While it may seem redundant to say, most indoor bikes do not move. Please, stop and think about that for a moment. We are not talking about forward motion or distance, of course an indoor bike does not move forward. But what about the other motions that are involved in cycling. When a rider is out of the saddle, most riders sway the bike from side to side a bit.
You’re passionate about fitness, you love indoor cycling and you may even be an outstanding instructor yourself. You recognize the amazing energy in a great class, and you’ve also seen a lot of poor or mediocre classes that frustrate you. Maybe you’ve wondered if a dedicated studio can make money? Should you start your own studio? Great questions. While not nearly as common as yoga studios, there are
Cyclists can be real fussy about their bike setup. In this video I show how you can bring some consistency to the saddle fore/aft adjustment between different bikes.
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
I’d been hearing some rumors about Mad Dogg Athletics ending their long partnership* with manufacturer Star Trac. And then yesterday I received this email above, that frankly, looked to me like a “Going out of business!” fire sale. Well today it is official… Precor will be the new manufacturer of Spinner® Indoor Cycles. I traded some emails yesterday with Justin Kleber who’s the Product Manager for group cycling for Core
Star Trac had the new Spinner® Blade Ion on display at IHRSA. I rode one during Josh Taylor’s 6:30 am demonstration ride this past Thursday. After the class I discussed the Ion’s new features with Josh. I then got an overview of Spinning’s new Spinpower™ education from Program Director Angie Sturtevant, which I’ll share as a separate article. Basics The “Ion” differentiates this bike with Power from the conventional Spinner Blade. It uses the same chain
Jeff Wimmer from StudioCycles.com sent me these pictures of refurbished Star Trac Spinner NXTs I always enjoy talking to Jeff because he takes enormous pride in the quality in his Indoor Cycling maintenance business and the refurbished Spinner NXTs they build are a great example. He was explaining to me that these cycles are completely torn down and rebuilt from the inside out + are sandblasted and powder-coated in your
BPM control for all of you who teach to tempo and use an iPhone or iPod Touch. Here’s the new Class Builder iPhone App for Spinning Instructors. Tempo Magic Pro is a new iPhone app that allows you to change the BPM of your music on your iPhone, while it’s playing. You old Group Fitness instructors all know what that slider is for on the CD player. Looking to add
(MMD Newswire) July 30, 2010 — Dedicated “Spinning®” students or those who attend any Indoor Cycling class, know what a difference a great instructor can make. Now local fans can prove just how great their favorite instructors are by urging them to enter the first contest of its kind: The World’s Top Ten Indoor Cycling Instructors Contest. In an unprecedented move to identify the best of the best, Cycling Fusion
Breath Denver is the Indoor Cycling studio that hosted the Stage 5 Cycling Instructor certification that Jennifer and I participated in this past weekend. I’m fascinated by people who follow their passion, take a (big) risk and start an Indoor Cycling studio. Breathe Denver owner Sarah TV (Tobitha Vay) Russell is just such a person and she lives the cycling / studio owner lifestyle. Sarah has a very compelling story
Michael Bruno Acquires Star Trac From http://www.bryankorourke.com Consolidation in the fitness and wellness equipment business continues as Star Trac, a global leader in the commercial fitness industry, announced today that Michael Bruno and Star Trac signed an agreement whereby Bruno will purchase the controlling interest in Star Trac’s parent company. This will strengthen the company’s ability to provide the product innovation, quality, reliability and customer service that have been the Star