FIRST TIME?

"I KNOW I HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT MY FITNESS LEVEL, BUT IT’S SO HARD TO FIND THE MOTIVATION TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP"

 

Trust us, here at the Cabarete Spinning Studio we can make that first step a very pleasant experience. We are a friendly and motivated bunch and in a group ride, the ‘team’ spirit that exists within the class will pull you along.

You will find an information board in the studio next to the instructor that gives the finer detail of the class - you will be encouraged and motivated at each stage of the class and when it is all over, you will have an exhilarating feeling with a sense of real achievement, which will stay with you.

Just knowing that you have taken the step toward greater fitness and /or weight loss affects every part of your daily life and sense of well-being.

"IS SPINNING FOR ANYONE?"

 

Yes. We welcome every age and EVERY BODY type

and ability level.

However, when you will register with us for your first time,

we will ask you to fill a waiver.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have specific questions. 

"I DON’T REALLY WANT TO JOIN

UNLESS I KNOW

IT’S FOR ME"

 

No problem. Our membership structure allows you to pay for a single class. If you find that it is the workout for you, you can choose to buy a monthly membership.

"I HAVE TAKEN A FEW INDOOR CYCLING CLASSES, BUT FOUND THE BIKE TOO UNCOMFORTABLE TO ENJOY THE BENEFITS. MAYBE IT’S NOT FOR ME?"

 

Okay, we hear this sometimes and we don’t want you giving up so easily! For some riders new to indoor cycling, the seat and positioning on the bike takes getting used to.

 

With a few classes under your belt, with proper form while riding, and with appropriate resistance on the flywheel, you will adjust in no time – and get hooked (we guarantee)! 

"SHOULD I ARRIVE EARLY FOR MY FIRST CLASS?"

 

Yes!  Please, arrive at least 20 minutes early for your first class so your instructor can answer any questions and help you with bike adjustments.

For every other ride, please arrive at least 10 minutes early to make sure class starts on time and you're not lost in the dark. 

"WHAT KIND OF BIKES DO WE PROVIDE?"

 

Cabarete Spinning Studio offers 15 bikes with dual sided pedal technology. We do not have computer metrics on our bikes.

Our stationary bikes include an adjustable resistance knob to modify the difficulty of pedaling, specially shaped handlebars, and multiple seats and handle bar adjustments for a customized fit for every rider. The weighted flywheel simulates a “road” feel and allows riders to simulate outdoor terrain by increasing or decreasing resistance.

The pedals are double-sided and equipped with both “cages” to accept sneakers and “clip less” attachments for SPD cycling cleats.

"WHAT WILL SPINNING DO FOR ME?"

 

The great thing about Spinning is that you ride at your own pace. You are the only one in control of the 'resistance' on the bike. For most people, it will take up to 4 classes to be able to participate throughout the ride.

 

At first, you will be encouraged to take additional rests and you will be instructed on breathing technique. As your level of fitness improves (normally rapidly), your ability and strength will enable you to begin to apply more and more 'resistance' to your bike. No one will know how hard you are pushing but you!

 

We encourage the use of Heart Rate Monitors; your instructor can help you target an optimum heart rate, based on your age and fitness level and what you are looking to achieve. 

"HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT TO DO IN THE CLASS IF I HAVE NEVER DONE SPINNING BEFORE?"

 

Our instructors are always in the studio half an hour before the class. We always ask new spinners to come in for a little extra instruction before the class begins. Riding with an incorrect seat setting can lead to injury. Your instructor will help you set up your bike correctly so that your knee is slightly bent at the bottom of the pedal stroke. We will show you how to set the handlebars at a comfortable height... the fitter you are, the lower you can go with them. When you lean forward and place your hands on the bars, there should be a slight bend at your elbows.

 

Make sure you let the instructor know about any injuries that you have so she can help you modify some of the moves. During class, be sure to let your instructor know if you are having trouble with the resistance knob or the general technique. If the class is too intense, just pedal more slowly or take the tension down.

"WHAT DO I WEAR FOR THE CLASS?"

 

We recommend wearing a tank top or t-shirt and comfortable leggings or shorts. Maybe a warm jacket to begin the class (Yes, we are air-conditioned and it’s a bit chilly at first!)

 

If you are new to indoor cycling, it's fine to wear sneakers as most of our bikes have a cage for sneakers on one side of the pedal and clips for cycling shoes on the other side.  Once you become addicted to Spinning, we recommend cycling shoes with SPD clips for a smoother and more efficient ride. Indoor cycling shoes are available for rent in the studio for 100 RDS.

"WHAT SHOULD I BRING?"

 

A full water bottle, because you're definitely going to sweat. We recommend you to drink plenty before, during and after class. Intense cardio requires that you get well hydrated. Most of our Spinning bikes are equipped with water bottle cages so you can place your H2O within easy reach. A fresh water supply is available to refill your bottle in the studio, and we sell water bottles for 25 RDS.

 

A towel. We rent towels for 50 RDS to mop the sweat. And trust us: You'll need one!

 

 

And finally, the most important, bring a joyful and positive attitude!

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