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    Spin classes? - Denver

    Hi All,
    Just moved to Denver yesterday! Have already started looking for a gym... I've seen a lot of 24 Hour Fitness centers, and there are several within .5-5 miles of my house, which is appealing (I'm only so motivated to go if I have to drive, run, or bike far to get there!)

    Just wondered if anyone here has engaged in their Spin classes, or have any other gyms you'd recommend? They have a "$0 association" ending tomorrow, and I wont be able to get in for a trial run (but they are no contract and pretty reasonable fee-wise, so I might give it a shot unless someone has bad news!)

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    I am not a pro by any means but I have done a couple of the spin classes at the 24 by my house (up north) and the are quite challenging. I highly recommend them if you're looking for a good, intense workout.
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    Sounds good, thanks pwnt! I think I'll join on tomorrow. I have to pay the 1st and last month at joining and their association fee is free right now, so essentially I'm only bound to 2 months. not too bad if it flops.
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    If for some reason that falls through you can check out a LBS near you. Several up in my area offer spin classes in winter. My rec center about a mile away has spin classes as well.
    Perhaps someday I will give them a try but when I can ride outdoors year round....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    If for some reason that falls through you can check out a LBS near you. Several up in my area offer spin classes in winter. My rec center about a mile away has spin classes as well.
    Perhaps someday I will give them a try but when I can ride outdoors year round....
    yeah... I am still thinking I'm too wussy for that year- around riding.
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    I think the quality of the 24 hr Fitness depends on the neighborhood. I belonged to one for a while that had a problem with vandalism and someone was actually mugged in the locker room. I now belong to Cherry Creek Athletic Club. It is pricey, but if you swim, it is the place to go. They have 2 lap pools (indoor and out) and a leisure pool (outside). The outside pools are open from March thru November.
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    Oh, I forgot to mention that Cherry Creek Athletic Club has good spin classes. More importantly, they have spin bikes with clipless pedals on the exercise floor as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    Hi All,
    Just moved to Denver yesterday! Have already started looking for a gym... I've seen a lot of 24 Hour Fitness centers, and there are several within .5-5 miles of my house, which is appealing (I'm only so motivated to go if I have to drive, run, or bike far to get there!)



    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dark13star View Post
    Oh, I forgot to mention that Cherry Creek Athletic Club has good spin classes. More importantly, they have spin bikes with clipless pedals on the exercise floor as well.
    hmm yeah I have driven by there a few times.
    I did join 24hour on friday- I had to pay the 1st and last months at once, so at most I'm bound for 2 months. I'll test drive it
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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    hmm yeah I have driven by there a few times.
    I did join 24hour on friday- I had to pay the 1st and last months at once, so at most I'm bound for 2 months. I'll test drive it
    CCAC is also filled with old folks. I am 40, and you seem younger than I am, so just another thing to keep in mind.

    Again, biggest reason for this club is swimming.

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    artifice, I hope you are getting outside to ride today, the unseasonably warm weather is nearing an end. If it's not too late, come to the RMCC's ride (starts in Longmont, a bit of a drive for you) at 9:45 - I'll be the short girl on a ti bike with white bar tape, say hi!

    DJ, PWNT, get out here.
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    Working Dear. The people of Denver need me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valygrl View Post
    artifice, I hope you are getting outside to ride today, the unseasonably warm weather is nearing an end. If it's not too late, come to the RMCC's ride (starts in Longmont, a bit of a drive for you) at 9:45 - I'll be the short girl on a ti bike with white bar tape, say hi!

    DJ, PWNT, get out here.
    I did not get out to ride Maybe a quickie around the block later today.
    PM sent- lets catch up for a ride sometime!

    Quote Originally Posted by dark13star View Post
    CCAC is also filled with old folks. I am 40, and you seem younger than I am, so just another thing to keep in mind.

    Again, biggest reason for this club is swimming.

    Welcome to Denver.
    Yeah, I was under-impressed by 24 hour fitness's 2-lane lap pool (2 lanes?!) but then, I don't swim much. I keep telling myself I'm oing to swim more- maybe get into tri's.... at any rate, so... not too critical at this point.

    apparently i was supposed to sign up early for the spin class today, and pay $1 (what? I pay to be a member- kinda confused about the paying for class thing, would have appreciated being told this when I toured?) so... no spinning today.
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    I've never heard of that either. I know you gotta sign up early but never heard of the dollar thing. Your getting scammed or someone's messing with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    I did not get out to ride


    apparently i was supposed to sign up early for the spin class today
    Ok, your new here so I will give you a small pass today, but lets do a little educating.

    When its November,
    and its 75+ outside,
    get outside any way you can.
    This is not normal.

    That is all,

    Except to gloat about my 4 hour meandering from Golden to Wash Park to Littleton to Morrison and back to Golden. Glorious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvfrompc View Post
    Ok, your new here so I will give you a small pass today, but lets do a little educating.

    When its November,
    and its 75+ outside,
    get outside any way you can.
    This is not normal.

    That is all,

    Except to gloat about my 4 hour meandering from Golden to Wash Park to Littleton to Morrison and back to Golden. Glorious.
    grr i know, i am wasting good weather! if you had a solution for my poor sense of direction and the fact that I know nothing about the area? that is the real problem!
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    There's a great bike-route/path map of Denver available at bike shops for a few bucks.
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    Denver's bike map is also viewable online.
    I would suggest that map and the DBTC map. DBTC is far better.

    http://www.denvergov.org//BikeMapsof...8/Default.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    I did not get out to ride Maybe a quickie around the block later today.
    PM sent- lets catch up for a ride sometime!

    Yeah, I was under-impressed by 24 hour fitness's 2-lane lap pool (2 lanes?!) but then, I don't swim much. I keep telling myself I'm oing to swim more- maybe get into tri's.... at any rate, so... not too critical at this point.
    apparently i was supposed to sign up early for the spin class today, and pay $1 (what? I pay to be a member- kinda confused about the paying for class thing, would have appreciated being told this when I toured?) so... no spinning today.
    I think the $1 is if you want to reserve a spot ahead of time and not have to worry about getting there before it fills up. At least that's the case at the location I go to.
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