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Mad Dogg Athletics Teams with Philadelphia Insurance to Offer Professional Liability Insurance for Our Instructors

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You invest your time and skill in the health and safety of your clients. Now protect your career for as little as $12 a month. No matter how cautious you are, the risk of injury is always present when you train your clients. From trip-and-fall risks, to personal injury, bodily injury or sexual harassment claims, having the proper coverage will ... Read More »

A Guide to Spinning® Energy Zones for Heart Rate Training

Training in the Spinning® Energy Zones: Get in the zone and advance with heart rate training

The Spinning® Energy Zones™ (EZ) are divided into five different heart rate ranges that emphasize a different workout intensity. Working in each Energy Zone is important for a balanced exercise program, which improves all aspects of your fitness, including mental and physical endurance, strength and performance. You can also ask your Certified Spinning Instructor how to use the Spinning Energy ... Read More »

5 Fabulous Spinning® Benefits

There are many benefits to riding in Spinning® classes — improve your health and wellbeing.

By Cori Parks, Certified Spinning® Instructor | Cambodia With the hairpin twists and turns that “expertise” takes in the fitness industry, it is easy to get caught up in an enthusiastic wave of new thinking and completely shelve what you’ve always known to be true. What people tend to forget is that, in a well-rounded fitness program, variety is key. ... Read More »

Top 10 Reasons to Ride a Spinner® Bike

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By Michelle Colvin, Spinning® Master Instructor | United Kingdom On many of my Public Transport travels to Spinning® Instructor Certifications, Continuing Education or Events, I often engage in conversations with fellow passengers to pass the time. Once we reach the subject of “what do you do for a living?”, on saying that I teach Spinning Classes, their response is often statements ... Read More »

Get Started, Get Comfortable in Spinning® Class: No Ifs, Ands or Buts

Just Getting Started With the Spinning Program

By Linda Freeman, STAR 3 Certified Spinning® Instructor | Vermont New to Spinning® classes? Here are a few recommendations to overcome those initial discomforts new riders may experience riding in their first Spinning class. Talk to a Certified Spinning® Instructor: We’ve Been There! We were all new riders at some point. We, the Spinning Instructors, have “been there, done that.” ... Read More »

Pedal for Prevention: Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

Spinning Nation and the American Heart Association Help Prevent Heart Disease

By Wendy Moltrup, MS, CHES Earn 1 SPIN® CEC and take the newsletter quiz! Being more physically active slows the aging process and benefits your heart and your health. In addition to the physical changes you see, a healthy exercise program results in beneficial physiological changes that occur at a microscopic level inside your body. You can fight the aging ... Read More »

Set SMART Goals for Success

SMART Goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Based - key to achieving your goals

By Wendy Moltrup, MS, CHES Staying motivated and achieving change is easier when you set SMART goals — goals that are Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented, Realistic and Time-based1. For example, instead of the goal “I’ll exercise more,” we’ll turn this into a SMART goal. Specific Be specific about what you will achieve and why: My goal is to take a Spinning® ... Read More »

Pedal Power: Wear Cycling Shoes for Spinning® Classes

Pedal with More Power: Wear Cycling Shoes for Spinning Classes

Wearing cycling-specific shoes during your Spinning® class promotes efficient movement throughout the whole pedal stroke — it allows you to use the quadriceps and hamstrings effectively throughout the pedal stroke and to properly recruit the secondary muscle groups like the calves and shin muscles. There is greater efficiency in the transfer of power and a more balanced use of the ... Read More »