June 2012

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The 411 on Glutes

Athletes are often encouraged to “kick some butt” or to get their “rear in gear,” but in fact, firing the glutes is a straight shot to performance power. The gluteus muscles are both superficial and deep within the buttocks, and they deserve more attention than they often receive. Read on to learn more about the importance of training your glutes, as well as some sample exercises and training tips that will tap into the power that lies in these muscles from STAR 3 Spinning® instructor, Linda Freeman.


The World Spinning® and Sports Conference Takes Over Miami!

The excitement and energy of the 2012 World Spinning® and Sports Conference took over downtown Miami on May 31-June 3. The 13th annual event brought in over 1,000 fitness professionals from all around the world and over 50 world-renowned presenters for a full weekend of inspiring and motivating fitness sessions you can’t find anywhere else. Read on to learn more.


Introducing the New and Improved Spinning® Community - Join now!

Visit the brand new Spinning® Community site to read exclusive blogs from elite Spinning instructors. Get teaching tips and advice from experts that will help keep your classes fresh and exciting all year long. Ask questions and get answers! Join the conversation today!


Summer Delights

Now that it's getting warmer outside, don't let fast food take over your healthy diet just to avoid turning on the stove or oven. Instead, try some of our favorite summer recipes! Cooking can be fun and easy with these delicious recipes from some of our favorite Pinterest followers.


Facility of the Month: Fitness on the Go, Ltd.

Fitness on the Go, Ltd. is a new official Spinning® facility in Peace River, Canada. The family-owned and operated facility offers something for everyone, including a unique schedule of fitness classes, personal training, a complete weight room with the largest assortment of equipment in Peace River, body fat analysis, tanning equipment, morning child care, and more.

"We have owned Fitness on the Go, Ltd. since 1993 and still love going to work each day!" says owner Carmen Guavreau. "We have such energetic, professional instructors and the best members a club could ask for. The Spinning® program has added something fun, new and sweaty for our existing members and has attracted new members of all ages and fitness levels. We are extremely proud to be an official Spinning facility!"

Learn more about Fitness on the Go, Ltd and get a free class pass.

Would you like 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!


Spinning® Social Circle

Did you attend WSSC? Make sure to tag yourself and check out all of the amazing photos from the event on the WSSC Facebook page. You can check out the photos from  Josh’s Champion Ride and the Master Instructor Team Ride.

Don't forget that Father’s Day is this weekend, and as a small gift from Spinning, you can get 10% off of apparel and accessories on Sunday, June 17! Enter coupon code DAD12 at checkout for instant savings.

Don’t forget to connect with us through your favorite social channel! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram!

Continuing Education Workshops

Interval Energy Zone™   
6/24/2012 Long Beach

Spintensity™: Periodization   
6/16/2012 Ft. Collins

Spinning® and Core Training   
7/1/2012 Valdosta

Mental Training: Approach and Skills   
7/1/2012 Valdosta

Strength, Hills and Power
6/24/2012 Lenexa

Creative Coaching
6/24/2012 Lenexa

Race Day Energy Zone
6/24/2012 Melrose

Spintensity: Periodization   
7/15/2012 Petal

Profile Designs and Heart Rate Games
7/1/2012 Missoula

New Jersey   
High Intensity Training   
7/15/2012 Flemington

New York   
Spinning Phase II
6/17/2012 New York City

Creative Coaching
6/24/2012 Youngstown

Music, Movement, Motivation
6/24/2012 Youngstown

Spinning and Core Training
6/24/2012 Ottawa

Strength, Hills and Power
6/24/2012 Ottawa

Spintensity: Periodization
6/24/2012 Edinburg

Mental Training: Approach and Skills
6/24/2012 White River Junction

Creative Coaching
6/24/2012 White River Junction

West Virginia
Spintensity: Periodization
7/15/2012 Morgantown


Upcoming Events

Ride with us at the IDEA World Fitness Convention in San Diego, CA July 5–8, 2012 where you will have the chance to take sessions from Spinning®, Peak Pilates®, Pilatesstick®, Bodyblade® and Resist-A-Ball®. Learn more and register today.

You don't want to miss the DCAC International Fitness Education Conference August 2–5, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Experience Josh Taylor's famous Force 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.

Join us for brand new sessions with top master instructors at Can Fit Pro August 15–19 in Toronto, Canada from Spinning, Peak Pilates, Bodyblade and Resist-A-Ball. Learn more and register today.

On September 8-9 in Marina del Rey, CA, Mad Dogg Athletics is teaming up with MINDBODY® for the action-packed inaugural MINDBODY FitPro conference that will elevate your classes and business to a new level. Join us for more than 60 continuing education courses for fitness instructors and educators, as well as unique learning opportunities, including roundtable discussions with your peers and NBC’s The Biggest Loser panel discussion with past contestants. Learn more and register today.


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