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Spinning®: How 2 Guys Named John Birthed the Unwieldy Fitness Trend
March 5th, 2021
In 1991, Spinning® CEO John Baudhuin and professional cyclist Johnny Goldberg designed the original Spinner® bike, creating the indoor cycling category. Spinning® soon became a fitness phenomenon and twenty years later, it’s still taking the world by storm. Jezebel sat down with John Baudhuin and Spinning® Master Instructor Bernadette Sidney to discuss the birth of Spinning® and why it’s captured the hearts of men and women around the globe. Read more
RISE UP – A Global Livestream Spinning® Event in Partnership with Uscreen
July 15th 2020
Spinning® is proud to announce a global livestream event benefitting the Nelson Mandela Foundation on July 18th, 2020 in partnership with Uscreen! RISE UP with Josh Taylor is a ride that celebrates the human spirit – that pure and unwavering belief that we can RISE to any challenge with conviction, belief and razor-sharp determination! In this ride you will have a chance to give or take something meaningful out of each pedal stroke. Read more
Spinning® Achieves Best Home Bike Status: Spinner® A1 Featured in Women's Health and Bicycling Magazine
April 15th 2020
The Spinner® A1 home bike was recently featured in both Women's Heath and Bicycling Magazine. Women's Health ranked it as part of their "10 Best Exercise Bikes To Crush Your Cardio Workout From Home" feature. Read more.
Bicycling Magazine also featured the A1 as part of their "Best Stationary Bikes for Indoor Cycling" roundup. Read more.
Spinning® Partners with Spivi to Offer Spinning® Leaderboard for Gyms and Cycling Studios
October 8, 2019
Spinning®, the creators of the indoor cycling category and the global leader in indoor cycling bikes, education and programs, and Spivi Inc., an industry leader in interactive displays and performance tracking, have partnered to offer a performance leaderboard for the Spinning® program using the Spivi® platform. Read More
Spinning® Launches International Ambassador Program
August 28, 2018
Spinning®, the world’s leading indoor cycling and education brand, is proud to announce the launch of the International Spinning® Ambassador program. Spinning® has trained over 250,000 instructors and reaches millions of enthusiasts in over 80 countries worldwide, inspiring people every day to lead happier and healthier lives. The fitness professionals who make up the Spinning® Ambassador team will provide the knowledge, motivation and leadership to elevate and connect the entire Spinning® community around the globe. Read more
Precor® and Spinning® Join Forces to Produce Brand New Line of Spinner® Indoor Cycling Equipment
September 3, 2015
Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc., creators of the Spinning® indoor cycling program and Spinner® line of bikes, and Precor®, a leading provider of personalized fitness solutions, today announced an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement under which Precor® will assume all commercial Spinner® bike production for an entirely new line of commercial Spinner indoor cycling equipment.
SPINNING® ANNOUNCES NEW CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOPS COMING FALL 2015
August 25, 2015
Spinning®, the global leaders in indoor cycling training, education, and equipment, proudly announces two new continuing education workshops for Certified Spinning Instructors. Since 1991, Spinning has provided high-quality education for hundreds of thousands of instructors worldwide, including 150+ Master Instructors across the globe. The new, two-hour workshops are currently being offered in the U.S. and Canada. Official Spinning Facilities in these areas can place a request right now to host either or both of these workshops at their facilities, beginning as early as October.
SPINNING® LAUNCHES FUSION DRIVE™
May 6, 2015
Spinning®, the creators of the indoor cycling category and the global leader in programming, education and equipment, announced the launch of a new belt-drive system with Star Trac®, the exclusive manufacturer of the Spinner® line of commercial bikes. The new Fusion Drive system is now available on several commercial bike models including the Spinner® Blade ION™, the Spinner® Blade, and the Spinner® NXT Black Belt. Each model also is available with a classic chain drive system that offers the most authentic road bike experience.
