Monday, November 16, 2015

GET READY! Something wild is coming to WSSC 2016!

I'm extremely proud to announce my all new kick off ride for the up and coming World Spinning® and Sports Conference in sunny Miami. This special adventure has been on my mind for many years, and I'm committed to making this the most spectacular ride I have ever produced. Stay tuned for more info because this ride is going to be amazing!

 Deep inside each of us is a wild animal that was born to survive, adapt, evolve, and instinctually react to life...

Imagine... You begin to feel an uncontrollable rush of heat through your body as you start to focus on an internal call so deep, it can't be fully explained or understood... Each breath you take becomes stronger and stronger... Your heart pounds... Your muscles twitch with explosive energy... Your senses are on fire... and like a flash of lightning, it happens... you give in to your primal instinct, and GO!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Exciting news!

Precor® and Spinning® Join Forces to Produce Brand New Line of Spinner® Indoor Cycling Equipment

Fitness industry leaders announce exclusive global manufacturing, education, and sales alliance to deliver an enhanced indoor cycling experience

Venice, CA and Woodinville, WA (September 3, 2015) – Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc., creators of the Spinning® indoor cycling program and Spinner® line of bikes, and Precor®, a leading provider of personalized fitness solutions, today announced an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement under which Precor will assume all commercial Spinner® bike production for an entirely new line of commercial Spinner indoor cycling equipment.

“We wanted to find the best partner to serve our global dealers, education representatives, clubs, gyms and studios, as well as the worldwide Spinning community,” said John Baudhuin, CEO of Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. “Over the past 30 years, Precor has been recognized consistently for its top-rated customer service and quality, and also for the reliability and integrity of its cardio products. Considering these factors, as well as the global reach the company has as part of Amer Sports, Precor is the ideal strategic partner for our brand moving forward.”

The new range of indoor cycling products will incorporate the strengths of both brands to bring customers an enhanced Spinning experience. The line features brand new engineering and design components co-developed by Precor and Spinning, to deliver the reliable and robust product that has made Precor a recognized industry leader. The new Spinner products will also feature new technologies and educational elements to strengthen the Spinning experience.

“We are committed to pursuing opportunities that allow Precor to deliver top of the line fitness experiences to exercisers and operators,” said Rob Barker, President of Precor. “This partnership capitalizes on the manufacturing and engineering quality that Precor is known for and the reputation that Spinning has established within the indoor cycling category. Together, these strengths will enable us to better serve a wider range of customers.”

The companies will announce a new line of Spinner bikes in late 2015. Spinning and Precor will also collaborate on new marketing and education programs in the future.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

About Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.

Home of the Spinning®, Peak Pilates®, CrossCore®, Bodyblade®, Ugi®, Resist-A-Ball®, Kettlebell ConceptsTM, and Spin Fitness® brands, Mad Dogg Athletics® is the world’s largest equipment-based education company. Mad Dogg Athletics has trained over 200,000 instructors and has reached millions of enthusiasts in over 80 countries worldwide through a network of over 35,000 fitness facilities. The company manufactures home Spinner® bikes, Pilates and functional training equipment, DVDs, and a complete line of Spinning-branded apparel and accessories. Mad Dogg Athletics has successfully registered their Spin® family of trademarks in over 80 countries.

About Precor

Precor, headquartered in Woodinville, WA, designs and manufactures premium end-to-end commercial and at-home fitness solutions. Precor delivers the personalized products, service experiences and resources operators need to grow their businesses, and the tools exercisers need to reach their fitness and lifestyle goals. Since 1980, Precor has been a pioneer in creating innovative fitness solutions for customers, including the EFX® Elliptical, Adaptive Motion Trainer® “AMT®” and Preva® Networked Fitness. Precor is part of Amer Sports Corporation, one of the world’s largest sports equipment companies, with internationally recognized sister brands that include Wilson, Atomic, Suunto, Salomon, Arc’teryx and Mavic.

About Amer Sports

Amer Sports is a sporting goods company with internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’teryx, Mavic, Suunto and Precor. The company's technically advanced sports equipment, footwear and apparel improve performance and increase the enjoyment of sports and outdoor activities. The Group's business is balanced by its broad portfolio of sports and products and a presence in all major markets. Amer Sports shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange (AMEAS).

For Mad Dogg Athletics media inquiries, please contact:
Emily Simarski

For Precor media inquiries, please contact: 
Jaci Hendricks-Scott

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Warrior Ride WSSC 2015 was amazing!

Each year I have the honor and privilege of leading the WSSC kick off ride where people from all over the world come together and ride as one big "Spinning®" family- and this years event was nothing short of amazing! I want to personally thank each and every person who participated in the Warrior Ride for all the blood, sweat, and tears! It was truly inspiring to watch each of you fight your way through all the challenges and totally kick ass!


Side note: There was no BS in this ride! It was all riding with true effort... and I loved it! Over 300 fitness professionals doing it right and having an absolute blast! It was AWESOME!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

First look- Limited edition Spinning® "WARRIOR" jersey!

You might ask... How do I get one of these? Come to WSSC Miami 2015 and sign up for my all new WARRIOR ride, that's how!

For more info on WSSC 2015 and to register for my ride go to:

Monday, February 23, 2015

Join me in NYC for a special ride and more!

Join me at the ECA World Fitness Conference in NYC on Thursday March 19th, for a rocking ride into the unknown!

-Chase the ghost within and leave it all on the bike in an extreme visually based ride, where you'll ride into the unknown and face down your fears. This is a chance for you to experience something truly unique and exciting within the Spinning® program. This is a ride where you will truly find your limits and go beyond them!

Space is limited... RIDE IS SOLD OUT

To be placed on a waiting list please contact Mad Dogg Athletics Inc. 800-847-7746

GHOST Ride 6:30-7:30pm- 2 SPIN® CECs

Register for the GHOST Ride here:

-Want more at ECA?- Spinning® has you covered from the Ghost Ride, Spinning Instructor Training to endurance and challenging sprint interval classes.

Register and view ECA sessions here:

-If your looking to become Spinning® Instructor-  Mad Dogg Athletics is hosting an instructor training the same day as my Ghost Ride at ECA on March 19th, from 8am-5pm.

Register for the Spinning® Instructor Training here:

Event Hotel info:

ECA New York Fitness Conference
1535 Broadway Marriott Marquis Hotel
New York, NY 10036
United States

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Meet Lynn Taylor- My beautiful wife!

Words can't express how much this amazing woman means to me... She is my best friend, a wonderful mother, and an amazing athlete- I'm so blessed to have her in my life. Lynn and I met each other through the Spinning® program many years ago and we share a deep passion for fitness and helping others find their very best though Spinning. Her energy shines in every class she teaches and she has been a driving force behind all the major rides I do for the Spinning Program globally. I truly can't thank her enough for her support, guidance, and love!

Lynn and I having a little fun in LA

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Prepare for GLORY!

As a true Warrior YOU are disciplined... YOU are fearless... YOU are tenacious... YOU are unbreakable...  It's time to answer the Warrior's call to glory and join Josh Taylor for his legendary WSSC kick off ride of truly epic proportions. In this titanic event you will rise above each challenge knowing that surrender is not an option... that retreat is not an option... and quitting is not in your blood. 
Together with a legion of over 300 strong, YOU will ride into battle with the belief that strength comes from facing adversity and never giving up!