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Have you tried the Spin Revolution?

Have you tried the Spin Revolution?

Are you regularly coming to the gym but doing the same thing each time you visit? Perhaps you’re someone who only ever uses the gym and free weights, sticking to the things you feel comfortable with and that you know inside out.

To get the most physical benefit from a 30 minute session - try a Spin Revolution class.

Spin bike posture

Spin Revolution classes are absolutely ideal if you are looking to use different training techniques to improve your overall fitness and work your body’s major muscle groups. On your spin bike, you will control everything from your speed and resistance to your intensity level, so it can be as easy or as challenging as you want it to be. Like many things in life, you will get out of it what you put into it but you are in control and you can listen closely to your body and adapt the work-out as you get fitter. A spin class is low impact and requires no complex choreography – you don’t even need to know how to ride a bike, as it’s fixed, stationary and impossible to fall off!

During a class you will receive a full body workout, targeting many of your major upper and lower body muscles. It is one of our most popular classes with both men and women, and it’s definitely recommended to those gym members who have never tried a class before but would like to. Spinning helps combine resistance and cardio based training in a great combination to get your heart pumping, legs burning and metabolism boosted. You can efficiently burn between 300 - 500 calories doing just one class.

Changing the resistance

If you plan to give it a are some useful tips to think about.

If it’s your very first class, ensure that you arrive 5-10 minutes early, to make the instructor aware that you are new to spinning. They will assist you in setting up the bike, ensure that the seat height is correct, show you how to increase and decrease the resistance. They also need to cover the vital safety points about using a bike with a free spinning fly wheel. If you are a Fitness4Less gym member and have not yet used your free introductory personal training session, utilise some of the time to cover the basics of spinning, that way you will get one to one attention to learn the ropes.

Shorts or leggings are fine for your first few classes, but if you enjoy the class and you are thinking about including one or two classes a week into your exercise routine, you might think about investing in a pair of padded cycle shorts, they will definitely improve your enjoyment of the session and you will feel much more comfortable. You can pick up a basic black pair of shorts for between £10 and £20.

Technique is something that you will get the hang of on a gradual basis, but think about the following for your first few spin classes. As you cycle press through your flat foot, rather than through just the toe, this will help you maximise the use of your ‘Glute’ muscles, in your rear! But also reduce the pressure on your knee joints and quad muscles (thighs). Think about pulling as well as pushing, as your toes come upwards as you pedal, so that the toe is slightly above the heel. Last but not least try and retain a good posture in your abdominals, by engaging your core muscles, keeping a flat back and relaxing the shoulders.

Spinning really is the most fun you will have on a bike. Go on, give it a try and let us take you on the ride of your life!

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