My Weekend at the Spinning® Clinic
Just completed my two-day spinning® clinic in Central London and like the barefoot running coaching it was a great course for me to do. Until now I had been teaching indoor cycling having qualified with a lesser-known brand. In fact, most instructors that teach indoor cycling are not qualified with the actual Spinning® brand. I am actually happy to have taught a more freestyle version previously as it gave me the opportunity to improve my skills as an instructor. Now I feel I am ready to represent the brand.
Now I feel a sense of belonging to a global network using a global language to convey our instructions. Did you know that all the different drills in spinning®, like ‘seated flat’, and ‘sprints on a hill’, have their own symbols?
For attendees this is of great benefit because if they come across a Spinning® instructor the language used will be familiar to them so even if there is a substitute the class continuity can be preserved.
The spinning programme is a wide and extensive programme. It can be implemented to achieve numerous goals by following the different training methods discussed briefly on their website www.spinning.com. Through this, one can achieve all their fitness goals I believe be they improving fitness or achieving fat loss. A good spinning® bike is about £500 and that really is all you need to get fit with the right instruction. A few little separate sessions of weight training will help and everything is sorted. Only those that wish to bulk-up in muscle mass will need more help in the weights room but just to look lean and toned the spinner is really all you need. I know that is all I would need, I just do the other stuff because I enjoy it and it is also my job.
Another great thing from the course was that most of those attending weren’t even fitness professionals. They were those with normal office or desk jobs who had a passion for fitness and spin and wanted to do this course in order to help themselves do better in their own classes and to also keep alive that dream of working in the fitness industry one day.
I have also had the opportunity to teach a class today in my new style and I look forward to developing these skills in future weeks. I have some really good ideas planned.
Big shout out also to my Master Instructor Sandro Morelli who is an encyclopaedia of knowledge and a great inspiration.
I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone whether in the fitness industry or not. Hope you enjoy your journey into spinning®