7 Things You Should Know Before You Take Your First Spin Class

If you envision a spin studio as a big room filled with super-fit people (who all know each other), huddled around their usual bikes, chatting it up and stretching out their quads, you’re not too far off. Places with diehard devoted followings like SoulCycle and Flywheel can be intimidating for a newbie, but that shouldn’t keep you away. We asked the pros at California’s Beatbike to share the tips they wish every first-timer knew. (Spoiler alert: You should know it’s going to hurt at first.) Plan on joining in on the cycling phenomenon this year? Keep reading to make sure your first class goes as smoothly as possible!