Archived Spinning News for Spinning Enthusiasts
- December 2009 - The Spinning® Weight Loss Program: 8 Weeks to Success
STAR 2 instructor Jennifer Tipton tells an encouraging story about her experience teaching the Spinning® 8-Week Weight Loss Program.
- November 2009 - OOH SNAP!: A Special Program for Special Needs
Dixie Douville, RN tells an incredibly inspiring story about the development of a special needs group called S.N.A.P. and how the Spinning® program is not only a great form of exercise for the group, but has become quite popular among S.N.A.P. members.
- October 2009 - Making a "Giving": Teaching Spinning Classes to Deaf Cambodian Women
When STAR 3 instructor Cori Parks opened the first (and only) Official Spinning Center in Cambodia, she did it not only to make a living, but to also make a “giving.” Read more about her decision to teach classes for young, deaf Cambodian women.
- September 2009 - Arthritis and Exercise
Have you ever felt discomfort or stiffness around a joint area? Ever wondered if those feelings mean you have arthritis? According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 28 million Americans suffer from arthritis. Find out some preventative care strategies in this informative piece by Spinning Master Instructor Sabrina Fairchild.
- August 2009 - Creating Your Fitness Foundation
Having trouble reaching your fitness goals? Want a tip on how to speed up your improvement and actually see and feel results? Developing a strong aerobic base is likely just what you need. Most people are familiar with the term aerobic base, but don’t really know what it is or how crucial it is in their own workout regimen. Take a minute to read this article and you will surely gain a better understanding of your aerobic base.
- July 2009 - Making the Pilgrimage: My First Trip to WSSC
Get a first-hand perspective on the thrills of WSSC. Amy Battis takes us through her journey, all the way from her elaborate strategy of selecting which sessions to take, to her time in Miami being engulfed by the Spinning® family and all it has to offer.
- June 2009 - Full Range of Motion
If you work out with weights regularly, but just aren’t seeing the results you want, your workout may need an adjustment. Conveniently, the adjustment may be as simple as working on your range of motion. Learn about the benefits of increasing your range of motion with fitness professional Lissa Druss Christman.
- May 2009 - Virtual Exercise: Is It a Good Thing?
As athletes, you might be curious as to how techno-workouts using computers, video consoles, controllers and sensor pads measure up to “real” physical activity. Get the answer from personal trainer and SPIN Fitness model Jodai Saremi.
- April 2009 - Big Core No More
Prepared by Staff Sergeant Ken Weichert’s wife Stephanie, a personal trainer and Strategic Director of START Fitness™, this quick cardio and core blaster requires absolutely no equipment.
- March 2009 - Operation Back to Basics
If your goals are to build muscle and endurance, Staff Sergeant Ken Weichert has the perfect program—Operation Back to Basics. By practicing the simple exercises in this article, you are guaranteed to lose body fat, stand with better posture and perform better in every aspect of everyday life.
- February 2009 - The Mentor Who Changed My Life
About three years ago, Johanna ten Hulscher found herself at the depths of a severe depression. Because they say that exercise can ease the symptoms, she decided to join new gym and eventually found the strength to become a certified Spinning instructor.
- January 2009 - Introducing Fitness Focus
We are proud to introduce the launch of Fitness Focus, a new monthly e-newsletter from SPIN Fitness®. Whether you work out at home or in the gym, Fitness Focus will arm you with news, facts, tips and tools to fuel your fitness success and maximize your results.
- December 2008 - Staying Fit While You Travel
Does your training schedule get out of whack when you travel? Do you just forget about exercise until you get home? As the holidays quickly approach, many of us will be traveling to visit family and friends, but that doesn’t mean your fitness routine has to go out the window until January 1st!
- November 2008 - Find Your Target Heart Rate Ranges
You have probably heard your Spinning® instructor talk about Energy Zones™ and target heart rate ranges. Heart rate is important to monitor because it’s related to exercise intensity. When you exercise, you want your heart rate (measured in beats per minute) to be at a level that’s safe and effective.
- October 2008 - Bike Setup
Spinner bikes are designed and engineered to fit all shapes, sizes and abilities. Our bikes allow you to tailor your seat and handlebar height to create the perfect fit, and this is important. With the proper bike setup, you reap the full benefits of the Spinning® movements and minimize the risk of injury. Learn how to adjust seat height, fore/aft position, handlebar height and foot position to get the perfect fit on a Spinner® bike.
