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annette2010-05-02 20:15:55 +0000 #1
Well, since no one else has started this, I will. I've been spinning about 3 times a week since the beginning of the year. I love it! The only thing I don't like is when the instructor calls for position 3 and want you to be way low with your butt out. I feel like I'm going to fall off the bike. Any thoughts?
han-grrl2010-05-02 20:22:23 +0000 #2
I have the same problem with the spinning bikes. I am short (just under 5 foot 2) and i find i can't reach very well. One time i tried raising the handlebars higher than usual, and that seemed to work...
gapgoil2010-05-02 20:45:25 +0000 #3
my instructor did a set up with us with every new segment, and kept in mind the different positions that we would have to be in. Try getting asking about ideals set up if you haven't already done so.

Love the spinning classes though, they really helped me out with my climbing and breathing techniques, and kept me in shape for the spring.

Great way to spend the winter though, especially in Ottawa, when the only riding I can continue is urban when the roads and "stunts" are cleared.
diane2010-05-02 20:33:00 +0000 #4
I have been spinning for about five years and absolutely love it. Position three is hard for me - I seem to end up with lower back pain. It must be the "age" thing creeping up on me. I love the music. It can certainly make the class!! We have one instructor whose music is the best. My heart rate really rockets during her class.
Irulan2010-05-02 21:05:37 +0000 #5
I spin during the shoulder seasons... when there's no snow for skiing, and the cycling gets dicey due to ice.

Our instructors don't use numbers for the different positions. Hmm.. I wonder if that's what "brand" of spinning they've been trained for?

My dream is that there ought to be a 10' x 12' big wall screen where they show bike footage or videos for real inspiration. And wouldn't it be nice to be able to bring your own saddle on a post and just drop it into the spin bike??

What I find really annoying is that if I want to guarantee a spot I have to sign up in advance, and PAY for my slot. It's not like I don't already pay the gym a ton of money anyway.

Irulan
goddess12222010-05-02 20:49:04 +0000 #6
i have the same problem with having to sign up early. i love spinning and have been doing it a long time. if the gyms want to alleviate this (since this means there is high demand for the classes) they should add more bikes. that is my 2 cents
gapgoil2010-05-02 21:26:08 +0000 #7
There is hope for the wide screen.....on of the gyms in my city has a screen that they set up to ride into. The instructor even changes the way that the room is set up. For example, a tape of the Tour last year was played and the room was set up into a pack....too cool.

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