Choosing to stay physically fit and healthy is no small feat. Lack of commitment to fitness is a common problem, especially in a world that has embraced instant gratification. Despite greatly enjoying my fitness journey with Gold’s Gym, I have to admit that there are times wherein I can’t seem to get my butt off to the gym.
That’s why I’m thankful for GGX or Gold’s Group Exercise classes which are perfect for people like me who love variety in their fitness routine. I tend to get bored easily so Gold’s Gym‘s wide selection of classes ensures that my workouts are always fresh and exciting. It’s also perfect for those starting a fitness regimen for the first time and don’t know where to start.
One of the most popular GGX classes is the Spinning Class offered on a nearly daily basis by most Gold’s Gym branches. What’s revolutionary about this class is that it claims to burn up to 700 calories in just one hour. It’s a great vigorous workout which burns calories while keeping your muscles in shape.
This is a high-intensity workout, and first-timers might think twice or hesitate. However, what’s best about this program is that it’s great for all ability levels! Here are a few tips on what to expect and how to survive your first spinning class:
1. Trust your instructor
Spinning is a workout done on a stationary bike, grouped together to form a class. With the help of music cues, the instructor guides the group through a complete, highly energized workout. The instructor guides you through warm-up, sprints, climbs, and cool-downs. Don’t be afraid to speak to your instructor before the class if you are a first-timer and you have any concerns. You are able to control resistance on your bike, allowing you to adjust when needed or pedal at an easy pace for your first class.
2. Come early and prepared
There are a limited number of bikes and these get easily filled up. Be sure to come early in order to secure a slot and be ready with the following items: appropriate workout clothes (be ready to swear a lot!), a face towel, and a water bottle. Also, just like any workout, always remember never to bike on a full or empty stomach.
3. Don’t get intimidated
The first time can be intimidating, especially for those who are not used to a high-intensity exercise activity. However, this is a good time for you to test your strength and limits. Spinning is a low-impact exercise which allows you to enjoy a motivating workout at your own pace. You control everything from your speed and resistance to your intensity level, so it can be as easy or as challenging as you want it to be
4. Focus on the goal
Halfway through the class, you might feel tired and overworked. Don’t give up! It’s simply your body’s reaction to the sudden change of workout intensity. Keep focusing on the goal, which is to finish the class. Focus on the instructor’s voice and do it one step at a time. Don’t count the hours and simply focus on the music and the cycles you are making. The next thing you know, the class will be over and you will feel empowered like never before. Trust me, the feeling is worth it, and you will come back for more.
5. Challenge yourself
Lastly, don’t forget to challenge yourself and HAVE FUN. Try to push yourself harder and further throughout the next couple of classes. After all, strong is the new sexy. But always remember to have fun while getting fit and staying healthy.
Spinning classes are just one of the many group exercises classes offered at world-renowned fitness chain Gold’s. When In Manila, drop by Gold’s Gym and try one of their life-changing GGX classes. Trust us: your workout will never be the same.
Gold’s Gym Katipunan
4/F Regis Building
327 Katipunan Ave, Loyola Heights Quezon City
Contact No: 480-2947
The First-Timers Guide to Spinning Class at Gold’s Gym (GGX)