I received a free class from RPM Spin in exchange for this post, but all opinions expressed are my own.
Did you know there is an amazing spin studio in North Scottsdale? RPM Spin is conveniently located in Greyhawk, right around the corner from Chipotle and Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers. For years, I’ve been visiting the same complex to stuff my face with burgers and burrito bowls (embarrassing, but true) and had no idea I could get a killer workout there as well.
A local couple owns the studio, which is solely dedicated to spinning and features some pretty awesome lighting effects. I recently had the opportunity to try a class and loved what I found. The owner, Rachel, didn’t hesitate to walk around, introduce herself and help newbies like me with things like selecting the correct size of shoe (clip-in bike shoes can be rented for $3), adjusting your bike and using the monitor. The class I attended had several other first-timers as well, which made me feel comfortable and in good company.
Once things got rolling, the instructor cranked up the music and turned down the lights. The music was a great mix of recent pop and dance music, which made me feel like I was riding away in a nightclub rather than a gym. Since I frequent the Children’s Museum more than the clubs these days, it was a great change of pace from my everyday activities. The studio is filled with black lights and the accent lights on the walls changed with the tunes. RPM Spin is unique because after each song is over, participants recover in the dark. Initially riding a stationary bike in the dark felt a little strange, but I actually ended up finding it very relaxing. Plus no one around me could tell I was dripping with sweat. The instructor was easy to follow and I found the hour-long class went by quickly. I burned over 400 calories and left with a head full of workout endorphins.
While childcare isn’t available, RPM offers multiple class times (click here for the schedule). There is an early morning class, a 9:30 am class (perfect for moms after camp or school drop-off), as well as a 5:45 pm class, which is the one I attended. After my hubby got home from work, I happily handed over the kids and gave myself an hour to focus on me, which most moms don’t do often enough. All first-time riders get their first class free so you have nothing to lose by giving RPM a try. All you have to do is sign-up online here to reserve your spot.
If you’ve been thinking about trying a spin class, today is your lucky day because RPM Spin is giving away a 5 class pass (worth $85).
Contest Rules and Entry
*One entry per person, per entry method. No purchase necessary to enter. Must be an Arizona resident to win.
- COMMENT: Leave a comment below telling us why you love spinning, or why you would like to try it.
- FACEBOOK: Follow Scottsdale Moms Blog and RPM Spin on Facebook, then leave a separate comment here on the blog letting us know you did.
Contest closes Friday, July 15 at midnight. The giveaway winner will be randomly drawn the following day and will be notified by email. Good luck!!
Thank you RPM Spin for offering the giveaway for our readers!