As Spinning® & Indoor Cycling continue to be popular activities across the globe, there is a new movement to see this group exercise activity transformed into more of a group training activity, with outdoor Cycling principles and training techniques. A good example of this is Rusho’s video submission where he simulated a Mountain Bike race as the foundation for his Indoor class. This approach is not new however, as Jennifer Sage, a former Master Instructor for Spinning® has been encouraging riders to bring the outside in for years.
"Something about your Alp Duez ride or other “simulated”
The latest Indoor bike designs are also now including power meters as well as a full console of data. While this may seem commonplace to the average outdoor cyclist, it has been a long time coming indoors. For the first time since the red knob of resistance was introduced to stationary bikes back in the 80s, true sport specific training has become a real possibility. Add to this some Virtual Cycling videos on 10 foot screens, and Indoor Cycling begins to look like it is on the brink of a brand new movement.
"In 2007 when I opened our first training center, I was excited about the effect indoor riding had on my outdoor performance, but now I’m beside myself with the possibilities that are unfolding all around us. The technology and timing seem to have also opened the minds of fitness club owners and directors to finally consider something new in this space. We are ripe with opportunity to shake off old images, and bridge the great divide between indoor and outdoor cyclists, where both will be blown away with what’s coming.” Gene Nacey, Founder of Cycling Fusion.
The video submission for Doug Rusho can be seen here: (http://www.youtube.com/
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About The Company
Cycling Fusion is a company dedicated to bringing the best of indoor and outdoor cycling together. By promoting changes to the indoor cycling environment and teaching techniques, Cycling Fusion aims to bring more outdoor cyclists inside to train, and more indoor cyclists outside to experience the joys and adventures of riding outside. Cycling Fusion is also the founding company of the Giretto d’Italia, a multi-stage elite level charity ride in Italy to raise funds for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
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