Stationary cycling class popular at the YMCA
Thursday, 21 August 2008 05:25
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 02:55
Enjoy a long, strenuous bike ride without leaving the climate-controlled surroundings of the Pullum Family YMCA.
Spinning is an aerobic exercise program that takes place on a stationary bike, and Dottie Thomas, wellness director and spinning instructor at YMCA, said it is the most popular fitness class.
“We have 10 bikes at the YMCA,” Thomas said. “If we had 50, we would use every one of them.”
The YMCA requires riders to sign up for the class 48 hours ahead of the scheduled class.
“We had a storm one weekend that caused our phones to be out of service,” she said. “People lined up at 5:30 a.m. (Monday) in order to sign up for the Wednesday class.”
Spinning classes are taught at both the YMCA and The Club in Gulf Breeze, and both facilities have 11 classes each week.