What is Spinning®?
In this overview you will learn:
The basics behind the Spinning® Program
How it differs from other indoor cycling classes
What you can do to find a Spinning® center in your area
How to become a Spinning® instructor
The Basics of the Spinning® Program
"The Spinning® program is the original and most popular group cycling class. And it's not just because Spinning® is an unmatched way to make your fitness goals a reality. With no complicated moves to learn, top-notch instructors and music that begs your legs to pedal, getting into the best shape of your life has never been more fun." [www.spinning.com]
"The Spinning® program is the global leader in indoor cycling training, education and equipment. Uniquely tailored to suit a wide range of abilities and fitness goals, the Spinning program and patented Spinner® bikes manufactured by Star Trac® deliver a personalized workout, incredible calorie burn and personal challenge—all at a self-directed pace." [www.spinning.com]
What differs between Spinning® and another Indoor cycling class?
Basically Spinning® is one step above your normal indoor cycling class. Spinning® was created by Johnny Goldberg (or Johnny G), a endurance and world-class athlete. Johnny was a cyclist who found training during the winter months difficult because of incliment weather. He eventually coined the term "Spinning" after creating a model of a stationary bike built after his own road bike. Johnny meant for it to be a means to train during the winter months when the terrian outside was too difficult to ride on.
What it became was a fasinating new way of group exercise. The program is unique because it requires all of its instructors to be certified through the Spinning® program and it relies on the natural biomechanics of your body, making it truly unqiue for each individual. The program utilizes breathing techniques, music nad motivation to lead the students through a 45-minute ride.
How do I find a Spinning® facility in my area?
That's easy! Just visit spinning.com and type in your zip code at the very top of the page. It will provide you with a list of offical Spinning® centers in your area. You can also print out a free Spinning® pass to check out any center you'd like!
How do I become a Spinning® instructor?
"The Spinning® program is the world's largest and most popular indoor cycling program—and our world-class instructors are the reason. With over 35,000 official Spinning facilities and millions of enthusiasts around the globe, there's no shortage of students waiting for you to teach, motivate and inspire them.
Whether you're a seasoned fitness professional looking to give your career a boost or simply want to share your passion for Spinning with others, the ride of your life starts with Spinning Instructor Orientation. There you'll master Spinning biomechanics, bike setup and safety, gain strong coaching skills and develop the ability to craft unforgettable class profiles by incorporating the Spinning Energy Zones™." [www.spinning.com]
So, if you have an interest in fitness, group exercise, or just plainly love Spinning® programs then becoming an instructor could be a good idea. Simply go to spinning.com and click on the "Instructors" link. Then click on "Become an Instructor" and search to find a certification class going on in your area. Cost to become certified is $295 plus $30 for your instructor manual.