When it comes to our health and athletic performance, the importance of fascia cannot be overstated. The majority of all injuries occur in the fascia or fascia-related tissues, so learning about how to keep these tissues healthy can be a real game-changer. Fascia training also boosts training programs by adding something essential that might be missing. Similar to how a multi-vitamin can bridge nutritional gaps, fascia training supplements every system of the body and keeps us moving like a well-oiled machine.
Stages Power has helped athletes worldwide and in every discipline of elite cycling. Stages athletes have amassed: eight grand tour wins, 24 world championships, 72 national titles, multiple Olympic medals and much more. Stages is also proud to sponsor the St. Michel-Auber 93 women’s team in the Tour de France Femmes.
Posted in Athlete Stories
July 2022 marks the tenth anniversary of Stages Power, and we are celebrating! Our journey began with a brilliant idea and a team of five risk-taking cycling enthusiasts. Fueled by determination and a relentless drive toward innovation, our company has grown to become the global leader in power meter production. A lot has happened over the past decade, and we are proud to say that power has led every step of the way.
Stages has been 100% cycling focused from its beginning. Long before they were Stage’s engineers, innovators, or business leaders, our core team members were avid cyclists. They valued the benefits of power and envisioned a way to make power accessible for every rider. So, with a dream in hand, the team of five challenged the norm and set out to create a product that was accessible, affordable, and easy to install. This is the story about how they made it happen.
The Stages Cycling brand was launched in 2012 with the mission of bringing power to every rider. Up until that point, power meters were cost-prohibitive (costing close to $3,000) and difficult to use. The first power meters on the market also had trouble compensating for temperature fluctuations, were difficult to install, and required additional sensors and components. Stages’ team of engineers, business-minded entrepreneurs, and avid cyclists, had a vision of how to solve these problems, not just for the professionals, but for every rider. So they hit the market head-on to make incredibly accurate power meters that were accessible, affordable, and easy to install. Today, Stages makes a power meter for every type of rider and every type of bike.
Posted in Product Updates
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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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.
Posted in Gym & Studio Advice
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?
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!
Posted in How-to Guides
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.