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!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

In the spirit of Halloween- Never let that GHOST catch you!

The ghosts that haunt us deep within. The specter of doubt and fear. That’s what riders were able to defeat at the Ghost Ride, during this year’s WSSC (World Spinning® and Sports Conditioning) Conference in Miami, Florida.

As a Spinning® Master Instructor, I have the honor of leading the kick-off rides at the WSSC Conference every year, and during the Ghost Ride, I asked riders to overcome their fears and break through to the finish line. This event holds a special emotional meaning for me as both an athlete and as an International Spinning Master Instructor.

The Ghost Ride was a huge departure from my “normal” epic ride design because of its subject matter. It has a very unique focus in the fact that it has you look into the things that cause a negative emotion during a physical test or challenge, and then go beyond them. I believe that it’s through adversity that we learn to grow and adapt and that definitely rings true when you push your body and mind to the limits. We all at some point have to face a “ghost” when you are truly at the limits of what you can handle. It’s happened to me so many times during an all-out effort or challenge on the bike where my mind starts to focus on the things that are holding me back, and that so-called “ghost” is limiting me in more ways than one.

The Ghost Ride is all about facing those fears, excuses, pain, or whatever else is haunting you and truly believing you can overcoming those adversities and be set free to excel. It’s a visual-based ride that leads into the darkness that ends on a beautiful sun drenched road. I love how fear can motivate you, and this ride is freaky! There’s a point in the ride where you are driving hard though a deep, dark forest. You have no idea where you are going and it seems to never end, and then it happens, you face the ghosts and punch out of the forest and find yourself on a smooth, flat, beautiful road! The music goes from this chilling dark vibe to an off the charts uplifting rhythm! It sends goose bumps down my back every time!

I think the biggest struggle or “ghost” for me is knowing that sometimes things don’t come as easy as I would like. One thing Spinning® has taught me is that each and every test that I put myself through on that Spinner® bike can and will pay off if I set my mind to it and do the hard work. I think many Spinning riders feel the same way. The beautiful thing about Spinning is the community and positive energy it creates because it’s not just a workout; it’s much more! Some people are going through some fights and if we can make an ounce of difference in somebody’s life through a fantastic fitness program, then I will do Ghost Rides all day long.

Happy Halloween!