Spinning at Elevate Fitness in Syracuse

Find a Spinning class that fits your schedule! We offer over 25 indoor cycling classes weekly for your convenience.

Try a Spinning class to experience the magic for yourself! First class is FREE!

Class passes are currently unavailable due to class capacity restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.

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The Spinning® program has something for everyone and we are confident that once you hop onto a bike and get your wheels turning you’ll never look back! Begin your Spinning® journey by finding a class that works with your schedule using the Schedules link at the top of the page.

Your First Spinning® Class

Your First Spin Class at Elevate Fitness

Plan to arrive at your first Spinning® class early to let your Certified Spinning Instructor know it’s your first time so you can get help with your bike setup. Bring a water bottle and towel, and wear clothes that will keep you comfortable during your ride:

Attire – We recommend moisture-wicking clothing and padded cycling tights or shorts. 

Shoes – Cycling shoes that clip into the pedals are best, and many facilities provide them. You can also wear regular athletic shoes, as long as they have stiff soles.

Make sure you also bring plenty of water and a towel because you’ll be working hard.

Setting Up Your Bike

Setting Up Your Spin Bike

Knowing how to properly set up your Spinner® bike is important for a fun and efficient ride. Here are the three adjustments you need to make:

  • Seat Height – Adjust the seat height so that when one foot is at the bottom of the pedal stroke there is a 25-35 degree bend in the knee.
  • Seat Fore/Aft Position – Sit on the bike and hold your pedals in a position where they are level. Your forward kneecap should be directly over the ball of your foot and the pedal spindle. Just like with squats and lunges, you don’t want your knee extending past your toes.
  • Handlebar Height – Position the handlebars at the height that feels comfortable. Experienced riders usually like handlebars to be the same height as the saddle. Newer riders usually find it more comfortable to bring the handlebars up higher.

Keeping It Safe

Because your safety is our top priority, here are a few key tips:

  • Bike Setup – Always secure your handlebars, seat post and seat slider.
  • Foot Placement – Place the ball of your foot over the center of the pedal and firmly secure your feet.
  • Slowing Down – To decrease your pedaling speed or stop the pedals completely, turn the resistance knob to the right as you slow down your legs. You can also push down on the resistance knob to use the brake.
  • Stay Hydrated – Drink plenty of water before, during and after class.

Most importantly, please let our instructors know if you have any questions, comments or concerns! We’re here to make sure you have the most amazing Spinning experience possible!

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