Mindfulness and Alignment In Indoor Cycling
Have you been to a Spin class? Have you ridden a bike?
They are not the same, not even close.
Cycling is about aligning the body properly on the bike so that you can safely and effectively use the muscles to power against the gears in the wheel. Everything- posture, seat height, handlebar height, back angle- is carefully dialed in to make this beautiful movement. And you get exceptionally fit. You pedal a full circle, engage all the muscles of the legs, use heavy resistance.
Spin studio classes are mostly taught by…what shall we say, people who most likely do not know any of this.
Pretty much every Spin studio in the country is actually teaching people to do ‘dance moves’, ‘around the worlds’, ‘pushups’, etc…..all of which are the very essence of horrible, dangerous, alignment of the back and hips. These moves are banned by every single professional indoor cycling training certification program because they will hurt you and don’t get you fit.
Why do they do this? Why aren’t they sued?
We have no idea. We at Revocycle see people all the time who’ve hurt their knees and shoulders in ‘spin’ classes. Imagine a yoga studio that hired hot models and actors who have never studied yoga and make up postures and flows. That’s what’s happening in Spin all across the country.
Revocycle Mind and Body takes a different approach. We hire knowledgable instructors who teach good form, proper alignment and deep focus. Which makes us the most effective indoor cycling workout in the country.
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