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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Fabulous FREE Spinning song!

By Jennifer Sage On January 5, 2013 2 Comments

I LOVE it when I can find great music for Spinning® that is free and legal, especially when it’s offered by the musicians themselves.

Haldolium is a German group who’s been around for awhile. Their specialty is progressive trance and they seem to be making a resurgence recently. I started following them on Facebook not long ago and today they announced that they are now on Soundcloud and are offering this free download to a song called All My Life. This is a great one!

Get it now!

When I find a great free (legal) download that is great for Spinning instructors, I’ll often post it here. Make sure you are signed up for the ICA free email if you want to receive notification of free music and other

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Spinning at the End of the World (12/21/12)

By Jennifer Sage On December 12, 2012 No Comments

Here’s another fun theme profile for your Spinning classes! In May of 2011, there were dire predictions that the world was going to end. As we all know, that prediction did not come true, and the main “preacher” behind the warnings simply said “ooops”, his math was wrong and went on undeterred with his crazy existence. This next prediction of the apocalypse comes with a little more history behind it – the ancient Mayans supposedly ran out of calendar on December 21, 2012, so it is sometimes interpreted that the world will end on this date. Others will tell you it simply means a new beginning. Me? I believe every day can be a new beginning if you choose to make it so! You can also make that your

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Cool Free Song From GoPro Commercial

By Jennifer Sage On November 25, 2012 No Comments

Yes you want this song for your Spinning classes!

It’s called Daybreak by Overwerk from their upcoming EP “After Hours”.

Click here to download the song for free from Soundcloud.

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Music motivates you – it’s scientifically proven!

By Jennifer Sage On October 8, 2012 3 Comments

We’ve known it for a long time in the indoor cycling world, haven’t we? But isn’t it nice to get some scientific proof to back up what we know as sacrosanct?

Music moves us! It pushes us beyond what we might normally do, it allows us to enjoy the challenges of exercise, and helps reduce our perception of suffering.

A few exercise physiologists, including Dr. Carl Foster (who created the Talk Test which makes our lives as instructors so much easier) have teamed up in an ACE sponsored study to examine the effects of music on exercise intensity. This article reviews the seven studies examined by Dr. Foster and his team. They also look into the work of Costas Karageorghis, Ph.D., from London’s Brunel University School of Sport and Education,

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The full Olympics playlist leaked (apparently) – “British Invasion”!!

By Jennifer Sage On July 28, 2012 No Comments

I’m thinking this will be the source of my next Spinning class playlist: a British Invasion! Check back in a few days, I’ll let you know what I’ve come up with. If you’re doing an Olympic themed class, please share it here!

 

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Ma Bicyclette rocks!! Get this song now!

By Jennifer Sage On July 2, 2012 No Comments

This is a song that I can’t keep a secret! Every single cycling instructor out there needs to know about this song. It’s perfect for your Tour de France stages or just for fun. Please don’t just strip this song off of Youtube – support these awesome young artists and buy it for $1 now!

From the Youtube video: “I am constantly high fiving Freddie Mercury with my mind & pretty much want this to be our generation’s version of Bicycle Race by Queen.”

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Learn how to use Spotify – get a 50% discount for the webinar here

By Jennifer Sage On May 22, 2012 4 Comments

Spotify is a wonderful online music tool but so many instructors are confused on how amazing of a tool it can be. While you can immediately listen to great music and learn to create your own playlists pretty quickly, it can take a long time to learn how to use it to your best advantage as an indoor cycling instructor.

What if you could learn it all right now at a live online webinar?

Julz Arney, Schwinn Master Trainer, is going to help you do that. She is putting on a webinar for instructors on how to use Spotify.

May 30 at 6:30PST/9:30EST.

Here is the description of the webinar:

You search and buy music on iTunes. You discover and play free music on Pandora. Well, what if iTunes and Pandora had a

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Free download offered by Orbital to promote their new album

By Jennifer Sage On March 7, 2012 1 Comment

Orbital has long been a mainstay for powerful and inspirational electronic music in the indoor cycling world. They are announcing the launch of their first album in 8 years, Wonky, (just the title makes me want to order it!) and are offering a free download of the track “Never”. Click here to get the free download from Soundcloud. I don’t know if it’s limited, so go get it soon! Scroll down to the third song in the list and you will see a download button. While you are there, listen to the fourth song, One Perfect Sunrise (feat Lisa Gerrard). It’s one of my favorite Spinning® songs of all time! It’s available on eMusic (The Blue Album).

“Never” starts off slow

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Free Pop song for your Spinning® Classes

By Jennifer Sage On February 5, 2012 1 Comment

Here is a fun song to use in a Spinning® or indoor cycling class when you have students who love this kind of music. Best part about it? It’s offered as a free download by the artist herself! Click here to go to the download page.

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EXTENDED TO JAN 16! Big discount on Spinning® Music from Italy – until January 10th

By Jennifer Sage On January 11, 2012 2 Comments

EDIT: THIS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 16.
READ LAURA’S SUGGESTIONS IN THE COMMENTS AREA – SHE HAS MANY HITECHWELL CDS!

Hanima Hitechwell is a company in Italy that has produced many incredible music cds for indoor cycling, including some directly for Spinning®. I bought a couple of their cds at WSSC five years ago, and have always enjoyed the style of the music they produce – great use of drums. Normally on the expensive side, they are discounted until January 10th by 50%. This is huge!

If you are in Europe, or if you’ve gone to WSSC, you’re more likely to know about Hitechwell music. If not, you’re in for a treat.

Only a few more days – I just found out about this and wanted to share. Here is

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