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Spinning Master Instructor and former professional cyclist Josh Taylor took a break from teaching 1,000 instructors at a time to talk with Healthy Living about how to make the most of your indoor cycling workout.
How did you get into Spinning?
I'm a former professional bike racer. I ended up kind of falling into Spinning 16 years ago or so. It was the mind-body aspect that drove me to it. Nobody gets dropped, nobody gets left behind -- that aspect of it is great.
Now, I'm an international Spinning Master Instructor. I go around the world training instructors or helping them with continuing education. We do these speciality rides, sometimes with 600 or 1,000 bikes.
Indoor cycling has a ton of fans these days. What's the difference between Spinning and some of the boutique studios popular now?
The word in general, Spinning, that's where you have to be careful. You don't really know if it's Spinning that you're taking. Because we're the originators of indoor cycling, our name gets used a lot where it's really not our program. If people are going to seek out a tried and true class, the best thing to do is go to Spinning.com and see if it's a licensed Spinning facility and if the instructors are certified. That means they have our bikes, which is something we pride ourselves on, and that you're going to get a proper workout. Still, just because you're certified doesn't mean you're qualified, but for the most part you should get a fantastic, safe ride.
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