Science-based training is foundational for developing the most effective means to achieve wellness, fitness and performance goals. The use of new and innovative technology helps participants in sports and fitness to maximize those training principles and achieve their goals. While there is often a sense that innovative gear and gadgets are complicated, the actual roots of the training principles are relatively simple. At the end of the day, all of the technology talk is trivial if the fundamentals of science-based training are missing.
Once available only to elite athletes, power meter technology on a bicycle is now being used by a wide variety of people, with diverse objectives. Regardless of one’s age, gender, fitness level or athletic status, measuring work effort is key to reaching fitness and performance goals. However, simply having or using a power meter won’t make you stronger. Without the element of knowledge, the computer is just a gadget and one is merely working out on a bike with a power meter. Our team of instructors understands the implications and offer feedback on the results generated to tailor motivate and improve your workout.
The Spinner® Blade ION is the first indoor bicycle on the market with a computer that is powered by a generator. As the rider pedals the bike, the generator provides energy to power the computer, reducing the use of batteries over time.
The ION computer displays watts, cadence, heart rate (when paired with an ANT+ compatible device), kilojoules, miles, average power, maximum power and ride time. Data readings are taken once every 250 milliseconds, or four times per second, and the computer display is updated once every second. Maximums are determined at one-second intervals. It also enables the rider to measure data in timed intervals.
We are very happy with the new bikes and hope you are already participating in our spinning program or are planning on attending a class. Just ask one of our friendly staff for help in getting started.