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11/2/11 4:42 P

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Spinning a bit boring...I'll do it after Christmas when I set it up. I'll be cross training with swimming and hiking and when I just can't get out I'll get on an elliptical trainer. I keep a keen eye on my options to get out all winter here in INdy.

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11/2/11 10:19 A

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Our fitness center has 5:30 am classes during the week and a much kinder 8 am class on Saturdays. That's usually the one I'll do.

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11/2/11 10:06 A

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LOVE spinning! Definitely have to have the right music and a good instructor. You can get your own spin bike and do it yourself at home if you like. They also sell DVDs for spinning classes that you can use at home.

I personally have a hard time with evening spinning classes. I get too amped up and can't go to sleep for hours afterward.

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11/2/11 9:56 A

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The crack of dawn timing for most spinning classes is a non-starter for me...ugh!

Don

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11/2/11 9:06 A

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Not a big fan of spinning. Our gym dims the lights and for some reason that makes me crazy. I think because it is 5am and I need the lights on!! I do it if I am not training for any races. It is a great workout though and I always say if it gets one new person interested than it is good! If I am training for any races (which seems to be all the time now) I'm on my trainer.

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11/1/11 9:14 P

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I love spinning, too. We make our own training CD and spin away. I much prefer to actually ride my bike, but spinning is a great way to keep fit over winter.

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11/1/11 8:49 P

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I LOVE spinning! And, you do need the right music & teacher. I've only done one class that I was semi-miserable in. It was an endurance run & a fairly boring teacher. Ugh! But, usually they are wonderful!!! And, where I've done my past few classes we sit in kind of a semicircle so you can see everyone. And you can see yourself in a mirror. It's just very motivating to me! Love to hit the beat of the music, though most people seem to do their own thing. Great for winter, though I'm doing it in nice weather, too. It's just safer than being out in the road & I only ride in my neighborhood which gets quite boring!

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11/1/11 8:25 P

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Spinning is not something I've done extensively, only a few times last winter. One leader I liked the other was so-so. The combination of the right leader, the right tunes and spinning can be an AWESOME workout. AND for us in the northern lats it offers at least SOME form of cycling during the cold weather.

They went and revamped the stationary bikes at the fitness center: same hardware, at least to the eye, but the software has been upgraded. Not sure of the model # but it's TrueFitness. I've always groused that they won't put any of the spinning bikes out on the general workout floor. They just squirrel 'em away for classes only. The stationary bike's "rolling hills" setting, with enough resistance allowed for some stiff cycling that allowed me to quasi-spin with standing climbs at the highest resistance.

Now? I've maxed out the settings on the stationary bike's resistance and I'm just sitting there pedaling...can't do my standing CLIMBS anymore...! Argh!

What are other's thoughts / experiences regarding Spinning?

Don

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