Getting Started

Before Spinning® Class
We're excited to have you ride with us! Plan to arrive to your first Spinning® class a little earlier to let your Certified Spinning® Instructor know it's your first time. They'll be happy to show you around and get you set up properly on the Spinner® bike. Our instructors are trained to help you meet your fitness goals, so feel free to let them know what you want to achieve with Spinning and we'll take you there!

What You'll Need:

Cheers! Stay hydrated before, during, and after your Spinning class. Bring a water bottle and you'll find a place to keep your water handy on the bike so that it's easy to reach and drink water during your workout.
Sweat it out. During your Spinning workout, expect to work up a great sweat. Bring a small workout towel to place safely on your bike.
Dress for success. Stay comfortable in everyday workout clothes such as a tee shirt or tank top, form-fitting bottoms and tennis shoes. Once you're ready to fully gear up, we also recommend moisture-wicking tops or cycling jerseys, cycling bottoms with padded support and cycling shoes and socks.
Start off on the right foot. For your first classes, tennis shoes will work just fine. Eventually, you'll want cycling shoes to make a great Spinning class even better. Our bike pedals are SPD® and LOOK® Delta cleat compatible. Cycling shoes can improve your ride in so many ways. Learn more about the benefits of "clipping in" to the bike like cyclists do.

Find an Official Spinning® Facility
You’ll find indoor cycling studios all around the world that have taken hints from the original Spinning program, yet only Official Spinning Facilities are supported and equipped with the programming and technological advancements necessary to give you the authentic Spinning experience which include the highest standards of safety. To make sure you're being lead by the best, use our Class Finder to locate one of our 35,000 licensed Official Spinning Facilities near you.

Bike Set-up
Over the last 20 years, we've learned a few things about designing a bike for both comfort and style. We have a deep connection and love for our bikes and we hope you do too. There are basically 3 things you'll need to adjust on your Spinner bike:

Seat Height - Adjust the seat height so that your knees are slightly bent at the bottom of the pedal stroke.
Fore/Aft Seat Position - Your arms should be a comfortable distance from the handlebars and your elbows will be slightly bent.
Handle Bar Height - For your first several rides, start with the handlebars in a relatively high position. As your flexibility increases and you become more comfortable on the bike you can begin to move the handlebars downward until they are nearly level with the saddle.

Safety Tips
Safety first! Your safety is our top priority. You won't find us doing questionable things on a bike that can put your body at risk. Our program educates and promotes guidelines to instructors and facilities to ensure your safety. Here are some tips for you to stay safe during your ride and so you can focus on feeling great during and after your ride:

  • During bike setup, make sure that the handlebars, seat post and seat slider are securely attached and that all pop pins are completely engaged.

  • Place the ball of your foot over the center of the pedal. Look to check that your shoelaces are tucked in and your feet are securely attached to the pedals.

  • Note that because Spinner bikes have a fixed gear, you must gradually reduce the speed of your pedal strokes to stop the pedals from moving. To decrease the speed of your pedaling, press down on the red resistance knob to stop the pedals.

  • Always keep hydrated before, during and after Spinning class. If you begin to feel faint or dizzy, slowly stop pedaling, carefully dismount from the bike and inform your instructor immediately.

For more safety tips, click here.

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