In addition to being fun, outdoor bike riding is one of the best forms of exercise. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, spinning in the Bay’s best classes promises a great workout without the weather. Take a beginner’s class or hit the pedals like a pro for one of the most fun, heart-pumping workouts the city has to offer.
1625 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
Price: $19 to $59
Hours: Mon to Fri – 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat to Sun – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Originally developed in 2006 as the first fitness center in the country for teenagers, now Overtime Fitness is open to everyone older than 13 years of age. Spinning workouts here are low impact and designed for all fitness levels and abilities. Be prepared for an intense class, but leave elated from a fun workout. Newbies should arrive early to for assistance with set-up.
20 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Ste. 207
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Price: $27 resident/$32 non-resident
Hours: Sat Beginner Class – 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Moderate Class Tues/Thurs – 8:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
HealthE Solutions offers either a beginning or moderate class in spinning at the Campbell Community Center. The Saturday beginner’s class offers a non-competitive arena for budding cyclists to learn how to set up the bike, monitor their heart rate and transition from one position to the next in a safe and secure, yet fun environment. The Tuesday/Thursday class reiterates all of the basics and includes the use of resistance.
Hours: Mon to Fri – 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sat – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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A unique facility, Planet Granite offers more than 10,000 square feet of space for fitness and boasts some of the best equipment available. Spinning classes are offered Monday through Thursday on Star Trac spin bikes with Carole or Peggy. Planet Granite encourages its athletes to branch out, so take the belay test and learn to climb, or take advantage of rowing machines and weights in addition to rocking cycling classes.
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Campbell Community Center
One W. Campbell Ave., C-31
Campbell, CA 95008
Price: $80 for a 20 day fitness pass to the drop-in program/$50 for a 10-day fitness pass
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Fri – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Campbell Community Center offers two ways for adults 18 years and older to enjoy a spinning class. The drop-in program offers one 45-minute class Monday to Thursday while the fitness program offers twice weekly morning or evening classes. Learn proper breathing and become more aware of body techniques as well as the proper heart rate during spinning. Add strength training with the strength, shape and spin class.
1678 Coleman Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Price: $15 group cycle single class
Hours: Mon to Fri – 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat to Sun by appointment
Take that spinning class to the next level at BMI Fitness, a facility that offers all the benefits of a health club, but in a private studio atmosphere. Group spinning classes are offered three days a week. Try a class today with Amy Chang, an inspiring certified Level 3 instructor. Instructors here pride themselves in helping students attain overall health, not just specific skills, to keep them in shape for everything from playing toss with the grandkids to taking on that third triathlon.
Susan Dusterhofts love for all things outdoors can be traced back to her childhood. She was born and raised in Southeastern Wisconsin and spent her holidays and summer vacations traveling across the eastern half of the country with her family. Looking for a change, Susan and her husband moved to Arizona, and used their free time to tour the western U.S. Finally settling in San Franciscos North Bay, Susan continues to travel throughout the Pacific region where she enjoys hiking, exploring and photographing the great outdoors. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.