Spinning Classes with Activ8 North East


FAQs about Spinning


I've never taken a Spinning class before. What should I expect?

Every class is slightly different, but one of the great things about the Spinning program is that it is easily adaptable to your fitness level. Simply listen to your body and adjust the resistance on your bike accordingly.

If you are a first timer, let your instructor know. They will be able to make sure that your bike is properly adjusted and give you a small tutorial on the programs 5 core movements and fundamentals such as heart rate training to help you burn more calories, increase you strength and improve your overall fitness.


Do I have to be in great shape to participate in a Spinning class?

Everyone is able to benefit from the spinning program. The spinner bike allows you to work out at your own pace by controlling the resistance. We also have our very own e-spinners within our Activ8 gyms so if a group environment is not your thing or you just want to get started, ask a member of the gym team to show you a starter endurance programme on this fabulous piece of equipment.


What makes Spinning class different from other group exercise classes?

Superlative instructors, invigorating music and visualisation come together to make a Spinning class both fun and effective. If you have ever left a group exercise class feeling frustrated, you will appreciate that there are no complicated moves to learn with the Spinning program. Regardless of how fit, flexible or coordinated you are, you will receive a great workout. Simply hop on your bike set the resistance to the level that is right for you and let your instructor guide you through an incredible ride.


How many calories will I burn in a Spinning class, and what is the approximate equivalent distance in road miles travelled?

The number of calories you will burn will depend on a number of factors including our weight and the intensity at which you exercise. Research indicates that on average, participants burn around 400-500 calories in a 40 minute workout. The ‘distance’ travelled depends on cadence. However, as an estimate, an average 40 minute class at a rhythm of 80-110 rpm is equivalent to approximately 15-20 miles on the road.


How is taking a Spinning class different than just riding a stationary bike?

Spinning class makes riding a stationary more bike fun by adding variety and visualisation into your workout. A motivating group setting, energising music and inspiring instructors make Spinning lessons an incredible experience.


What should I bring?

If you are new to the Spinning program it may take a few sessions for your body to get used to the saddle. Wearing padded cycling shorts or using a gel seat cover will definitely make your ride more comfortable. A small towel and a water bottle are also essential.




eSpinners offer a tailored Spinning workout, with a master instructor on the screen guiding you through your personalised ride. Simply choose your time, goal and intensity level, and you are off on a virtual Spinning experience! For first time users, the eSpinner is ideal to help build confidence and fitness levels. The eSpinner is also a favourite with fitness fanatics as it is possible to burn around 700 calories in 45 minutes.

Pay a visit to your local Activ8 gym today, whether it is Thornaby Pavilion, Stockton Splash, or  Billingham Forum and participate in one of our Spinning classes today.