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Tips For Spin Class That I Wish Someone Told Me

posted in Health & Fitness
01/30/2017
  •                What is Spin Class?

   Spin class is a high intensity aerobic class that involes a stationary bike.  Spin class requires bikers to turn the red knob right to gain resistance which then helps build muscle. Below are some things I wish I knew before my first spin class. 
                   What is Spin Class?

       Spin class is a high intensity aerobic class that involes a stationary bike.  Spin class requires bikers to turn the red knob right to gain resistance which then helps build muscle. Below are some things I wish I knew before my first spin class. 
  • 1. Get to the class 15-20 minutes early to talk to the instructor

I go to 24 hour fitness and this is actually the room in the picture. But when I first went I got there before everyone else so I could have a one on one conversation. She helped me set up my bike and walked me through what to expect
    1. Get to the class 15-20 minutes early to talk to the instructor

    I go to 24 hour fitness and this is actually the room in the picture. But when I first went I got there before everyone else so I could have a one on one conversation. She helped me set up my bike and walked me through what to expect.


  • 2. You will be sore

Your going to be sore no doubt but it gets better the second time. If you don't want to be you can always pick up padded bike shorts. 
    2. You will be sore

    Your going to be sore no doubt but it gets better the second time. If you don't want to be you can always pick up padded bike shorts. 
  • 3. No one is judging you

I admit those people can be intimidating but they were beginners once too. Take it slow your first couple classes to get the feel of it. And I promise it grows on you so give it a chance
    3. No one is judging you

    I admit those people can be intimidating but they were beginners once too. Take it slow your first couple classes to get the feel of it. And I promise it grows on you so give it a chance
  • 4. Always come prepared

I never leave the house for spin without my water bottle, my spin shoes, and a towel for sweat. Also dress in stuff to sweat heavily in (you'll thank me later.) 
    4. Always come prepared

    I never leave the house for spin without my water bottle, my spin shoes, and a towel for sweat. Also dress in stuff to sweat heavily in (you'll thank me later.) 
  • 5. Spin shoes do help

When I went to my first spin class my feet hurt so bad but I sucked it up. Later I went to my local biking store and bought a pair of indoor cycling shoes. I noticed a huge difference. But they are pricey so figure out if your commited before purchasing
    5. Spin shoes do help

    When I went to my first spin class my feet hurt so bad but I sucked it up. Later I went to my local biking store and bought a pair of indoor cycling shoes. I noticed a huge difference. But they are pricey so figure out if your commited before purchasing
  • 6. It gets easier

When I first went it seemed like forever but now my class flies by because I've gained muscle and my body had adapted
    6. It gets easier

    When I first went it seemed like forever but now my class flies by because I've gained muscle and my body had adapted
  • 7. Make your own alterations 

    Not all bodies are the same and your instructor is aware (but do let her know if you have any physical limitations) I've seen pregnant women, larger men, grandmas, and 12 year olds in my spin class and they all do what they can. Don't be afraid to change it for you. If you don't feel comfortable standing don't it's okay. If you need a break slow down. It's your workout and your body

  • 8. A little tension can go a long way

If you don't feel you can turn that awful red knob any more, stand up for a little bit then sit back down and you should be good. Push through it if you can. If you can't slow down and give it a small turn to the left. 
    8. A little tension can go a long way

    If you don't feel you can turn that awful red knob any more, stand up for a little bit then sit back down and you should be good. Push through it if you can. If you can't slow down and give it a small turn to the left. 
  • 9. Don't push too hard

    If you feel a pinching feeling in your upper thigh you need to lose some tension and slow down or you could do some damage. If you still feel it get up and walk it out (pretend your getting a drink or walk out of the room) because nothing is worth damaging developing muscles

  • 10. It gets hot

If your someone who gets hot easier your going to benefit from a portable battery operated fan, however if you don't feel like purchasing one bring lots of water and dress as you would normally for a long run. 
    10. It gets hot

    If your someone who gets hot easier your going to benefit from a portable battery operated fan, however if you don't feel like purchasing one bring lots of water and dress as you would normally for a long run. 
  • 11. Your going to sweat so hydrate

Just like any physical activity your going to sweat so replace any electrolytes you lost by staying hydrated
    11. Your going to sweat so hydrate

    Just like any physical activity your going to sweat so replace any electrolytes you lost by staying hydrated
  • 12. It's a process 

    Your first few classes it will seem like everyone but you knows what they're doing but i promise you not all of them do. After about three or four classes you will feel more comfortable in that class and you'll want to go more.  You also won't notice a diffrence right away (it took me two months) but when you do it's so rewarding. 

  • 13. Don't be afraid to try it

    As I mentioned before old ladies do it, pregnant women do it, and young kids do it so get out there and try it. 

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