LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the most recognized name in indoor cycling, Spinning® is once again on the cutting edge of technology and comprehensive education. With the launch of proven strain-gauge power meter technology, Spinning unleashes the power of innovation and knowledge with the Spinner® Blade ION and the Spinpower™ Instructor Certification.
Power meter innovation has proven effective in improving training efficiency, enhancing fitness and maximizing performance results for cyclists of all levels. By incorporating power-based training within the Spinning program, Official Spinning Facilities will be able to provide members with incredible benefits, including science-based training principles for individual weight loss, fitness and performance goals; individualized training programs using the Personal Spinning Threshold (PST) Test and Spinpower Zones; high-quality, power-oriented Spinning classes built around effective, individualized program design and post-ride data analysis. Furthermore, instructors will be able to measure, track, evaluate and maximize progress like never before.
"Spinpower will bring members to the next level, by mastering the science of health, fitness and performance, utilizing the same strain-gauge power meter technology that was once available only to elite level cyclists," says Spinpower Program Director and Power Specialist Master Instructor, Angie Sturtevant. "The Spinner Blade ION offers the only true and precise measurement of the real effort a rider puts in, and constantly displays the biometric feedback during the ride. This data keeps riders excited about exercise and motivates them to do the work to achieve their goals. Spinpower also allows riders to see an accurate display of the calories they've burned, which pushes riders to achieve their goals of weight loss, fitness or improved cycling performance."
Additionally, program participants can become part of a team of over 200,000 certified Spinning instructors and over 35,000 facilities and studios that are dedicated to delivering a life-changing program to fitness enthusiasts and cyclists worldwide.
"We have worked diligently with Star Trac® over the past several years on perfecting the Spinner Blade ION and we are excited to be launching the most advanced power bike in the industry," says CEO of Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc., John Baudhuin. "Instead of being the first to offer power technology, we wanted to be the best. This incredible indoor cycling bike has been mastered to track real power, unlike any other indoor cycling bike on the market. And in combination with Spinpower education, we are taking the Spinning program to the next level."
To view a video of the Spinner Blade ION and Spinpower program in action, visit http://youtu.be/J8x36n-q0x0.
The Spinpower program will debut at the 2013 World Spinning and Sports Conditioning (WSSC) Conference on May 31–June 2 in Miami, FL. To register for the WSSC Conference, please visit www.WSSCConference.com. For more information about Spinpower, visit www.spinning.com/spinpower.
About Mad Dogg Athletics
Home of the Spinning®, Peak Pilates®, Resist-A-Ball®, Bodyblade®, Ugi®, SPIN Fitness®, CrossCore® and KettleBell Concepts™ brands, Mad Dogg Athletics is the world's largest equipment-based education company. Mad Dogg Athletics has trained more than 200,000 instructors and has reached millions of enthusiasts in more than 80 countries worldwide through a network of more than 35,000 fitness facilities. The company manufactures home Spinner® bikes, Pilates and functional training equipment, DVDs, and a complete line of Spinning-branded apparel and accessories. Mad Dogg Athletics also works closely with Star Trac®, who is the licensed distributor of the patented line of Spinner bikes for the commercial market. Find out more about Mad Dogg Athletics equipment, products and education at www.maddogg.com or by calling 800-847-SPIN(7746).
About Angie Sturtevant
Angie is the owner of Specialists in Sports Performance in Madison, Wisconsin, providing performance coaching, personal fitness training, metabolic assessments, data analysis, nutrition plans and education consulting services. As a global leader in coaching and creating training plans for athletes, coaches, coaching organizations and web-based software sites, Angie has developed and presented certifications, continuing education programs, webinars, seminars and camps internationally. Renowned as an expert in power-based training, she is the original developer and director of the CycleOps Power Training Certification and Advanced Power Coaches Certification, as well as the Spinpower Certification. She is a Power Specialist Master Instructor and former member of the Spinning Program Advisory Board. Angie holds certifications as a STAR 3 Spinning Instructor, USAC Elite Level 1 Cycling & Power Based Coach, USAT Level 1 Triathlon & Youth/Junior Coach, Evolve-Korr Metabolic Testing Specialist, CycleOps Power and Advanced Power Coach and ACE Personal Trainer.