- September 2008 - Aerobic Base Building
The first step to reaching progress in your fitness level is to create a base of aerobic fitness, known as Aerobic Base Building. Aerobic refers to the energy created using the oxygen system, and base building refers to building a base from which one can later advance from. To build an aerobic base, you must exercise in the aerobic range, gradually adding more duration to absorb the training effectively.
- August 2008 - Ten Tools to Speed Recovery
When working hard to lose weight or enhance performance, many of us forget the importance recovery can play in achieving our goals. If you’re a person who loves to exercise frequently and train hard, just remember that too much of a good thing is not, well, a good thing. Your body needs time to repair in order to re-build and grow stronger.
- July 2008 - De-Junk Your Diet
Burgers, candy, French fries, onion rings, frozen pizza and deep-fried fat bombs like mozzarella sticks and egg rolls pack minimal nutritional value and contain an inordinate amount of calories, sodium and fat. These are the foods that can throw your well-laid diet plans right off track even if you work out regularly.
- June 2008 - Energy Zappers
If you're feeling dog-tired even before you get to Spinning® class, this feeling could be sabotaging your workouts and also slowly affecting other parts of your life. Take a serious look at some of the silent saboteurs of your energy and you could shake that "having a bad day" dilemma.
- May 2008 - Step Up Your Training Without Overtraining
Whether you want to lose weight, get leaner, become more competitive, have more energy or maximize your training, the following guideline will help you create a plan to step up your training without overtraining.
- April 2008 - Will Spinning Give Me a Big Butt?
Of all the myths surrounding the Spinning program, this one may be the biggest, no pun intended. Whether your motivation is weight loss, cross training or overall fitness, it’s likely your goal is not to get any bigger—leave that to the guys in the weight room.
- March 2008 - Exercise and Illness
You’re under the weather. Should you tell your trainer you need to work harder, shift your workout to a lower intensity, or skip exercise altogether?
- February 2008 - Staying Motivated
Make exercise a priority so that as life happens and all those little things come up, you won’t allow your fitness routine to slide to the bottom of your list.
- January 2008 - Weight Loss Success
Losing weight is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions. Make your resolution reality with these weight loss tips.
- December 2007 - Choosing a Cycling Shoe
The right shoe can make a good Spinning class great. Cycling shoes are available in a variety of styles and price ranges, so whatever your needs, there's a shoe that fits.
- November 2007 - Cross Training for Road Cyclists
The Spinning program is invaluable for cross training and improving fitness. Because the Spinning program provides both high-intensity workouts and active recovery, without stress to the joints often associated with running, participants can experience a personalized ride every class.
- October 2007 - Contraindicated Movements
The Spinning program has five basic movements and three hand positions. Unlike typical group exercise classes, where the choreography is endless, the core movements of the Spinning program do not change.
- September 2007 - Fueling the Ride
To keep your body in optimum health and get the most out of your Spinning rides, you must be calorically fueled and well-hydrated.
- August 2007 - The Benefits of Heart Rate Training
Using a heart rate monitor is like having your own personal trainer. It tells you when you need to increase or decrease your intensity and helps you develop the right balance between all-out efforts and recovery.
- July 2007 - Perfect Pedal Strokes
During a 40-minute ride, you turn the pedals about 3600 times—so improving each stroke is the key to reducing injuries and creating a more effective ride. Take a look at these tips—and get ready to ride stronger than ever.
- June 2007 - Endurance Essentials
Intervals and climbs may get all the glory, but endurance training is the foundation of any successful fitness program.
- May 2007 - Recovery and the Spinning® Program
Your body can only grow stronger when you give it adequate time to recover, but sometimes knowing when to take it easy can be pretty hard. Read on to discover how and why to integrate recovery into your fitness regimen.
- April 2007 - Energy Zone™ Cheat Sheet
Help your students master cadence, resistance, intensity and frequency guidelines for the Spinning Energy Zones.
- March 2007 - Spinning Tool Kit
Featuring the Spinning Energy Zones™ heart rate chart and links to resources on proper bike setup and core movements, this resource is a must for rookies and veterans alike.
- February 2007 - The Path of More Resistance
Altering resistance to simulate hill climbs and flat roads is one of the things that makes Spinning class so much more effective—and more fun—than pedaling a bike on the cardio floor while you watch the news. Find tips for using resistance to build strength and improve endurance.