whatisspin

Anyone can Spin, it’s such an easy concept and at the end of the day you are just riding a bike to music without the risk of falling off or being knocked over. The class requires only minimal coordination and our classes can cater from the novice to the competitive road cyclist.

Where did it come from?

Spin was first devised in the 1980s when an ex road cyclist built his own version of a Spin bike which he used in his garage in the US. The concept quickly grew and now Spin classes are held all over the world and Spin is probably now the world’s most popular group fitness class.

What should I expect?

 Spin classes are held on stationary bikes within a purpose built studio. The instructor will devise a session using music and variety of techniques. To ensure you receive the best possible experience on your first session please arrive 10 minutes early before the designated class start time and let the instructor know that it’s your first session. The instructor will ensure that you are correctly positioned on the bike and will take you through some of the basic techniques prior to the class beginning.

During a spin class be prepared to climb hills and mountains, attack on sprints and surges too. An instructor will always outline the session before it starts so you know exactly what to expect.

What do I need to bring?

Comfortable gym attire will do the job. There are a few things that can make the class more comfortable such as a gel saddle and cycling shoes but these are not essential. Just bring lots of energy and motivation to also ensure that you will get the most from your session. Water and a training towel are essential. Try to avoid wearing baggy tracksuit bottoms as these can get caught up in the pedals.

Get the facts right!

Many people have said that spin will give you big legs. This isn’t correct. Take a look at a professional road cyclist who often spends three-four hours on a bike a day. They don’t have huge legs; toned and defined legs, yes.

For the duration of the class the bike is yours, you can add as little or as much resistance as you like, just as long as you are in control. Nobody will shout at you telling you to turn it up, although we will encourage you. No one will touch your resistance gear bar but you. It’s your bike, your body and your ride.

Finally…

Our advice is to try a Spin class more than once as the first class you try will be challenging. It will take you a few sessions to get used to the bikes and learn the variety of techniques we employ within the class. Always try three classes as after that time you will really either love it or decide it’s just not for you. Spin isn’t easy, but if you want to see results then you have to work for them.

For any further information or to book a class call 02380 285531 or book online today.

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