‘Summer bodies are made in winter’ – yes, we know! But it’s also very hard to get back into training after the holidays and I personally believe everyone should think about their New Year’s resolutions in January, rather than in December. Most of us have unrealistic goals, we’ve eaten our entire body weight in food and we’re overly motivated, which most of the time leads to not following through with our resolutions. January is very dull, ‘DRY’ and cold anyway, you’ll spend a lot of time at home and have plenty of time to think about what you want to achieve the rest of the year.
I’ve tried a few Spinning classes at my gym before but never really got into it but since I like to keep an open mind, I was more than happy to give it another go. We ‘spinned’ for 45 minutes. Sprints, hovers and press ups, the whole nine yards. Our spinning instructor Ross, who also happens to be the manager, made us sweat for 45 minutes. By the time the class had finished, my legs felt like jello.
Luckily enough, we went for a light lunch at Neighbourhood afterwards where we got to indulge in Sushi, fresh juices and home made Hummus, garnished with fresh veggies.
Whilst we were waiting for the food, we had the chance to catch up with Ross.
Here’s a summary:
Nina: For someone who’s never done spinning before. Do you offer different levels?
Ross: Me personally, I start people who’ve never done it before, on 30 minutes, just a shorter period of time. You’ll become stronger and build your muscles.
Nina: How many calories do you burn in one session?
Ross: That session you’ve done today, would be on an average 400-500 calories. I’ve had a guy who burnt up to 900 calories. It always depends on your effort.
Nina: Do you offer ‘Soul-Cycling’ classes as well?
Ross: We are thinking about running a few special events to see how they go, maybe a Diva-Spin and a 90s-spin.
Nina: How many classes should a beginner take?
Ross: To start out, depending on your confidence, maybe twice a week, 2 half hour sessions. I’d rather you get a proper workout and start building your workout up.
I can only recommend trying out Spin Factory. All you have to do is download the app (Spin Factory), create an account and then it’s pretty much PAYG. Very convenient.
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with Ross (contact details on the website).
That’s it for today, have a lovely weekend.