Spin Group Fitness - Sport and Recreation - University of Canterbury - New Zealand


No co-ordination required to finish this ride.  You only get fit for Spin by doing spin – so take control and sweat your way to new levels of fitness.    Lunchtime classes are 45mins. All others are 50mins. Spin Enduro (offered occasionally) is 75 or 90 mins.

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Costs (additional to membership or casual entry fee)

$3 per class (member)
$13 per class (non member)
$27 for 10 concession card (members only or can be used in conjunction with casual entry or casual concession)

What to expect from a typical Spin Class

Party lights, amping music and a GREAT workout!  You choose the intensity with your resistance dial, but be guided by the instructor as much as you can.  It’s down to you – dial the effort up to get results, or dial it back to recover.   

Every instructor has their own unique style and musical choices, so it pays to try a few out and see who you fit with best..and remember, this could change over time as you gain more experience and fitness.

At your first Spin class

  • Arrive 15mins early!!  This is crucial – we need a bit of time to help set your bike up for you.
  • Don’t expect to be able to cycle as fast as everyone else – it takes time to build leg pace
  • Expect to feel exhausted – in a nice way!  It takes practice to understand the intensity to ride at.

Controlling Intensity

  • You are in charge of your workout – the instructor simply provides the moves and motivation. 
  • At no time during a class will an instructor touch your resistance dial – only you decide to work harder or easier

Benefits of participating in Spin

  • Gain leg strength and muscular endurance without gaining bulk
  • Increase your cardiovascular fitness and burn fat
  • Tone and shape your legs and butt

How often should you attend Spin?

As often as you like.  You’ll get awesome results from 3 classes per week. 

  • Phone +64 3 364 2433

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  • Physical Address
    22 Kirkwood Ave
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    UC RecCentre
    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800
    Christchurch 8140
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