As someone who absolutely loves an indoor cycling class, I often find that people are terrified to try it because they don’t know what to expect. Cycling studio classes are not only a great workout, but they are a fun confidence builder that also allows you to be part of a community.
So, if you’re looking for a new workout routine but aren’t sure what to expect from spin classes in Orange County, here are five things to be prepared for:
1. Arrive Early
Spin is all about bike setup. With the right bike height and handlebar distance, you’ll feel much more comfortable and stable for the 55-minute class. If it’s your first or even tenth, show up at least 10 minutes before class starts to be sure you have your bike set up the way you want it. If you don’t know how to set up your bike, don’t worry! The staff is always happy to assist you in setting up for your workout.
2. Be Prepared to Yell
The room is dark and quite honestly, people get pumped up. Don’t be afraid to yell when the instructor asks for it and even when he/she doesn’t! Indoor cycling classes are all about community and you’d be surprised how great it feels to let out a yell and have someone else in the class yell back. Plus the exertion is great for the lungs and recovery during our spin classes in Long Beach!
3. You Probably Won’t Know What’s Going On For the First Few Songs
Aside from just trying to keep your legs moving, cycling studio classes require a lot of coordination and practice. Don’t freak out if the instructor is telling you to tap it back or drop your elbows and you have no idea what that means. I promise by the end of the class, you’ll be totally confident in your ability to ride a stationary bike in our indoor cycling classes.
4. You Can Always Go at Your Own Pace
There’s no shame in taking a minute to sit down on the bike and collect yourself, especially if it’s one of your first times taking spin classes in Orange County. 55 minutes of straight cardio is no small feat, so don’t feel insecure about taking a break every now and then in class!
5. No One There is Judging You
When people picture cycling studio classes, they often imagine a room filled with model-shaped young women who are judgmental of anyone who doesn’t look like them. In my experience, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Wherever you choose to ride, lean into the community that surrounds you. Riders come in all shapes and sizes and are always willing to celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how big or small.
That being said, discovering an indoor cycling class is one of the best things to have happened to me since I started college. It’s a space to be free, get a good workout in, and have a blast on a stationary bike. Sign up for an indoor cycling class and try a local studio and with these things in mind, I can assure you, you won’t regret it!
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Five Starr Pilates & Fitness is the perfect place to start your cycling studio classes! With an uplifting environment, wonderful staff and top-quality facilities, we’re here to not only get you started but to keep you hooked.
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