March 2012

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Keeping the Mind/Body Connection

The human mind tends to wander, even during a great Spinning® class. So, how can you keep your students mentally connected during class? Read on to learn some simple techniques from STAR 3 Spinning Instructor Jennifer Tipton that will help you keep your students engaged and coming back for more.

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2012 International Master Days

International Master Days 2012 in Livorno, Italy on February 18–19, 2012 was an unforgettable two-day event of Spinning® education sessions and workouts on Saturday and a 7-hour Spinning marathon on Sunday. Hundreds of riders gathered for Spinning rides led by a team of international Spinning Master Instructors.
 
Workshops and lectures took place every two hours on Saturday, offered in both Italian and English languages. The day ended with a 90-minute ride led by Italian Master Instructors who created a scene with images and movies on stage.
 
The 7-hour Spinning marathon with over 600 riders began on Sunday and was led by 12 Spinning master Instructors, including Josh Taylor (USA), Sergio Valenzano (Italy), Sarah Morelli (UK), Gaby Hoogeveen (Netherlands), and more.
 
The event was a truly unique and memorable experience for all.

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Spinning® and Basketball: Q&A with Al-Farouq Aminu

March Madness is here! We checked in with NBA player and new-found Spinning enthusiast, Al-Farouq Aminu from the New Orleans Hornets to see how the Spinning program has helped him stay in shape. Read on to learn more about his experience.

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Earn all 14 STAR points at the 2012 World Spinning® and Sports Conference

The World Spinning® and Sports Conference (WSSC) in Miami, FL on May 31–June 3 is your one-stop-shop to earn all 14 STAR points you need to keep your Spinning instructor certification current for another two years. Choose from over 300 inspirational and educational sessions, including new Spinning/Bodyblade® circuit workouts, SPIN® Yoga sessions, the ever-popular Conquer the Elements ride with Scott Schlesinger, Natashia Iacovelli and Sarah Morelli, and so much more! Also, don't miss Josh Taylor's specialty ride Champion on Thursday, May 31 from 5:00–7:00p.m. Register before March 31 and save $40 on full-weekend registration.

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Facility of the Month: JCC of Greater New Haven

The Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven in Connecticut offers something for everyone. Young and old, individuals and families, Jews and non-Jews, are all greeted with a warm welcome at the JCC. Whether you are looking for the finest health club facility around, childcare services, educational programs or arts and activities, you will find it all at the beautiful 54 acre campus.

In addition to the Spinning® program, the JCC offers a variety of group exercise classes, personal training, an aquatics facility, physical therapy, spa services, nutrition counseling and so much more.

The mission of the JCC of Greater New Haven is simple: Provide the most comprehensive array of program options for all age groups at the finest facility and at the greatest value. Learn more about the JCC of Greater New Haven.

Do you want the facility where you teach to be featured in an upcoming Spinning newsletter? Enter your facility into the Facility of the Month Contest for a chance to win $100 to spend at spinning.com for you and your facility!

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Spinning® Social Circle

We are very excited to announce that we are now on both Pinterest and Instagram! Follow us on Pinterest to see tips, tricks and recipes for a healthy lifestyle! Follow us on Instagram (SpinningHQ) to see what we're up to at the Spinning® Headquarters.

WSSC Contest: For the time first ever, Spinning Master Instructor Josh Taylor and the CEO of Mad Dogg Athletics, John Baudhuin, will be sitting down for lunch at WSSC with YOU! Six lucky WSSC attendees will have the chance to refuel in a casual, relaxed environment on Saturday, June 2 inside the Indigo Restaurant & Bar at the InterContinental Hotel.

How to enter: Beginning Friday, March 23 through Friday, March 30, if you are registered for WSSC, tag the World Spinning and Sports Conference (WSSC) Facebook page in a status update (make sure that the post is set to “Public”) and share with us why you want to have lunch with Josh and John. A panel of judges will select the winners and winners will be announced Wednesday, April 4 via Facebook.

March Madness: In honor of March Madness, we will be picking 8 teams (beginning at the Sweet 16) to follow for the rest of the conference. If one of those 8 teams wins, we will give you a promo code for $10 off of a purchase of $50 or more. If any of the teams make it to the Final Four, we will give you a code for $25 off of a purchase for $100 or more. And finally, if one of the teams makes it to the National Championship game, we will give you a code for $50 off of a purchase of $150 or more! Make sure to keep checking back on Facebook for the codes!

Continuing Education Workshops

Alaska
High Intensity Training
4/1/2012 JBER

Arizona
Rating of Perceived Exertion: It's More Than a Feeling
4/15/2012 Tucson

California
Profile Designs and Heart Rate Games
3/17/2012 Apple Valley

Spinning Phase II
3/18/2012 Redondo Beach

Spinning and Yoga
4/15/2012 Selma

Spinning Phase II
4/15/2012 Venice

Spintensity™: Periodization
4/15/2012 Selma

Colorado
Spinning and Core Training
3/17/2012 Ft. Collins

Connecticut
Spintensity: Periodization
4/15/2012 Wallingford

Strength, Hills and Power
4/15/2012 Wallingford

Delaware
High Intensity Training
4/15/2012 Newark

Florida
SPIN® Flex
3/25/2012 Fort Myers

Strength Energy Zone
3/25/2012 Fort Myers

Iowa
Aerobic Base Building
3/25/2012 Grinnell

Strength, Hills and Power
3/25/2012 Grinnell

Illinois
Spinning and Yoga
3/25/2012 Edwardsville

Massachusetts
High Intensity Training
3/23/2012 Melrose

Mississippi
Contraindications to the Spinning Program
4/1/2012 Byram

High Intensity Training
4/1/2012 Byram

North Carolina
Interval Energy Zone
3/24/2012 Charlotte

Race Day Energy Zone
3/24/2012 Charlotte

New Jersey
Profile Designs and Heart Rate Games
4/15/2012 Howell

New Mexico
Spinning and Core Training
3/25/2012 Edgewood

New York
SPIN Flex
4/15/2012 Gloversville

Spinning and Core Training
4/15/2012 Gloversville

Ohio
Contraindications to the Spinning Program
3/18/2012 Zanesville

Spinning and Yoga
3/18/2012 Zanesville

Pennsylvania
High Intensity Training
4/15/2012 Erie

Rhode Island
Aerobic Base Building
4/1/2012 Warwick

South Carolina
Profile Designs and Heart Rate Games
3/25/2012 Conway

Texas
Cadence, Heart Rate and Class Design
3/18/2012 Houston

Strength, Hills and Power
4/15/2012 Houston

Virginia
Creative Coaching
4/15/2012 Newport News

Heart Rate Training
4/15/2012 Martinsville

Vermont
Interval Energy Zone
4/1/2012 White River Junction

Strength Energy Zone
4/1/2012 White River Junction



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Upcoming Events

Ride with us at EMPOWER! Fusion on Chicago, IL March 22–25, 2012. Experience Scott Schlesinger's famous Kona and Matrix ride, as well as boot camp and circuit workouts featuring Bodyblade®, Resist-A-Ball® and the Peak Pilates® MVe® Chair. Learn more and register today.

You don't want to miss IHRSA March 14–17, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA where you will have the chance to demo and view the latest equipment and education from Spinning®, Peak Pilates®, Pilatesstick®, Bodyblade® and Resist-A-Ball®. Learn more and register today.

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