(Closed) Bees who love to spin!! Advice for beginners?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ahhh not my type of spinning lol.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

The biggest thing for me was the adjustment of the seat. I had no idea what I was doing, and had to ask the instructor to help me. Definitely do this, as that can make a HUGE difference in the effectiveness, and comfort.

Other than that, have fun! Spinning is a lot of fun, but it is a challenge too.

If you really get into it, I highly recommend the shoes (that click into the pedals) and the padded bottom shorts. You might look ridiculous, but your bottom will be happier πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

No not misleading Im just a little odd. I am a fibre artist who spins wool Im use to it.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The biggest thing is to make sure you get there a few minutes early and ask the instructor to help adjust the seat and handles to you. 

I wish there was a gym around me…I really enjoyed spin classes when I took them at school!

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@naturalysam:  I thought it was about fibre spinning too! LOL. I am a knitter! Sorry for the trheadjack, just needed to reply πŸ˜€

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@MrsDrRose612:  I never needed to stop completely, but in the beginning I would sometimes have to stop going “uphill” ie standing. I just wasn’t in good enough shape to keep up that level of cardio for long. Nobody noticed, and there were several other people doing the same thing as I was.

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I never had to stop spinning, if it’s too hard, just reduce the tension on the bike.  And you don’t always have to turn the tension up when they say to.  If you are already maxed out, don’t turn it up even more.

The seat is sort of uncomfortable, it smooshes you a bit.

But honestly, no one will be able to tell you are a beginner, it isn’t too difficult once you start moving your feet and learn how to adjust the tension.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ll chime in with another “seat adjustment” comment! I suggest definitely getting there ten minutes early to have your instructor help you adjust it. I went for the first time two weeks ago and didn’t, and I wanted to DIE the whole time! Not even kidding! My friend talked me into going and for now, I’m never going again.

You can stop if you need to, but I went in with the mentality that I couldn’t stop so it made me push myself more. Also I was in the front row so I didn’t want the whole class to see me not be able to do the workout everyone else was doing, haha. Definitely bring water and wear a tanktop if you have one, you sweat a lot! Good luck!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsDrRose612:  Lol, No worries! πŸ™‚ Maybe another post another time πŸ˜€

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