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​Power Roundup

​Power Roundup

Posted by Spinning® on Oct 17th 2022

Whether you ride at the studio or at home, we want to let you in on the best kept secret to a stellar sweat sesh. Ride with power. Say what? Yes, we’ll say it again – Ride with power. If you missed some of our recent reads on the topic, we’ve created this handy reference that links to other articles, so you can learn all about riding with power – what that means, the benefits, how to do it, and on and on… Plus, NOW is the time to make the move to riding with power and you’re about to find out why…

1. Do you want to know what it means to ride with power and why it matters?

READ Spinning® + Power = SPINPower®

Power is one of the most meaningful evolutions to ever break onto the Spinning® scene. When power crank technology became affordable and accessible to all who love the Spinning® program, it gave fitness fans at all levels the ability to truly measure output, track progress, and get after those goals in a big way—whether riding at home or in class. But if you’re wondering what the heck it means to ride with power and why it’s such a big deal, we got you. It’s actually kinda simple, so let’s get right into it.

In this article, you will learn:

  • What Will You Gain from Riding with Power?
  • How to Get a Bike with Power
  • How to Calibrate Your Power Crank
  • How to Pair Your Power Crank to Your Favorite App or Bike Computer
  • A handy chart to direct you to exactly which product – crank or bike, for instance -- you need to start your journey with power!

2. Do you want to learn about power threshold tests and how to do one?

READ Getting Started with Personal Spinning® Threshold (PST)

One exceptional metric to track on your Spinner® bike is how much power (in watts) you’re putting out in real-time throughout your ride. Why, you may ask? Power gives you a direct, immediate measurement of how much work you’re doing. This means that it also tells you the true amount of calories you’ve burned in a workout. Huge benefits right?! But did you know that to truly train with power there’s an important step you must take? You need to know your Personal Spinning® Threshold (PST).

In this article, you will learn: 

  • What is PST?
  • What’s the Benefit of a PST Test?
  • How Do You Determine Your PST?
  • PST Test Instructions
  • What Your PST Means
  • How to Find Your SPINPower® Zones™

READ Power Thresholds and Power Tests with the Spinning® App

Training with power is easier than ever with the Spinning® app paired to your power crank. As you ride, you’ll not only see your real-time power output in watts, but you’ll also see what training zone you’re in. So with each interval, hill climb, surge and time trial, you’ll know when you’ve hit the target your instructor is coaching you toward. Your personalized zones, based on your threshold is what training smart with power is all about.

In this article, you will learn:

  • How to use the guided power tests in the Spinning® app to easily determine your power threshold and train with power. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…
  1. Create a Profile
  2. Take a Power Test
  3. Join a Ride

3. Do you want to learn how to introduce power into your studio?

READ A Powerful Transition — Diane Macera’s SPINPower® Success Story

READ Spotlight on SPINPower® – Lori Kaplan’s Amazing Business Success Story

Through our Spinning®Business Success Story contest, we learned of two phenomenal instructors who launched power-based training into their facilities, and the end results are nothing short of inspirational and filled with practical tips you can implement in your own program.

In these stories, you will learn:

  • What is the SPINPower®methodology?
  • How to Create A “Powerful Roll-out”
  • Diane’s 3-Step Guide to Launching SPINPower®
  • Lori’s secrets to creating power-based training classes
  • How to Create an Enriching Riding Experience
  • Takeaways from Lori and Diane’s Success Stories
The fun with power truly begins when you get SPINPower® Certified!SPINPower® is the global leader for power-based education and programming in the indoor cycling industry. Our innovation in power-based cycling education and power-meter technology delivers real, measurable results. Get certified at a live training or with a self-paced online course.

Sign up for a training today!