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Archive for October, 2011

This could be one the craziest (and most dangerous) Indoor Cycling classes I’ve seen

By Jennifer Sage On October 27, 2011 13 Comments

EDIT Dec 2015: It appears Youtube has removed this video for copyright violations. I always wondered how it stayed up for as long as it did since she used a popular song in its entirety. Even though you can’t watch it, please continue to read the evaluation of these moves below…I am sure you can conjure up a visual in your head! ­čśë┬á

This is Fitness and “Spinning” Gone Wrong*

As a new feature on the Sage Advice Blog, I’ll be posting new videos as I find them and analyzing what is good about them or what is lacking from a biomechanical, physiological, anatomical, exercise science, cycling and just plain common-sense perspective. If you are new to this blog, make sure to read the

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Think twice before ordering that “Skinny Latt├ę”

By Jennifer Sage On October 27, 2011 No Comments

I’ve never, ever liked skim milk. It’s white water. And putting it in coffee, or my latt├ę…get real!

I went to a new caf├ę in Denver last week and asked for whole milk for my tea. They said, “sorry, we don’t have any! No one ever asks for it!” But, they had half-and-half! Go figure. So I mixed some cream with skim milk…

I hate to break it to ya, but….I’ve got news for you skim milk types…. Read this article called “Is skim milk making you fat?”

Maybe you’re gonna wanna start ordering yours whole, and just cut some calories somewhere else.

I for one will always choose natural/real/un-messed-up products over artificial, hydrogenated, or chemical anything, even if it means more calories, fat or sugar. Mmmmm, butter! Fair warning, if I come to

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Photos of the Cycling Fusion Event and how to view the broadcast this week

By Jennifer Sage On October 27, 2011 1 Comment

Indoor Cycling profilesHere are some fantastic photos from last Friday night’s Cycling Fusion launch at the new studio in Pittsburgh, PA (having a professional photographer there is such a great benefit)! The launch was to introduce cyclists and instructors from around the world to the Cycling Fusion concept of online digital indoor cycling classes available on demand. On Friday, we filmed three separate classes (which were available as a free live broadcast). Gene taught a 30-min beginner level class, I taught an intermediate Heart Rate Pyramid, and Tom Scotto taught an advance interval class that included a segment of a virtual ride (The Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen Hill Climb). Scroll to the bottom of this post for more info on viewing the broadcast this week.

Here is what one dear ICA member said

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Now if ALL Spinning┬« classes had this…our classes would ALWAYS be full!

By Jennifer Sage On October 19, 2011 1 Comment

I’ll translate the French for you at the end:

He holds up a sign that says, “Bravo, you have burned 2,000 calories!”

The next screen says “Losing weight would be easier if it were more fun!”

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Free video feed of Cycling Fusion launch (or come join us live!)

By Jennifer Sage On October 18, 2011 4 Comments


This weekend I am traveling to the brand new Cycling Fusion headquarters in Pittsburgh to help them with the grand opening of their new facility and the official launch of the digital Cycling Fusion library.

We need riders! Would you like to come ride with us and be featured on upcoming videos? Oh, and learn from the Masters while you’re at it?! ­čśë

Friday night is the official launch, with rides led by Gene Nacey, Tom Scotto and me. These classes are a small fee if you come in person and will be available to watch live online for free. Thursday evening I am teaching 3 classes (two are 60-min, one is 45 min) to be videoed for the digital library.

If you are in or near the Pittsburgh area, please register

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Spin for the Cure in Cincinnati

By Jennifer Sage On October 18, 2011 No Comments

I’ve presented a fair number of fundraising events, and they have always meant a lot to me. There is so much energy in the room, and the smiling happy faces of people riding for a cause is so wonderful to experience. Last week in Cincinnati I had the very special opportunity to be a part of the presenting instructors for the Spin for the Cure, the 6th annual fundraiser event for breast cancer, created by Vickie Magliano.

I led hours two and four of the four-hour event. Jim Nugent, local Master Instructor for the Spinning® program led the first hour, and local indoor cycling instructor and cyclist extraordinaire, Bev Ramos, led hour number three.

I had such a great time at this event, and

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Filling my soul up with the beauty of autumn!

By Jennifer Sage On October 3, 2011 3 Comments

I have ridden outdoors 7 of the past 8 days, which is a lot for me since I really am busier than I’ve ever been before. Oh, and that one day not on my bike? I taught a really high intensity interval profile in my Spinning┬« class.

I am so grateful for where I live! And this year the fall foliage is more vivid and vibrant than we’ve had in a couple of years. I know the brilliance of the leaves has something to do with the amount of moisture and the sun and of course cold temps at night, but this time last year the leaves were a pale, almost a gray yellow that fell off really easy. It was a bit of

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