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Jackie's Must Haves:
1. Wear comfortable clothes (padded shorts are extra nice)
2. Clean, dry athletic shoes – no street shoes
3. Water container

We provide towel, water and heart monitor. We'll teach the rest, step-by-step and you'll be comfortable to learn at Jackie's Gym.

Spinning is a multi-level workout. The unique thing about spinning is that it is a simple activity. Everyone knows the basic movement from childhood. What brings the level up is the framework that makes the workout easy or intense. Every student has his/her own heart monitor and computer to follow the individual workout. Pace yourself to survive your first workout and learn what your body can do.

At your first spin at Jackie's gym, please let your instructor know. He or she can help you adjust your spin bike and familiarize you with its features.
Adjust the seat height so that your knees are slightly bent at the bottom of the pedal stroke.
Adjust fore/aft seat position so that your arms are a comfortable distance from the handlebars and your elbows are slightly bent.

If you're a beginner, start with the handlebars in a relatively high position. As your flexibility increases and you become more comfortable on the bike you can begin to move the handlebars downward until they are approximately level with the saddle. Always make sure that the handlebars, seat post and seat slider are securely attached and that all pop pins are completely engaged.

During Class
Place the ball of your foot over the center of the pedal. Make sure that your shoelaces are tucked in and your feet are securely attached to the pedals.

Note that because Spinner® bikes have a fixed gear, you must gradually reduce the speed of your pedal strokes to stop the pedals from moving. To decrease the speed of your pedaling, press down on the red resistance knob to stop the pedals.

Remember there is no competition in the Spinning program. Go at the pace that feels right for you. There should always be some resistance on the bike. Familiarize yourself with all movements at a moderate pace before you attempt to increase your speed.
Stay in control. Focus on your form and on making smooth transitions between movements.

A heart rate monitor is an unmatched tool for helping you make the most of each workout. Your instructor will guide you throughout the session using the heart monitor as a guide.

If you begin to feel faint or dizzy, slowly stop pedaling, carefully dismount from the bike and inform your instructor immediately.

Every Sunday we have a 15-minute "Introduction to Spinning" for beginners. Please email us for the time of the beginner intro class. Remember: anyone at any level can spin! Classes are small and we give personal attention to every rider.

If you have any health concerns or limitations, please email us prior to class.

Akron's one and only independent spin studio that is equipped with SPINNER® BLADE ION

Once again JACKIE'S-GYM is on the cutting edge of technology, With the launch of proven strain-gauge power meter technology, Spinning unleashes the power of innovation and knowledge with the Spinner® Blade ION. Power meter innovation has proven effective in improving training efficiency, enhancing fitness and maximizing performance results for cyclists of all levels. By incorporating power-based training within the Spinning program will be able to provide members with incredible benefits, including science-based training principles for individual weight loss, fitness and performance goals; individualized training programs using the Personal Spinning Threshold (PST) Test and Spinpower Zones; high-quality, power-oriented Spinning classes. Spinpower will bring members to the next level, by mastering the science of health, fitness and performance, utilizing the same strain-gauge power meter technology that was once available only to elite level cyclists

  1. Watt power based training
  2. PST - Personal Spinning Threshold POWER
  3. FTP - Functional Threshold Power (ONLY ONE EVERY 3 WEEKS)
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