Post # 1
I love spinning class, but since I commute an hour to work, I can’t workout after and not feel guilty about leaving my dog inside all day. So, I bought a spin bike for our spare bedroom/home gym (SO has weightlifting equipment in there).
Are there any ladies who have a spin bike at home? I would love to hear if you have any good workouts that you follow (youtube, dvd, etc.) or if you just turn on Ellen and ride.
*Ellen is just an example, of course. I wouldn’t be home in time to watch her anyway, but let me know what you do to get motivated!
Post # 3
You can get videos that take you on a ride (like someone video taped a ride) and say “Ok, we’re going up a hill now, crank up your resistance” and show you biking up a hill. Just google cycling videos or something. They probably advertise them more for using a road bike on a trainer, but they would work on a spin bike too. I’m sure they make spin DVDs too though!
Post # 4
I have heard there are some great phone apps you can install for indoor spin rides.
Post # 5
@RunnerBride13: Thanks. I think I found a youtube channel that might work.
@Wild_Treck: Do you have one you prefer? Anyone out there have specific recommendations?
Post # 6
you could try just looking up different routines that they would use in class for a certain amount of time. I attend cycling classes 3x/week currently, but in a few months I may not be able to and I plan on following some of the routines that they have used in class on my own. I like the idea of being able to watch something else at the same time instead of listening to someone talk about cycling….
Post # 7
@BrownPlaidBook: I adore spinning! I used to take classes, but I’ve switched to working out at home, too. Similar to my past instructors, I design my ride in advance. I download music that motivates me (generally top 40 is what I work out to, even though it’s not my preference for anything else!) and design a mountainous ride! I love standing work but I do mix it up.
Post # 8
@FutureMrsphD: That is a great idea! I tried doing intervals while watching the news this morning, and I found I am much less likely to keep to the second counts when it is random. I like the idea of having a routine, so if I am watching something else, I could still change it up every 3 minutes or so. I just googled “spin classes routine” and there are quite a few out there.
@somethingblue04: I like the idea of preplanning, expecially if I am listening to music. Do you have any rides you want to share? Thanks for the idea/motivation!
Post # 8
spinervals makes pretty good DVDs. when i use my trainer at home i usually watch movies.