balance.

By John Cargill, Spinning® Master Instructor | Illinois, United States You may have at least heard of electrolytes, and most serious endurance athletes must monitor their intake in order to avoid bodily breakdowns on the road to glory. YouTube videos, which feature footage of some beleaguered competitor becoming sick roadside, are enough to make anyone wary of suffering an electrolyte ... Read More »

Contraindications Quandary:
Keeping It Safe

Indoor Cycling Contraindications

By Luciana Marcial-Vincion, Manager for the Global Spinning® Master Instructor Team | South Carolina, United States At the gym I noticed a gentleman running backwards on a treadmill. Fortunately, before he hit the floor, he turned around to face the correct direction. He slowed his pace, increased the grade to near max incline, laid his forearms on the console and ... Read More »

Best Practices for Recovery During Spinning® Class

Recovery After Your Workout

By Phil Joffe From selecting the right music to teaching the right breathing technique to maximize a student’s training time and effort, a Spinning instructor’s choices largely determine class success. Daily and throughout the world, Spinning enthusiasts attend classes to participate in a workout that improves their overall health and they rely on their instructors to lead them through a ... Read More »