What is Spinning?
Spinning is a group exercise class that focuses on strength, endurance, cardiovascular and recovery training while on a stationary bike. Spinning has become extremely popular over recent years due to its ability to provide a beneficial workout in a short amount of time. Through the use of resistance, riders move through different simulated terrain similar to outdoor riding. While each ride is different, Spin programs consist of five core movements that are interchanged to create a challenging and memorable experience.
Who can take a Spin class?
Anyone can benefit from and take a Spin class. The great thing about Spin is you can enjoy the energy of a group fitness class while tailoring the experience to your fitness level and goals. Each rider controls his or her own RPM and resistance.
How can I get my bike set up properly?
Arrive 10 – 15 minutes early and let me know that it is your first class and I will help you with your bike set up.
Spin class layout and terminology:
• Warm up – Easy ride to get your body loose and set the base line for recovery periods.
• The Ride – This is where the five core movements are connected to produce max effort for each rider.
• RPM – Revolutions per minute (RPM) is the measurement used to determine your pedal speed.
• Resistance – This adjusts your level of exertion based on the simulated terrain or movement. Remember, you control this!
• Recovery – Resistance goes down and riders are brought back to their base line for a short period of time.
• Cool down – Short recovery on the bike and post ride stretching.
Do I need any special clothing or shoes to take a Spin class?
Our bikes are equipped to accommodate SPD clips as well as stiff soled shoes. Form fitting leggings are recommended for those not wearing padded shorts to eliminate the possibility of loose fabric getting caught in the flywheel.
What do I need to bring with me to Spin Class?
Water and a towel.
Come RideSBI with Sarah Mae.
7:00 pm on Tuesdays and 8:30 am on Saturdays.
–Submitted by The Lake House