Underwater Spin class

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Registered: 11-09-2001
Underwater Spin class
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Mon, 10-20-2008 - 11:37pm
I saw this class on the news the other day. It's a spinning class in a swimming pool. You're up to about your chest in the water on a bike. It looked really cool. In some ways, I think the water would make it a little easier. And in others, it would add some resistance and make it harder. Does anyone think they would try it? I've never taken a spinning class but I think I'd like this one. Cathy

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Tue, 10-21-2008 - 7:53am
Hmmm, interesting!





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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 10-21-2008 - 9:47am
that's crazy! i'd like to try it. it's not very practical, though -- what facilities have space for bikes in their pool?! not to mention the cost of the bikes.
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Tue, 10-21-2008 - 10:12am
I never thought about not floating up!! I have no idea. LOL!! Cathy
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Tue, 10-21-2008 - 10:13am
Yeah, they didn't say where it was available. I would think maybe at some YMCA's or YWCA's where they have big pools. I wish they had said where you could find it. Cathy
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Tue, 10-21-2008 - 10:30am
That's what I was wondering, too.





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Tue, 10-21-2008 - 2:56pm
OMG!! You guys are so funny. The idea is that you walk into the place, go to the pool, take the class and leave. People whose job it is to that sort of thing will organize the pool schedule so it's free when others want to swim and other people who get paid to take care of it will put the bikes in and take the bikes out. My goodness ... you're so practical. All I thought about was sitting on the bike!! LOL! Cathy
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Tue, 10-21-2008 - 3:06pm

Here's a little bit of info on it: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2500/underwater_spinning_provides_ultimate.html?cat=50


And here's the news report I saw: http://www.wlbz2.com/news/health/story.aspx?storyid=94440&catid=9


This first article bumped us down to number 2 on the google list. Cathy

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Tue, 10-21-2008 - 4:58pm

Wow, $800 per bike!!!






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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 10-21-2008 - 5:03pm

don't forget you are talking to a bunch of group fitness instructors! WE'D be the ones "paid" to lug the bikes in and out of the water. none of the gyms i've ever taught at had separate people to take care of things like that. and we wouldn't be paid any extra for the lugging either.


and, as a lap swimmer, i don't like the idea of anything further restricting pool availability for lap swimming.

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Tue, 10-21-2008 - 6:00pm
We have a new Planet Fitness that I've considered joining. It's nice. Not a lot of atmosphere but a lot of machines, lots of room, it's spotless

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