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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 »

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 »

Food Labels May Get a Facelift: What It Means For You

New Food Labels

By Wendy Moltrup, MS, CHES  The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed new guidelines for the nutrition labels on packaged foods and drinks. Under the guidelines, most of America’s favorite foods would have a new look and greater clarity about what and how much you’re really consuming. The Nutrition Labels Change, Not the Food The food won’t change, ... Read More »

Hydration: Essential for Performance & Health

Hydration 101: Stay Hydrated for Performance, Keep Spinning®

By Wendy Moltrup, MS, CHES Hydration affects how your body functions, including your heart rate, core body temperature, circulation and the ability of your muscles to contract properly. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), failing to take in enough water can lead to dehydration, heat illnesses, muscle fatigue, energy loss, and decreased performance. Dehydration and health illnesses ... Read More »

Working Out in Hot Weather: Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat: Stay Hydrated and Know the Warning Signs of Heat Related Illness

When you’re working out in the heat take the following precautions, use common sense and know the signs of a heat-related emergency. Exercise In the Morning or Evening Exercise when the temperature is cooler, avoiding midday sun and heat. Get used to exercising in warmer weather by slowly increasing the time or intensity of your workouts. Even experienced athletes are ... Read More »