11/15/2013 02:23 pm ET

What It's Like To Be An Indoor Cycling Instructor

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Every once in a while a craze takes hold and bundles of jobs are created as a result. One such fad over the last few decades has been indoor cycling, better known by its trademarked name Spinning. The fitness regimen was invented in 1989 in Santa Monica, Calif., by a South African-born fitness instructor known as Johnny G. He said he came up with the idea after a car nearly hit him while he was out riding his bike in Los Angeles, according to a report by the Independent.

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