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#1 foxytv

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    Posted 27 January 2008 - 02:56 PM

    There is a Cycling Orientation next Sunday at the gym ... but you have to pre-register.

    Do any of you do the cycling classes? I have heard they are pretty intense so I wonder if it will be too much for me.

    A friend of mine used to do it but said his butt would be really sore from the seat?

    #2 rodent

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      Posted 27 January 2008 - 03:20 PM

      I bought a seat cushion. You can get them at sporting goods stores. Other people wear padded shorts. I didn't like the way those felt. But, you definitly need some tight shorts or pants.

      The classes are intense. I was doing aerobics often, but I felt wiped out when I starte spinning. Usually they have heart rate monitors. Know the zone you want your rate to be in before you go. For me, if I got above 180, I new to really slow it down. After a while the classes got much easier. Definitly give it a shot. It's a great workout.

      Oh, another thing. If you want to take it easy at first, don't add much resistance to the bike. That's a great way to still do it all, but not overdo it.

      #3 foxytv

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        Posted 27 January 2008 - 03:24 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Morgan
        I bought a seat cushion. You can get them at sporting goods stores. Other people wear padded shorts. I didn't like the way those felt. But, you definitly need some tight shorts or pants.

        The classes are intense. I was doing aerobics often, but I felt wiped out when I starte spinning. Usually they have heart rate monitors. Know the zone you want your rate to be in before you go. For me, if I got above 180, I new to really slow it down. After a while the classes got much easier. Definitly give it a shot. It's a great workout.

        Oh, another thing. If you want to take it easy at first, don't add much resistance to the bike. That's a great way to still do it all, but not overdo it.
        Cool, I'm guessing the Orientation is for other spinning 'newbies' like me ... but I think I would definitely want a seat cushion even for the first class.

        I can already feel my butt hurting just thinking about it.

        #4 Martha

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          Posted 27 January 2008 - 03:29 PM

          I have always wanted to try a cycling class, but didn't have faith in myself to do it.

          Good luck, let us know how the orientation goes!!!

          #5 rodent

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            Posted 27 January 2008 - 03:55 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by foxytv
            Cool, I'm guessing the Orientation is for other spinning 'newbies' like me ... but I think I would definitely want a seat cushion even for the first class.

            I can already feel my butt hurting just thinking about it.
            It hurt a lot at first, but stopped hurting after a while. I guess I got tough :) It wasn't as much my butt as it was my inner thighs. The seat cushion was less than $10. Once you really get into it, you might want to get the clip in shoes. They make it easier to control the bike. You also get to pull, not just push.

            My gym closed so I haven't been to spinning in a while. I do miss it. I wonder if I have to recondition my thighs to handle the pain?

            #6 beachbride08

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              Posted 27 January 2008 - 03:59 PM

              That class was torture! My and legs hurt for days! Good luck, I haven't been brave enough to try it again.
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                Posted 27 January 2008 - 04:02 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by beachbride08
                That class was torture! My and legs hurt for days! Good luck, I haven't been brave enough to try it again.
                LOL ... that is NOT making me want to do it!

                #8 *JillD*

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                  Posted 27 January 2008 - 04:51 PM

                  I'm not going to lie to you, the first time me and my friend did it, we left the room feeling like we were going to puke any minute.

                  The seat definetly hurts your butt, both while you're doing the workout and after, but after going a couple of times the seat didn't bother me at all.

                  It is a very intense workout, but SOOO worth it! My legs and butt were in such good shape the year that I was spinning. I used to try to do it 1-2 times a week along with other aerobic workouts.

                  It really is a great class and even if you feel totally horrible after your first class, make yourself go back. It really does get easier after just going a couple of times.

                  Good Luck! I really want to join my gym again so that I can spin!

                  #9 Lorilou

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                    Posted 27 January 2008 - 10:39 PM

                    i've done spinning for about 7 years now and I love it. I guess it depends on where you take the classes at but most instructors will coach you on the intensity of your workout. If you are a beginner they'll let you "work up to" adding more and more restistance to the bike. I think it's a great workout, especially those like myself with no rhythm to do step or dance type classes. my toosh doesn't hurt, after a couple of classes it should go away.

                    #10 foxytv

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                      Posted 28 January 2008 - 12:13 PM

                      Okay, I'm trying to get inspired! I will at least go to the orientation class! :-) It will be a good way to not feel guilty for overindulging a few hours later -- for SuperBowl Sunday!!!




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