Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Countdown to WSSC

WSSC, the World Spinning and Sports Conference is in one month!  May 29- June 1, Miami, Florida.  

This will be my 10th WSSC conference, the 8th one at which I've been a presenter. The following are my scheduled sessions:

Thursday (pre-conference) 
Cadence, Heart Rate and Class Design. Using the Spinning Computer.  8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lactate Threshold Field Test on a Spinner.  7:00 - 8:30 am. Make sure to be well-rested, and bring a heart rate monitor with an average function that you already know how to use, and make sure to put fresh batteries in it! Your results will depend on your average HR over the duration of the field test. This information is so important to know when your goal is performance improvement as well as weight loss. Stop using those stupid age-predicted charts and find out some information about your own body!

The Triple Threat.  1:00 - 2:30 pm. Three types of HIT intervals (high intensity training). We will work hard, to motivating music. When you understand what physiological adaptations take place at different intensities (lactate threshold and above) you can use HIT to your advantage and to fine tune your performance. Far too many instructors are too haphazard about their high intensity training, and therefore miss out on potential performance improvements.

Moving Mountains. 8:30 - 10:30 am. This is my favorite ride to some of my favorite music. Make sure to bring an open mind, and some personal goals to work on. Be ready to climb for a looooong time, and to be very introspective...

The Tour de France and Alpe d'Huez.  1:00 - 2:30 pm.  Also one of my favorites, since the Tour de France is near and dear to my heart. I bring some personal experience to this ride (well, not racing the TDF! But watching it many times, and riding ADH 3 times). This class has some very fun music to inspire you to the top. You'll experience this ride from the eyes of a "domestique", a Tour rider who has already worked hard to support his teammates and is faced with the 21 switchbacks. You'll also learn some fun ideas to implement at your club for creating your own Tour de France program.

Pedal Stroke Drills. 8:30 - 9:30 am. Everyone can benefit from these, especially your students! This will be just drills, drills, drills that you can take home and use immediately in your classes.

The Secret Ride. 12:00 - 1:30 pm. This will be a very special experience. It's a NEW ride this year and I'm looking forward to it. Based on the hit DVD and book, The Secret, we'll uncover your self-imposed limitations and blocks that are keeping you from the success you deserve (in your life as an instructor, coach and athlete, but also transferable to your personal life and career). You'll need an open mind as well, and must be willing to be honest with yourself. You may very well walk out with the breakthrough you're looking for, knowing that you can Have, Do and Be whatever you set your mind to!

I'll be posting my music lists from my rides as well as the outlines right here on Funhogspins. So if you can't make it, you'll at least be able to get the outline. BUT, there's no substitution for experiencing the real thing.  Attending a WSSC, if you have never done so, can change your experience as an instructor forever. Your students will notice a big change, and you'll have more fun and learn more than you ever thought possible. Not to mention the fact that you'll get some great music ideas, and maybe even a tan in between sessions! The people you'll meet at WSSC are amazing, and many make friends that will last a lifetime. Go to the Spinning website for the complete list of sessions (there are hundreds! Includes pilates, yoga, resist-a-ball, physiology, and of course, anything to do with Spinning).

I'll also be presenting many of these sessions (and a few others) at Can Fit Pro this August in Toronto, if you can't make it to Miami. This will be my second time at Can Fit Pro and I am excited to get back to Toronto.

To get you amped up, check out this video promotion from 2007. I have a very quick appearance at 1:00 minute and 1:30 minutes!

If you're coming to WSSC, leave a comment here, and I'll keep an eye out for you. If you can't come but wish you could, leave a comment as well - but we'll miss you!

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Anonymous said...

Hey Jennifer- I am coming to 2 of your classes at WSSC. I will definitely say hello and look forward to meeting you and learning from a master like yourself. Angie Cupp

Jennifer Sage said...

Great Angie! Look forward to meeting you and riding with you! I am very amped for this year's conference (if you couldn't tell by my post)!