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Spinning Cycle Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Spinning Cycle.

An Introduction to the Spinning Program

My first experience with this revolutionary indoor cycling activity seems like a distant memory. As I walked into the room, the lights were dimmed and candles were lit around the room. People all around me were wearing these tight black shorts an...  Read more

What to Expect from a Spinning Class

I took a Spinning class for the first time after I moved away to college. I was active in sports throughout high school, and I knew that I wanted to stay strong and fit. Now it was up to me to do that on my own. I didn't know anything about Spinn...  Read more

Learn the Fitness Class Lingo

When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late...  Read more

Give the Gift of Health & Fitness

With the holidays approaching, you've probably got gift-giving on your mind. Stumped over what to get Uncle Joe or Mary, your college roommate? If your friend or family member has expressed interest in getting healthy or already has an established...  Read more

Why Support SparkTeams?

Several years ago, we created a Community feature called SparkTeams, which allow members of our site to find like-minded people with similar goals, interests and even geographic locations. Most Teams are created and led by members. They're a safe...  Read more

How to track casual cycling?
Updated 4/1/2014 10:05:19 AM

I went on a casual bike ride today around my neighborhood--first time in FOREVER so I had to start very gently. I averaged about 8.5mph for just over 20 minutes, but there's no entry for cycling that slowly in the fitness tracker. The lowest speed...  Read more

Bonus spin - javascript
Updated 4/9/2014 2:41:51 PM

Lately when I earn enough points for a bonus wheel spin and click on the Woohoo! pop-up that says “Click here to spin the bonus sparkpoints wheel!”, I get an error screen which reads: “The address wasn't understood Firefox doesn't know how...  Read more

Use your bonus spins, people!
Updated 3/29/2014 9:05:05 AM

I racked up 180 points today spinning for my SparkTeams and now I'm at level 20! I joined SP in April, 2008. It took me almost six years to get to this level. But it's not about the points. It's about the camaraderie, the support, and the del...  Read more

Mini Cycles?
Updated 3/20/2014 6:19:34 PM

I'm thinking about purchasing a mini-cycle and was wondering if anyone had any experience with them. It wouldn't be something to replace my current exercise routine or gym membership, but something additional to add activity while I'm working at hom...  Read more

New to Spin Class
Updated 3/18/2014 1:52:05 AM

I want to try taking a spin class at my local rec. center. I am a little nervous about it as I am REALLY out of shape and have no idea what to expect. Can anyone offer any words of advice?...  Read more

Save your butt!! (As you make it go away)

If you are into Spinning cycling, I would HIGHLY suggest that you buy a gel seat to add when attending a Spinning class. It was be a lifesaver and save you from having a sore "saddle" (i.e. butt/crotch). Well worth the $. :)...  Read more

Join the local bicycle club in your town!

Bicycling is one of the best non pounding exercises to do. When you go on long rides with the club, you can go a long time by talking with everyone. You don't realize how far you have gone. It burns many calories and it's fun, Try it...I love the Ho...  Read more

Cycling - Road, Mountain, Fun, Racing

Discussion forum for those who like all forms of cycling (road, tour, mountain, leisure, race)...  Read more

Stuff We Love: 4 Essentials for Spinning Class

I have had a strong and unwavering love of Spinning ever since I took my first class 10 years ago. Soon after, I completed my certification to teach Spinning and I've been teaching at least once class per week for the last several years. And this...  Read more

6 Good Reasons to Try a Spinning Class

As long as I can remember, I was into fitness. I was an active child, athletic and competitive, always trying new sports. Even as a teenager, I loved lifting weights, trying challenging workouts and pushing myself physically. I remember when I was ab...  Read more

spinning/cycle class

Yesterday I went into my first spinning/class. I kept looking at the digital clock and tried to encourage myself to keep on going. I was sweating like crazy. As the instructor said get up off your seats for 30 seconds. I was dying. Out of the 30...  Read more