Are you interested in trying spinning, but find it intimidating? Vie's comfortable and relaxed environment and their go-at-your-own-pace attitude makes it the perfect place for beginners.
THE SWEAT SCALE
While Vie spin classes are not nearly as intense as other spin studios, the 50-minute class will still make you sweat. There is an emphasis on adjusting the bike resistance to what you feel comfortable with, thus making the class as hard and as sweaty as you want.
All of the spin classes are 50 minutes and will vary based on the instructor. They mostly consist of circuits that are made up of hills and intervals of sprints where you are constantly in and out of the saddle. The instructor will give you guidance, but not specific directions. You control your own resistance on the bike and your own pace.
WHAT TO WEAR AND HOW TO PREPARE
Wear leggings! You’re on a bike for almost an hour with your legs rubbing against the seat. Also bring your own earbuds or headphones if you don’t want to use theirs. They do provide you with earbuds or over-the-ear headsets that they clean after every use in case you forget. Make sure to arrive around 15 minutes early so the instructor can help you adjust your bike and give you a run down on how to read your screen. Leave enough time to get there as it is a bit of a trek since it is right past Main Street.
Vie is not just a spin studio. They have a selection of classes including barre, ViPR and yoga. In addition to fitness classes, Vie has a spa, a clothing boutique (which has everything from Lululemon to S’well bottles) and a juice bar. The spin classes are set up in an open and airy section of the studio filled with natural light from the windows at the front.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Vie is not your typical intense spin studio where you ride in the dark with flashing lights and blasting music. Instead, you'll find a sun-filled room, and relaxed atmosphere–the perfect place to pop your spinning cherry.
Vie Fitness Spinning Sweat Scale*
✓ Equipment Rentals
✓ Juice Bar
✗ Membership fees
✗ Free Water
✗ Equipment Purchase required