Five Things to Know Before Your First Spin Class


With the huge popularity flare with spin classes such as Soul Cycle and Flywheel, there’s few people who haven’t heard of indoor cycling these days. Indoor cycling is a heart pumping, cycling-based fitness class. Classes are crazy fun, crazy exhausting, and crazy empowering.

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As a ~certified~ indoor cycling instructor I’ve got some hot tips to share with y’all in case you’re nervous about your first class. Strap on your SPD shoes and take a ride with me!

5You’re going to sweat, a lot.

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Classes are usually between 45-60 minutes of INTENSE cardio. Even with a warm-up and cool-down, you’re still getting AT LEAST thirty minutes of challenging hills, heavy pushes, and fast sprints. I suggest wearing sweat-wicking clothes (my go to is a tank top and capri leggings from Athleta), bringing a towel (if your studio doesn’t provide them), and making sure you have a full and chilled water bottle.