This Podcast is was originally published on November 10, 2008, I have updated it with our new Podcast host information and I have updated the relevant links. I am representing it now. I hope you enjoy it, Joey I have always felt that there was something missing when you compare riding a Spinning bike indoors with riding outdoors; an understanding (or some measurement) of how much power you are actually
This Podcast is was originally published on November 24, 2008, I have updated it with our new Podcast host information and I am representing it now. I hope you enjoy it, Joey My guest for this Podcast is Dr. Haley Perlus. Haley and I discuss Indoor Cycling Instructor Burnout, what it is, where it comes from and how to conquer it! Haley is a doctor of sport and exercise psychology.
This Podcast is was originally published on October 10, 2008, I have updated it with our new Podcast host information and I am representing it now. I hope you enjoy it, Joey What a treat to be able to interview Johnny G along with Jennifer Sage as my co-host for this special Podcast. When you listen to him speak, it’s easy to understand why Spinning has become a household word.
Jesse Piersol is a frequent contributor to the Spinning News and also an Adjunct Professor at West Chester University. There she teaches Public Speaking as well as Business and Professional Speech Communications. We discuss an article she wrote for the June 2007 issue – Literally Speaking. Jesse explains: “I’ve found that fundamental elements of literature, such as setting, character, plot, and point of view can turn an uninspired ride into
Here are pictures from IHRSA of the new Spinner NXT and the all new Spinner Blade. I’m going to guess that Spinning still sees a large market for conventional Indoor Cycles that would cause them to redesign the NXT. 4/15 update: I had a very informative discussion with Josh Taylor today about all the changes they have made to the NXT. I hope to have a separate post about it early next week. The only significant change I
Amy found this hat on a Group Fitness Instructor site and thought some of my participants would want one.
The brand that we all know now as Spinning grew out of a partnership between endurance athlete Johnny G and cyclist / CPA John Baudhuin in the early 90’s. Together they formed Mad Dogg Athletics and the rest is history! John’s bio from maddogg.com John R. Baudhuin is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Dogg Athletics. Prior to founding Mad Dogg Athletics in 1994, Baudhuin worked as a
Today I ended a turbulent 3 year relationship with the Spinner Blade Ion. A courtship that began with high aspirations for a long, happy and powerful future has deteriorated into one complication after another and I no longer have the energy to keep the blue light burning. About 3 years ago management announce that we were going to be the first club in the United States to receive the
At WSSC I had the opportunity to complete a PST (Personal Spinning® Threshold) test – which is (their words) the key to Spinpower success. I couldn’t agree more as knowing your maximum sustainable power or Heart Rate, and then building training zones around a known metric BPM/Watts is crucial to effective training. Here’s some notes on this session and the discovery process MI Janet Toussaint lead us through to determine our
Are you going to be in Miami for WSSC? I’ll be there all weekend and would love to meet you while I’m there. There are a bunch of sessions that I’m excited to see: On Friday our very own Barbara Hoots is giving a presentation: Studio Design: Empowering Emporiums to Increase Profits Presented by Barbara Hoots Whether opening a new studio or renovating an existing one, this lecture will offer
If you’re new to the whole “Spinning” thing, this video from 1995 featuring Johnny G is an amazing look at the beginning of his new concept of riding indoors. This was posted over at pedal-on. It’s interesting to see Johnny’s early manufacturing partner Schwinn and the original Johnny G Spinners. If you watch carefully you’ll see a few things that some would consider “contraindicated” movements. If Johnny G is doing