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What to Expect from a Spinning Class

The Most Fun You'll Have on a Bike!


Where to find it: Spinning is commonplace these days—you can find it (or similar indoor cycling programs) at almost every gym or fitness center, and there are even Spinning-specific gyms too. If you go to, you can find some locations listed, including locations that will allow you to come and try out a class for FREE!

My Tips: If you’re new, show up early! Let the instructor know that you’re new (and whether you have any conditions that might affect your ability to take part in the class), and ask him or her to help you set up your bike properly. The main thing I emphasize to my students is to monitor your intensity level and work at your own pace. Every person in a Spinning class is at a different level of fitness, and everyone had to start at square one. Don’t feel pressure to do more if you’re not comfortable doing so. Lastly, remember that every instructor is very different. You might not like it your first time, but you might like it better your second time. Give it a chance with a few different classes and instructors before you decide whether Spinning is for you or not.
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A certified personal trainer and fitness instructor with a bachelor's degree in health education, Nicole loves living a healthy and fit lifestyle and helping others do the same. Nicole was formerly SparkPeople's fitness expert and editor-in-chief, known on the site as "Coach Nicole." Make sure to explore more of her articles and blog posts.

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  • I love the spin classes. Only pet peeve is people with really bad gas! Use the washroom first find an alternative exercise, etc so it is not enviromental warfare on your fellow classmates! - 7/22/2015 12:13:51 PM
    You don't have to do a spinning class if you are not up to snuff, buy your own exercise bike for at home, put it where you watch tv, and use it every day. Still does a lot of good. Increases stamina, burns calories, you don't need to be maniacal about it. We have two of them, husband and I climb on whenever we have free minutes, you don't need to sit for hours. - 7/22/2015 6:42:44 AM
  • I don't think Spinning classes use recumbent bikes. That lets me out, since I have back problems. I also don't like to be yelled at because I'm not keeping up the pace. I'm 65, not 25, and a size 2. - 10/9/2014 12:41:15 PM
  • I absolutely love spin classes. I started over 15 years ago. Not in regular basis, but every time I go to class I enjoy them. I started over in February and so far I loved them! Inmy opinion, is one of the most complete exercises available. If you push yourself, you will see results in no time. Thanks - 7/30/2014 2:32:54 PM
  • MARYO125
    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:
    leExpress_iTunes - 3/13/2014 10:45:03 AM
  • 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 ! - 12/20/2013 6:20:48 PM
  • Thanks for sharing. I know of no classes near me. - 12/9/2013 4:56:43 AM
  • Good article. But I don't think I would like to spin. That's something you need to think about very hard. I believe you could hurt yourself. - 12/1/2013 4:32:26 PM
  • 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. - 10/26/2013 1:53:07 PM
    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.
    - 9/20/2013 9:16:26 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 - 9/16/2013 7:52:03 AM
  • I've been a spin instructor for the past two years, and I think it's the most under-rated exercise at the gym. With the right routine and the right music, it's one of the best workouts you can get! - 6/5/2013 7:14:41 AM
  • I've been doing ex. on a stationary bike and need some routines. - 5/29/2013 11:58:46 AM
  • I love riding my bike for hours, so i thought i would like spinning. Turns out not only did i not like it; i think it was more like hate. glad there are so many classes and forms of other exercise. - 1/22/2013 9:45:25 PM

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