Ride Classes: Yourself, a big bottle of water, trainers or cleats (MTB SPDs) and comfortable athletic clothing. Padded shorts or cycling shorts help but are not mandatory.
Group Fitness Classes: Trainers, sports kit and a healthy attitude to give it a go!
Small towels and equipment (including yoga mats) are provided, and water and isotonic drinks are available to purchase at reception.
Please arrive at least 5 minutes before class starts. If you’re new, allow an extra 10-15 minutes so we can show you around and help you get set up.
When class starts, we lock the door. If you’re late, you won’t get in!
The bikes have cages for trainers, or you can bring you own cleats (and store them here, if you want to).
Our Keiser M3i bikes take MTB SPD cleats.
If you wear trainers in the spin studio, please make sure they’re relatively clean.
Short answer, yes you can! All the classes are designed in a way that beginners and experienced athletes can train side-by-side. That said, we generally recommend starting with a Ride45 class if it’s your first time. Please also tell a teacher if you are new, returning from an injury or modifying exercise.
We have coin-free lockers for you to store kit. Please use them rather than leaving kit on the bench or around the studio.
Until we move to our new (bigger, better) digs in January, we do not have showers or changing rooms.
You must be over 13 to join any of the classes. A consent form must be completed for under 18s.
If you need to cancel for any reason, please do so at least six hours before the start of class to avoid forfeiting your credit or being charged a £10 cancellation fee if you’re on an unlimited membership.
Wattage is the power you generate on the bike.
FTP stands for Functional Threshold Power. Your FTP is the average power you can push out for one hour. So if you can generate 150 watts for one hour, that means your FTP is 150.
When we do an FTP test at the start of a Ride Class, it levels the playing field so that everyone, regardless of age, gender and fitness level, will be working at the same relative effort for the rest of the class, as long as you’ve added your data into either your Evolution or Spivi account. If you need help with that, talk to us and we’ll do it for you.
Polar heart rate monitors will pair with our Keiser bikes and your data will be incorporated into your metrics throughout the indoor cycling classes. Other brands may pair but are not guaranteed. We do not provide heart rate monitors but you are welcome to bring your own.
You can customise your avatar (the figure on the screens) and set your own data (age, weight, height, gender & FTP) via the Spivi website by signing in here. Log in with the same username and password you use on our system. If you have issues, reset your password and you should be golden.
Yes! To set your class results to automatically save to your Strava account after each Ride, follow these steps:
God no! We use tech to track fitness and work to all levels. We are totally inclusive but we make no apology for using metrics because it means we can tailor your training in the most effective way possible. Otherwise it’s just faffing around on a bike with coloured lighting!
Everyone is scared at first but don’t be. The first step is the doorstep, and it’s all up from here on!
We are unfortunately not able to accommodate children in the studio, at least until we move to our new premises in January.
Nope. Buy your own credits and be you on the bike, not someone else!