Spin classes are done on a stationary bike in a social group situation. They are our most popular type of class - and it's easy to see why because a single class can burn anywhere from 600-1000 calories, depending on the intensity of the class and the amount that you push yourself. Each class includes a combination of fast-paced cycling routines, often based on interval-style training, and they aim to simulate riding a road bike in the great outdoors (e.g. grinding up steep hills or racing on flat roads).
Even though you are in a class situation, each workout is purely an individual experience because you exercise at your own pace. Our instructors will motivate you to work hard, but you train within your own abilities and you can adjust your bike accordingly, which ultimately controls the intensity of your workout.
Our Spin bikes are fully adjustable, so they can be setup to suit any type of body. You can adjust the seat, handlebars and the pedals. Make sure to do this at the start of each workout so that you’re not uncomfortable during the workout. Our instructors will help you if you’re unfamiliar with the equipment.
Each Spin bike has a digital console, giving you the ability to set personalised exercise targets and monitor your own power, speed, distance and heart rate. The display metrics are easy to personalise and see the following readouts:
- Kilojoules or Calories
- Cadence (Pedal RPM)
- Heart Rate (BPM)
- Up to 10 intervals
Our Spin bikes are very comfortable to sit on, but some people bring their own gel seat cover, or wear padded cycling shorts, for extra comfort during the class. Using your own ANT heart rate monitor will allow you to record your heart rate and gauge the intensity of your workouts.
Spin Express Class
Our express classes are short 30 minute variations of the full versions. They are designed to be done back-to-back with another class, so you get the benefits of two classes in the one training session. If you're short on time, or if you're running late, the express classes make it easy for you to jump in for a quick workout too. Express classes are highlighted on our timetable.
What do you need for a Spin class?
Bring a sweat towel, a drink bottle and wear some good-quality gym shoes. Special cycling shoes are NOT required. However, our dual sided pedals do allow SPD cleats, so the cycling buffs can use their cycling shoes, if desired. Wear light clothing because you will sweat. Padded cycling shorts are great for extra comfort on the bike, but they are not essential.