Spin and strength

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CammieZ created the topic: Spin and strength

I went to an exercise class yesterday that was called 3S. It was 25 minutes of spin, 25 minutes of strength and 10 minutes of stretching. Let me just say that it was the hardest class I've ever taken. My body is so sore today. Sore is good though, I know.

Anyone else a fan of spin class?

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marcus replied the topic: Spin and strength

I am hearing of this for the first time though I guess it probably goes by different names depending on the location. I always love it when I go for the hard classes because once the body is used to it, it becomes a smooth sail afterwards.

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Zara replied the topic: Spin and strength

I've been to a spin class before, but I have to admit, I didn't find it very challenging. I prefer something that is a little more back-breaking like this new version of yoga that just came out recently.

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CammieZ replied the topic: Spin and strength

Oh, believe me... it was back breaking. I've taken Yoga before and it does not even compare. I was so sore for days after the class. I work out often too. I'm not a Yoga fan.

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funkshuttles replied the topic: Spin and strength

Spin classes are brutal. Think of it as high-intensity, interval training on a bike. There was always one going on when I was working out in the mornings so I decided to sign up for it one time. Afterwords, I ached from muscles I didn't know that I had.

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Snowy replied the topic: Spin and strength

Zara wrote: I've been to a spin class before, but I have to admit, I didn't find it very challenging. I prefer something that is a little more back-breaking like this new version of yoga that just came out recently.


What is the new type of yoga that came out recently? I love yoga and I think the most recent type I've heard about is hot yoga, but I haven't tried it yet. Is there another style that is making news?

As for spin classes, I haven't taken one, but I would love to. From what I've seen, I think it would really kick my butt!

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CammieZ replied the topic: Spin and strength

funkshuttles wrote: Spin classes are brutal. Think of it as high-intensity, interval training on a bike. There was always one going on when I was working out in the mornings so I decided to sign up for it one time. Afterwords, I ached from muscles I didn't know that I had.


Exactly! I was sore for days. It was a good sore though. I've since taken a few more of those spin classes. It doesn't take me as long to recover now. I still think the class is kicking my tail though.

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AutumnRose replied the topic: Spin and strength

I have heard of spin classes, but have never took part in one. I honestly have no idea what they even involve. What exercises are you actually doing during the "spin" part of the class?

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Tiana replied the topic: Spin and strength

I've never seen what the appeal was in 'spin'. I don't think it's really that intense, but then again, I've never tried it so I could be wrong. At this point I only want exercise routines that are really challenging and that will give me results in a short period of time.

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Perplexed replied the topic: Spin and strength

I'm not familiar with this form of exercise. It sounds quite grueling. I would venture to say that it isn't recommended for an older individual with arthritis issues. I'd probably really injure myself if I tried this. Is anyone familiar with how yoga works for an older person? I walk, good for aerobic exercise, but I could use some flexibility through stretching.

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