Inspiration & Advice

Tony & Sam Holness | Father + Son Duo Taking on IRONMAN and Autism

Tony and Sam Holness

Meet Sam Holness (aka “Super Sam”), a triathlete with autism, and his father/coach Tony. Sam will make history this month as the first openly autistic athlete to compete at the Mainova IRONMAN Frankfurt European Championships. And he’ll do it again at the Supersapiens IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, later this fall. It’s fair to say that this dynamic father/son duo is taking the triathlon world by storm, but the impact they are having on neurodivergent individuals, and everyone else they meet, reaches far beyond the podium. 

 

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David Lloyd Clubs Takes Indoor Cycling to the Next Level With Stages Studio Pro

David Lloyd Leaderboard for Indoor Cycling Classes

With 126 locations (100 in the UK and 26 across Ireland and Europe), David Lloyd Clubs is a prominent leader in the health and fitness industry. They pride themselves in being a fitness destination for families and community members to connect and be active. To accomplish this goal, David Lloyd Clubs uses a comprehensive wellness approach for programming, especially in the area of group fitness. We sat down with Marie Graham, Lloyd’s Product Head Cycling Director, to gain some insight on how they are taking their indoor cycling classes to the next level with Stages Indoor Bikes and Stages Studio.

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Road Biking 101: A Beginner's Guide

Ladies Road Biking

Cycling is fun and is one of the most effective ways to improve your health! I dare you to try to find another low-impact form of cardio that not only takes you from point A to point B, but also boosts the metabolism, builds muscles, burns body fat, and helps you lose weight! 

It’s a vehicle of adventure, matching the level of adrenaline, speed, and scenery preferences of every rider. And it’s a life-long sport that accommodates the slow and steady beach cruiser to the fast and fierce road bike racer, and everyone in between. 

With all of these benefits at hand, who wouldn’t want to become a cyclist?

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The Best Way to Tune Up Your Bike

Springtime: The days are getting longer, it’s getting warmer, and it's the busiest time of year for your local bike shops. You can skip the next available appointment and save a bunch of money by tuning up your bike yourself. Let our step-by-step Tune Up Guide show you how!

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Why Train With Power?

Stages Power Meter

Whether you’re training to win a world championship, training for your first race, or just riding for fun, a power meter can be the single best tool to increase your fitness and cycling performance. This guide will tell you all you need to know about power meters and why you need to ride with one.

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Stop the Glorification of Workouts That Almost Kill People

It's no secret that when we find the perfect balance between work and rest, our fitness gains skyrocket.  But it can be hard to trust the truth that the magic happens when we allow ourselves to rest and recover. We are told to work harder and go farther, but doing that all of the time only sets us up to fail, or get hurt.  It's time to stop the glorification of workouts that almost kill people, and start training smarter. 

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5 Reasons to use a Power Meter in Indoor Cycling Classes

From a few elite pro cyclists in the late ‘80s to indoor cycling studios all over the world, cycling with a power meter has become a standard both indoors and out. Here are the top reasons why teaching indoor cycling with a power meter can bring your classes and your members’ experiences to the next level!

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Mother's Day | Erin Huck on Juggling Motherhood & a Pro Cycling Career

Stages athlete and cross country mountain bike pro, Erin Huck talks about training for the Life Time Grand Prix and her latest adventure as a new mom. 

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