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Spinning classes

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Joined 28-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 30 April, 2007 - 07:27 pm:   

Have spotted the recent post about local gyms and in a similar vein, does anyone know if there are any Spinning Classes run locally?

(It's my latest fad).
Joined 05-12-2005
Posted on Monday, 30 April, 2007 - 07:54 pm:   

saw a sign for this at the Bridges centre - try there
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 01 May, 2007 - 10:48 am:   

Is Alistair Campbell the tutor?
Joined 21-04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 01 May, 2007 - 10:52 am:   

Sherwood, wrong thread, he's a doctor isn't he?
Joined 03-06-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 01 May, 2007 - 10:53 am:   

Lots of spinning at LA Fitness in Sydenham - varying levels. The classes tend to be very popular, so you need to book in advance. Not sure if Big Al puts in an appearance!
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 01 May, 2007 - 01:27 pm:   

I am not sure how many spinster's there are in SE 23
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 01 May, 2007 - 01:38 pm:   

Is spinning where you cycle an exercise bike very fast? What does this do to the body exactly?
Joined 07-06-2006
Posted on Tuesday, 01 May, 2007 - 03:10 pm:   

make it very tired! sounds awful
Joined 16-07-2004
Posted on Tuesday, 01 May, 2007 - 04:01 pm:   

pretty much Roz although I think it also involves being shouted at by scary people while you cycle.
Don't bother with a class Tttttt - just cycle in London - you'll cycle very fast indeed to get away from the nutters shouting at you...
Joined 28-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 01 May, 2007 - 06:21 pm:   

That's exactly why I need a spinning class - I'm not brave enough to actually cycle on the public Road .......
Joined 26-02-2006
Posted on Wednesday, 02 May, 2007 - 03:26 pm:   

Yes, you do cycle with people shouting at you but there's a little more to it than that.

It's almost like a cycle-disco at times with music and lights. The instructor will encourage you to go faster/slower or increase/decrease the resistance to do interval training. You also spend some time at different positions on the cycle - ie in or out of the saddle.

The idea is that since cycling on a stationery bike in the gym is generally pretty boring - unless you take a paper/book with you in which case you're probably not putting a lot of effort into the cycling - you can do a low-impact exercise at high-intensity and make it a little more fun.*

*Fun - allegedly since although I've watched a couple of spin classes, I loathe exercise bikes and would rather get out on a real one and spend my time in the gym doing other things

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