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iloveweetos Mon 29-Apr-13 10:11:32

I've just joined a gym for the very first time hmm and have booked a beginner spin class there. Has anyone ever been to one? what should i wear? (spin trainers???) and did u enjoy it?

What other classes would u recommend?

CooEeeEldridge Mon 29-Apr-13 10:17:52

Do you mean the trainers that clip to the pedal (cleats?!)? If so, just wear normal trainers and normal gym clothes. I tend to wear leggings over shorts, as my shorts get rucked up and it all gets a bit revealing! I enjoy spin, but sometimes get a bit bored.. All of Les Mills classes are good, so body attack, body combat and body pump. But attack can be a bit of a killer if you're not reasonably fit already. Well done for taking the plunge, enjoy!!!

Also if you've not been on a bike for a while, you'll feel it tomorrow!

CooEeeEldridge Mon 29-Apr-13 10:19:12

I meant leggings instead of shorts. Not some weird layered look! Also make sure your leggings / trousers aren't see through, as anyone behind you will have a v intimate view!

iloveweetos Mon 29-Apr-13 10:24:11

haha Thanks!
i got confused with the whole leggings and shorts combo lol the class is 20mins so i hope i dont get bored...

haha think i will work upto body attack...sounds horrible I havent done anything fitness in years blush so will probably be walking into work funny tomorrow!

Lizzylou Mon 29-Apr-13 10:38:40

I love spin class.
I just wear normal gym gear and trainers, take a hand towel as it gets sweaty.
Fab exercise for your bum and thighs, great calorie burn. 20 mins is fab beginner length as well, really good idea.
Enjoy smile

HormonalHousewife Mon 29-Apr-13 10:41:11

take a bottle of water too !

iloveweetos Tue 30-Apr-13 13:46:51

hey! i went and dunno why i was worried lol achey today but thats a good thing!
Definitely gonna go again
Do you all go to the gym by yourself or have gym buddies?

CooEeeEldridge Tue 30-Apr-13 14:57:50

Ah, glad it went well smile I go on my own but have gym friends I see there. Used to go with boyf sometimes, but we are ay different gyms now.

Lizzylou Tue 30-Apr-13 19:06:31

Well done you! smile
I go by myself, though am matey with quite a few people when I get there.
I don't like the thought that I would be swayed not to go or sway someone else and dh works long hours. Though he knows my weds spin class and sat morning parkrun are non negotiable. Ish.
Carry on, spin is really addictive and has sorted my back muffin top out a treat.

Spin is brilliant, I love it.

Body pump and Body combat have been the ones for me though....my weigh loss really started again once I got into those - combat is a brill calorie burner, I burn about 500 cals during the hour session.

I gym alone but have made loads of new friends there. It's nice to have a gym bud (I do have a pole bud) but I don't mind gyming solo.

iloveweetos Thu 02-May-13 15:57:36

haha im still achey from monday and finally going back to the gym tonight its horrible!!! lol (im such a wuss)
how many times a week do you go?

Lizzylou Thu 02-May-13 19:05:39

I can only make one spin class a week, also do gym, running/parkrun, and Kettlecise when I can. If I can't get to gym or a class I run or do a DVD.
I like to have a variety, or else I get bored grin

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