December 29, 2009 at 2:41 am 12 comments

As the new year dawns, I am undertaking a number of new personal and professional projects. I will no longer post on Power 10 Spinning / spinningmixes.wordpress.com, but encourage you to continue browsing the archives made-up of 39 hour-long workouts. There are some great and fun routines buried on this main page, so be sure to scroll down and click-through more than just the newest music mixes.

It’s been a wonderful ride these last few years and I am grateful to everyone who stumbled across this site, bookmarked it and shared it with your friends, sent me testimonials and playlists, and emailed me with suggestions for how to improve the site — or simply to share your addiction to spinning and spandex.

I started this blog as a way to share with my gym members the music and workouts of our indoor cycling classes, though it soon found a larger audience. In posting a new mix (roughly) every month since April 2007, I’ve been fortunate to have made and met some wonderful new friends from across the globe. Thank you for reading and reaching out.

As this blog is indefinitely suspended, I want to give a shout-out to some of the people and sites that inspired me ride and write. These are some of the best and my most favorite spinning blogs on the web:

For more ideas, be sure to check out David McQuillen’s “The Sufferfest”, where he has assembled a fantastic list of indoor cycling resources that includes links to spinning-related podcasts, videos and DVDs, websites with choreographed workouts and music playlists, social training sites, and general riding information. A new Spinning Community Site is also being built by Mad Dogg Athletics, which current or aspirational instructors may find useful.

Feel free to leave a comment, send me an email at jasonatwood [at] gmail [dot] com, or check-out my regular blog, which I will continue to update, at playthink.wordpress.com. I will be offline through most of January, but will be sure to respond when I have Internet access.

Ride like the wind!
J.R. Atwood


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  • 1. jennkarma  |  December 29, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Great site!!! I will miss getting your new mixes (and will wonder what’s the new, cool stuff JR is rocking out to?), but there’s a lot here to keep this site active and helpful! You’ve given the SPIN community a lot to work with! Thank you for an archive of music selections to always help me keep my rides and classes exciting and fresh. You rock!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  • 2. David McQuillen  |  January 1, 2010 at 5:50 am

    You were one of my early inspirations to get into blogging, so thanks for all you’ve done! And thanks for the mention in your post above – that’s really appreciated. Best of luck with everything and thanks again, David McQuillen, The Sufferfest

  • 3. barbara  |  January 10, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Hi, there.

    Can you tell me how to download the workouts? I can’t go to group classes anymore and have to do it on my own. I’d like to be able to download the workout to my iPod. Any suggestions?

  • 4. lisa  |  January 11, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Hey J.R……

    Just wanted to take the time to thank you for all you’ve shared with us. You are truly inspirational, and you have pushed me into being the very best spin instructor that I could possibly be!!! Through your site, I learned to “Power 10…” Grind it out..etc…and my classes love you for it!!! (So do my own quads!!! : ) ) I will miss this site intensly, but wish you every good wish and best of luck in all your future endevors. I’m sure you will be insanely successful in whatever you chose to persue. Glad you’re sticking with your original blog site..and hope that whatever life throws your way ; you can remember that you definately made a difference!!!!! (And, if you do chose to “un-retire” there will a bunch of us eagerly awaiting you!!
    Best of love, luck, and happiness….

  • 5. Christina  |  March 11, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    It’s people like you that inspire others to publish playlists and workouts. Thanks for all of the mixes and workouts over the years. I’ve been quietly following your site, but now have found a voice in sharing the classes I’ve put together over the years. Good luck with your future endeavors.

  • 6. marsha  |  March 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Can I purchase the mix music for spinning from
    you instead of downing from Itunes?

    If so, how do I go about this since I haven’t found
    a purchase or buy selection?


    • 7. J.R. Atwood  |  March 21, 2010 at 12:04 pm

      Hi Marsha,

      Each spinning mix is $25—I will send you a private message with my contact information about how to send payment and receive shipment.


  • 8. Cynthia  |  July 18, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    So sorry to see you’ve retired. Your blog was the inspiration for Spinning Music.

    All the best,


  • 9. Allo Rap  |  July 6, 2011 at 6:54 am

    c’est bien comme blog a relve un peu le niveau

  • 10. Arlina  |  January 1, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Indoor cycling! I loved it so much in childhood! So refreshing to see that you have actually started a blog on it! Keep up the good work!

  • 11. willie chan (@williechan)  |  October 8, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Another good workout music playlist site (free of charge, of course) is at http://gym-music.blogspot.com


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