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Owlie
10-08-2010, 09:47 AM
We've got a place that's doing this just down the street. I'm thinking of giving it a shot.

Anyone try this?

indysteel
10-08-2010, 10:19 AM
I'd be curious about the quality of the instructors, especially on the yoga half of the equation. My gut tells me that Spynga is a fad that has attracted some less than well-trained teachers who sacrifice proper form for "a good workout." Of course, the same holds true for the spinning side of the equation. There are a lot of bad instructors out there.

But that's just my gut. I'm willing to keep an open mind about it. :)

snapdragen
10-08-2010, 04:44 PM
What is it? :confused:

indysteel
10-08-2010, 05:06 PM
I saw one class description where you spend half of a 75-class spinning and then spend the rest of the time doing a rigourous series of yoga poses.

Meh. I'd rather just do one or the other.

Miranda
10-10-2010, 03:30 PM
http://www.blogto.com/fitness/spynga-toronto

When I googled just now this was one description (link above)... just as posted... kinda a half spin, half yoga class.

I have not done it myself. I'm certified through M.D.A. & teach Spinning at a couple gyms... also have my Pilates cert thru N.E.T.A.

One of my gyms has an abs and spin combo class. Basically you ride for 45mins, and 15mins off the bike for abs. Another gym in the area does offer a Spin & Sculpt class... spin for your cardio and weight lifting off the bike.

Sometimes members will do classes back to back on the schedule to get both cardio and weights in if offered that way.

The thing that I would be leary of is IF anything other than riding-cycling is performed while ON the bike. I can't remember what it's even called atm, but there is some crazy class where you attempt strength training seated on the bike... and maybe still pedaling. That's an injury and liability law suit waiting to happen imho.

Many gyms will have a free trial class to check it out, before you commit your money.