Leave Your Agenda at the Door

Learn why leaving your personal agenda at the door and becoming more flexible will help your students reach their fitness goals from certified Spinning instructor Rachel Healy.
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Track Racing: A Brief Introduction to an Olympic Sport

Although track racing in an Olympic event, many Americans have never heard of the sport. Get a brief introduction from certified Spinning instructor and track racing enthusiast Megan Hottman.
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Think Positive; Suffer Less

A study published in The Journal of Pain concluded that women who believed they could push through an intense cycling workout reported feeling less muscle pain than cyclers who doubted their ability.

Source: The Journal of Pain, Vol 8, No 7 (July), 2007: pp 583-587

Drink to Your Health

Have a drink. Several new studies are proving the benefits of moderate alcohol intake (no more than one drink per day, less than seven drinks a week):

  • Drink to your heart: According to a study from a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, moderate drinking raises HDL (“good”) cholesterol, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
    Study: Defensive Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health
    Source: Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston
  • Drink to your Pancreas: Moderate drinking can help regulate your insulin levels, lowering risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in Obesity journal.
    Study: Alcohol Consumption and Type 2 Diabetes Among Older Adults
    Source: Obesity journal
  • Drink to your joints: Research presented at the 2007 European Congress of Rheumatology in Barcelona indicates that alcohol may dampen inflammation and suppress the body’s immune response that can lead to rheumatoid arthritis.

Fitness Fact or Fitness Fiction

Fresh fruits and vegetables are more nutritious than frozen or canned ones.
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Master Instructor Josh Taylor joined 45 participants at FITWORKS in Cincinnati, Ohio for Spin for the Cure, which raised over $7,200 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Boston Balance Event

Save the Date: Boston Balance, an event presented by Mad Dogg Athletics and ECA, will take place April 36, 2008 at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA. Stay tuned for more information.

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Save the date: The World Spinning and Sports Conference will take place May 29June 1 at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Miami. Visit our WSSC page for the most current info.

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