INTERACTIVE EFECTS OF BODY POSITION AND PERCEIVED EXERTION DURING SPINNING EXERCISE
March 29, 2015
Spinning is a popular group exercise taught in health and fitness facilities worldwide. Throughout a Spinning workout session, intensity is variable and is controlled by body position on the Spinning stationary cycle and perceived resistance. This study examined the effects of 3 body positions and 4 levels of perceived exertion (RPE) on cardiorespiratory response and vastus lateralis normalized electromyographical activity (NrmsEMGVL).
SPINNING AND STAR TRAC LAUNCH NEW FUSION DRIVE
March 26, 2015
Indoor cycling global leaders Spinning have announced the launch of a new belt-driven system, working with bike manufacturers Star Trac. The unique Fusion Drive system utilises an ultra-durable Poly-V Isoprene belt, a tensioning system, as well as a real road feel of a perimeter-weighted flywheel. The system works to transfer more direct cranking energy without the slippage that exercisers can find with other belt-driven methods.
WHAT I SAW NEW AND/OR COOL AT IHRSA 2015
March 14, 2015
There were a few things of interest at IHRSA this year that I’d like to tell you about: Star Trac has expanded their Black Belt option to the full line of commercial Spinner® Indoor Cycles, including the Blade Ion. But you wouldn’t know it just by looking at it. Where the NXT carries the “Black Belt” logo on the frame, the Ion has no markings indicating if it’s chain or belt drive.
SPINNING® LAUNCHES THE MOST ADVANCED BELT DRIVE TECHNOLOGY WITH FUSION DRIVE™
March 11, 2015
Spinning®, the creators of the indoor cycling category and the global leader in programming, education, and equipment, announced the launch of a new belt-drive system with Star Trac®, the exclusive manufacturer of the Spinner® line of commercial bikes. "This is the first integrated system that utilizes several advanced technologies to achieve a natural road-bike feel, previously unavailable in any belt-driven bike," said John Baudhuin, CEO of Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. "We built our first belt driven prototype over seven years ago, but not until the advent of our Fusion Drive system has the industry had a bike worthy of the ride quality and standards set by Spinning. We have over a dozen patents on our bikes and continue to push innovation to create the perfect bike for riders and facilities."
WSSC CONFERENCE 2014: A DYNAMIC EXPERIENCE IN FITNESS
June 4, 2014
The WSSC Conference kicked off its 15th year this past weekend at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami bringing together fitness professionals from around the globe. The fitness fun began on Wednesday, May 28 with pre-conference activities, including the highly-anticipated GHOST ride with Spinning® International Master Instructor, Josh Taylor. Without a doubt, among the five days of intense fitness classes, informative sessions and certification courses, Josh Taylor’s GHOST ride was undeniably the highlight of the event.
SPINNING® ANNOUNCES ACTOR RENO WILSON AND WIFE COCO FAUSONE-WILSON AS CELEBRITY SPOKESPEOPLE FOR SPINNING® NATION 2014
Spinning®, the creators of indoor cycling and global leader in programming, education and bikes, today announced actor Reno Wilson and wife Coco Fausone-Wilson as spokespeople for the sixth annual fundraising event, Spinning® Nation 2014. The social responsibility fundraising event recently announced their 2014 collaboration with the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement.
SPINNING® EVOLVES POSITION AS WORLDWIDE LEADER OF INDOOR CYCLING
February 4, 2014
Spinning®, the creator of the indoor cycling category and the global leader in programming, education and equipment, announced today that it has completed its year-long rebranding effort that captures the vision of the results-oriented fitness program and the passion of the global Spinning community. Based on extensive interviews and competitive research, Spinning will unveil a reinvigorated look. The new branding, to be used in social media, on Spinner® bikes, in catalogues, packaging and apparel, will be rolling out this year.
FIRST SPINNING® INSTRUCTOR TRAINING IN TRINIDAD
November 1, 2013
Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. (MDA), Jodi Mair (Jamaica) Spinning® Master Instructor and Coordinator of Training for the Caribbean, in association with STUDIO25, hosted the first Spinning Instructor Training course in Trinidad, on 19th & 20th October 2013.
