Trek Women
October 17, 2008


Trek_rider2_023 As I was getting dressed at 0-dark-thirty this morning to teach my Friday morning spin class at the Marine Barracks, I started thinking about spin-wear -– primarily because I’m a little behind on my laundry and the pickings were thin.

Me, myself –- I usually wear cycling shorts, cycling socks since I have a ton of ‘em, a regular, old cotton t-shirt, and cycling shoes with SPD clips. My spinners typically wear their Marine-issue green shorty-shorts and a tee or work-out gear (except for Zoe, one of my regulars, who trains for triathlons and wears cycling shorts and shoes too).

At the gym, when I take other instructors’ classes, I see the gambit from baggy sweats (cook in your own juices why don't you) to full-on cycling gear, jersey too. I’m not sure I get that. Shorts -– yes, since the material doesn’t flap around and the padding is a bonus as well as the shoes, which are practical. But jersey, hmmm. You don’t really need the back pockets, so is it a statement? I can take this outside. Or, fashion? I’m cool if that’s the case. Heck, my bike helmet matches my messenger bag.

What do you think? What do you wear spinning?


I'm definitely one for the cycling shorts - those seats aren't THAT comfy - and the shoes with SPD clips. I had to invest in the SPD clip shoes because none of the 3 bikes with Look cleat compatible pedals ever worked right.

Then I go with a wicking tank top (slightly loose/relaxed fit) - no matter the fan situation in a spin room it gets sweaty and steamy feeling so a tank top is always a good choice.

I can't believe how fast the full time spin weather will be upon us. . . .

Posted by: Jen | Oct 20, 2008 7:32:38 PM

I usually like to wear comfy clothes when I do any kind of work out, so sometimes I'll wear work out pants, not sweats mind you, a moisture whicking material and a cotton tee. That's what I wear to the gym most days and if I end up spinning, so be it. But if I go specifically to spin, I'll wear my cycling shorts but that's all, I couldn't see wearing a jersey, that would just look silly, in my opinion.

Posted by: Jo | Oct 25, 2008 8:10:41 PM

I hate to admit that I "cook in my own juices" (oh, the image that brings to mind!) in my baggy sweats and cotton t-shirt and socks. I do wear really good shoes though.

Posted by: Becky | Oct 27, 2008 8:52:56 PM

I am one for wearing baggy, long t-shirts when I work out. I like to cover my rear end and the bagginess prevents the sweaty material from clinging to my fat rolls. :)

Posted by: Laura | Oct 28, 2008 9:24:37 AM

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