Archive for October, 2012

Hurricane Sandy thwarting your Halloween ride?

By Jennifer Sage On October 29, 2012 No Comments

I’ve been posting Halloween profiles and tons of great Halloween music on ICA. Then I saw someone on Facebook lament about not being able to teach her Halloween ride because her class was cancelled due to the hurricane hitting the east coast.

Don’t cancel! Postpone! Do like Elizabeth from Maryland is doing – she sent out this image in an email to her students announcing her class is being moved to Thursday:

This is something you’ve put a lot of time and energy into, and something you know your students will love. And for you who aren’t teaching until Thursday or Friday, it’s another chance to create a fun Halloween profile. (Yes, why not jump on that bandwagon?) If you are an ICA member I’ve got three very

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Booty Blogger review of Pedal Studio and Jennifer Sage ride

By Jennifer Sage On October 12, 2012 1 Comment

Spinning classI was tickled to death when I saw this review this morning! When I was in London two weeks ago, I helped launch the new Pedal Studio Spinning studio in Wimbeldon. On that Friday morning, I taught a special class just for the media, to show them how a class that shuns some of the more popular gimmicky techniques and employs cycling-specific keep-it-real methods can be an exciting, fun and effective workout. I did a modified version of my Roller Coaster ride, making sure to make it hard, while offering options, and staying very realistic to outdoor cycling. This was the response from one of the participants, a blogger for Fitness Freak and Booty Blogger:

The Fitness Freak

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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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Spin for the Cure Cincinnati 2012

By Jennifer Sage On October 4, 2012 No Comments

One of the most exciting fundraisers in the country is taking place this weekend in Cincinnati. Spin® For The Cure is an amazing event started 7 years ago by Vickie Magliano. I was honored to be one of the presenters last year but was unable to be there this year. I can’t wait to hear how it goes…and I’m planning on making sure to keep my schedule open next year!

If you are anywhere within driving distance of Cincinnati, I strongly urge you to attend this event —there may be a few slots left for bikes. You will not only be inspired by the excellent presenters (some of my favorite Spinning Master Instructors, including Raquel Schmidt and Angie Scott, will be leading part of the ride) but

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Keep it Wheel

By Jennifer Sage On October 2, 2012 No Comments

My new mantra! Thanks Facebook!

Keep it Real Spinning

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