July 26, 2016

Spinning®

Spinning is a cardiovascular, butt-kicking workout that takes you on a stationary but sweaty ride of your life. More intense than a stationary bike, Spinning turns things up with bumpin’ music and a killer class atmosphere. Expect to sit tight for 45 minute sessions which can burn up to 600 calories (talk about the ultimate cardio workout)! The intensity varies throughout the class thanks to changing up body position, pedal speed, and resistance. And get ready to listen up – That’s right, you’re not alone! Our top-notch, professionally trained instructors will yell out instructions to imitate a real ride of climbs, sprints, and coasts. All that pedaling will tone up muscles too, working quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves, and core. Spinning helps shed those unwanted pounds while keeping the impact on joints to a minimum. Can you say…#winning!

You Spin Me Right Round – The Need-To-Know

Whether you’re a spin class newbie or simply brushing up on the etiquette, here are some tips for a successful joyride:

  • Suit Up – Your body will definitely work up a sweat, so throw on moisture-wicking clothes to keep cool and dry. As for the feet, cycling shoes are preferred by many avid Spinners, but normal athletic kicks will work just fine.
  • Take A Seat – Spinning bikes are first come, first serve and can be reserved starting 30 minutes before each class. In other words, get there early to snag a seat! And newbs, don’t head straight to the back. Getting a bike up front will make it easier for you to follow along.
  • Adjust Your Saddle – Create your perfect fit on the bike. The right height on the seat is when one leg is at a 30-degree angle at the bottom of the pedal stroke. The seat is also able to slide forward and back depending on what feels best. As for the handlebars, position them so the neck and back doesn’t strain. And strap or clip in the feet: The balls of the feet should rest on the center of the pedal and the kneecap should be aligned directly with the center too. Sound complicated? No worries! Our instructors are happy to help you get started!
  • Insist On Resistance – There are no real gears to change, but there is a resistance knob. This will control how hard the muscles need to work to increase RPM (that’s bike talk for revolutions per minute).
  • Towel Off – Keep a towel draped over the handlebars for easy access – we’re sure that face may need a wipe off here and there. And swigging water is encouraged mid-ride to stay hydrated.

Spinning is included with the X-Zone membership only. Class schedules & availability vary by location. Participation is on a first come, first serve basis. Bikes may be reserved starting 30 minutes before each class at the front desk.