Author: Sunita Bhatia CPT

Who created the SPINNING® program?
SPINNING® is a great concept that was created by Johnny G from Los Angeles, an avid road cyclist who was determined to find a way to prepare for his intense Ride Across America with indoor training during the periods of cold or bad weather. SPINNING® was created almost 15 years ago and has been in Canada for the past 10 years and is rapidly growing in popularity.

What are the benefits of SPINNING®?

Burn 500 + calories per class
Tones Muscles
Body Shaping
Lose Inches
Decrease Body Fat
Stress Relief
Year Round Activity
Increase Energy
Improve Overall Strength
Increase Cardio Endurance

How is a SPINNING® different from riding a regular stationary bicycle or a road/mountain bicycle?

The SPINNER® has a 38lb flywheel and a fixed gear. In other words, you cannot cheat and coast down a hill or on a flat, because the flywheel continues to move and will not stop unless the brake is applied. This feature provides a very smooth and continuous ride and you will never want to ride a regular stationary bike again!

What fitness level or condition should I be in to participate in a class?

SPINNING® is great for anyone aged 16 or older and allows you to work at your own intensity by controlling your own workout with the manual resistance knob.

Sunfit classes have included participants as young as 15 and up to 75 years of age. It is a great form of low

impact cardiovascular activity, which does not place a high amount of stress on the joints, as higher impact activities would have that effect. (Jogging, step aerobics and the stairmaster)

How long will it take for me to see results?

In approximately 2-3 weeks you will notice an increase in your cardio endurance, energy level, increased strength in your lower body and notice changes in your body shape and/or weight. The amount of body weight or fat lost depends on the number of times that you exercise per week and the dietary choices you make. Generally, permanent weight loss will average 1-2 lbs per week.

Be Patient…results will occur.

How Often Should I Spin®?

Have fun and participate in 2 or 3 classes per week. You are able to participate at your own pace and are always in charge of your ride and how hard you work. Spinning is a form of low impact cardiovascular exercise and minimizes the wear and tear on the joints; which enables you to participate frequently. The goal is to participate in different forms of cardiovascular activity to focus on working the larger muscles from different angles. This will also allow the muscles worked to recover from the workout and be prepared for the next ride. You will also maximize results by combining a minimum of 2 days per week to focus on resistance training.

Sunita Bhatia,
B. Comm, Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Certified Spinning Instructor Sunfit Training Systems
"Reinventing the Fun in Fitness!"