Spin Facility FAQs

Spinning® Facility FAQ

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions please contact us.

How can my facility become an Official Spinning® Facility?

Facilities must have Spinner® bikes, hire certified Spinning instructors and sign our facility agreement [Adobe PDF] to be designated an Official Spinning Facility. Click here for more information on these three - free simple steps.

What is the fee to become an Official Spinning® Facility?

There are no licensing fees associated with becoming an Official Spinning Facility.

What are the typical demographics of Spinning® class participants?

One of the many great things about the Spinning program is that it appeals to individuals of all ages and fitness levels. Because every participant can control the resistance on their own Spinner bike, each individual gets a customized workout that's right for them. Due to the diverse range of continuing education workshops, instructors can create a variety of unique classes including Spinning and Yoga, Spinning® and Core Training, and Strength, Hills and Power, that can easily be customized to suit the needs of your members.

What kind of room or space is needed to conduct Spinning® classes?

The Spinning program can be operated in almost any facility space. A closed room is recommended but not necessary. Each bike requires a 4' (W) x 6' (L) space.

If you need additional assistance planning your Spinning® Studio, please visit our Studio Planner.

How can the Spinning® program help generate profit?

The availability of Spinning classes demonstrates a commitment to excellence in group exercise programming and is a strong selling point for potential members. Popular group exercise programs like Spinning® classes are also key drivers for member retention and word of mouth referrals. Some Official Spinning Facilities choose to charge a per-class or supplemental membership fee, which can pay for the entire program in a short period of time.

Additionally, clubs can boost profits by taking advantage of our Wholesale Program, which entitles Official Spinning Facility to wholesale pricing on our full line of Spinning® apparel and accessories. Our turnkey 8-Week Programs also enable clubs to generate profit while providing members with an enhanced level of service and support.

Finally, our online Facility Finder and Class Pass tools help you attract new members by directing individuals who are interested in the Spinning program to your club.

What research has been conducted regarding the Spinning® program?

Extensive research has been conducted on the physiological and bio-medical responses of Spinning program participants. These studies demonstrate that the program is a safe and effective cardiovascular, weight management, and training regimen. Our panel of renowned researchers has been instrumental in the ongoing development of the Spinning program and related research. Please visit our Articles & Research section for a listing of specific studies.

Is it necessary to offer beginning, intermediate and advanced Spinning® classes?

The Spinning program is an individually paced, non-competitive, group training program designed for all ages and fitness levels. Each bike is equipped with an adjustable resistance knob, which allows each student to select his/her own level of intensity.

Instructors are taught how to coach new students and help all participants achieve a fun, safe and challenging workout. Instructors also employ Spinning Energy Zones™, which define target heart rate zones for specific training goals. By employing heart rate training, students receive a highly personalized workout.

However, you know your members best. Their needs and fitness levels will help you determine if beginner or advanced classes would make sound additions to your group exercise calendar.

Who is Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.?

Founded in 1994, Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. is the largest equipment-based education company on the planet. Located in Venice, California, it is the home of Spinning®, Peak Pilates®, CrossCore®, Ugi® and Resist-A-Ball®.