TJfit | Services | Spinning

By: Tjfit  09-12-2011
Keywords: bike


What is spinning?

Before taking a class at TJ Fit, all our participants must attend a 45 minute orientation session. This session is an introduction to the spinning program. It will give you an opportunity to see what this incredible program is all about! We will go through the bike set up, and demonstrate the 5 movements and 3 hand positions that we use in a spinning class. We will discuss the 5 energy zones and heart rate training as well. You will also fill out the necessary paper work at this time. Spinning is a program that anyone, at any level and age can do! Please bring your workout clothes, water bottle, towel and running/cycling shoes. This orientation is free, so please email or call to book a bike at or 860-1439.Note: For those of you that have participated in a spinning class before, you will still need to review this material with the instructor to ensure that you have been given the proper information. TJ Fit has found that most participants that have taken a spinning class at other facilities, have not been shown proper bike set up, or the proper technique of the movements.

At TJ Fit we offer 3 different options to signing up for classes. You have the option of registering for an entire session, purchasing a spin card or simply dropping in to a class. Registering for a session:
Signing up for a session, allows individuals to book a bike at a specific time slot. Ie: If you wanted to register for a session on Monday nights at 7pm, you would have a bike in that class for the given number of weeks in that session. To register for a session, classes are $10+gst per class, multiplied by the number of weeks in the session. If you chose to do more then one class a week and register for these classes, you will receive a discount. If you participate in 2 classes a week, you will receive a 5% discount and if you participate in 3 or more classes a week, you will receive a 10% discount.

Spin Card:
A spin card is a more flexible option for participants. The spin card allows our clients to book a bike up to 1 week in advance of the class they are wishing to participate in, depending on availability of course. The spin card is valid only during the session it is purchased in and if a bike is booked and you are not able to make the class, and 24 hours notice is not given TJ Fit, the class will be lost. Spin cards come in sets of 5 or 10 classes. The 5 class spin card is $60+gst and the 10 class spin card is $110+gst.Dropping In:
Dropping in to a class can only be done up to 24 hours in advance. Participants must call TJ Fit ahead of time to confirm bike availability. Drop in classes will be $13+gst per class (effective May 2004). Again if you book a bike and then are not able to make the class, you will be charged
for the class.Make Up Policy:
At TJ Fit we value our clients and want to stand out from our competition. We want you to adopt a healthy active lifestyle and we understand that sometimes, life can get in the way! So as a result, if you need to miss a class that you are registered for, if you let us know AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE (which will hopefully allow someone else to take your spot), you will be entitled to a make up during the session, that the missed class took place. MAKE UPS HOWEVER, CAN ONLY BE BOOKED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE, AND ARE DEPENDENT ON AVAILABILITY. MAKE UPS CANNOT BE CARRIED OVER INTO THE NEXT SESSION. Priority will be given to spin card holders and drop ins.What to bring:
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class to get properly set up on the bike. TJ Fit's instructors will check your seat ht, and fore and aft positioning with a plum line before the start of every class and this is time consuming, so please arrive early so that the class can start on time. Bring a water bottle and a towel. If you forget your water bottle or towel, we do sell bottled water and loan towels for a $1 each. If you have bike shorts, please wear them, and if you need a pair, we also have them for purchase. Bring a short sleeved top, as it does get very warm in our spinning room.Please bring a pair of workout shoes or biking shoes. Ideally a shoe with a stiff soled bottom. We have SPD compatible pedals, if you have biking shoes. If you have a heart rate monitor, please bring that as well. Lastly, please bring a smile, as we can't wait to share the spinning experience with you!Heart Rate Monitor Training:
Within our spinning program, we feel it is very important that each individual works at their own intensity level that is appropriate for them. With the use of a heart rate monitor, this allows individuals to do this. We do recommend that you purchase a heart rate monitor to use in our classes. We do have a few that we will lend you to test out, but also sell 3 models that you can purchase.

Fall Spinning Schedule 2011 Hard to believe that our Fall spinning is just around the corner!
Classes will begin Monday September 12th and run for 15 weeks. Last class will be Thursday December 22nd.Here is our Fall Schedule:
Monday 6-7pm and 7:30-8:30pm ( no class Thanksgiving Monday October 10th )
Tuesday 10am-11am, 6-7pm and 7:30-8:30pm
Wednesday 6-7pm and 7:30-8:30pm
Thursday 10am-11am, 6-7pm and 7:30-8:30pm
Saturday will begin October 29th and run for 8 weeks. 9-10am and 10:30-11:30am.

(You will notice that there will be a slight increase this year, (first time in over 8 years or more) Classes will now be $11+hst per class instead of 10+hst.)
Monday 174.02 hst included (14 weeks)
Tuesday 186.45 hst included (15 weeks)
Wednesday 186.45 hst included (15 weeks)
Thursday 186.45 hst included (15 weeks)
Saturday 99.44 hst included (8 weeks)

* Please remember to take 10% off of the total if you are spinning 3 x a week, as well as 5% if you are spinning 2 x a week** Partners, if you are spinning together and the total # per week combined is 3 x a week or more, please take 10% off of your total*** Reminders that Make up classes are given to those that have notified us of a missed class at least 24 hours ahead of time. Make ups are only valid in the session that the class was missed. Partners spinning together may use each others make ups, but ONLY IF BOTH PARTNERS ARE SPINNING. If only one partner is spinning the other partner who is not spinning MAY NOT DO THE MAKE UPS FOR THEIR PARTNER.Registration
Please email me to confirm your desired class ( summer spinners get first priority as well as previous tj fit spinners ).
Payment is due by FRIDAY AUGUST 26TH AT 6PM, if payment is not received by that date, your spot will no longer be guaranteed.
Please note that for your convenience, I do accept Email transfers, otherwise, cheque by mail or drop off in mail box is perfect, and greatly appreciated.Note: I have not added the strength component this session, due to lower interest in the winter/spring session.
I am still happy to offer it, but will offer it as a 1 hour group personal training session (50+hst divided by # of participants) and will offer it where there is demand/interest. Spin Orientation
Our spinning orientation for new spinners will be on Thursday September 1st from 7-8:30pm
Please email to confirm attendance.

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The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: bike

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