I've never taken a spinning class before. What should I expect?
Every class is a little different, but one of the great things about the spinning program is that it is adaptable to your fitness level. Remember that there's no competition. Listen to your body and adjust the resistance on your bike accordingly. If you're a first timer, show up to class 10 minutes early so your instructor can set you up on the bike. A proper fit is key to a good ride!
Do I have to be in great shape to participate in a Spinning class?
Anyone can benefit from the Spinning program. You control the resistence so you can ride at at your own pace. A beginner can take a class right alongside an expert. It's a great way to get fit!
What makes Spinning class different from other group exercise classes?
Top-notch instructors, invigorating music and visualization come together to make Spinning class both fun and effective. If you've ever left a group exercise class feeling frustrated, you'll appreciate that there are no complicated moves to learn with the Spinning program. Regardless of how fit, flexible or coordinated you are, you'll get a great workout. Simply hop on your bike, set the resistance to the level that's right for you, and let your instructor guide you through an incredible ride.
What should I bring/wear?
You only need to bring a towel and water. We reccommend bike shoes, but any athletic shoe will do - the stiffer the sole the better. Our pedals have clips and straps so they can accommodate any shoe. You will sweat - so wear moisture-wicking clothes with good breathability. Make sure your pants aren't loose fitting or flared at the bottom. Bike or compression shorts are the most comfortable choice.
What else do I need?
You don't NEED anything else. However, we do reccommend a heart rate monitor to help you assess the intensity of your ride and determine when to push harder, maintain your pace, or reduce your effort. Eliminate the guesswork and maximize your efficiency!
Will taking Spinning classes make my legs bulk up?
The "climbs" that are incorporated into a Spinning class simulate the experience of riding up a hill. Climbing is an excellent way to build strength, which means your not only get shapelier legs, but also stoke your metabolism since muscle needs more calories to sustain itself than fat does. However, most climbs only last a few minutes, which is not enough time to build big, bulky leg and butt muscles. If you're ever in doubt, share your training goals with your instructor and ask him/her to help you create the ride that's right for you.