September 2011

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Back to School

Reorganize, Reassess and Redefine Your Goals

It’s back to school time and as a Spinning® instructor, you can learn to recognize this school year pattern with your students. With summer vacations completed and job demands back on track, it’s the perfect time of year to focus on your education and making your classes the best they can be. STAR 3 Spinning® Instructor Linda Freeman explains why you should click into the pedals and get going this September.

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Ride Like a Racer

Ride Like a Racer

The Spinning® program was born from the sport of cycling, developed over the years by cyclists, and has always stayed true to its roots in cycling. Whether you’re a Spinning®-only kind of rider, or an indoor/outdoor cyclist, absorb all the training you can and strive to ride like a racer. Read on to learn how you can learn about cycling and racing techniques that apply beautifully to the Spinning® program.


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Facility Spotlight: Revolution Fitness


Revolution Fitness is a boutique-style studio that opened 15 years ago in Santa Monica, CA, combining great instructors, energizing music, Spinner® bikes and a lot of passion for fitness! Hundreds of people come in every day to ride, row, strengthen, stretch and connect with their friends. The Revolution Fitness family expanded in June 2011 and opened a brand new studio in Venice, CA. Revolution Fitness owner, Stephanie Moore, shares her success in creating a booming business with the Spinning® program.

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Get 20% off Spinning® Energy Zones™ Course

Spinning Energy Zones

Start the new school year off right and refresh your memory with the Spinning Energy Zones™ Online Course. Now until September 30, enter coupon code EZ0911 at check out and you will receive 20% off this continuing education course that covers all five of the Energy Zones, giving any instructor a well-rounded knowledge of different types of classes to bring to your students. This course stresses the importance of finding the balance between aerobic and anaerobic exercise, and identifies and discusses the varied aspects of the Recovery, Endurance, Strength, Interval and Race Day Energy Zones. 5 STAR points, 0.4 ACE

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Spinning® Welcomes Jen and Jay Jacobs

Jen and Jay

The Spinning® program changes lives and it was no different for Jen and Jay Jacobs, members of the green team on Season 11 of NBC's The Biggest Loser. Jen and Jay have come a long way on their weight loss journey and becoming a certified Spinning® instructor was simply icing on the cake. Jen Jacobs tells us about how the Spinning® program helped make her dream of becoming an instructor and motivator come true.

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National Yoga Awareness Month


September is the official National Yoga Month (a national observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services) designed to build awareness of yoga's proven health benefits and provide people with actionable guidance and tools to enhance their own well-being. In the Spinning® and Yoga continuing education workshop, you'll learn cycling-specific asanas (yoga poses) that help elongate muscles, release tension, deepen the breath and improve posture. Plus, you'll receive Spinning® and Yoga class formats to integrate into your Spinning® program class schedule. Find a Spinning and Yoga workshop near you today and earn 6 STAR points.

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Upcoming Events

Join us in the Spinning® Studio booth at Club Industry October 14–16 in Chicago, IL for Spinning® rides with Josh Taylor, try out the brand new Spinner® bikes, and meet Jen Jacobs from NBC’s The Biggest Loser. Learn more and register today!

You don’t want to miss the largest Spinning® event in Europe—Spinning® Experience October 22–23. Enjoy a full day of Spinning® workshops, followed by a 6-hour Spinning® marathon with more than 500 Spinner® bikes. Both days are presented by Spinning® Master Instructors Josh Taylor (USA), Eva Garcia (ES), Peter Pastijn (BE), Chantal Janssen (NL), Frank Smulders (NL) and Hans Hobbel (NL). Learn more and register today

Mad Dogg Athletics and ECA World Fitness have teamed up once again to offer the most comprehensive lineup of fitness education sessions from the industry's top instructors at Boston Balance November 2–5. Prepare to challenge your body, stimulate your mind and find your balance with world-class sessions from Spinning®, Peak Pilates®, Bodyblade®, TRX®, Perform Better®, Savvier and many more. Don’t miss your chance to share your passion and be a part of this amazing weekend! Learn more and register today!

Join us in Miami, FL at ECA Thrive November 10–13 for sessions from leading brands, including Spinning®, Peak Pilates®, Pilatesstick®, Bodyblade® and Resist-A-Ball®. Learn more and register today!

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Upcoming Workshops

Spinning® Phase II
10/31/2011 Birmingham

Music, Movement, Motivation
San Diego

Strength, Hills and Power

Spinning® Energy Zones - Race Day Energy Zone™
San Francisco

Music, Movement, Motivation

Cadence, Heart Rate and Class Design

Spinning® and Yoga

Spinning® Energy Zones - Interval Energy Zone™
Hickam AFB

Cadence, Heart Rate and Class Design

High Intensity Training
Des Moines

Spinning® Phase II
New Orleans

Spinning® and Yoga
10/23/2011 Amherst

Spintensity™: Periodization
10/16/2011 Kalamazoo
11/5/2011 Allendale

Rating of Perceived Exertion: More Than a Feeling
11/5/2011 Morris

Spinning® Energy Zones - Interval Energy Zone™
10/23/2011 Minden

New Hampshire
Spintensity™: Periodization
10/15/2011 Manchester

New Jersey
Music, Movement, Motivation
10/21/2011 Piscataway

Creative Coaching
10/2/2011 Edgewater

New York
Music, Movement, Motivation
10/14/2011 New York

Spinning® Phase II
10/15/2011 New York

SPIN® Flex
10/16/2011 Cicero

North Carolina
Spinning® Phase II
10/9/2011 Bolivia

Cadence, Heart Rate and Class Design
10/9/2011 Wadsworth

Ontario, Canada
Spinning® Energy Zones - Interval Energy Zone™
10/28/2011 Sarnia

Mental Training: Approach and Skills
10/30/2011 Sarnia

Spinning® Phase II
10/23/2011 Philadelphia

Mental Training: Approach and Skills
11/6/2011 Harrisburg

SPIN® Flex
10/9/2011 Nashville

SPIN® Flex
10/14/2011 Houston

Cadence, Heart Rate and Class Design
10/23/2011 Beaumont

Heart Rate Training
9/30/2011 Murray

Spinning® Language and Visualization
10/2/2011 Montpelier


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