Spin is a fun, high intensity class, set to music and taught on stationary bike as an instructor guides you through a visualisation of a workout. The pace and speed will vary throughout the work out, interchanging through standing and seated positions and is great way to burn fat and get fit.
Spin is available at Royton and Oldham as well as our new Spin Studios at Chadderton and Failsworth. We have a variety of qualified instructors at each site, so you can find different variations with each instructor.
Spin can be intimidating for a first time user, so please see our FAQ to answer any questions and remember that Spin Classes are fun, inclusive and encourage you to work at your own pace and resistance, so you are always in control of your workout.
The is a general class, suitable for all people aged 11 years & older
Attending your first Spin Class? Here’s some FAQ’s to help.
What is a Spin Class?
A high intensity class performed on a stationary exercise bike to music. The instructor will guide you through a combination of standing and seated exercises set at different pace and speeds.
How difficult is it for a beginner?
Spin classes are fun and inclusive, they can be performed at your own intensity as you control the resistance of the machine. Let the instructor know it’s your first session for help setting up and getting started.
How old do I have to be?
This class is ‘General’ and suited to all users aged 11+
What should I bring?
Spin is an intense class and should make you work hard and sweat, so bring water and a workout towel is optional
What should I wear?
The most important consideration is comfort. However spins classes can get hot and you should work up a sweat, It is recommended to wear a light, breathable top. You can wear leggings, shorts or anything you would usually wear to the gym.
Do I need special shoes?
No, All our spin bikes are fitted with cleats and cages so you can clip in cycling shoes or safely wear trainers.
Do I need to set up the bike?
Speak to the instructor on your first class, they will happily help you adjust and set up the bike according to your height.
Are all spin classes/instructors the same?
All our classes are suitable for all abilities and fitness levels. Our instructors are all helpful and informative in setting up the bikes and helping pace the class, however each create their own class, so try a difference instructor for a different variation.
Can I take a break if it gets too hard?
Yes, spinning can be hard so you shouldn’t be embarrassed if you need to take a break. To safety take a break, dial down the resistance and slow down your pedals down until you recover. No one knows how much tension you have on your wheel so the only person who knows how hard you are working is you.