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Gold's Gym Calgary-Approved! Ways To Maximise Your Next Spin Class

Technique and posture can affect the efficiency of a workout. Here are some of our tips we swear by:

Set Your Saddle At Hip Height

Having your bike set up incorrectly can ruin your workout from the get-go. If your saddle is too low, you won't be able to fully utilize the power in your legs, which could strain your knee tendons. Generally, your saddle should be set at the height of your hipbone – that bony part at the top of your leg.

Keep It Light

A lot of people tend to hold onto the handlebars really tight, which makes them lean too much forward. There's no one perfect way to sit on a bike, but if you relax your shoulders and neck, you'll naturally grip the handlebars less tightly. Just think – gripping too hard wastes energy that could be used to pedal. Also, if you feel discomfort in your shoulders, elbows, wrists, or neck while riding, easing up on the handlebars might help.

Go Heavier Than You Think

One big mistake is to go too easy on the resistance. You control how hard the workout is by adjusting your own resistance dial. Don't hesitate to turn it up! Surprisingly, keeping the resistance low doesn't always make things easier. When you're standing up or pedaling slowly, you need that resistance to support you. Pay attention to the instructor—they'll give you an idea of what to expect in the class, so you'll know when to really push yourself and when to take it easy.

Push Yourself

A spin class should be challenging. Spinning provides a full-body, low-impact, high-intensity cardiovascular workout. You'll feel your heart pounding, your legs working hard, and you'll definitely break a sweat. The class is all about pushing yourself beyond what you think you can do, so don't hold back! 

Don’t Forget To Stretch

Taking five minutes post class to stretch will make the world of difference to how you feel the following day. 

Get ready to spin your way to fitness greatness with Gold's Gym Calgary! We are hosting a series of exhilarating spin classes to elevate your workout routine at Douglasdale! Join us for heart-pumping rides and high-energy vibes. It's time to pedal towards your fitness goals. 
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