JOSH TAYLOR - SPINNING'S LEADING MAN
May 11, 2013
I caught one of Josh Taylor's Spinning® classes a few years back at a packed fitness conference. I remember coming out of the room, dripping with sweat, mumbling, "I'm in love with Josh Taylor, I'm in love with Josh Taylor."
Daily Buzz feat. Mad Dogg w/ Scott Schlesinger
April 16, 2013
Watch Scott Schlesinger discuss Spinning on the Daily Buzz morning show.
SURVEY RESULTS DETERMINE THAT LOSING WEIGHT AND JOINING A GYM ARE STILL AT THE TOP OF THE RESOLUTIONS LIST
January 14, 2013
Recently, Spinning®, the creator of the indoor cycling category, conducted a two-tiered survey that polled the Spinning® community to determine top New Year’s fitness goals and how people plan to reach those goals. Based on the results of the survey, Spinning® Master Instructor and Team Manager Luciana Marcial-Vincion, has ten tips to keep those New Year’s Resolutions and heart rates moving all year long.
SPINNING® TAKING OVER FOR SANTA CLAUS WITH '12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS' GIVEAWAY
December 4, 2012
Spinning®, the creators of the indoor cycling category, are bringing extra joy this holiday season with its “12 Days of Christmas” giveaway. New and existing fans of Spinning’s Facebook page, http://www.Facebook.com/Spinning, will have a chance to win Spinning products like a Spinner® Pace Bike, Spinning DVDs, clothing and more.
SPINNING® ELEVATES INDOOR CYCLING WITH THE LAUNCH OF TWO NEW TRIO PEDALS
November 13, 2012
Spinning®, the creators of the indoor cycling category, announces the new TRIO™ and TRIO QR™ pedals that deliver three distinct ways to connect to any indoor cycling bike. With the launch of the TRIO and TRIO QR pedals, Spinning continues its tradition of innovation that started over 20 years ago with the genesis of the indoor cycling category and Spinner® bikes. With a unique design and enhanced functionality, the TRIO and TRIO QR pedals elevate the standard of indoor cycling pedals.
SPINNING® LAUNCHES MOBILE APP FOR COMPLETE FITNESS TRACKING
October 26, 2012
Spinning®, the creator of the indoor cycling category, announced the release of the updated Spinning app, v.6.35 for iOS and 1.51 for Android devices, powered by Digifit. Along with an updated mobile app, users have access to a complete workout tracking system for heart rate, distance, duration, caloric burn and weight loss over a variety of fitness activities including Spinning, running, cycling, walking and hiking.
SPINNING® AND EMI/CAPITOL RECORDS CREATE EXCLUSIVE MUSIC PARTNERSHIP WITH ELECTROSPECTIVE
October 19, 2012
For the first time, Spinning®, the creator of the indoor cycling category, and EMI/Capitol Records, one of the world’s leading music companies, have come together for an exclusive partnership that gives certified Spinning instructors access to the global superstars of electronic music through Electrospective. Electrospective brings together the EMI/Capitol Records Music, Mute, and Virgin catalogues, chronicling the key works of visionaries like Kraftwerk and Brian Eno, as well as the ground breaking success of Depeche Mode and The Human League and the rise of global stars like Daft Punk and The Chemical Brothers.
2012 SPINNING® GIFTS TO GEAR UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS
September 12, 2012
Spinning®, the original indoor cycling program, has a variety of perfect options for the Spinning and workout enthusiast. Sure to be top sells for the holiday season include the top-of-the-line Spinner Blade & eSpinner® bikes, Monthly DVD Club, sleek apparel for working out and the new Spinning® iPhone/Android app to keep track of workout goals, calorie burn and overall results on and off the bike.
MINDBODY FITPRO BUSINESS CONFERENCE TO LAUNCH SEPTEMBER 2012
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.
June 13, 2012
MINDBODY, a leading provider of online business management software to the health, wellness and beauty industries, and Mad Dogg Athletics, the world’s largest equipment-based education company, have joined forces to create MINDBODY FitPro, a new business conference for fitness and wellness professionals.
