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CONTRAINDICATIONS QUANDARY
We've all see it before: that guy or that gal at the gym doing the most outrageous "exercise" on a piece of equipment that is clearly not built for what he/she is doing. It's scary what some people attempt to do on the gym floor and even in the group exercise classroom. We should have the same reaction to the crazy things that have become standard in your average indoor cycling class and in some cycling instructor certifications. Double standard, perhaps? Read on to learn more about this “Contraindications Quandary" from Spinning® Master Instructor Luciana Marcial-Vincion.

BEST PRACTICES FOR RECOVERY DURING SPINNING® CLASS
As a Spinning instructor, your goal is to coach students so that they maintain heart rates within a healthy range to improve fitness and ultimately perform increasingly demanding exercises with increasing ease. The dilemma facing instructors everywhere is finding the timing and length of recovery during a class, given the different athletic fitness levels of the students. Read on to learn more about best practices for helping students recover from Spinning instructor Phil Joffe.


GREEN UP!
Each year on April 22,  Earth Day events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day broadens the base of support for environmental programs, rekindles public commitment and builds community activism around the world through a broad range of events and activities. Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a billion people participate in our campaigns every year and the possibilities for getting involved are endless! In light of Earth Day, check out our green inspiration Pinterest board that might help inspire you to help make a difference.


VOLUNTEER AT THE WSSC CONFERENCE
In light of Volunteer Month, experience the World Spinning® and Sports Conditioning (WSSC) Conference like never before by joining the Staff Assistant Program! As a staff assistant, you will have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the conference organizers to operate the event in addition to earning CECs at your favorite sessions. And the best part is that it doesn’t cost you anything!

Contact Ben Rippe at brippe@maddogg.com for more information.


TAKE YOUR TRAINING TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH SPINPOWER™ - COMING SOON!
Spinning® is once again on the cutting edge of technology and comprehensive education. With the launch of Star Trac’s strain gauge power meter technology, backed by an inclusive power-based training program from Angie Sturtevant, Mad Dogg Athletics unleashes the power of innovation and knowledge with the Spinner® Blade ION and the power-based Spinning training course for certified Spinning instructors. Read on to learn more about the new Spinpower Instructor Training and the innovative Spinner Blade ION—coming this summer!

  

FACILITY OF THE MONTH: TRIO LIFE FITNESS
Trio Life Fitness in Austin, Texas Fitness has combined every aspect of what you want in a health club to get you living in the healthy, energized body we all desire. Our "Trio" concept is rooted in the trifecta of fitness—strength, flexibility and cardio—all impacted through classes in Pilates, yoga and Spinning®. Each room of Trio Life Fitness has been designed specifically to work you out in the most dynamic and sophisticated environment possible. We are huge fans of the Spinning program because we believe it's the most soul-nourishing, joint-loving cardio there is! We love to watch our clients close their eyes and get in the groove of enjoying the bliss of riding!

Trio Life Fitness has also been mentioned as the most beautiful gym in Texas in L & G Magazine and one of Austin's hottest workouts in Tribeza Magazine!

Click to learn more about Trio Life Fitness.

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!                                       

SOCIAL CIRCLE
Help us reach 150,000 likes! Once the Spinning® Facebook page reaches 150,000 likes, we are giving away 5 Spinner® PACE bike packages  and a Spinning prize pack that includes Spinning shoes, gel seat cover, key chain and more! That’s right, we are giving away 5 SPINNER BIKES! All you have to do is “like” Spinning on Facebook! It's that easy. 

Don't forget to like the new WSSC Conference Facebook page for special giveaways and conference information and to get any and all questions about the event you have answered. Plus, on the 14th of every month leading up to the event, we are giving $100 to the WSSC Conference Store to anyone who has signed up for the full weekend. This is just one of many exclusives for our Facebook fans. There will also be other social contests to win money to the Store and for special events, so don’t miss your opportunity to participate and win!

