HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Just head to our Spin page to check out our class schedule and learn how create your profile with Wellnessliving. It is important you fill your profile out before your first class as this is where you will sign your waiver. Before your first ride you will also need to sign a PAR-Q form (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) so ensure you give yourself extra time when you arrive for your first class.
Do you have beginner’s classes?
At this time all classes have enough instruction and detail to ensure everyone is capable of attending all classes. With spin, you are in control of your own ride and it is an excellent activity for people of all fitness levels. If you’re new to spin, arrive early so that your instructor can get you properly fit on the bike and review the bike features with you. The beauty of riding in the darker room is that you really get the feeling that no one is watching you, so ride at your own pace and if things get a little tough you can feel free to sit and take the resistance off at any time. It takes at least a few classes to get used to everything so don’t get discouraged if you don’t get it at first, but you will absolutely get stronger if you keep coming!
What kind of shoes do I wear?
We supply all of our riders with complimentary cycling shoes for each ride. Cycling shoes are the best way to get the most out of your ride as the stiff sole means all your power will go right into that pedal and you will have an enhanced and more secure experience. Our pedals are compatible with SPD cleats so you are more than welcome to bring your own shoes from home as well.
What do I need to bring?
Just bring a full water bottle (bigger the better!) and a great attitude! We supply the shoes and towels for each rider. We also have shampoo, conditioner and body wash stocked in each of our shower rooms and full body towels if you want to hit the shower after your ride. If you forget your water bottle, we have some available for sale at our front desk.
Do you have lockers?
We have cubbies in our change rooms which will be locked while the ride is happening. We ask that all belongings are left in the cubbies during class, as space is limited. Cell phones are not permitted in the room during class as they can be very distracting for other riders. Change rooms will be unlocked as soon as the ride is over.
What happens if I arrive late or need to leave early?
We understand that a hectic lifestyle can lead to last minute obligations, but please plan your ride schedule to arrive at least 10 minutes before class begins. In order to preserve the experience for the other riders, we cannot admit anyone who arrives after the scheduled class start time. In addition, we politely ask that riders not leave early. We are working hard to create a focused energy in the room for the entire 50-minute ride. If you absolutely must leave early, please choose the bike closest to the door and leave no earlier than the start of the stretching period, and do so quickly and quietly.
If classes are full, is there a waitlist?
Yes! You can sign up for the waitlist through Wellnessliving. If a spot opens up, you will be notified by SMS/Text Message and have an opportunity to accept or reject the class booking. If you accept, you will be charged for the class unless you are able to cancel within the cancellation period, so please ensure you are committed to going if you accept.
Do you have an app for booking?
All of our booking is done through Wellnessliving. You can download the free Wellnessliving Achieve app and do all your booking through there!
How do I cancel a class?
We understand, life happens! You can cancel a class through your Wellnessliving profile, either online or through the app. We just ask that you cancel at least 12 hours prior to class to ensure those on the waitlist have an opportunity to make arrangements to join us. If you cancel with less than 12 hours notice your account will be deducted one class for punch card holders or a $10 fee for members.
What kind of classes Do you offer?
All of our classes are musically driven but depending on the instructor, the format will vary from Rhythm based to Athletic/Power based. Please read the instructor bios on your Wellnessliving profile to find the instructor that best suits the style of class you are looking for.
What is a “Rhythm Ride”?
Rhythm Rides are devoted to cycling to the beat of the music, and you’ll leave feeling like you’ve spent an hour on the dance floor. During a Rhythm Ride, there are a variety of “choreography moves” but don’t be intimidated! These moves are fun and easy to get the hang of once you’ve had some practice finding the beat. It can take a few classes to find your rhythm, so don’t feel discouraged if you don’t catch it right away. If you’re new to a Rhythm Ride, we recommend grabbing a spot towards the back so you can watch the riders in front and just focus on the beat before joining in. Keep at it and you will be “pumping” and “dipping” with the class in no time!
What is an “Athletic/Power Ride”?
