More intense than riding a stationary bike, this 45 minutes class will definitely leave you feeling satisfied an accomplished. The intensity will vary throughout the class thanks to different body positions (i.e., standing versus sitting), pedal speed, and resistance. The instructor will tell you when to change your settings so your ride feels like it would outdoors - complete with hill climbs, sprints, and coasting.
Whether you're a spin class newbie or an advanced participant, here are some tips for a successful class:
The 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 recommended, but normal athletic footwear will work fine also.
Adjust Your Saddle
Getting the perfect fit on the bike can be tricky, but a general rule of thumb is to adjust the seat to be even with your hip. 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 when strapping in, make sure the feet are secure.
Insist On Resistance
Our bikes are fully equiped with a customisable resistance knob. This will control how hard the muscles need to work to increase RPM and make for realistic hill climb and down hill scenarios.
Keep a towel draped over the handlebars for easy access - you'll probably need it. Drinking water is encouraged mid-ride to stay hydrated.