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Don't miss the 2013 World Spinning® and Sports Conference on May 30–June 2, 2013 in Miami, FL. Choose from the largest selection of Spinning sessions led by top Spinning Master Instructors. Plus, hurry and register for one of the last few bikes left at Spinning Master Instructor Josh Taylor's Fighter Pilot ride. Learn more and register today!
  • Come by and visit Spinning at DCAC on August 1–4, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Learn more and register today.
  • Spinning will be at Can Fit Pro on August 14–18, 2013 in Toronto, ON. Learn more and register today.
  • Join us at the Marriott hotel in beautiful Marina del Rey, California for the second-annual MINDBODY FitPro Conference on September 26–29, 2013 with a variety of sessions tailor-made for the forward-looking fitness professional. Learn more and register today.

FIND MORE UPCOMING EVENTS IN 2013

CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOPS
NEW 2013 WORKSHOPS NOW AVAILABLE!

California
Loops and Ladders
4/21/2013 Long Beach

The 5-Step Sprint
4/21/2013 Long Beach

Loops and Ladders

5/19/2013 Morro Bay

The 5-Step Sprint
5/19/2013 Morro Bay


Strength Energy Zone
5/19/2013 Venice

Connecticut
Loops and Ladders
5/4/2013 Wallingford

The 5-Step Sprint
5/4/2013 Wallingford

Cadence, Heart Rate and Class Design
5/19/2013 Stamford

Delaware
Loops and Ladders
4/28/2013 Newark

The 5-Step Sprint
4/28/2013 Newark

District of Columbia
Profile Designs and Heart Rate Games
5/18/2013 Washington

Florida
Creative Coaching
4/28/2013 Sarasota

Profile Designs and Heart Rate Games
4/28/2013 Sarasota

Indiana
Loops and Ladders
5/19/2013 Fort Wayne

The 5-Step Sprint
5/19/2013 Fort Wayne

Louisiana
Spinning and Core Training
5/5/2013 New Orleans

Spinning Language and Visualization
5/5/2013 New Orleans

Massachusetts
Creative Coaching
4/28/2013 Saugus

Music, Movement, Motivation
4/28/2013 Saugus

Cadence, Heart Rate and Class Design
5/5/2013 Lawrence

Strength, Hills and Power
5/5/2013 Lawrence

Michigan
Strength, Hills and Power
4/19/2013 Dewitt

Heart Rate Training
4/21/2013 Dewitt

Loops and Ladders
5/5/2013 Freeland

Spinning Language and Visualization
5/5/2013 Freeland

High Intensity Training
5/19/2013 Chelsea

The 5-Step Sprint
5/19/2013 Chelsea

Nevada
The 5-Step Sprint
5/12/2013 Minden

New Jersey
Loops and Ladders
4/20/2013 Clinton

The 5-Step Sprint
4/20/2013 Clinton

Heart Rate Training
5/12/2013 Sparta

Interval Energy Zone
5/12/2013 Sparta

New Mexico
Loops and Ladders
5/18/2013 Isleta

SPIN® Flex
5/18/2013 Isleta

Profile Designs and Heart Rate Games
5/19/2013 Isleta

The 5-Step Sprint
5/19/2013 Isleta

New York
Spintensity: Periodization
4/28/2013 Saratoga Springs

Loops and Ladders
5/19/2013 Hicksville

The 5-Step Sprint
5/19/2013 Hicksville

Ohio
SPIN® Flex
5/18/2013 Painesville

Pennsylvania
Loops and Ladders
4/28/2013 Delmont

Cadence, Heart Rate and Class Design
5/19/2013 Bethlehem

Loops and Ladders
5/19/2013 Bethlehem

Rhode Island
SPIN® Flex
5/5/2013 Westerly

Spinning and Yoga
5/5/2013 Westerly

South Carolina
Loops and Ladders
5/5/2013 Charleston

Strength Energy Zone
5/5/2013 Charleston

Tennessee
Spinning Phase II
4/28/2013 Nashville

Texas
Loops and Ladders
4/26/2013 Austin

The 5-Step Sprint
4/26/2013 Austin

SPIN® Flex
4/28/2013 Edinburg

Contraindications to the Spinning® Program
5/19/2013 Houston

Profile Designs and Heart Rate Games
5/19/2013 Houston

Washington
Loops and Ladders
4/28/2013 Bellingham

The 5-Step Sprint
4/28/2013 Bellingham

Wisconsin
Spintensity: Periodization
4/27/2013 Mequon

The 5-Step Sprint
4/27/2013 Mequon

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