May 2012

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Success With the Spinning®

8-Week Grand Tour Program

STAR 3 Spinning Instructor Linda Freeman was amazed by the results of the new Spinning 8-Week Grand Tour Program after she led a group at her facility, First in Fitness in Vermont. "This is a training plan that provides a grand tour of Spinning training at its best and most effective," Linda says. Read on to learn more about this new program and how it changed the lives of Linda's students.


Spinning® Marathon Raises $200K

For the fifth year in a row, the Charleston, SC Spinning® community has moved mountains. On March 10, 2012 at the Pattison's Academy school gym in Charleston, riders more than doubled their $100,000 goal, arriving at just over $200,000 at the end of a 4-hour ride. Amazing! Read on to learn more about how this fifth-annual Spinning marathon has become so successful.


Tune Up Your Facility With 0% Financing

In a continuing effort to provide top-level service, Mad Dogg Athletics has teamed up with Marlin Business Service Corp® to offer 0%* financing for 12 months on all Mad Dogg Athletics equipment, including Spinning®, Peak Pilates®, Bodyblade® and Resist-A-Ball®.  Whether you are just opening up a new facility or need to update your equipment, Mad Dogg will help you reach your goals.

To get started, contact or call 310.823.7008.

*Credit approval and minimum $5,000 purchases necessary to qualify. Offer valid in U.S. only.


World Spinning® and Sports Conference

The World Spinning® and Sports Conference (WSSC) in Miami, FL on May 31–June 3 is your instructors' one-stop-shop to earn all 14 STAR points they need to keep their Spinning instructor certification current for another two years, as well as ACE and AFAA CECs. This education-filled weekend is a fun team building event for your instructors and a great way expose them to the hottest fitness programming around. 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. Hurry and register today!


Facility of the Month: Buffalo Athletic Club—Southtowns Location

The Buffalo Athletic Club–Southtowns Location in Orchard Park, NY was founded in 1998 and is one of twelve locations within the Buffalo Athletic Club family of health and wellness facilities. Rick Rugg and Bob Schiffhauer founded the Buffalo Athletic Club in October of 1980 based around three simple values: service, cleanliness and owner-operated facilities, and they have continued to maintain these core ideals.

The Southtowns location offers a full Spinning® class schedule, as well as a variety of other group exercise classes, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba®, PiYo, Total Body Sculpt, Bootcamp, Tai Chi and much more.

Buffalo Athletic Club offers a new member service package, including a series of scheduled meetings with a personal trainer; each one focusing on different fitness components that will provide the safest and most effective fitness routine for you.

Don't worry about leaving the little ones at home because the Buffalo Athletic Club offers a supervised child care area while you work out, which is included in your membership. Learn more about the Buffalo Athletic Club—Southtowns Location

Would you like your facility 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® Social Circle

You've probably noticed that the Spinning Facebook page has changed to the new timeline format. Confused yet? Not to worry, here are some of the new features you need to know:

  • The "Like" button is now on the right-hand side below the cover photo (the large picture going across the top).
  • You can now send a message to the Spinning page. This is useful if you have any specific questions that you do not want to write on the wall.
  • Another new feature is the bar on the right-hand side. You can click a specific date and see what was going on during those times.
  • Photos are right below the cover photo and next to the custom tabs. To view all of the tabs, select the drop down arrow and it will expand.
  • To see all of the page information, click on the "about" box and it will come up.

We hope this helps make navigating the new Spinning Facebook timeline easier for you! If you have any other questions about it, feel free to message us and we will gladly assist you. You are still able to post on our wall and interact with our status updates, so please do so!

Don’t forget to “like” our page if you haven’t already. We have Tip Tuesday’s from our Master Instructor team and STAR 3 instructors, Education Tip Thursdays, weekly playlists on Spotify, and so much more! You can also “follow” us on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram! (SpinningHQ for all of those!)

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.


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