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I have been a group exercise instructor for 25 years and can teach just about any type of fitness class. My lack of hip action and rhythm makes Zumba probably the one exception. Of all of the classes I teach, spinning is right up there with one of my favorites.
If like most of us, you have been spinning for years at your local gym, it is time to change up your ride. Spinning is one of my all-time favorite cardiovascular activities. You sweat like a pig, burn a lot of calories, and improve your lower body strength and endurance. The problem with spinning, however, [...]
I have been a spinning instructor for years. Even though the music always changes and the ride changes depending if I emphasize more of an interval, strength, or endurance ride, the spinning experience remains constant. One way to change it up is to participate in a special spin that is different than the spin classes [...]
You know, they made a movie called Bride Wars and it was rather successful but I believe I have one better… Gym Wars. Oh my goodness, it astounds me the things that happen when people get their heart rates up! Case in point, I was teaching my spin class on Wednesday morning and the air [...]
Want a workout that will help you to lose weight, tone your legs, and might even be fun? Spinning or indoor cycling has been around for years and the reason this format is as popular today as it was in 1999 when I started leading these classes is because people still feel spinning gives the [...]
I love teaching group exercise but it is especially rewarding when I put together a playlist that just “works” and this one is at the top of the list. This music has a driving bass beat throughout most of it that makes it easy to follow with the cadence of the pedal strokes but what [...]
Every week I create a new playlist for my Spin/ cycle classes. In a weights, kickbox, or dance class, you can use the same music a few times because there is so much going on, the focus is not the music but the routines or exercises. Indoor cycling is different, the music plays a very [...]
The Revolution (Subliminal Revolution) 4:28 Subliminal Revolution Dreamworld O… Saya 3:34 AR Rahman & M.I.A. � Mr. Hurricane 3:26 Beast � I Want to Save You 4:22 Something Corporate� Easy (Original Mix) 5:56 Trick & Kubic DJ Ricardo! Sakarya 5:39 Banco de Gaia� This Is What You Wanted 4:12 Mesh (UK)� My Only Hope 3:45 Seventh Day Slumber� Pjanoo (Club Mix) 7:31 Eric Prydz� What About Now 4:10 Daughtry Daughtry� Breathe Me (Mylo Remix) 6:26 Sia� The Blue Sky 3:39 Blank & Jones
I had a slight problem this week, perhaps a discomfort is a better word. I teach Spinning four times a week and typically don’t wear any under garments under the tight fitting, lycras. This weekend however I had two classes to teach, one a weights class and the second a Spin.
I have been teaching Spin/ Cycle since 1999 and I have always loved it. It isn’t just leading the class I enjoy, it’s all of it. It’s being able to let go of the mind chatter as we say in yoga and push my physical body while really quieting the mental and emotional body that [...]« Previous Entries