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What to Expect from a Spinning Class
The Most Fun You'll Have on a Bike!
3/13/2014 10:45:03 AM
I find that I can't make it to spin class on a regular basis and when I try spinning on my own, I never push myself as hard as when I'm using this killer coached spinning album I found on iTunes. It's made by an elite cycling trainer to push you: http://bit.ly/CycleExpress_iTunes
The first spin class I ever took was the 8-week Grand Tour Program. I did NOT know what I was getting into, but really glad I did it. It was the best money I had ever spent on myself, it got me ready for road riding (this particular spin program is different than others). I loved it but it was hard work, it however, made me want to do it more! I suppose that is a good thing. My spin instructor, Linda, was energetic and made the class that much more exciting. She also put together a cycling club when the season began. I cannot say enough about Spinning, it is fabulous! Try it, you'll like it !
Spinning is aerobic exercise. It can be an awesome workout. Be cautious you are fit correctly on the Spinning Bike to avoid injury.
Spinning is not cycling, it is an aerobic event that helps the body metabolism. Done correctly you will have gains in fitness and tone.
9/20/2013 9:16:26 AM
I live in Bergen County NJ but spinning was always a bit challenging for me. I found a great spin class at Club Metro in NJ. I have lost 10 pound in 3 months. I spin 3 times a week and I have gain tone and reduced the most stubborn belly. I am over 40 years old so Spin has been my savior.
9/16/2013 7:52:03 AM
Living in Doha - Qatar, I use to spinn for almost 2 years, and since almost a year I am cycling 3 times a week for about 1h 30 minutes,,, I am looking to get a certified spinning instructor,,, can this be on line? appreciate your assistance
I have tried Spinning classes in the past and just hated them. I love cycling, but have found Spinning to be overwhelming. Perhaps I just need to find a different instructor. I have completely stopped the group fitness classes at my gym because most of the instructors do not give good directions and often the classes are more about watching the instructor show off how good she/he is rather than actually calling out directions, giving modifications, and encouraging the participants.
I took a weekly spinning class for parts of 2 or 3 years. I thought it was great! I was doing it as cross-training for my running, and it must have helped more than I realized. I haven't been able to take the class for the past year, and my 5K times have gotten slower.
It does take a few weeks for your butt to get used to the seat, but after that you won't feel sore afterwards.
As far as lagging behind others - almost nobody really knows (and almost nobody cares) what resistance or pace you are using. It's not like biking outdoors where you actually get behind. So don't feel intimidated - just give it a try! (For a few weeks - at least 1 week after the butt soreness goes away :^)
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