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Spin video or audio for ipod?

Sheesh2010-05-02 11:56:05 +0000 #1
I spent many hours last night looking for a spin video (or audio file) that I can use in the spin suite by myself on my ipod.

I checked out the spinnervals DVD previews and they don't seem to fit what I think I want. I'm looking specifically for good music with a voiceover that gives the commands that I can follow along. So, kind of like a class with the instructor on my ipod instead of in front of me.

Anyone have any suggestions?
kelownagirl2010-05-02 12:11:16 +0000 #2
I'm watching for the suggestions too.

Maybe you can make one yourself, record your voice over the music? Sounds like you might have a business opportunity here.
Sheesh2010-05-02 12:24:29 +0000 #3
If I only knew what I was doing, I could totally do it myself (and maybe make a killing in the process)! Maybe I'll talk to one of my spin instructors and see about getting their mixes and routines and see if I can put it together myself...I'll let you know if I come up with something.
Tarheel Girl2010-05-02 12:39:00 +0000 #4
I am new to spinning and new to this board, but iPods and podcasts, I know.

I haev also been searching for a podcast for me to use at home - no luck yet. If you decide to constuct your own, I may be able to help.
kelownagirl2010-05-02 13:34:40 +0000 #5
Found this ad with a link in Bicycling Magazine this month. It costs $20/month after the first month free. Podfitness workouts geared to you personally. Your own music. Top Fitness instructors. So they claim. I haven't tried it but it might be good for someone.

Sheesh2010-05-02 13:21:08 +0000 #6
Great resource! Since the first 30 days are free, I'm going to try it out and see how it works. I'll keep you posted!

I had to laugh, though, when scrolling through the trainer options...Who wants to work out to Danny Bonaduce?
Rakekay2010-05-02 12:45:46 +0000 #7

Originally Posted by Sheesh

I had to laugh, though, when scrolling through the trainer options...Who wants to work out to Danny Bonaduce?

Hey, I often bike to some vintage Partridge Family!
Sheesh2010-05-02 13:25:08 +0000 #8
Sure, but do you want him as your trainer?

So far, I've logged on using the free 30 day subscription and played around. The interface is pretty easy to use, but the main weakness that I'm finding is that you have no idea what the workout looks like until you've mixed your music. So, if you pick the cycling work out, the trainer may say to crank up your RPMs during a time when you picked out a slower song. I have to go back through now and remix my music to make it fit with what the trainer voice is asking me to do at each part of the workout.

In theory it's a great program, I think they just have a few kinks to work out before it's really very user-friendly.

I'd recommend checking it out, though. They have a few different work outs (cardio and strength) available and you can increase or decrease your intensity level and use your own music from your iTunes playlists.



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