MAD DOGG ATHLETICS AND ZUMBA FITNESS ANNOUNCE JOINT ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS TO COMBAT COUNTERFEITING IN MEXICO
June 13, 2012
Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. (MDA) and Zumba Fitness LLC (Zumba), leading providers of instructor-based fitness education, today announced their joint efforts to combat the counterfeiting of their world-famous brands offered under their Spinning® and Zumba® marks, respectively, by Spinning Racing Bike and Dance, based in Tamaulipas, Mexico. MDA and Zumba filed lawsuits on February 24, 2012 as follows, Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. vs. Consuelo Del Carmen Sánchez Gaona, before the Instituto Mexicano De La Propiedad Industrial, Case No. P.C. 346/2012 (I-51) 3296. Zumba Fitness LLC vs. Consuelo Del Carmen Sánchez Gaona, before the Instituto Mexicano De La Propiedad Industrial, Case No. 345/2012 (I-50) 3295.
MAD DOGG ATHLETICS AND CROSSCORE ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE TO BRING ROTATIONAL BODYWEIGHT TRAINING TO THE WORLD
March 12, 2012
Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc., a fitness industry powerhouse, creators of the indoor cycling category, a comprehensive line of products under the Spinning® name and patented line of Spinner® bikes, announced today the formation of a strategic alliance with CrossCore, Inc. to grow CrossCore’s unique position as a leader in the fitness industry’s bodyweight training sector.
MAD DOGG ATHLETICS, INC. NAMES BRAD THORP NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES
May 10, 2011
Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. today announced that health and fitness industry veteran Brad Thorp has been named Vice President of Sales. Thorp joins Mad Dogg Athletics from Balanced Body Pilates. He will oversee the operations of the sales division including worldwide sales strategy, accelerating customer and revenue growth, identifying and implementing expansion into new markets, and achieving greater penetration within existing markets.
SPINNING® PAVES THE ROAD FOR SUCCESS AT THE 20th "WORKOUT FOR SOPHIA" BENEFITTING THE SOPHIA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
March 8, 2011
Mad Dogg Athletics and Innovex Fitness, the Spinning® Distributor in The Netherlands, partnered to provide 400 Spinner® bikes for the "Workout for Sophia" charity event held in The Netherlands on February 5–6. The event was a huge success and helped raise $560,000 to benefit the Sophia Children’s Hospital.
STAR TRAC AND MAD DOGG ATHLETICS EXTEND PARTNERSHIP WITH ADDITIONAL 10-YEAR CO-MARKETING AGREEMENT
January 4, 2011
Fitness industry powerhouses Star Trac, leading developer of advanced fitness equipment and Mad Dogg Athletics, the creators of the indoor cycling category and a comprehensive line of products under the Spinning® Family of Trademarks, announced that they will renew a 10-year agreement to collectively market and distribute Spinner® bikes and Spinning® programming and education worldwide. Star Trac will remain the exclusive commercial equipment provider for the Spinner line of bikes.
MAD DOGG ATHLETICS, INC. SETTLES SPINNING® TRADEMARK SUIT WITH BATAVUS BV
June 11, 2010
Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. ("Mad Dogg"), the worldwide leader in indoor cycling bikes, education and products under its famous SPIN®, Spinner® and Spinning® trademarks, is pleased to announce that it has reached a settlement with Batavus BV ("Batavus"), a Dutch manufacturer of bicycles and indoor cycles, in connection with Mad Dogg’s lawsuit against Batavus in connection with the unauthorized use of Mad Dogg’s trademark rights.
SPINNING® LE TOUR DE FRANCE INVITES FITNESS CLUBS WORLDWIDE TO RIDE ALONG
June 1, 2010
A new event called Spinning® Le Tour de France invites all fitness facilities to participate in a ride with the greatest professional cyclists in the world on July 3, 2010. This unique opportunity allows Spinning enthusiasts in the United States and Europe to join together on their Spinner® bikes and cycle alongside Lance Armstrong, Alberto Contador and other Tour de France favorites via a live stream.
