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8/26/09 11:24 P

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DEAL! I'll be sure to give you guys a 1 month report in mid-September and a 3 month report in mid-November!

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8/26/09 12:39 A

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Sweet!! welcome to spinning addicts LOL. Let us know how you are going and be sure to give us a report in say 3 months....

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8/25/09 9:49 P

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Thanks for the tips everyone! You guys are awesome!!! I just got back from Spin class...all geared with the spin shoes, water and towel!!! Had a fabulous workout, and I am AMAZED how much easier it was to follow the instructor and how much stronger I got from the last time I went spinning, and how visualizing hills made it even more fun. I think I'm in love with Spinning..I already signed up for Thursday and Sunday..and looking forward to my new fitness journey!!! Cheers!

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8/23/09 10:49 P

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Welcome to Spinning!

I agree with everything BIKEKEN said. I also teach Spinning! I have been Spinning for over 10 years and absolutely LOVE it! I think it is an awesome workout! I always tell my new people to not judge their performance off of their first couple of classes. What I love about it is that you can make it what you want by changing your resistance.

I will never forget the first time my husband (who doesn't really workout) came to one of my classes. At the end of my class, he said "Why the hell is their a seat on the bike, we hardly used it!!!!" I told him we used it some of the time! Needless to say he didn't really give it a chance, but that's OK I wasn't upset that he didn't like it.

I hope you get more comfortable on the bike with each class that you take! Good luck & have fun!

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CIAOBELLA57's Photo CIAOBELLA57 Posts: 590
8/23/09 10:37 P

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I started spinning six months ago and now do it 3-4 times a week; it is the only cardio I do

As others have mentioned, go at YOUR own pace. It took me 2-3 classes before I could even stand for more than a few seconds.

Soak a towel before class. The coolness and wetnes are wonderful for recovery.

As others have mentioned, drink plenty of water. I am driping from head to toe.

i started with a gel seat, but not longer use one.Be sure to stretch during the flushes and afterwards.

Most of all, ENJOY!!!!!

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8/23/09 10:37 P

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I started spinning six months ago and now do it 3-4 times a week; it is the only cardio I do

As others have mentioned, go at YOUR own pace. It took me 2-3 classes before I could even stand for more than a few seconds.

Soak a towel before class. The coolness and wetnes are wonderful for recovery.

As others have mentioned, drink plenty of water. I am driping from head to toe.

i started with a gel seat, but not longer use one.Be sure to stretch during the flushes and afterwards.

Most of all, ENJOY!!!!!

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8/23/09 7:09 P

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Here is what I tell every new person in my classes.

1) Do what you can.. If you need to back off the resistance and reduce the speed, but don't stop...

2) If you are going to come often, get a pair of padded bike shorts. Nashbar.com. Performance bike (also on line) have good prices.

3) If you really get in to it invest in cycle shoes.

4) Drink water or electrolyte replacement drink . often. don't wait till you are thirst.

5) For best results try and spin 3 times a week.

6) have fun.

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8/23/09 11:52 A

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Simple: Go at the pace you are comfortable with, don't try to keep up with experienced spinners right off the bat.
Drink plenty of water and enjoy each class..

welcome to spinning!



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8/23/09 7:59 A

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So glad you've taken up spinning - it's truly changed my life. I've been spinning for almost a year now and it's my favourite of all the cardio workouts. It even led me to get an outside bike and I will be racing soon...and believe me, that's a long way from where I started!

It doesn't start off hard unless you make it that way. It's your workout so when your instructor tells you to add resistance or stand up, it's all optional on how much you do just those things. Some days you may feel like adding more than others; same with standing.

My advice is to not judge your experience by the first day - it does get less intimidating...and to use a gel seat if you need to. I didn't but a lot of spinners like them, especially when they're starting out. I would make sure you're fit on the bike - your instructor or fellow classmates can help with that if you need them too - and just have fun! I visualize specific hills and rides as I'm going along too.

Along with drinking plenty of water - even if you don't think you want to - I would try a bit of strength training if you're not already. I found it really helped my core muscles (duh!) and that way I could get into more of the positions when I'm standing for the climbs.

Hope that helps - looking forward to hearing more about your spinning adventures!

Beck

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ABQUEST's Photo ABQUEST Posts: 1,965
8/23/09 7:32 A

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Hi everyone!

I am a new Spinner, and so far love spinning!

Do you have any tips for the new spinner...would appreciate any tips and tricks to make spinning better...!

Thanks!!!



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