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Stages Cycling now shipping GPS head unit and training software

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling is now shipping Stages Dash and Stages Link — a GPS bike head unit and a cloud-based training software system, respectively. Both products were announced last year.Stages Dash retails for $399. Unlike other GPS head units, the Dash is designed specifically to help cyclists train with power meters, including Stages Power cranks and other devices. The Dash allows extensive customization of data fields, guided workout coaching and access to training metrics.

Source: Stages Cycling now shipping GPS head unit and training software



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Stages Flight – The Best Indoor Cycling Experience in the World

 

Stages Indoor Cycling 2017 from Stages Cycling on Vimeo.

This video brings tears to my eyes everytime I watch it!

So many people on the Stages Cycling and VismoX teams have worked so hard and believe so strongly in this product.  Stages Flight and Stages Indoor Cycling bikes provide the best indoor cycling experience in the world.

When I’m old and gray, maybe I should say grayer, and I look back at my life, my boys, Seth and Christian will always be considered my greatest accomplishment.  I believe, Stages Flight will be second on that list.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Stages Cycling acquires VismoX Group Cycling software platform

Stages Cycling has announced the acquisition of a Norwegian developed group cycling software platform dubbed VismoX, something that the firm

Stages Cycling has announced the acquisition of a Norwegian developed group cycling software platform dubbed VismoX, something that the firm already handled global distribution for.

VismoX is the software at the heart of Stages Flight, the suite of comprehensive indoor cycling experiences and management tools. Stages Flight features web-based club and instructor tools for the creation, scheduling, and management of Stages Flight classes, as well as participant accounts with user histories and community engagement. All of this is powered by in-studio software and hardware featuring precise power measurement and ANT+ capabilities to deliver an engaging, dynamic, and immersive indoor cycling experience.

“At Stages Cycling we’re focused 100% on cycling. Our goal is to help commercial studios create the best cycling experience possible and to help their members be their best – the acquisition of VismoX builds on our ability to do just that,” says Jim Liggett, CEO of Stages Cycling. “We now have the capability to offer our customers an industry-leading ecosystem that is unrivaled.”

“We depend on Stages Cycling to provide innovative products and technology that help us create a unique and exhilarating cycling experience for our members,” says Christian Mason, Managing Director of Virgin Active South East Asia. “The combination of Stages Flight and Stages indoor bikes is a proven winner for us. We’re excited to see what the Stages team comes up with next.”

Stages Cycling also announced record-setting Q1 financial results, posting 163% growth in 2016. Strong sales of Stages SC studio bikes and global deployment of the Stages Flight group cycling platform contributed to the firm’s strong financial performance.

Source: Stages Cycling acquires VismoX Group Cycling software platform



Stages Indoor Cycling Announces Acquisition of VismoX Group Cycling Platform

Stages Indoor Cycling announces the completion of the acquisition of VismoX, a group cycling software platform.

Portland, OR — Stages® Indoor Cycling is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of VismoX. VismoX is an advanced group cycling software platform originally developed by Virtual Cycling AS of Norway. Stages is the leader in using power data to inform and inspire athletes’ performances, with a range of indoor bikes and indoor cycling software, as well as power meters, GPS units, and coaching software for outdoor cycling. Stages has been the global distributor for VismoX and the acquisition is effective immediately.

VismoX is the software at the heart of Stages Flight, the unrivaled suite of comprehensive indoor cycling experiences and management tools. Stages Flight features web-based club and instructor tools for the creation, scheduling, and management of Stages Flight classes as well as participant accounts with user histories and community engagement.  All of this is powered by in-studio software and hardware featuring precise power measurement and ANT+ capabilities to deliver the most engaging, dynamic, and immersive indoor cycling experience in the industry.

“At Stages Cycling we’re focused 100% on cycling. Our goal is to help commercial studios create the best cycling experience possible and to help their members be their best – the acquisition of VismoX builds on our ability to do just that,” says Jim Liggett, CEO of Stages Cycling. “We now have the capability to offer our customers an industry-leading ecosystem that is unrivaled.”

“We depend on Stages Cycling to provide innovative products and technology that help us create a unique and exhilarating cycling experience for our members,” says Christian Mason, Managing Director of Virgin Active South East Asia. “The combination of Stages Flight and Stages indoor bikes is a proven winner for us. We’re excited to see what the Stages team comes up with next.”

Stages Cycling also announced record-setting Q1 financial results. Stages Indoor Cycling is the fastest growing indoor fitness equipment company in the world with 163% growth in 2016. Strong sales of Stages SC studio bikes and global deployment of the Stages Flight group cycling platform contributed to their strong financial performance.

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Stages Cycling LLC, with offices in Portland, OR and Boulder CO, launched the Stages Power meter in 2012, immediately making waves in the power measurement category. Stages has expanded into the commercial and home fitness categories with the SC3 commercial indoor cycling bike, with groundbreaking features designed to improve rider experience and increase durability.  In 2016, Stages completed the outdoor power training ecosystem with Stages Dash, a performance GPS head unit, and Stages Link, a cloud-based training service, guiding athletes to their best performances on the road and indoors through easy analytics, education, and custom coaching. More information at stagescycling.com

 

Source: Stages Indoor Cycling Announces Acquisition of VismoX Group Cycling Pl



Stages Power Meter – Shit or Legit



Stages launches complete power training ‘ecosystem’ with Stages Dash and Stages Link – Cycling Weekly

Stages goes live with new Dash computer and Link platform that promises to guide athletes to their best performance

Stages made waves in the power meter market for the its relatively cost effective, minimalistic and easy to use Stages crank based, single sided power meter.

