February 2012

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Train Hard… And Smart: Understanding the Five Spinning Energy Zones™

The first step in reaching your fitness goals is creating a base of aerobic fitness, a process known as aerobic base building. It's important to understand this training concept and to plan your Spinning rides at home or classes at the gym accordingly. To help you balance the application of aerobic and anaerobic exercise, the Spinning® program divides workout formats into five categories called Energy Zones™. Read on to learn how to use these Energy Zone formats to maximize results in your Spinning rides.

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The Importance of Heart Rate Monitoring

Whether you exercise to burn fat and calories, feel energized or strengthen your cardiorespiratory system, your body needs to work at the right intensity—not too strenuous and not too light. Using a heart rate monitor is the most effective way to ensure that your Spinning® training delivers the results you want, while avoiding
weight loss plateaus, fatigue and injury. Read on to learn more.

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Heart Health Month

Did you know...
Heart disease is still the No.1 killer of Americans, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year?

Heart disease claims the lives of more than 870,000 Americans each year?

The American Heart Association works every day to fund research and fight this killer so more people can be saved. But they need our help. Together we can make a difference. This February, celebrate heart month and join the mission of the American Heart Association to raise awareness, raise funds and rally support to fight this silent killer. 

How we can Make It Our Mission to fight heart disease among men and women:

• Help raise funds through donations and fundraisers for lifesaving educational programs and the development of new treatments to fight heart disease.
• Make your organization or group aware of heart disease, its impact on men and women and how we can fight back.
• Love our hearts by being physically active, eating a heart-healthy diet and being educated about heart disease and its risk factors.
• Share this information with 5 men and women and we can help end heart disease in our lifetime.

During the month of February let’s Make It Our Mission to save lives. Together we can make a difference.

For more information about the American Heart Association visit www.Heart.org.

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Get 15% off the Polar® FT1 Blue Heart Rate Monitor

Ready to start monitoring your workouts? Take advantage of this limited-time offer and get 15% off the Blue Polar FT1. This easy-to-use monitor helps improve your fitness with manual heart rate target zones, helping you exercise safely and effectively. It displays a summary of your latest workout and records your average and maximum heart rate. Enter coupon code POLAR15 at checkout to redeem this offer. Get yours today! Offer ends 2/29/12.

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Facility of the Month: Charleston RIDE

You’ll get the authentic Spinning® experience at Charleston RIDE™ in Charleston, SC. Conveniently located in the heart of Charleston downtown, RIDE takes a blend of science, spirit, strength and stamina, then mixes it all up with killer music, brand new Spinner® Blade bikes, and a mind-blowing AV system. RIDE is co-owned and operated by Spinning Master Instructor Luciana Marcial-Vincion. Learn more about Charleston RIDE.

Do you want the facility where you take classes 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: Spread the Love Contest

Have you ever wanted to show your appreciation for your favorite Spinning® instructor? Well now is your chance! Nominate your instructor in the Spread the Spinning Love Contest. There are just 4 easy steps to enter:

1) Take a picture with your Spinning® instructor. 2) Include your first and last name, the name of your instructor, and the name of the facility where you take your instructor's classes. 3) Tell us why you "love" your Spinning® instructor in 150 words or less. 4) E-mail your entry to: contests@maddogg.com with the subject line "Spread the Spinning® Love" by Tuesday, February 21. Our Facebook fans will be voting for the best story in the contest photo album on the Spinning Facebook page from February 22 through February 29. The photo with the most “likes” will win. Grand prize: A Spinner® Pro for your instructor and you! Nominate your instructor today!

Upcoming Spinning® Instructor Orientations

Alabama
3/18/12
Decatur

California
2/25/12
Oakland
3/10/12
Los Angeles
3/11/12
San Leandro

Connecticut
3/10/12
Orange

Florida
3/10/12
Miami
3/17/12
Sarasota

Georgia
3/4/12
Atlanta

Illinois
2/19/12
Evanston

Louisiana
3/3/12
Metaine

Massachusetts
3/3/12
Bellingham
3/3/12
Amherst
3/10/12
Weymouth
3/11/12
Manchester

Michigan
3/3/12
Kalamazoo

Mississippi
2/25/12
Petal

New Jersey
3/10/12
Sewell

New Mexico
3/10/12
Isleta

New York
3/3/12
Ithaca

Ohio
3/10/12
Kent
3/17/12
Zanesville

Oregon
2/18/12
Newport

South Carolina
3/18/12
Murrells Inlet

Texas
3/3/12 Edinburg

Wisconsin
3/10/12
Mequon


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Upcoming Events

Join us at the ECA World Fitness Conference in New York, New York, March 8–11, 2012 for high-energy sessions from Spinning®, Peak Pilates®, Pilatesstick®, Bodyblade® and Resist-A-Ball®. Experience the power of Josh Taylor's FORCE Ride on Thursday, March 8. 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.

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.

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