Last week I was struggling to get on a spinning class, the only class I could get on was a Trixster class at the Wirral Tennis center. There was a reason for this.
1. It follows one of Tex,s notoriously hard circuit training classes.
(If your a woman looking for a bit of sympathy go elsewhere, there is no differentiation between the sexes) everyone came out wrecked.
2. Your going to get a 45 minutes of instuctor led class where the instructor isn’t on the bike. This means your going to have Tex barking instructions at you for the whole class.
3. This only adds up to one thing “One seriously Hard class”. No video,s to keep you entertained, just 45 minutes of hard work.
Cue Friday morning and Tex,s overbooked Spinning Class at the Oval which I managed to get on. Tex has to give up his bike which means only one thing, “A hard time for the rest of us” and indeed it was.
A newcomer on doctors orders found it tough but I remember my first class and it was as hard as it gets.
Back to the Trixster classes it’s a spinning class but based on a Mountain Bike layout, the bars move side to side to generate an upper body workout. These are damped via an adjustable damper to increase or decrease the workout.
If you do the Video version (crazy video,s) you will burn more calories purely because you won’t realise your working that hard.
The downside: The bikes need a good bit of maintenance (in an age of none). A Trixster bike should always have a bit of resistance in to give a proper workout.
No resistance = No gain.
I would suspect >90% of most of most spinning class,s are not running the correct resistance levels. Most are going through the motions and I can’t knock them for that, but occasionally you meet someone that can match or better you.
They will eventually waste you but you wouldn’t guess it by the look of things.