Fit Tips: Spin classes

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MINOT, N.D. - Hopping on your bike and spending some time outside can be a great way to stay active, but it's not always possible in the colder parts of the year.

In this week's Fit Tips, Jack Springgate takes a spin on an indoor workout that will leave you tired all year long.

Jack Springgate here at Spectrum Fitness with our trainer Rachelle Sian to see if we can spin our way into good shape in your weekly Fit Tip.

Alright Rachelle, spinning is a great way to get your heart pumping, I'm sure, but it's not just jumping on a bike and getting your feet moving is it?

“No, when you go to your first spin class I would suggest wearing a firm soled pair of shoes and comfortable clothes. One of the ways to amp up your workout is to add more tension. Adding more tension will make you feel like you're climbing up a hill. One way is to pedal faster, pedal faster with more tension. We'll tension up maybe a quarter turn to a half a turn from here and we should be okay to stand. So we're going to take first position right here and we're just going to stand,” Sian said.

We'll that's definitely not your everyday bike ride. My legs, my heart and my mind are certainly feeling this one. Thanks again Rachelle for showing me the ropes and for this week's Fit Tip.

Stay active.

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