If you've ever asked yourself; “when will there be a video that we could use as part of a Spinning® Class Race Day profile?” The answer is now! Epic Planet has just released Pensacola Stage Race which I see as perfect for a Race Day class or to use during an FTP or AT/LT Heart Rate assessment day. This 60 minute video includes:
- 5 minute warmup
- 10 minute Road Race
- 10 minute Time Trial
- 30 Criterium
- 5 minute cool-down
Here's the part I'm most excited about 🙂 Producer Allen Jones had sent me a rough cut version of Pensacola Stage Race earlier this Summer asking for input. I was instantly transported back to my days racing local criteriums, by the on-bike footage showing the riders jostling for position, over-taking, the steep angle of cornering, all of the scary things for you to run into on each lap and even a few crashes. But what really did it for me were the sounds of the race; shifting gears, the buzz of a coasting freewheel, communication between the racers, shouts of encouragement from the crowds and most importantly the ringing of the bell – signalling one lap to go!!!!! Fantastic! But I really dislike the canned music included on most DVDs. Where I teach (and most I'm aware of) the sound system will combine the sounds from multiple sources – I can play the sound track from a video along with the music from my iPhone or a CD. So I asked Allen if he could include the option to play just the actual sounds of the race, with no music. Being the very accommodating person that he is, Allen has included what he calls an option for just SFX – Sound Effects that you can play along with your personal playlist. Here's the trailer and you can order Pensacola Stage Race as either a DVD or Digital Download.
John is a member on the AFS (Association of Fitness Studios) Advisory Council.
Holding certifications from; Schwinn, Heart Zones, Team ICG and Life Time Fitness, John's held regularly scheduled cycling classes between 1998 and 2015 when he moved to Florida.
When the weather permits, you'll find him riding and leading outdoor groups by himself or with his Tandem partner (wife) Amy.
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