Syd&SPIN: a leap of faith to Youtube!


Originally I had tried to create a podcast to stream my classes complete with cues and uninterrupted playlist awesomeness, however, I don’t have the platforms necessary at my disposal (I’d need an RSS feed, and I don’t know how to do that fo’ free ninety nine), nor do I intend to pay the extra fees to acquire those platforms… yet. Right now I’m just doing this for funzies and to see how people respond to it.  My motivation to go after this idea came from friends and gym members who have moved or don’t live in Fayetteville that want to take my class. Plus, the Peloton trend is BOOMING, and I don’t see hardly any other things like what i’m doing out there.  Is there a reason for that? possibly, this is a trial period.

After the podcast attempt, and ‘fail’. I set up a spotify playlist, some with my audible cues over the music, some without … (here)

Then, I decided, hey… why not videotape myself DURING class?! Even though I’m awkward, there’s just something missing when it’s just me cuing to my computer over the music and not in the heat of the moment in the saddle, pushing to the top of the hill with the energy and ambiance of an actual class… So, I took the awkward leap of faith and recorded during class.. & I’ve uploaded it to youtube! Am I aspiring to be the next youtube sensation? No, not really. Just trying to make my classes available on more platforms for my friends and family. If it takes off, then SWEET! If not, this is my little hobby.

My idea is that if you have access to a bike, and have educated yourself on proper form and bike set up, and a means of playing the video, there should be nothing stopping you from getting a killer work out!

Spinning®, road based training, & push ups… I’ll be honest, the only bike I ride is stationary.  I’ve never attempted to road bike (other than when I was under the age of 12 and biking to my friends’ houses), nor do I ever plan on denying any of these facts.  But, just because I don’t, doesn’t mean I don’t encourage those that do to take my classes!  Now, occasionally I’ll add some push ups or tap backs into my classes as a fun way to break up the ride and distract my riders from the resistance.  No, you wouldn’t do these moves on a road bike because you’d look like a huuuuge tool… There is no added bonus to adding these to class, and they are not moves backed by Madd Dog Athletics.  However, I don’t see any problem in adding them in as long as you keep perfect form (shoulders down and back, elbows in, core tight to support your back, and stay in control- no bouncing all over the place, which makes it grounds for controversy, which is why they will ALWAYS remain ‘OPTIONAL’ in my classes.   Now, if you have any lower back issues, please refrain from doing any optional moves.

‘Syd&SPIN’: a tribute to my uber corniness. A play on the phrase ‘Sit & Spin’, cuz that’s what we do, we sit [stand] and spin on the stationary bikes. Cute, right? Corny? yassss! That’s what I do best!! 🙂

sydnspin photo cover

So, if you’re interested in taking a ride with me, go for it!  Make sure you follow proper bike set up and maintain perfect form!  Check out this resource.


Yours in health,


Please note that while I make every effort to capture and present these indoor cycling class / Spinning class profiles accurately, the class profiles and class descriptions posted on this blog do not constitute complete instruction for teaching the indoor cycling class / Spinning class.

No statement is made to the suitability or otherwise of the indoor cycling profiles presented on this blog. Care must always be taken when riding an indoor cycle. Please, consult your physician before starting an exercise program.

The indoor cycling class / Spinning class profiles presented are not meant to be exercise and/or personal recommendations, but only examples of workouts that the author completed in the past. The owner and authors of these cycling class profiles will not be responsible or liable for any injury, illness or death resulting from the use of the information contained in this article.

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