Archive for December, 2012

28 days of kindness for Newtown…are you in?

By Jennifer Sage On December 16, 2012 11 Comments

Not a soul on this earth isn’t affected by the horrible and senseless tragedy in Newtown, CT yesterday. While my own beliefs are that our nation must address gun control and improving access to mental health care sooner than later, the most immediate and personal issue for all of us is “what can I do“? Nowhere have I seen a more beautiful response to this question than on a post by a friend of mine on Facebook today. Krista Leopold is a passionate and caring Spinning coach and fitness instructor at Charleston Ride, a Spinning studio in Charleston, South Carolina. Here is Krista’s Facebook message to the world:

I keep seeing the Mr. Rogers “look for the helpers” quote passed around. I love it, but I encourage

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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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Is Your Saddle Set Up Correctly?

By Jennifer Sage On December 7, 2012 No Comments

Are you set up on your bike properly? Those of you who have known me for a while know I am always reiterating the importance of proper setup in an indoor cycling class. I have seen it over and over again during my 16 years of teaching and training instructors: too many instructors do not set their students up correctly—if at all! It’s astounding to me when I travel to another facility and I set someone up, and the rider says these words:

Wow, thanks! No instructor has ever done that for me before!

Really? How can that happen? Isn’t that one of the jobs of an indoor cycling instructor?

Anyway, I know it’s probably not the instructors who are reading my blog who neglect to check their participants’ setup, because my

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