Post # 1
and WOW! What a workout! I thought I was literally going to die by the end of the class; it was that rough! But it was also so invigorating and it felt like I burned a million calories.
Does anyone else do spinning classes? I’m definitely going to buy a gel pad for the seat because that was the most painful part! I’m hoping to lose 10-15 pounds before my October 16th wedding. Has anybody lost a signifigant amount of weight doing spinning classes 2x a week (or more)?
Post # 3
I tell everyone that spinning is the absolute BEST thing I do for myself! I absolutely love it! I’ve lost about 10lbs since I started spinning twice a week in May. It’s awesome! Believe it or not, after a class or two (or four!) the seat doesn’t really bother you any more.
Post # 4
I agree… the seat won’t bother you so much after just a few classes… to tell you the truth, I have a love, HATE relationship with spin class.. I go because I know it’s such a great workout… but I feel like I’m going to die by the end of the class, LOL… Best of luck with the weight loss- but 15 lbs is kind of a lot to lose by mid october.. you’ll need to do some diet modification as well as cardio, like spin 🙂
Post # 5
It was definitely a love hate thing… the teacher was very nice and even the other students were giving me encouraging words since I was new. Slightly embarassing (since I couldn’t do all the jumps and the sprints at the end) but it made me feel nice that they cared enough to say anything. Someone even told me that I did amazing considering I started with an hour long class and lasted the whole way through =)
I have started trying to modify my diet but it is just so dang hard! I used to be able to eat whatever the heck I wanted to before I had a baby and I swear that changed my metabolism!
Post # 6
I LOVE spin class! Before the Bar, I was doing it twice a week every week and I really slimmed down quickly (like 5 pounds in the first two weeks). If the seat hurts, then I would recommend buying a gel seat (which they sell at Target). I just wear my road bicycle shorts, which have padding in them. I think the padding definitely make the class much more enjoyable.
Post # 7
I just signed up for a new gym this past weekend and took a spinning class yesterday! My knees are killing me today. I thought I wasn’t going to make it, but the instructor was super supportive.I’m hoping to go to a class about once a week and run and take other classes (zumba!) the rest of the week.
As my friend who took the class with me said- it’s really more mental work getting over the giving up point. We can do it!