Champions of Studio Cycling

Continuing with the theme of post #425, here are some of the noteworthy Champions of studio cycling and some related resources.
These are just a few of the many advocates, proponents, promoters, and supporters.

Fitness research, instructor education & certification

Spinning / Mad Dogg Athletics
https://spinning.com/getting-started/
Be a SPINNING instructor video:

Les Mills (RPM and Sprint)
The cycling group exercise options that are just one part of this huge, global brand
https://www.lesmills.com/us/workouts/fitness-classes/rpm/#/facType=modal&filterType=0&classes=rpm
RPM v. Sprint video:

Schwinn
http://corehandf.ideafit.com/

Stages
https://www.stagesindoorcycling.com/stagesflight

See more below…

Equipment

Keiser
This is what we use at most of the GR area YMCA’s. Smooth ride, great console with RPM, Gear, Power/Watts and connectivity to your heart rate monitor. Lacks the feel of a road bike…no weighted flywheel.
https://www.keiser.com/fitness-equipment/cardio-training
Keiser M3 Bike Setup video:

Real Ryder
This bike pivots and tightly shifts side to side. You have to try it out at least once.
https://www.realryder.com/about-us
Why should an indoor cycle move? video:

Star Trac / Spinner series
This is where it all began with Johnny G!
https://spinning.com/spin-bikes/
Bike fit on a Spinner video:

Schwinn
This is probably my favorite ride.
http://corehandf.ideafit.com/
An older overview video:

Stages
I hear lots of good things about Stages bikes.
https://www.stagesindoorcycling.com/stagesflight
Stages product video:

National Facilities, Clubs, and Boutique Studios

YMCA
This organization is around the world and has a mission to support the community through a variety of programming that extends far beyond Studio Cycling. I’ve been part of the Grand Rapids Area YMCA for years…a great resource.
http://www.ymca.net/

Life Time Fitness
One of a few national Big Box clubs.
https://www.lifetime.life/

LA Fitness
Not just on the west coast…we have at least one in Michigan! Another national Big Box club.
https://www.lafitness.com/Pages/Default.aspx

SoulCycle
Solid BRAND known for Dance Party on a Bike…watch for those CONTRAINDICATED movements!
It’s been over five years for many of these boutique studios…many are working on new class formats, etc. to keep things fresh, like Soul Activate.
https://www.soul-cycle.com/
I love these SoulCycle videos…this one fires me up!:

Flywheel
Great option for the competitor in you…performance metrics and measurements and a handy app. They just launched Tempo along with Fly Anywhere at home to compete with Peloton.
https://www.flywheelsports.com/
Fly Anywhere teaser video:

Peloton
A virtual class in the comfort of you home. Recorded and LIVE STREAMED classes with your favorite instructors. Perfect in our ON DEMAND world, focused on convenience and competence. Maybe skip the bike, but check out the monthly on-line class subscription.
https://www.onepeloton.com/
Great commercials by Peloton:

Cyc Fitness
Schedule an appt with your favorite CYC-ologist!

Cycle Bar
Franchise opportunities with this popular option
Rock Your Ride here

Associations

ICA / Indoor Cycling Association
Only one comes to mind…definately worth checking out if you haven’t yet (fee based membership / limited FREE resources available too)
https://www.indoorcyclingassociation.com/

Indoor Cycling Blogs

TOO MANY to cover here…but this is a good place to start. Some blogs are inactive and no current posts, but others (including THIS ONE!) post regularly…at least a couples times a month or more.
http://www.indoorcyclingmixes.com/best-spinning-and-indoor-cycling-blogs/

BE A CHAMPION for THE RIDE INSIDE!

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