Your Journey in Indoor Cycling

From Beginner to Pro: Your Journey in Indoor Cycling at Richmond

Have you been thinking about getting active, but you’re not sure where to start? You feel a change is on the cards for your life, but you’re unsure where to get started.

Have you considered a spin class? If you haven’t, this article will change your mind.

Spin class is a great way to be active while keeping your overall impact to a minimum and developing a baseline level of cardiovascular fitness. The best part is that you don’t need to be a fitness buff to get started. In fact, indoor cycling is one of the easiest and safest ways to get started on your fitness journey.

So if you’re a beginner looking to get on a spin bike around the Richmond area, this read will help you on your journey to improving your cardiovascular fitness and strength.

Getting Started on Your Spinning Journey

If you’re new to fitness or it’s been a while since you’ve done any physical activity, starting slow is important. While the mind might be willing to kick goals, going in too hard too soon could result in injury, so our advice is to start slow and make the challenges small yet enjoyable until you’re ready to take it up a level.

To start, we recommend 25-30 minutes as your baseline workout time and gradually build up the time. When you’re feeling good and like you could push it a little further, either extend the time or increase the resistance. The choice is yours. Over time, you’ll see that your physical fitness will increase.

If you have a lower baseline level of fitness, this is what a sample workout might look like:

Start at a low intensity for 5-10 minutes. Switch to medium intensity for 5 minutes, followed by:

  • High intensity for 1-2 minutes
  • Medium intensity for 5 minutes
  • High intensity for 1-2 minutes
  • Medium intensity for 5 minutes

This workout helps you achieve the minimum daily recommended amount of exercise, which you can build on once you feel comfortable.

What Do You Get Out of a Spin Class Workout Program?

You must start somewhere when you decide that a spin class is for you. Sure, you can just pedal and hope for the best, but like most things, when you have a blueprint to getting fitter and stronger, it makes it easier to follow, and you will likely see the results you are looking for much quicker.

A workout program helps you to familiarise yourself with why you are exercising and the specific benefits of a spin class. Let’s look at some of the benefits you’ll see on your journey.


Cycling is ideal for working the heart, lungs and muscles, and in terms of cardio, it’s one of the best forms of exercise you can take up. When your body performs cardio exercise, it also helps to pump blood through the body and increase oxygen.

You’ll soon discover that after regular spin class workouts, you’ll have:

  • Improved memory and brain functioning
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Better sleep
  • Improved blood sugar levels
  • Better immune system
  • Increased mood levels
  • Lower stress levels
  • Increased energy levels

Fat Burn

Due to the nature of cardio exercise, you will burn much more fat in a spin class than in other forms of exercise. But it’s not all about pedalling. If your goal is weight loss, then a balanced diet is just as important as regular exercise which will increase your ability to burn fat and see weight loss.

Low Impact

As a beginner, a stationary bike is a great, low-impact workout to build strength and minimise pressure – especially if you have joint or pain issues.

You will feel much less stress on your ankles, knees, hips, and other joints than running or high-impact exercises. Sometimes, you may even build enough strength in these areas to minimise pre-existing pain. It’s always good to discuss this with your health professional or with us at Cycle Collective to get a good idea of how to work with any pre-existing conditions.

Interval Training

Interval training is great for those starting their fitness journey and helps with other fitness elements, like strengthening your heart and helping burn calories for longer periods throughout the day. You can also burn more calories while exercising for less time, so it’s perfect for those on the run or who don’t want to spend all day at the gym.

Are You Ready to Try a Spin Class?  

Well, there you have it. Becoming a competent indoor cycling expert takes time and commitment, but you’ll thank yourself later. Not only that, you won’t be doing this alone – you’ll be supported by a great bunch of instructors and classmates who will support your journey – no matter what level you’re at.

Since 2014, our Cycle Collective spin studio in Richmond, Melbourne, has strived to provide world-class, science-based spin classes and spin class instructor training.

  • Cycle Collective is for everyone: people wanting to get into cycling, recreational riders, crit riders, triathletes, and cross-training for people who just want to improve their fitness.
  • State-of-the-art technology, combined with accurate equipment, gives you stats to your phone to track your progress.
  • Highly experienced coaches.
  • Cafes and restaurants 2 minutes from the studio
  • Easy parking and accessibility.
  • We have more than 17 classes a week – View the timetable
  • You will find a class, teacher and studio to match your needs.

If you’re considering taking a spin class and want to see how you can improve your fitness, come into our Richmond Studio and see why more people are choosing to spin.

Our trusted and highly qualified spin class instructors and world-class facilities will help you achieve the results you’re looking for, and it’s a great community of people who are all working towards similar goals.

For more information, contact us via phone today at 03 9996 1757 or send your inquiry via email by filling in our online contact form, and one of our representatives will respond promptly.