Welcome to the Spin City blog! If you are an avid cycler, spinner, or fitness enthusiast, this is the place for you. Don’t worry, beginners, I also have everything you need to get started on your cycling journey and get the most out of a sport that offers us so much.

The Who

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My name is Carmen and I am a cycling fanatic. Yes, you might say that I am a bit crazy, but it keeps life interesting. I started cycling to get out of the house and get some exercise. Little did I know that it would be the beginning of an epic love affair that would completely change my life.

The first few weeks were tough, but once I got fitter, I started noticing the freedom and peace I was experiencing and never looked back. You often hear runners explain running as the only place where they feel free and like themselves.

That is what cycling is for me. I have since taken part in many cycling races and tournaments and love every second of it. I also teach spinning classes at different gyms and clubs across Canada.

The What

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Spin City is all about cycling, spinning, fitness, and happiness. You will find interesting facts and information about bike clubs, spinning studios, how to eat, how to train, what not to do, where to start, which music to use and so much more.

There are tips for spinning class instructors as well as important information for those of you who are starting the cycling journey and need some guidance. It is always great to hear feedback and questions from readers, so please contact me here and let me know how your journey is going.

The Why

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Very simply put, I just want to share my love of cycling and what it has meant to me. The world can be such a tough place sometimes, that I want to do my part in making it better and helping others find a way to feel free and be happy.

Getting fit and being healthy while sharing some happiness is a wonderful extra. I hope you find some inspiration here, regardless of whether you are a cyclist or spinner or not.

The words of Arthur Conan Doyle says it well, “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”