A Few Things to Straighten Out Before Taking Spin Classes

If you want to reap all the benefits of cycling but don't want to go through the hassle—and danger—of weaving through traffic, taking spin classes might be the answer. It's a great way of getting some exercise; you can do it with an experienced instructor and with people in the same boat as you. Of course, in the same way that you don't just suddenly decide to go to the gym, you don't just jump into spinning without preparing yourself both physically and mentally for the endeavor.

Some people think Spinning is "addictive"; you can get into the habit quite quickly. You just have to set a few things straight before and during your sessions. Here are a few tips.  

Approach the instructor before class.

While the concept of biking is easy enough to grasp, there are a few details that can make your spinning  much more effective. You should, therefore, approach the instructor before class starts so that he can explain to you all the nuances of posture and bike settings before you get down to business. No need to waste more time figuring out your bike than you have to. 

Just do your best.

While the instructor will be constantly pushing you throughout your class, you don't have to do every single thing he/she says. You are the best judge of what you can do and how much more you can take, so if you feel that you can't take an increase in intensity, then you don't have to follow suit. Just do the best you can.