Disappointed....

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by JozeeB, 20 Jul 2012.

  1. JozeeB

    JozeeB Regular

    Location:
    Stockport
    Went to check out the local spin studio and class info this evening and after poking our heads through the studio door into a very narrow, dark, claustrophobic studio.... decided I might be better purchasing waterproofs and becoming an all-weather cyclist after all!!!

    (I thought it might have been a good way of maintaining fitness when the weather's rubbish!!).
     
  2. mark1974

    mark1974 Active Member

    Location:
    cheshire
    i have a spinner and i do 30 mins on it after i come back from riding {not every time}
    one thing i will say it has improved my fitness
    only been cycling couple months started using spinner couple weeks back when it was raining
    do 15 mile cycle now hardly break a sweat
    get in there give it a go sod the surroundings
     
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  3. Sittingduck

    Sittingduck Guru

    Location:
    Bucks
    Spinning classes are awesome. You have to go and try it during an actual lesson. It's supposed to be quite dark! There's normally a good atmosphere in the class, providing the instructor is any good and of course depending on their choice of music! It's the one thing I miss since I stopped my gym membership.
     
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  4. endoman

    endoman Senior Member

    Location:
    Chesterfield
    get a turbo and some sufferfest downloads, even better when a coach has given you some specific turbo plans.
     
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  5. Thomk

    Thomk Veteran

    Location:
    Warwickshire
    Went to a spin class today and it was great. It's not a choice of spinning or cycling, you can do both (I cycled there and back).
     
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  6. OP
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    JozeeB

    JozeeB Regular

    Location:
    Stockport
    My plan is to give at least two classes a go. I just found the room very claustrophobic and its actually good to realise I'd prefer to be out on my bike (as i was a totally fair-weather cyclist!!). They tried to get us to sign up for membership (i.e.gym, classes and pool) but have decided to pay for at leads 2 pay-as-you go classes until I've tried it. £5 a class which I'd rather pay than commit to a year long contract I might not use!!
    I have done a spin class before (years ago - before I enjoyed cycling and with zero fitness) but hoping that this may be something I can use to top up fitness when the weather's rubbish (That'd be all year round then eh?!).
     
  7. edindave

    edindave Über Member

    Location:
    Auld Reeker
    You can't judge it by looking through a window.
    I did spin classes for 18 months or so until last winter, about 3 or 4 a week. I stopped when we realised that the family membership fee of about £110 a month was perhaps a tad excessive, since I was the only one going to the gym. They were great. I miss them. Give it a try!
     
  8. Pedal pusher

    Pedal pusher Senior Member

    Location:
    Alloa
    Excuse my ignorance but what is a spin class? I guess u sit on a trainer and cycle
     
  9. Raging Squirrel

    Raging Squirrel Well-Known Member

    Location:
    North West
    basically an upgraded excercise bike but a lot better, where you have a trainer telling you what to do.peddle on gear 3 for 30 seconds and then knock it up a few cogs and cycle as fast as you can for 60 seconds and so on.....brilliant for stamina building
     
  10. Sittingduck

    Sittingduck Guru

    Location:
    Bucks
    It's a group exercise class led by an Instructor. They usually have banging music and simulate a bunch of scenarios, like, er... sprinting and er... hill climbs. Look, I'm not selling this concept very well but they are actually very good fun (read pain) and can help some aspects of your cycling, imho. Motivation is normally quite high, being in a group and there will be a wide range of abilities but you can tailor your effort by tweaking the resistance dial on the bike. The idea is that you beat-match your cadence to the music, which is quite good fun.
     
  11. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    That's given me an idea... I could actually swim to my local swimming pool.

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  12. Thomk

    Thomk Veteran

    Location:
    Warwickshire
    Or joke your way to the local comedy club.
     
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  13. Hugh (used to work in the Tri Centre) set up a studio (Life Cycle) a few years ago its a lot cheaper my mates swore by his classes but I never got into it but I'd just been paid off and couldn't stomach paying for something I could get for free. The first class is free but I never went back when I had to pay for it :blush:
     
  14. Norm

    Norm Guest

    He'd struggle to make it past his front door. :giggle:
     
  15. I'd love to find a spinning class near me that doesn't involve paying for a gym membership I won't use or has classes at stoopid o'clock.

    I have a turbo but it's only for desperate times for all the usual reasons, whereas when I have been a gym member in the past and I've done spinning classes I've always enjoyed them.

    Yes I'd rather get out and ride, but a spinning class will work me harder than I'd work myself on the road.
     
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