A good Spinning class relies on a number of things: an energetic instructor, a great playlist, and perhaps most importantly, a comfortable bike fit.
I hear it all the time: “I’d take a cycling class, but I’m afraid that it will make my butt hurt.” To this, I always have two responses:
1. If your bike is fit correctly, you should be pretty comfortable.
2. Come take a class with me. We don’t sit much.
The best advice I can give to would-be cyclists is to show up early to class, and ask the instructor to help you set your bike for your body. It only takes a few minutes, and once you know where your setting should be, you should be good to go in the future. Until then, check out this great video from Fitbie, which takes you through the steps to find the perfect fit for you: Video: 4 Tricks for the Perfect Spin Bike Fit.
And remember, this is the time of year that classes start getting packed early, so make sure you get to class early (my classes have been full before the start of class since the last week of October). Happy riding!