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Josh Taylor: The Spinning Voice of Reason

By Jennifer Sage On February 21, 2013 12 Comments

After so many articles in major publications filled largely with nonsense about lifting weights while in a cycling class, holding in the core to stabilize your body while pedaling, or working the whole body through push-ups and crunches, it is so nice to see the voice of reason interviewed in the Huffington Post about what a “true” Spinning® class experience should be.

You should read that excellent article in the Huffington Post, but I’ve got another story to tell you about Josh Taylor and his voice of reason.

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WSSC 2008: Master Instructors Michael Ferrante, Jennifer Sage, and Josh Taylor

I’ve known Josh, master instructor for the Spinning program, since 1998. We met at Johnny G’s house at the Spinning Master Instructor Training Camp. He’s always

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Tom Scotto Makes Boston’s Top 10 Spinning Instructor List

By Jennifer Sage On January 11, 2013 No Comments

A hearty congratulations to Cycling Fusion’s director of education and ICA contributor Tom Scotto for being selected as #3 in Boston’s Rate Your Burn Top 10 Spinning / Cycling Instructors of the Year!

Tom Scotto Spinning Class

This is a real honor for Tom, and it’s an honor for me to know him. If it was me voting, he’d be #1! In my 16 years of traveling to train Spinning® and cycling instructors, presenting at and attending conferences, and experiencing master trainers from all programs, I can honestly say that in my opinion, Tom Scotto is one of the hardest working and most well-rounded instructors/coaches/presenters in this industry. I might even say in the world! Yup, I seriously believe that. Why? Well, just for starters, a few of Tom’s

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Keeping it Real in the UK!

By Jennifer Sage On September 25, 2012 1 Comment
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The Cause and Effect workshop

I am winding down a 3-week trip to Europe that started off in the Netherlands, where I did a Master Spinning® class with two other presenters (current Spinning MI Hans Hoebbel and former Spinning MI Nancy Hasselbaink), plus a weekend of ICA workshops. This past weekend was spent in Wimbledon in London where I helped launch the brand new Pedal Studio in Wimbledon with a press day and my Alpe d’Huez Master Class on Friday, and four ICA continuing education workshops over the weekend. In between the two training weekends, my husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with some cycling in Alsace, France.

I’ll have some photos of our cycling trip posted soon, but I wanted to put up a few great

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Come ride with Jennifer in Cincinnati, Ohio

By Jennifer Sage On May 11, 2012 2 Comments

Spinning instructorCome ride and learn with Jennifer in Cincinnati, Ohio June 1-3. ICA members receive 10% off of all sessions. Anyone signing up for all four sessions receive the eBook Keep it Real as a gift.

Cincinnati, Ohio
June 1-3, at Anderson Health Plex

7495 State Road
Cincinnati, OH 45255
Call Vickie Magliano for directions 513-404-4168

The Sessions
Fri June 1, Alpe d’Huez (Master Class)
Sat June 2: Why Should I Keep it Real? (2-hour workshop)
Sat June 2: Mastering the Art and Science of HR Training (4-hr workshop and ride)
Sun June 3: Cause and Effect – the Relationship Between Cadence and Resistance (2-hr workshop and ride)
Sun June 3: Effective Intervals – Adaptations, Formats and Cueing (2 hr workshop and ride)

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Energia Magica – don’t miss this epic climb if you are in NY!

By Jennifer Sage On April 22, 2012 No Comments

I just taught the Energia Magica ride at the Fitness Fest in Scottsdale Arizona, and it reminded me why I love, love, love this ride. I know you will too!Spinning climb

“Magical Energy” Spinning Ride

It is such an epic climb, so reminiscent of a true, challenging outdoor ride in majestic mountains. The cues are so different than any I’ve ever used, the concept is different – it’s truly a “magical energy” ride! I am teaching this in New York City on Friday May 11 at 6:30 pm. Please come ride it with me – imagine you have a huge climbing goal in the Alpes or Rocky Mountains – this will take you there!

Click here for more information and to sign up. And thanks to

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NEW DATES: I’m Coming to New York – come ride and learn with me!

By Jennifer Sage On April 8, 2012 No Comments

REPOST – The dates have been changed – now you have more time to plan! 😉

I will be at PabloFitness in New York City for an Indoor Cycling Association Training Weekend May 11th – 13th. Come experience a focused weekend of science and cycling-based education to raise your knowledge of heart rate training and coaching to the next level. Register for one session, one day or the entire weekend. Or just come ride a Master Class with me on Friday night! I would be thrilled to have the opportunity to ride with you!

Friday May 11, 6:30 pm
Master Class “Energia Magica”, an introspective magical sustained climb.

Saturday May 12
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Teaching Spinning® / indoor cycling is not an “easy” gig!

By Jennifer Sage On April 6, 2012 6 Comments

Spinning certificationShannon Fable, a Schwinn Master Trainer and longtime fitness presenter, has written an excellent article on the ACE blog called “Riding a bike going nowhere is harder than it looks“. The gist of the article is that to some people in the industry (club owners, group fitness managers, instructor-wannabes, some students), indoor cycling is not much more than “pedal, push and repeat” – anyone can do it as long as they “are in shape, have a great personality and spend a ton of time on their tunes”!

Those of us who know better, know better. Whether teaching indoor cycling/Spinning® is your hobby or part of a fitness vocation, it is not an “easy” endeavor. Sure it’s not rocket science either, and in my opinion there are few things more rewarding,

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I’m coming to Pittsburgh – please join me in person or online

By Jennifer Sage On February 8, 2012 No Comments

Spinning classI will be at Cycling Fusion in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania February 17 teaching two classes that will once again be videoed for the Cycling Fusion digital class library. If you are local, you can attend these classes for FREE if you sign up in advance. We will once again stream the classes over the internet, but there will be a small fee for viewing.

The rides are the following (Times are EST, GMT – 5):
6:00- 7:00pm Progressive Meritage. This is a creative, high intensity interval class done in four sets. The first three sets are each a different position, the fourth set is a blend of all three – a meritage if you will! Within each set, the intervals get progressively longer. A great class for when your students

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Save the Date! Join me in Pittsburgh, February 17 5:30pm

By Jennifer Sage On February 3, 2012 2 Comments

I am going back to Cycling Fusion in two weeks, this time to lead one of the Winter Training sessions on Satuday the 18th of February. My lecture will be on Overtraining for those of you signed up for the Winter Training series. On Saturday, I’ll lead a 45-min ride on strength development for the Winter Training participants, then Gene Nacey and I will co-lead a virtual ride to one of the French Alpes Global Ride videos.

But the night before, Friday the 17th of February, I’ll be filming two more classes for the Cycling Fusion library. These classes are open to the general public who sign up in advance. I will finalize what those two classes are this coming week, but I wanted to give you a chance to

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Come join me at the FitnessFest in Scottsdale in April!

By Jennifer Sage On January 18, 2012 1 Comment

I am excited to announce that I will be presenting some of my favorite rides at the FitnessFest in Scottsdale Arizona April 20-22. If you are anywhere in the southwest, come join me! Here are my sessions:

Friday, April 21
The Roller Coaster Ride
Cause and Effect: How to cue cadence and resistance

Saturday, April 21
Effective Intervals: Adaptations, Formats and Cueing
Energia Magica: A Magical Climb

There is another cycling session on endurance training that sounds excellent, and they also have many personal training, yoga, pilates, aqua and general fitness sessions with world renowned presenters. For more information, please go to the FitnessFest website. You can also “Like” them on Facebook!

I presented at this conference last year and really enjoyed the people, the participants, the organization, and of course, being in Arizona!

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