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Posts Tagged ‘profiles’

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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Do you want to know more about effective interval training?

By Jennifer Sage On March 23, 2012 No Comments

Do you want to know more about putting together the most effective high intensity interval training (HIIT) profiles? Are you willing to have your profile be evaluated for effectiveness?

At the Indoor Cycling Association, the next two months will be devoted to high intensity training. On my previous website two years ago, I invited members to submit HIIT profiles to be critiqued. This was extremely popular and everyone, the profile submitters as well as the members, learned a huge amount about creating interval classes that are the most effective in achieving the stated goal. I’d like to do that again. This is the official invitation to ICA members to submit their interval profile (and if you are not yet an ICA member, the knowledge you gain about high intensity training in the coming months might be worth the entire price of admission)!

Don’t worry, you can remain anonymous! Before I

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My class this week: a fantastic revelation! I Love the 90’s!

By Jennifer Sage On March 18, 2012 No Comments

Can you believe that after 15+ years of teaching I’m still leaving my classes with a big smile on my face after doing something new and different? Well, no profile really is completely “new” any more, but the way I put a class together and/or the coaching that goes along with it, still amazes me at how different the responses can be. I love that feeling – there’s no way to ever get bored teaching when you have such a wide variety of profiles and ways to present the same profiles, right?

What was my revelation after my class on Thursday this week? I’m well into the second half of a periodized program and every class has a very specific purpose. We are now into the higher intensity, more advanced technique stage, and

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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?! šŸ˜‰

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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R.E.M. Tribute – Free profile! Post your R.E.M. SpinningĀ® profile here!

By Jennifer Sage On September 22, 2011 2 Comments

Today is a sad day for music lovers around the world – it is the end of the band as we know it: R.E.M. is calling it quits after 30 years of working together creating fantastic music. Here is their official announcement on their web site, released today, September 21, 2011. I can hardly blame them, thirty years of working together….wow! But still, it’s a sad day, because they’ve been so instrumental (pun intended) in shaping the music world since the 1980’s, all the while changing right along with it. However, I am sure Michael Stipes and company will continue to create wonderful music on their own.

There are probably few indoor cycling and SpinningĀ® instructors who haven’t used an REM song at some point in their teaching lives.

So, in honor

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Come ride the Roller Coaster Ride with me in Buffalo!

By Jennifer Sage On June 18, 2011 3 Comments

Are you anywhere near Buffalo, New York? Come join me for the Roller Coaster Ride!

The Roller Coaster Ride
Thursday June 30th at 5:45pm.
Buffalo Athletic Club Suburban
Register for the ride on their Facebook page.

Here is what you can expect in the Roller Coaster Ride:

This profile is exactly what it sounds like ā€“ an energy packed, thrilling, up and down real-life simulation of a single track mountain bike ride. But rider beware; to arrive at the single track portion at the top of the plateau, we have a long 15-minute grind up the approach jeep road, much like a roller coaster that must slowly climb to the apex before screaming downhill! Riders will develop patience and the mental acuity to help them up this challenging section, and the

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