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If you hit the gym, it might be a better investment than a Garmin or other specialized watch.
The benefits go way beyond working up a sweat
Exercise is great for mental health; Research has shown that it can lower stress, improve mood and even decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety. But new research finds that a group exercise class may be even better for your mental wellbeing than a solo sweat session.
A small study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found that people who took group exercise classes reported less stress and more physical, emotional and mental health benefits than those who exercised alone or did not hit the gym at all, suggesting that a social atmosphere may compound the already numerous benefits of physical activity.
At the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, 69 people in their first or second year of medical school—typically a very stressful time—were recruited for the study. One group of students did at least one 30-minute core training class together each week; another exercised alone or with one or two other people at least twice a week; and a third didn’t engage in any physical activity beyond walking or biking for transportation. Students were allowed to choose their own group.
Stages Cycling University is proud to announce its support for the Roadless Ride to benefit Brent’s Place on Friday, October 13th, 2017 at Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club in Greenwood Village Colorado.
Join Stages Master Educators Pam Benchley, Marina Mitchell and Dennis Mellon for their Master Classes or ride with any of the other amazing instructors at Greenwood Athletic Club to support the kids of Brent’s Place.
Brent’s Place is a living facility for families with children who are receiving treatments for cancer, bone marrow or organ transplants in the Denver area. Brent’s Place provides a pristine living environment for children whose immune systems are severely compromised due to these treatments or surgeries. The Roadless Ride is a fundraiser held annually at Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club that consists of 12 one-hour Indoor Cycling classes where participants donate to ride in each class.
Reserve your bike here!
Dennis will be teaching at 8:00 am
Pam and Marina will be teaching at 3:00 pm
Dennis, Pam, and Marina will be teaching at 4:00 pm
In addition to supporting the kids of Brent’s Place, Stages Cycling University will be offering the largest certification event in its history on Saturday, October 14th also at Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club. Join Pam, Marina, and Dennis for Stages Cycling University’s Instructor Essentials Course.
This workshop will help you get acquainted with your new Stages® bikes and power meters in this action-packed, fun-filled workshop! Learn how the simplicity of the bike, innovative features like the SprintShift™, and the information displayed on the console can elevate you, the instructor, from ‘good’ to Rock Star status!
Add simple metrics and watch as your classes engage in powerful new experiences. Walk away with tips you can implement tomorrow, as well as continued resources that you can dig into long-term to keep your classes full and your ideas fresh!
Know what’s up before you show up, by taking our mobile optimized pre-training modules and assessment – an industry first! Then use the SCU app during the live training to immediately dig into the good stuff. Explore our intuitive power console, and learn to interpret the data – all while riding the only indoor bike with a power meter chosen by Tour De France cyclists for its accurate and consistent feedback. Experience the future of indoor cycling for yourself and learn what it means to say #weknowpower.
Use the discount code roadlessrider17, at checkout, to receive our Roadless Ride discount of 20% off the cost of the Instructor Essentials Course. Since Stages Indoor Cycling believes so powerfully in supporting the kids of Brent’s Place, we will donate $70 to the Roadless Ride for every instructor that uses this code.
The SCU App available only to course participants
• Includes an ever-expanding library of Simple Sets, playlists, and screencasts.
• Optimized for any mobile device, tablet or desktop
• Our always-current manual lives in the SCU app. Letting you know any time there’s an update to the content, so you always have the latest from Stages.
This training is open to the public!
#1 Control: No Wind. No Stop Lights. No Traffic. “The biggest benefit is the opportunity to get the most out of a structured session. Riding indoors provides a super consistent, measured environment. Put simply, it’s the only way to free yourself from interruption – cars, stop signs and lights, wind. You name
Below is a video of the experience I created for my riders this past week. It takes them up the famous Lookout Mountain in Golden Colorado with the participants of the USA Pro Challange.
USA Pro Challenge – Lookout Mountain (Profile and Video)
If you’re an indoor cycling instructor and your facility uses Stages Flight you can find my Dennis Mellon – USA Pro Challenge Lookout Mtn. Profile in the Instructor Cloud.
INTRODUCING THE WORLD’S FINEST INDOOR BIKES
We’ve partnered with Stages Indoor Cycling to bring the most technologically advanced indoor bike to Equinox, setting your success in motion with the smoothest, smartest and strongest ride of your life.
Simple and fast bike adjustments allow you to refine your ride from posture to pedal stroke. Reliably accurate data puts your performance into perspective. Designed with an unmatched outdoor road feel, your cycling experience is as elevated as your highest goals.
A carbon-fiber belt replaces the bike’s chain for the most efficient and silent transfer of energy, delivering the most natural road feel.
Adjust gear resistance to build workload rapidly or gradually, or drop it instantly to recover between power intervals.
Whether counting calories or logging in-depth stats, the StagesPowerTM meter ensures the most accurate results from the most competitive workouts.
More than just measuring your power, the EcoSCRNTM stats-crunching computer display feeds off your physical output to give you more detailed input.
Easier to set up for a harder workout, the Stages SC3 indoor bike for Equinox is engineered for maximum comfort and ergonomic efficiency.
Twenty-two years about I moved out west to Denver. I had never been to Colorado, all I knew is that it was full of fitness fanatics, the Mecca for triathletes, John Denver made it sound like Heaven, and it was the home of an amazing concert venue named Red Rocks.
I’ll never forget the day I first heard about Red Rocks. I was hanging out with a high school friend, Ken McCown. Up to that point, I mostly listened to classic rock. But Ken was more of alternative guy. He just bought a new album, “Under a Blood Red Sky (Live)”, by this new band U2. As we listened, Ken predicted that U2 would be the next Led Zepplin, to which I laughed, and he spoke of the venue where this album was recorded, Red Rocks Ampethiature like it was a mystical place where magical things happened.
Well, Ken was right. U2 became the next Led Zepplin, and magic does happen at Red Rocks, just ask anyone who has ever experienced a show surrounded by the red rock while gazing onto the Great Plaine viewing the curvature of the earth.
Last year I was hired by Stages Cycling to be the Brand Manager for VisomX, an indoor cycling group display system. Stages recently acquired VismoX and renamed it, Stages Flight. The goal of an indoor cycling group display system is to create a magical experience for class participants. Most of these systems show rider metrics on a large TV or are projected onto a screen. This keeps cyclists accountable and competitive and improves the rider experience, but if that’s it there’s no room for progression. You only get a board full of numbers. Other systems display rider metrics and include a video game feel to the experience with avatars and team or full class challenges like racing through a time warp or creating a circle of fire. Cool, but as any gamer knows the lifespan of a game that doesn’t progress or add levels is about a week as experiences get boring very quickly.
Stages Flight gives the instructor all the features of the above-mentioned systems plus the flexibility to create their own signature experience. Stages Flight will display rider metrics, has an avatar based race mode, will allow for team and full class competitions, but will also enable the instructor to incorporate their own video and vision into the riding experience. This can be a music video, cycling footage, slideshows, scenery, or anything the instructor feels will enhance the rider experience. With Stages Flight, instructors are no longer limited by the code written by developers; they are set free to let their imaginations soar and create a riding experience that could only have been dreamed of a year ago.
Below is a video of the experience I created for my riders this past week. It takes them to that magical place in Morrison Colorado, Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
This is Red Rocks version 1 (Profile and Video)
This is Red Rocks version 1 (Video Only)
If you’re an indoor cycling instructor and your facility uses Stages Flight you can find my Dennis Mellon – This is Red Rocks 1 (w/FTP) Profile in the Instructor Cloud.