Power Rides are devoted to speed and resistance. Your “power” number on the console is a calculation of your speed x resistance (also referred to as wattage). The more speed or resistance you add during your ride, the higher your power number will be. With that said, your power number is unique to YOU. Other factors such as body weight and composition will affect the amount of power you can put in the pedal. For example, a very fit 130 lb person may still have a lower power number than an unfit 250 lb person, therefore comparing a power number to another rider is really quite pointless. Use your power number to get to know your own fitness level and set goals for yourself, but don’t compare it to anyone else.
What is my “Power” when looking at the console and why wasn’t it as high as my friend’s was?
Your “Power” number on the console is a calculation of your speed x resistance (also referred to as Wattage). The more speed or resistance you add during your ride, the higher your Power number will be. With that said, your Power number is unique to YOU. Other factors such as body weight and composition will affect the amount power you can put in the pedal. For example, a very fit 130 lb person may still have a lower Power number than an unfit 250lb person. Comparing a Power number to another rider is really quite pointless. Use your Power number to know your own fitness level and set goals for yourself but don’t compare it to anyone else.
Will the classes just work my leg muscles?
Many of our instructors will be incorporating at least a portion of upper body work into each class. For Rhythm Riders, the pumps and dips will give you some added upper body workout as well as the “arms portion” of each class. Some Athletic/Power Rides will incorporate some upper body work, but others will be a strictly cardio focus.
I was quite sore after class, will that go away?
As with starting any new activity, you body may feel a bit sore for a couple of days after your first few rides. In particular for spin class, many find their sit bones/butt very sore the first few times. Getting used to sitting in the saddle takes a little time but after a couple of rides you will most likely not even feel it anymore! If you do continue to have some discomfort from the saddle, a pair of padded biking shorts will help to reduce or eliminate the issue.
Are your bikes compatible with my heart rate monitor?
Yes! The Echelon2 Console is compatible with 5.3Khz analog heart rate straps, and compatible 2.4 Ghz ANT+ heart rate straps and devices. *Note that not all ANT+ enabled devices are compatible with the Echelon2.
*For a full list of compatible devices, check the ANT+ website product directory at http://www.thisisant.com/directory
Why won’t my heart rate strap pair to the console?
First off, you may not have a compatible device. If you have confirmed compatibility, make sure you are within 31 inches when you power the console on to establish the connection. If it has not paired within 30 seconds, reinitiate the pairing process by tapping the ON/OFF button. If this is still not working, check the batteries on your device.
I am 17 years old, can I come to Spin class?
We do permit riders under the age of 18, however you will need to have a parent or legal guardian come to the studio in person to sign your waiver.
I am pregnant, can I still come to Spin?
This is a question best asked to your doctor or midwife. Some have no trouble continuing to ride through many months of pregnancy and others have challenges. Listen to your body and your doctor, and be safe.
I’ve had an injury before, is Spin safe for me?
Always consult with a physician before starting any exercise program. With that said, spin is an excellent non-weight bearing exercise, so depending on the injury many people find it a great way to get back into the swing of things and rehabilitate. Always listen to your body and take it slow when trying something new, especially when there has been a previous injury. If something doesn’t feel right to you at any time, just take your resistance down and do what you need to do.
Do you have child minding?
At this stage we do not, but do hope to add it in the near future.
Are you available for private events?
At this stage we are not doing any private events, but we most definitely will be in the near future!
Do you have any profanity in your playlists?
Due to the nature of our classes being musically driven, eliminating profanity completely would limit some instructors ability to find new songs to drive their lists. There may be some profanities in some instructor lists while other instructors will not. Feedback we have received from most riders is that they are not concerned by some profanity and can even enjoy it at times as it can add to the passion of the song. With that said, we do always ask our instructors to keep in mind the “content” of their music choices and ensure the lyrics are not overwhelmingly negative, disrespectful or offensive. If any amount of profanity is offensive to you we recommend reaching out to our studio and we can give advice on which instructors to stick to.