Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the studio?
Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club
We are located 7 mins from Wimbledon Town Centre and Raynes Park just off Worple Road. There is a well-lit footpath connecting us to the train/tube station at Wimbledon Station /Town (approx 7 mins walk).
We are also on the bus routes on Worple road.
Nearest Tube Station: Wimbledon Train and Tube Station
Is there parking at the studio?
Unfortunately Pedal Studio clients are not able to use the car park at the club as it is fully utilised.
There is on-street metered parking in Cranbrook Road as well as Elm Grove and the surrounding area (eg across the railway track in Merton Hall Road). There is also a multi-storey car park an approx. 5 min walk away together with a number of car parks around the town center (see links below). Additionally, you can park on yellow bands from 18:30.
How do I access the studio?
Speak to reception at the Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club and they will let you through the turnstiles. Follow the signs to find us on the second floor. Please aim to arrive at least 10 minutes before the class so that our instructors can get you signed in and prepared for the class.
Are there showers at the studio?
Yes, there are male and female changing rooms with showers on the ground floor of the Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club. you will need to bring a towel. If you want to use a locker you will need a £1 coin (refundable).
How many people are there per class?
There are a maximum of 20 attendees per spin class.
What do I do if it's my first time to the studio?
Aim to arrive at the studio at least 10 minutes before the start of the class. Let the instructor know your name and they will ensure you are properly briefed and set up on your bike.
What should i bring to a Spinning® class?
Ideally, cycling shoes with mountain bike Shimano SPD cleats but if not, flat bottomed cross trainer shoes
A water bottle – we have water on tap but you will need a bottle to fill
If you have your own Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) bring it along and, if it’s ANT+ enabled we can link it with our Heart Rate system. If you haven’t got a HRM don’t worry we can loan you a monitor if you would like to use one
If you want to bring your own sweat towel please do so however we do supply sweat towels
What can I expect in a Spin® class?
The instructors’ first priority is your safely so he/she will ensure that you are correctly set up on a bike taking account of any medical conditions/ailments you may have
Should you wish to use one, you will be issued with a HRM (that is worn on the chest next to skin) in order that you are able to obtain feedback as to how hard you are working. This is for your own use only – Pedal Studio promotes a non-competitive atmosphere so no instructor will tell you personally to work harder or indeed less hard. NB Unless you know your Maximum Heart Rate (MHR) our system will calculate one based on sex, age etc so it may take a few visits to ascertain a MHR that is reasonable.
Each class has a stated objective based on Heart Rate Zones so the instructor will provide guidance in such regard through advice on resistance, cadence, hand and body positioning. Two important things to note:
It is your class and your ride – we do not know what you did yesterday or what you plan for tomorrow so if you do not choose to follow the instructor’s guidance (and do not disturb others) that is absolutely fine
We do not advocate doing anything on an indoor bike that you would not do on an outdoor bike. If you want an all body workout train the legs on a bike, strengthen the upper body whilst on terra firma! See here for a further explanation for movements/hand positions etc:
Unless otherwise stated classes are 45 minute with typically 40 minutes of work and 5 minutes cool down/stretching.
What class should I book if I have never been spinning before?
You can do any class you want and during that class you can do as much or as little as you want. However, the best class for someone new to Spinning® is our Endurance class which provides a gentler introduction to the bikes and movements than some of our other classes.
Once a month we also run a Spinning® Essentials class which provides a really good opportunity for beginners and improvers alike to ensure that they are riding to maximum potential
Full descriptions of the various classes can be found here.
I have an injury – or am recovering from one – can I still do a class?
Actually because Spinning® is low impact a lot of medical practioners recommend it from a rehabilitation perspective. It is best however if you let an instructor know of any injury/medical impediment before the class starts as they will be able to provide advice on bike set up and how to tackle the session.
I am under 18. Can I do a spin class?
Yes though you will need to be at least 14 years old and 4’11” in height. As you are under 18 we will also need a parental consent form completed – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be sent one or they can be completed at the studi