SPIN CLASSES

Once a friend tried out the spin class and on the way home asked me “how can I bottle this feeling you have created?”. Her endorphins were running so high after what she originally thought was going to be a horrific 45 minutes! Don’t we all want this!

– Karri Tarr (Spin Instructor)

Our spin classes focus on strength, endurance intervals, high intensity and recovery. Each class last approximately 45-50 minutes. We highly recommend Spin classes to people of all ages and fitness abilities. You control your own intensity and effort, but the energy that comes from everyone around is very motivating and will push you to go just that little bit harder.

Reason 1: Your Heart

A spinning class provides aerobic benefits. The instructor will often ask you to break out of your steady pace and increase your heart rate, which in turn increase your cardiovascular health and strengthens your heart.

Reason 2: Calories

One 50 minute spin class will burn as much as 700 calories

Reason 3: Control Your Workout

A spin class allows you to progress at you own pace without looking out of place. In a spin class you can add more resistance to increase your workout or lower the resistance to allow you to keep up with the class.

Reason 4: Escape

We have kept the room dark on purpose. Feel the energy of everybody around you without feeling self conscious, hear the instructor and escape into your own spin world.

Reason 5: Low Impact Exercise

Spinning keeps the impact off your knees, ankles and feet, giving heavier people or those recovering from injury a chance to gather the benefits of an intense workout without any stress on their joints.

Reason 6: Abdominal Workout

A good spin instructor will be constantly reminding you to stay in good form. The constant motion and side to side action of your abdominals will tone them up without a seperate exercise. Since a big spin class benefit is overall fat loss eventually the newly toned abs will be visible.

Reason 7: Group Dynamic

Working out in a group keeps you accountable in a subtle way. When you want to give up you can look over and see someone who is really pushing themselves or spot someone who is struggling. Both scenarios will keep you working towards your goal either by seeing an inspiration or choosing to be someone’s inspiration.

Reason 8: Build Mental Stamina

Because of the tough workout and set times, another spin class benefit is the development of the ‘can do’ attitude. Knowing you can accomplish something that is difficult and sticking with the spin class schedule can encourage you to tackle other life challenges and projects with more confidence and passion.

Hi, my name is Karri. I have been a member of Fitness Canterbury for over 9 years and was attending the spin classes for 2 years before seizing the opportunity to teach.
I strive to create a fun, challenging class with a quirky mix of music to loose yourself in. The lights are low, the UV bulb is glowing – you’d almost think you’re at a dance party!
It’s your job to push yourself to your maximum, but I’m certainly happy to push you further!

Once a friend tried out the spin class and on the way home asked me “how can I bottle this feeling you have created?”. Her endorphins were running so high after what she originally thought was going to be a horrific 45 minutes! Don’t we all want this!

Hi, my name is Karri. I have been a member of Fitness Canterbury for over 9 years and was attending the spin classes for 2 years before seizing the opportunity to teach.
I strive to create a fun, challenging class with a quirky mix of music to loose yourself in. The lights are low, the UV bulb is glowing – you’d almost think you’re at a dance party!
It’s your job to push yourself to your maximum, but I’m certainly happy to push you further!

$5 for members on Bronze or Silver Memberships.

Free for Gold Members.

$10 for Non- members/Casual 

Please note you must hold a class concession card to book any classes online.

SPIN

TESTIMONIALS

 

ADRIAN BAYLISS

I have been attending spin classes pretty much since its introduction to the gym timetable many years ago. I find these classes a fun, friendly and explosive way of getting an intense workout in a short 45 minute period. I’ve found them a great addition to my weekly workout program and the classes have definitely improved my general fitness level in conjunction with my other workouts.

NICOLE NEIMAN

If you want to have fun and get fit then Karri’s spin class is for you. She gives great instructions for beginners so no need to be scared about your first time. She is an amazing pocket rocket that works you hard for the 45 min class. She plays a variety of music to keep you motivated. I can’t recommend Karri’s class enough.

MEL DAVID

Karri leads a great spin class, her sessions are challenging and she always brings her A game!  I love the fact I walk away knowing we worked to our maximum performance and look forward to each and every class!

KATE LOPEZ

Karri’s spin classes are awesome. Karri’s a spinner herself so really knows what makes a class fun and challenging, she manages to keep us working harder and harder and is always mixing it up so no class ever feels the same. In another life Karri could be a DJ – she manages to throw such in a crazy mix of tracks together, a great way to start (or finish) the day and we’re all completely hooked.

MARK WILLIAMSON

I’ve been doing spin with Karri since her first day as an instructor and long before that as a class member. She’s awesome!!! Reliable, responsive to the needs of the class, pushes everyone to their personal limit and varies the track list so it never gets boring. Karri’s classes are a complete cardio workout that everyone who wants to improve their fitness should do on a regular basis. I go 2 to 4 times a week, couldn’t recommend more highly.

JULIE HAMILTON

Come to spin they said, how hard could it be I said! But in all seriousness two years later I can’t wait for the next class. You can put as little or much effort as you like into a class. It’s a fantastic challenging all over body work out. My fitness, core strength and stamina have increased two fold. FCs instructors are welcoming, ensure you can operate your bike properly and know the class style, encouraging, motivating with great music and dim lights and ensuring you have your bits in the right place. Recommend these classes and to top it off the other “spinners” make you feel part of the team

ALMARI

To me, spinning is something I look forward to everyday. Karri is a great instructor. She makes you feel comfortable, and always finds new ways to challenge us. Being a part of this group has led me to live a healthier lifestyle. Not only physically, but also emotionally. Thank you Karri for motivating us in every class to push ourselves to be stronger and better than the last.