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Hovers and Isolations in Spinning Classes

What exactly does an isolation look like on the bike? Is it similar to a hover? In this article, we discuss the difference between the two and why neither are effective or beneficial techniques to employ in indoor cycling classes. Just don’t do them!

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Jennifer Does Push-Ups on a Bike??!!

What? Me? Doing push-ups on a bike? This video is from last year’s popular 22 Push-up Challenge that was going around Facebook. I decided to do my final day of the challenge on the bike. But don’t despair, I haven’t lost my marbles…there’s a teaching moment at the end so make sure you watch it all the way through. And feel free to share this page or share our YouTube link with those who might think push-ups are an acceptable way to gain strength. They may be surprised at what they learn!

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Should Loud Music be the Next Contraindication?

Loud music can motivate but it can also have lifelong harmful effects. What is our responsibility to our students?

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Excellent article on IDEA – all cycling instructors please read this!

I just became aware of this excellent article from IDEA Health and Fitness Association on indoor cycling instruction. It’s by Martica Heaner, Ph.D. and is called A Smoother Ride. “Group Ex Skills & Drills: These 10 tips will motivate and inspire your indoor cycling class and keep people coming back for more.” To me, the […]

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When to walk out of a Spinning® or Indoor Cycling class – my Twitter rant

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you might have noticed that I cracked a little bit last week. I hit my tolerance threshold for crappy Spinning® and Indoor Cycling classes and went on a rant about the prevalence of improper instruction in so many cycling classes around the world. I had spoken with […]

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The Truth About Indoor Cycling Cadence – Jennifer’s article on Active.com

The following is an article Jennifer wrote for Active.com. To read the article on the Active.com website, click here. Please share the link (or this blog) with your students, program managers and instructor peers. As usual, your comments (both on the Active page and on this blog) are always appreciated! The Truth About Indoor Cycling […]

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“Spinning” and Core Training video (ummmm, not really…)

A facility in Southern California called Studio Sweat has announced that it is going to start offering online streaming videos of its “Spinning” classes. They have several of them posted on their site. Here is one they call “SpinCore”. Before you watch it, has anyone here taken the official “Spin® and Core” Continuing Education Course […]

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