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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

Healthy Habits of the SparkPeople Coaches

Wouldn’t it be great to be inside the mind of a health and fitness expert, even just for a little while? Now you can! Below, your favorite SparkPeople experts share the secrets of their healthy lifestyles. Just like you, they have to deal with...  Read more

9 Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes...  Read more

Chubby fire spinning, hoop dancing, artist here
Updated 7/20/2014 8:11:54 AM

Just wanted to introduce myself. I've signed up many times, but never really stuck to logging and staying motivated. I'm a 31 year old living in San Diego and I could really use some encouragement if anyone reading this has some to spare. I wan...  Read more

carb cycling...though hts?...success??
Updated 7/17/2014 9:16:29 AM

I have been researching carb cycling and it seems like a good option. I have been reviewing my food logs and I take in way to many carbs. I know we need carbohydrates for energy which is why cycling seems decent as you do have carbs everyday. I am ju...  Read more

Calorie Cycling (Zig Zag) and BMR
Updated 7/14/2014 12:30:46 PM

Hi there hope you can help with a very confusing thing for me! I am trying to determine my calories using the zig zag method. Quick note about me. age 29 weight 59 kg height 158cm body fat 30 % BMR 1262 TDEE 1514 After doing...  Read more

Team Bonus point spins..lock out after 4 spins!
Updated 7/11/2014 8:53:28 AM

The message comes up that I have made my 5 bonus spins. I have only made 4 spins. The count circle button says I have only made 4 spins. Only 4 of the team flags have turned orange with points three flag with 3 points each one with 1 point. ...  Read more

Getting ready to start carb cycling
Updated 7/5/2014 8:34:01 AM

Hello. I am trying to get my meal plan together for the week so I can start carb cycling on Monday. I am excited to get started. I do I is that the books had a sample week of foods already made up to make this process easier. I'm afraid of getting so...  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