SPINNING NATION 2010 BENEFITTING RIDE 2 RECOVERY IS A HUGE SUCCESS
April 15, 2010
More than 2,500 participants in 420 clubs nationwide raised over $200,000 for Spinning Nation 2010, the third annual charity event held on February 27, 2010. Spinning Nation was hosted by Spinning®, the world's leading indoor cycling brand, and benefitted Ride 2 Recovery, a charity that assists in the mental and physical rehabilitation of men and women in the armed forces.
SPINNING® ANNOUNCES SPINNING NATION 2010 TO BENEFIT RIDE 2 RECOVERY
December 1, 2009
Spinning®, the world’s leading indoor cycling brand, announced today that they will be presenting the third annual Spinning Nation charity event on February 27, 2010. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to Ride 2 Recovery, a charity benefiting mental and physical rehabilitation of men and women in the armed forces.
ANNOUNCING THE ULTIMATE IN FITNESS FUSION
March 12, 2009
Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc., creators of the Spinning® program and patented line of Spinner® bikes, announced today the acquisition of Peak Pilates®. This newly formed relationship allows Mad Dogg Athletics to enhance their outstanding reputation of providing the fitness industry’s most innovative equipment and instructor education.
STAR TRAC® PUT THE WHEELS IN MOTION WITH GATORADE & SPINNING®
February 01, 2009
Star Trac®, the fastest growing company in commercial fitness, has just completed a partnership deal between Spinning®, the market leader in indoor cycling and Gatorade, the makers of electrolyte enriched sports drinks. It will allow UK health and fitness facilities which have an agreement with Gatorade to send personal trainers and staff to a free two day Spinning® Certification course.
SPINNING® PROGRAM PROMOTES IMPROVEMENTS IN OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS
February 19, 2007
A recent study accepted for presentation at the World Conference for Physical Therapy, an international scientific rehabilitation conference held every four years, found that 1 in 2 subjects with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis (OA) demonstrated improvements in walking performance after completing a 12-week, communitybased Spinning® group cycling program. Spinning program participants demonstrated significant improvements in preferred gait velocity and reduced gait asymmetry at maximum velocity compared to members of a non-cycling control group.
STAR TRAC & MAD DOGG ATHLETICS INTRODUCE SPINNING® COMPUTER
September 29, 2006
Star Trac, an international leader in the commercial fitness equipment industry, and Mad Dogg Athletics, creator of the ubiquitous Spinning® program, have co-launched the Spinning® Computer and the supporting Cadence, Heart Rate and Class Design workshop—a comprehensive program that helps instructors, facilities and students get the most rewarding experience from Spinning classes.
INDUSTRY LEADERS INK LONG-TERM, GLOBAL DEAL
June 1, 2006
Fitness industry powerhouses Star Trac—widely known for its innovative line of cardiovascular and strength equipment—and Mad Dogg Athletics—creator of the famed Spinning® indoor cycling program—announced that they will continue their efforts to collectively market and distribute the Spinning program for ten more years.
NEW BIKE BRINGS SPINNING® PROGRAM BENEFITS HOME
July 13, 2005
The Center for Disease Control indicates that in addition to reducing the risk of coronary disease, physical activity also decreases risk of stroke, colon cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure. Yet less than half of Americans get the exercise they need to reap these potentially life-saving benefits.
THE SPINNING® PROGRAM PROMOTES BALANCED APPROACH TO HEALTH AND FITNESS
July 1, 2005
The latest trend in fitness is surprisingly lackluster. Experts are working hard to get the word out that there is no magic solution—and that a balanced lifestyle incorporating exercise and healthy eating habits is the key to losing weight and keeping it off.
MAD DOGG ATHLETICS, INC. CORPORATE PROFILE
Venice, California-based Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc., creator of the Spinning® indoor group cycling program, has brought fitness, health and balance to millions worldwide through the distribution of quality products and innovative instructor training programs.