August 2012

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From the Studio to the Road

The Spinning® program is an excellent means to achieve and maintain general fitness and many people acknowledge Spinning class to be a great alternative to riding a “real” bike. But what some don’t realize is that Spinning training is the real why not take your members outdoors? Read on to learn how STAR 3 Spinning instructor Linda Freeman gave her Spinning students and other members of her facility the opportunity to ride as a group outside so they could see and feel for themselves how the Spinning program and outdoor cycling are one in the same.


To Jump or Not to Jump?

One of the most controversial and least understood movements in the Spinning® program is Jumps. Many people believe the movement is unsafe, but when appropriate resistance levels are used and with proper form and technique, Jumps are beneficial to both muscular endurance and cardiovascular development. Read on to learn more about this fun and unique movement from Spinning Master Instructor Jeff Krabiel.


Spinning® Nation 2012

Support the brave men and women who have fought for our country by hosting a Spinning® Nation charity ride, November 3, 2012. Top 3 Reasons to become a Spinning Nation facility:

1. Support Ride 2 Recovery and the implementation of Spinning® Rehabilitation Centers across the country.
2. You are not only supporting Ride 2 Recovery, but you are unifying your members, as well as potential new members, in this worthwhile charity ride. It doesn’t get much better than that!
3. If your facility raises $10,000 or more, you will get the opportunity to allocate up to 20 Spinner® Pros to a military base on behalf of your facility! That’s right, Spinner bikes donated by your facility will aid in the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers.

What are you waiting for? Let’s all work together to make a difference!

Become a Spinning Nation Facility today and join us for the biggest ride in the country!


Bring CrossCore® to Your Facility

Mad Dogg Athletics and CrossCore®, Inc. recently announced a new strategic alliance to bring Rotational Bodyweight Training™ to the world. CrossCore is the creator of the CrossCore180® Rotational Bodyweight Training™ System, which is the evolution of traditional 2-dimensional suspended training straps, and, thanks to its patented pulley system, adds rotational movement to bodyweight training exercises. CrossCore RBT is a true 3-dimensional training system and can be used in conjunction with a variety of accessories. CrossCore is in 29 countries after just one year of operation. The company has launched the Training and Education Program™, offering RBT courses in Los Angeles, Portland, Boston, Stillwater, the UK, the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, Brazil, and Cairo, Egypt. Check out where you will find more information about products and training.

CrossCore is actively seeking host facility partner locations throughout the U.S. Please see the CrossCore host facility links below, as well as a demo video.

Click here for Host Facility info.

Click here for Training and Education Info and Host Facility Application.

Click here to see a demo video of the CrossCore180®.

To talk more about this great new opportunity with Mad Dogg Athletics' newest strategic alliance partner, please contact Mark Livingston at 1-800-288-3047 (726) or


Trio QR Pedal shown above.


The new Trio™ and Trio QR™ pedals lead the pack with innovation, design and technology. The snap-in platform of both pedals accommodates shoes without cleats and easily adapts to riders with Look® Delta cleats, as well as SPD® compatible cleats. The enhanced functionality of the Trio QR pedal offers a patented quick release lever, allowing for easy platform removal. Both models are available in threaded and threadless versions. Don't miss your chance to upgrade your bikes with the user-friendly, high-end technology of the Trio Pedals. For more information, e-mail Available in fall 2012.

Facility of the Month: Saratoga Cycling Studio

The Saratoga Cycling Studio LLC in Saratoga Springs, NY is the only Official Spinning® facility in their city. The studio philosophy is simple: have the best instructors and excellent equipment in a comfortable environment that anyone from a beginner to an avid outdoor cyclist can enjoy.

No membership or enrollment fees! All sign-ups are online making it easy and convenient for you to secure your spot in any class up to one month in advance.  Click to learn more about Saratoga Cycling Studio.

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

Do you have any upcoming charity events or rides? We want to know about them! E-mail us at Don't forget to also e-mail your Twitter handle to be included in the Official Facilities List. We want to connect with you on all of your social networks, so don’t miss out! Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram (SpinningHQ).

How do you put the fun in functional training? Participate in our contest on the Spinning® Facebook page to win awesome functional training items starting August 27-31! We will be giving away 5 sets of functional training items, including a Spinning Extra Large Gear Bag, CrossCore180®, Bodyblade®, Resist-A-Ball® and more!

Don’t forget to visit the re-launched Spinning Community Site, where you can get tips and advice from Spinning Master Instructors and Spinning professionals.

Upcoming Events

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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