Post # 1
So…I’m diversifying my workout routine because it makes it more fun! Yesterday, I tried spinning for the first time since I hear it’s a great workout. It sure was. BUT. It was really really uncomfortable to sit in that seat! And my crotch hurts today! More like the pubic bone/the inner butt bones. I’m thinking of investing in a pair of padded bike shorts. Do they help?!? When does your body get used to the uncomfortable hard seat to the point where it doesn’t hurt?
Post # 3
The shorts will help but they won’t completely eliminate the pain. It just takes a few classes for your “area” to get used to it.
Post # 4
You’ll get used to it, but yea it does hurt.
I have a bike at home and I usually sit on a pillow 🙂
Post # 5
I went to one spin class w/ FI and our booties hurt for so long, we decided never to do it again! We’re wimps.
Post # 6
It should stop after your 4th or 5th class. It is unavoidabl with spin to be honest.
Post # 7
Padded bike shorts are awesome! I bought some FOX ones, and they’re great!
Post # 8
I knew exactly what you were going to ask before I even opened this.
The first time (and only time) I went to a spin class I thought I broke my vagina the next day. I was walking like a cowboy for days!
Post # 9
It will go away after a bit, but the shorts do help a little. Good luck!
Post # 10
@panterapeach: Ditto! I went once, and only once….hobbled like a cowboy for the next 2 days.
Post # 11
Suprisingly the bigger and more padded the bike seat is the more uncomfortable and unforuntately the spin class bike seat are big and bulky. It depends on how often you ride. If you ride every day or every other day it will go away quickly. If you ride once a week you will feel it longer.
My suggestion is just to stay out of the seat more if you are having a painful day. just stand more
Post # 12
Yep, padded bike shorts will help a little, but in just 3-5 classes you won’t feel it anymore. Just keep going! I take spin and I am also a road biker, but I only wear my padded shorts when I am on the bike outside for a 30 mile-plus ride.
Post # 13
Haha, these responses are hilarious! Thank you. Guess I need to invest in some padded shorts. If anyone has suggestions from Amazon (where they have free returns and free shipping) I’m open! I’ll check out the FOX ones and I also looked at some Pearl Izumi ones. None the most fashionable but if my crotch hurts less, I’ll take it! I guess I should take a few classes a week to allow my body to get used to it faster!!!
Post # 14
Pearl Izumi is one of the top brands. I’d recommend those 🙂
I don’t know if this brand is available on amazon, but it’s one of my favorites. They make running, triathlon, and biking sportswear specifically for women. I have these bike shorts and they are great:
Just a tip, when you wash your bike shorts, wash inside out and let them air dry. They will last much longer and the suckers aren’t cheap!
Post # 15
I don’t spin anymore, loved it though. The best thing I found was a gel pad that self sticks to the seat of the bike. Just put it on and ride, baby:) It worked great and I didn’t have to buy padded shorts.
Post # 16
The padded shorts don’t end up making much of a difference in my opinion. You get used to it after a few classes. BTW, if you take an extended break from spin (more than a month) you will feel sore in that same area again but it should only take one or two times to get used to it again.