Spinning classes at the gym are a super cardio workout and get you fit fast. But they can be intimidating for a first-timer. We spoke to Fiddy Gey Van Pittius (Regional Product Specialist for Virgin Active South Africa) to find out all you need to know before you hit your first class.
Body Positioning (sitting or standing),
Cadence ( leg speed or revolutions per minute RPM) and
Resistance ( generally measured on a scale of 1-10 known as Rate of Perceived Effort RPE).
General fitness gear can be used but it is always a good idea to invest in a pair or two of proper cycling shorts to assist in being comfortable in the saddle.
Cycling shoes are also a great investment as your foot is placed in the best position on the pedal both for indoor and outdoor cycling otherwise normal trainers can be used. Standard fitness tops or t-shirts can be worn although it does help to have a top which assists in keeping you cool.But a sweat towel and filled water bottle is essential when participating in an indoor cycling class.
How to set up the bike