Indoor Cycling

Michael P. Garofalo

Fitness   Cloud Hands Blog


Indoor Cycling, Stationary Bicycling


My wife, Karen, and I, use a Schwinn 103 Upright Exercise Bicycle at home.  

At the
Tehama Family Fitness Center, where I teach Hatha Yoga, T'ai Chi Ch'uan, and Qigong, I attend an indoor cycling class three days every week.   We use the
Star Trac V-Bike Spinner in a room just for group cycling classes.  The facility also offers many other types of Star Trac aerobic training equipment.  

This is the indoor cycling equipment that I currently use on a regular basis.  It is not necessarily the "best" equipment or the equipment I would "recommend" that you
purchase.  However, this equipment is quite useful and durable for the purposes intended.  I am satisfied with this equipment.  The Star Trac Spinner Pro is a very
popular model in health and fitness clubs and considered by many to be an excellent product, and the Schwinn 103 is a high volume sales model for the home user. 

I have attended the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) indoor cycling workshop.  The instructor, Timmi Lemen, was very good.  This is a one
day workshop, 9am-5pm.  We used the
LeMond Rev-Master indoor cycles during this workshop.

I taught spin cycling at the Tehama Family Fitness Center for two years. 

This webpage is the place for my research, notes, and ideas on this topic.  




Bibliography, Links, Resources

Indoor Cycling, Spin, Stationary Bicycling, Indoor Bicycling,
Indoor Cycles, Indoor Bicycle Training, Indoor Bicycle Aerobics, 
Spin Aerobics, Spin Classes, Studio Cycling, Precision Cycling, 



Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Indoor Cycling Workshops   

American Physical Therapy Association - Tips for Leisure Cyclists   30Kb.  

Are You Ready for Indoor Cycling?.  27Kb.  

Bicycling in Northern California

Jay Blahnik  Schwinn Cycling Workshops.  

The Complete Guide to Studio Cycling.   By 

Cycling Performance Tips: Spinning   By Dallas Hudgens.  8Kb.  

Cycling Performance Tips: Stationary Bicycling.  12Kb.  

Cycle Reebock.  Reebok University.  Instructional Interval Training video.   

Exercise Bike Setup and Precautions  

Exercise Bikes and Stationary Cycling   25Kb.  

Fitness Equipment History

Fitness and Training Tips for Triathlons   A tip from Brooke and her Girl Scouts group training for a triathalon.  Their motto "Do a good turn daily."

The Heart Rate Monitor Book for Outdoor and Indoor Cyclists
: A Heart Zone Training Program.  By Sally Edwards and Sally Reed.   Velo Press, 2nd Edition, 2002.  275 pages.  ISBN: 1931382042.  

The Heart Rate Monitor Workbook for Outdoor and Indoor Cyclists
.  By Sally Edwards and Sally Reed.   Velo Press, 2001.  104 pages.  ISBN: 1884737935.   

Hiking and Walking in Northern California   

History of Ellipticals

IDEA Health and Fitness Association  Their annual conferences offer many workshops
on indoor cycling.  

Indoor Cycling.   Swedish Medical Center

Indoor Cycling Instructor Workshops with Kris Kostman   

Indoor Cycling Bikes - The Exercise Bike Superstore   

Indoor Cycling Music.  Distributed by Workout Music Video/CDs.  

Indoor Cycling Tips.   University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Sports Medicine.  22Kb.  

Indoor Stationary Cycling.  By William Bishop.  11Kb.  

Indoor Training Tips    

Keiser Corporation    Indoor cycling equipment and training in Keiser Performance Cycling.

Launching an Indoor Cycling Program.   By Tatiana Kolovou, M.B.A.  26Kb.  

Mountain Biking in Northern California

Power Pacing for Indoor Cycling
.   By Kristopher Kory and Thomas Seabourne.  Champaign, Illinois, Human Kinetics, 1999.  Bibliography, 186 pages.  ISBN: 0880119810.  MGC.   Info1

Reebok Fitness Cycles   

Sacramento Valley, California, Bicycling

Schwinn Corporation

Schwinn Indoor Cycling UK

Spin Indoor Cycle Training.   Dave Draper Training.   33Kb.  

Spin It:  What You Need to Know About Group Indoor Cycling.  American Council
on Exercise.  19Kb.  

Spinning®   Mad Dogg Athletics.   Star Trac "Johnnny G" indoor cycles, music, DVDs, information, news, training tips, events, accessories, books, training opportunities and 
certification, clothing, etc..  In 1989,
Jonathan Goldberg designed, built and patented the "Johnny G. Spinner® indoor bicycle and opened a spinning fitness center in Southern
California, and then in 1995 developed the original indoor cycling "Spinning" training program to certify "Spinning" instructors.  

Star Trac    Irvine, California.  Fitness equipment.  

Studio Cycling.   By Kevin Weiss.  15Kb.  

Subject Index to Cloud Hands Website

What is Indoor Cycling?   Tips, themes, music.  



Notes and Quotes
Indoor Cycling


"Ultra-endurance cyclist, motivational trainer and internationally acclaimed fitness expert Johnny G, who created the original Spinning program that sparked the indoor cycling trend, 
says, "The beauty of indoor cycling is that you set your own level of intensity by adjusting the bike's resistance, so your age, size or fitness level doesn't matter. The goal is to help you 
find the champion within."  Fitness experts agree that indoor cycling is an excellent cardiovascular workout, providing the same health and weight management benefits as other aerobic activities.  It is particularly versatile because it's a non-impact activity."
Are You Ready for Indoor Cycling?








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