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Anonymous's picture

does anyone know of a place
in Manhattan
that offers spin classes
w/o requiring gym membership?

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bill (not verified)

The Toga bike shop on west end ave has BYO bike spin classes 3 nights a week. You put your bike on a fluid trainer that they provide- very cool class. Call for details.

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hannah (not verified)
Fitness Access Passbook

"For the past few years, I've gotten the Fitness Access Passbook. It's got lots of passes for local gyms, generally for two or three visits or a one-week ""membership."" I use it to pool-hop around the city, but it would also be good for spinning classes. New York Sports Club, Manhattan Plaza, Ys, the JCC, and Asphalt Green are some of the places I've used it to go to. In just three or four uses, it pays for itself. Best of all, I've never had to complete annoying paperwork or deal with membership salespeople.

More info about the book is at http://www.health-fitness.org/orderForm.html. If you find three other people who are interested in buying one, you get one free.


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Karen Ulrich (not verified)

thanks for the info!

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Yogi (not verified)
Look out! Ulrich is on the attack.


Spin, Spin, Spin.

You’re already scary strong. Try not to go nuts over the winter, or you’ll really put the hurt on some people in the A-classics this year.


For those who are venturing out on two wheels this week. I discovered a low-tech (free) piece of equipment that was very helpful last week in the extreme cold. Some people have used folded newspaper (NY Times), USPS shipping envelopes, or plastic bags to block the wind from hitting their chest and torso.

I used a rectangular piece of bubble (small size) wrap between my polypropylene (2) and jersey. I wore the bubble side in and the flat side out to shelter me from the wind and to keep the warm heat close to the body. The great thing about bubble wrap is that the moisture collects and condenses on the surfaces and the spaces between the bubbles, keeping the body dryer and warmer. I was able to ride a lot less bulked up than the others I saw on the road last week. If you have to stop for any length of time, you can just take it out and air dry it for the return trip.

With a thin wind shell, and my head, fingers and toes covered up. I was able to stay toasty on my 25 min commute last week when the temp. was in the teens with a 20-mph wind.

Anybody else uses any other unusual stuff?

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Lynn Baruh (not verified)
Bubble wrap- next must have gear?

What a coolxfunny idea- will have to try it

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Yogi (not verified)
Bubbles and all

Single digits riding this morning, it takes 15 minutes to get suited up for a 25 min.ride. I switched to a none cycling specific shell for better coverage. Couldn’t find my ski goggles, had to use my little cycling glasses. The wind wasn’t too bad; my fingers and toes were fine.

RSD is already chewed up and we still have 2 months of winter left. There were other bike commuters out this morning. A few inches of snow and ice will put us out of commission : -(

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