Bring Water, You are going to sweat more than you ever had in your life, seriously. Bring water and please make sure you are well hydrated before spin class. Keep drinking water; before, during, and after class.
Bring a Towel, because you are going to sweat like never before as if you were thrown in a pool of water pool, and I'm not kidding. So if you're not sure if the facility provides towels, take one with you so that you can wipe down your bike from sweaty hands. Ameanspinn Studioprovides free towels for each rider already on the bike upon arrival. You may also want to invest in sporting gloves that prevent sweaty hands from slipping and sliding. We want you to be as safe as possible.
Bring Confidence & Leave Fear Behind, If you are intimated, don't be, we have fun on the bike. As intense as it looks, once you get the tempo its as easy as riding a bike. So for my Beginners, start out easy and dial it up if you're feeling like a pro, & dial it down if you need a break, however keep Pedaling! I'm here to motivate you to do your very best an go beyond what you thought you couldn't do.
Focus on your Posture, Relax your upper body & hands. Don't clinch your shoulders nor grip the handles-bars to tight. Your hands should be a soft grip, and shoulders loose, neck long and back straight. It should feel like a lot of the weight is in your feet and legs not in your hands. Listen To my Ques, If you're not comfortable doing the moves, go at your own pace but keep at it until you "Got It" Stay Strong and have a great posture while spinning it Out!!
Eat a pre-workout light meal about 2 1/2 hours before class, this will giver your body the energy you need for spin class, and will also give your body enough time to digest, so that you wont be running back and forth to the bathroom during class.
Wear the proper clothing/shoes. Men make sure when wearing your Sweat pants that they are not loose at the bottom, or you may wear tighter fitting pants along with loose fitting shorts over top of your fitted pants. For females make sure to wear fitted leggings or if you choose to wear shorts make sure they are spandex as well or tighter fitting, we don't want to wear loose fitting shorts that may ride up and cause discomfort. Know that loose fitting clothing can cause serious danger if it gets caught in the wheel. For tops, a sweat shirt, or tank is doable, and don't forget about a GOOD sports-bra>>>>>A MUST HAVE!! Now for the shoes, stiff sneakers work perfect in class, and spinning cleats are Ideal for safety on your feet and body posture. AVOID flat, thin shoes that can cause discomfort in your feet and overall strain in your ride. HERE are a few of our favorite cycling shoes: CLICK ON THE SHOE: Above
Don't QUIT PEDALING. Consistency is the key to any workout, unless you're feel faint or dizzy. If the workout seems to be getting a little to intense, sit down in the saddle and slowly pedal to get the heart rate down. If you are feeling faint or dizzy, STOP, & STEP OFF the bike and signal to the instructor right away- by waving your hands to get their attention.
Stay for the cool Down and stretching. Your body needs to recover from an hour ride so don't do a disservice to your body and walk out before cool down. Cool Down and stretching allows for the blood to flow back to the heart and reduces muscle stiffness and soreness. Plus you get to meet everyone and exchange names and numbers with your fellow riders.
Introduce yourself to the instructor. I understand how scary first timers feel, ( I was once there too) If your are new to cycling class let the instructor know so that you can get help setting up your bike. Feel free to also let the instructor know if you have an injury or recovering from one or are pregnant or have any other health concerns. WE WANT YOU TO COME BACK!
Tell the Instructor how your ride was. Oftentimes clients leave without informing the instructor of how he/she felt. Its important to let the instructor know how you felt in your first spin class. Even if you are exhausted, the feedback removes any negativity that will prevent you from coming back. I know how hard the first class is and My team is here to support you and encourage you to come back and try it again!
What About Socks?Socks can be the key to comfort! To help keep your feet cool and minimize friction, which may cause blisters, your socks should be made of moisture-wicking fabric with reinforced heels and toes. Cycling-specific socks are also lightweight for a streamlined effect you’ll find in most cycling garments — and they look good too. Don't Forget Before You Buy Cycling Shoes for your Spinning Class:
If you are buying shoes from a bike shop, ask if they include the cleats and if they will install them for you at no charge. We recommend sizing at a bike shop and purchasing them online.
Ameanspinn Bikes fit SPD'S shoes only. We will properly set you up upon arrival.
Talk to your Certified Spinning Instructor about recommendations and how to use the shoes while riding on your Spinner bike.
It’s easy to get the hang of clipless pedals and you’ll feel the difference with every pedal stroke and every ride! Clip in and love your ride! You’ll find a variety of cycling shoes on Spinning.com. Review the size guide to help you find the best fit.