While we are an official spinning facility, every class is a little different. One of the great things about the Spinning program is that it is adaptable to your fitness level. There's no competition. Listen to your body and adjust resistance on your bike accordingly. PLEASE BE SURE TO ADVISE YOUR INSTRUCTOR IF IT IS YOUR FIRST SPIN CLASS.
Do I have to be in great shape to participate in a Spinning® class?
Anyone can benefit from this kind of exercise because you can go at your own pace by controlling the resistance on your bike. Spinning is a great way to get fit.
Top-notch instructors, invigorating music and visualization come together to make class both fun and effective. If you've ever left a group exercise class feeling frustrated, you'll appreciate that there are no complicated moves to learn with the Spinning program. Regardless of how fit, flexible or coordinated you are, you'll get a great workout. Simply hop on your bike, set the resistance to the level that's right for you, and let your instructor guide you through an incredible ride.
The "climbs" that are incorporated into a Spinning class simulate the experience of riding up a hill. Climbing is an excellent way to build strength, which means you not only get shapelier legs but also stoke your metabolism since muscle needs more calories to sustain itself than fat does. However, most climbs only last a few minutes, which is not enough time to build big, bulky leg and butt muscles.
How do I calculate my Maximum Heart Rate?
The best place to start is with the age predicted formula, which is calculated by subtracting your age from 220 if you are a male and from 226 if you're a female. For example, if you're a 30 year-old man, your Age Predicted Maximum Heart Rate would be 190.
What is the minimum age for a class participant?
Please check at the studio for specific requirements, but here is some relevant information that should be useful in making decisions about age-appropriateness.
Size: Proper bike fit is very important for injury prevention. So participants need to be big enough to get their proper seat height and fore/aft adjustments. Generally speaking, Spinner bikes should fit people who are at least 4' 11". But this is not an exact minimum height because leg and torso length are also the determining factors.
Age/Maturity: If kids are going to participate, they need to be mature and responsible enough to follow the safety rules. It can sometimes be tempting for kids to pedal as fast as they can, and that can be unsafe. Because the Spinner is a fixed gear bike, the weight of the flywheel can turn the pedals at a very high speed with a lot of momentum if there's not enough resistance.
Youth fitness guidelines for resistance training: Pre-pubescent children should not "climb hills" on the Spinner bike with a lot of heavy resistance on the flywheel. Youth fitness guidelines advise against resistance training for kids whose growth plates are still forming.
Our Spinner® NXT bikes have a max user weight of 350 lbs.