It brought power readings to many who didn’t want to splash £1000 plus on a power meter.

Stages provides power meters most notably to Team Sky, but to a mix of off-road and track cycling professionals too.

The American brand wants to own the complete training experience and believes it can deliver a package that’ll improve you as an athlete with the help of the Stages Dash unit and Stage Link platform – along with its Stages power meter – that will be available to buy from June 19.

Stages Dash

The Dash computer is a ‘performance training’ GPS head unit that allows for both portrait and landscape view. The Stages Dash computer is designed to help coach a rider, according to the American brand.

It offers customisation of data fields – between one to 16 different fields per screen can be displayed, as well as a split screen view, which can show prescribed workouts alongside real-time metrics during your ride.

>>> A buyer’s guide to cycle computers

This split screen means the unit can guide you through training sessions which can be downloaded to the Dash via Stages Link and will prompt you through effort times and power and/or heart rate zones.

Bluetooth and ANT + connectivity is standard and allows Stages Power and other third party devices to connect to the unit as well as phone connectivity too.

GPS will sort speed out and Stages says it will look to include breadcrumb-style guidance in the near future, but this is a purely performance base unit. You can buy the Stages Dash via authorised retailers for £349.

In use the unit feels robust, the simple two-tone screen is easy to read, and you can easily change between different activity and data screens.

During testing we had pre production models and worked closely with Stages to iron out bugs and small issues. I was very impressed with how quickly it dealt with any niggles, and the company promises to constantly update firmware to ensure smooth running of the Stages Dash unit. A full review will follow.

Stages Link

Stages Link is, well, the link to the entire ‘ecosystem’. Link is a cloud-based coaching, education, training analysis and equipment management tool, which Stages developed with coaching experts Today’s Plan. This is the exciting part of Stages’s next step.

The online platform adapts to your needs, ability and time, and you don’t need to know your power numbers or threshold stats to get this program to work – though of course if you do know your numbers, it’ll help you to fully focus your training and zones. Link allows you to work through exercises to find out your power zones or heart rate zones.

This is an automated but adaptable system that moves with you whilst you train and get fitter.

Stages

Stages will provide a detailed six or 12 week plan specifically for a race or just to get fitter in a set time

When setting up the program it’ll ask you some simple questions: the type of rider you are, how many hours you train, what you are training for and whether you use power, heart rate or both. It’ll work out a program for you to follow with detailed sessions to best use your time.

Stages Link can show you how hard you are working under Performance on the Link web page. This shows you a graph over a set period and shows you in detail your training load.

Stages

As you can see from my Performance graph, I’m very well rested (maybe I should ride my bike some more)

You can use Link to manage both your Dash and your power meter, and it can be linked to external parties like Strava and Training Peaks.

Being web based you can access if from anywhere, giving you total control of how you train and use your data.

Riders who purchase Stages Power or Stages Dash will receive complementary access to Stages Link for two months. If you’d like to continue the program it’ll cost you £15 per month or £149 per yea. A free service is available, but will not include some of the main coaching features.

 

Source: Stages launches complete power training ‘ecosystem’ with Stages Dash and Stages Link – Cycling Weekly

 



First Full Psycle Cycling Studio in Texas to open at Market Street – The Woodlands

 

THE WOODLANDS, TX (May 31, 2017) – Full Psycle, a rhythm-based indoor cycling experience, will be opening its doors at Market Street – The Woodlands in summer, 2017 near H-E-B.  Full Psycle chose Market Street to debut their first Texas location.

The Full Psycle experience incorporates an exhilarating 45-minute full-body cycling workout from start to finish, where riders can expect to burn between 550-900 calories. Riders navigate hills, flats and intervals while moving to the beat of the music with weights.  Co-founders PK Harmeling and Shelly Scott created Full Psycle’s proprietary workout to incorporate three distinct components – live performance tracking, choreography/rhythm riding, and resistance training designed to tone abs, triceps, shoulders, biceps and back.

Classes offer different modes that allow fellow riders to race one another, beat personal records, and follow along to the beat and watch live music and festival videos.  Results are emailed instantly following the ride and performance is tracked in your online account, allowing riders to experience progress and set goals.

In addition to the cycling studio with 40 bikes, Full Psycle will feature workout apparel shop, locker rooms with key-coded lockers; men’s and women’s showers fully stocked with shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion by Intelligent Nutrients and a chilled filtered water bottle filling station.  Full Psycle rides are $22 each, and discounted monthly and yearly packages are available.

For additional information, visit http://www.fullpsycle.com.



One-On-One With Flywheel Sports CEO Sarah Robb O’Hagan

SGB spoke with Sarah Robb O’Hagan, CEO of Flywheel Sports, one of the nation’s fastest growing indoor cycling brands, about the company’s introduction of at-home bikes and streaming workout classes as well as the burgeoning growth prospects for Flywheel and the boutique fitness industry.



How Operators Can Use Technology to Move Their Health Clubs Forward

The 2016 Motionsoft Technology Summit delivered four key takeaways that can help health club operators improve operations and increase revenue, according to Motionsoft Chief Strategy Officer Al Noshirvani.

Source: How Operators Can Use Technology to Move Their Health Clubs Forward



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