Mad Dogg splits from Star Trac = a fire sale on Spinners®!

spinner bike fire sale

  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 

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ICI Podcast 313 – 20 years of Spinning® with Mad Dogg Athletic’s Founder & CEO John Baudhuin

Mad Dogg Athletics John Baudhuin

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 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 

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Star Trac Spinner® Blade Ion Review

Spinner Blade Ion Review

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 

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Adding some color to your Indoor Cycling Studio

Refurbished Star Trac Spinner NXT

Jeff Wimmer from 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 

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Tempo Magic Pro iPhone App can change your class music BPMs on the fly

Tempo Magic Pro iPhone App on

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 

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International Indoor Cycling Instructors Invited To Compete

(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 

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ICI Podcast 107 Breathe Denver Indoor Cycling Studio Owner Sarah TV Russell

Breath Denver Indoor Cycling Studio Owner Sara TV Russel Living The Life

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 

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Michael Bruno Now Owns Both Star Trac and Schwinn

Michael Bruno Acquires Star Trac From 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 

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Indoor Cycling Shoes, What’s your recommendation?

You Need Some Fancy Indoor Cycling Shoes

When a student asks what they should purchase for Indoor Cycling Shoes, what do you recommend? Do you have a place to send them? Does your club sell Indoor Cycling Shoes? If you’re only using them for Indoor Cycling classes, then a shoe with a recessed SPD cleat is the best choice. Often refered to as Mountain Bike shoes, you’ll find they are easy to walk on and won’t scratch the 

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ICI Podcast #103 – Are You One Of America’s Top 10 Indoor Cycling Instructors?

Announcing a contest to correspond with The Indoor Cycle Instructor PRO Conference. America’s Top 10 Indoor Cycling Instructors Contest Watch the video and then listen to the Podcast below. Visit to submit your application. Listen to the Podcast below or subscribe for free using or

Indoor Cycling Instructor – Wanted in San Marino, CA

I received and email from Arlene de Guzman-Alpuerto If you are near San Marino CA, and a female IC Instructor, you may want to check this out – Dynamic Female indoor cycling instructors with current certification and CPR; min. 1 yr experience, great motivating personality. Need sub and permanent instructors. Facility located in San Marino, Calif. Women only facility. Here’s her contact info Arlene de Guzman-Alpuerto General Manager / Co-Owner 

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