Monday, September 1, 2014

App Review: Schwinn Indoor Cycling Class Tamer

It's no secret that I've been a long time fan of Cycling Fusion's ClassBuilder™ app.  So much so that I went out and bought a new iPod just so I could get the latest upgrade since it required iOS 7.

But if you're just starting out and you don't know how well you're going to like having all your profiles at your finger tips, the $20 for the app may be a show stopper.  Trust me you'll love it, but if you'd rather not Schwinn offers a pretty good substitute at a price that's hard to beat...FREE!

Officially the app is titled "Schwinn Indoor Cycling Class Tamer Music Player for Group Exercise Professionals", Whew! That's a mouthful, but we'll just call it Class Tamer.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Boom...The Game has Changed (Spinning® Profile & Playlist)

So Taylor Swift wakes up one morning and decides, "I think I wanna be a pop star."  Boom...The game has changed.  Well I don't know if it will work for her, but whatever...I'm still going to put on my spandex tri-shorts and cycling jersey and Spin®.

Lot's of new music in this weeks Strength ride, I hope you enjoy but Spotify users will be a little limited because several of the songs aren't there yet.  But before we got to the music, I wanted to take a moment to explain my interpretation of SWITCHBACKS since I reference them so often during SEZ rides.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Even if you've never actually watched the show Mythbusters you probably know the premise of the show.  Someone states something as factual and these guys go to extreme efforts to either prove or disprove it.

With that in mind...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Deja Vu 2.0 (Spinning Playlist & Profile)

So back in January of this year I did an 80's flashback ride at the request of some of my participants.  We'll here were are 6 months later and they requested I repeat that ride.  That bad thing was I had an iPod issue somewhere between then and now, so I had to recreate the ride.  So I did that with some minor little tweaks and since I'm now using better instructions instead of so much short hand, I thought I'd post it again.  So not only is this a Deja Vu from the 80's, or even January, since it's new and improved I've listed as 2.0 (two point oh).

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Freak The Spinning Freak™ Out (Profile & Playlist)

The 2014 Tour de France is over, but while the celebrating continues, the interviews and recaps populate through the blogosphere, and product manufacturers look for athletes for endorsements we can continue the fun with our own Race Day Event.

At the end of every month I run a Race Day Ride to challenge my normal participants to see what they can achieve.  I have to admit I was very nervous my first couple of RDEZ rides, wondering how to coach this profile.  How can you maintain the enthusiasm for the entire class?  Could I coach it while on the bike? Would my participants love it or hate it?