Fitspin Mexico City
Are you ready to take a wild ride in the clouds? Mexico City has a ton of things to do and if you’re a fitness enthusiast like me, one of the main things that you can’t miss while visiting, is a class at Fitspin. Fitspin is an innovative fitness experience that revolutionizes indoor and outdoor cycling classes in Mexico City and Cancun, for 50 minutes, providing a dynamic, high-impact workout.
With a population of 21.9 million people and nonstop traffic congestion, Mexico City has a sustainable helicopter infrastructure in place, with more than 200 helipads in its metro area, making the helipad located at Reforma 180 the perfect spot for a once-in-a-lifetime rooftop cycle event.
About The Event
Fitspin happened to be celebrating its fourth anniversary during my stay and I had the chance to celebrate that during the iconic helipad event at Reforma 180, towering at 537.1 feet and 37 floors high, located in Juárez. It was easy to sign up for the class on the Fitspin website and cost $300 Mexican pesos, equivalent to $15 US dollars, which is not bad for an opportunity to take a ride above the clouds in Mexico City.
During the class, you can expect to burn between 600 and 700 calories, which comes easy due to the upbeat playlist each instructor has. My instructor Mandy, had us jamming when she played Me rehusó – Danny Ocean getting us into the groove while dancing, and having fun on the bike. She encouraged us to have fun and never give up during our ride.
Arrival & Process
When you arrive at the building, you’ll need to let security know that you’re there for the Fitspin class, and they will badge you in and point you towards the elevators. Once you arrive at the check-in, you’ll then be able to pick out your spin shoes based on size and put your belonging in a cubby. There are no locks or lockers, so be sure to leave your valuable items at home. About 10 minutes before the class starts, they will start leading everyone up the stairs outside to get up to the helipad, where the stationary bikes are.
During the initial registration, you have a chance to pick out your bike. This part is important due to not only the view but the proximity to the instructor. This was essential to me because I was the only person in the class that didn’t speak Spanish. My instructor did speak English, but very little, so It was important to be close to the front and have a clear sight of her, which is why I chose bike number nine to the far right.
It takes a few minutes for everyone to settle down and adjust their saddles. You’re given one pair of headphones, where you’ll be able to hear your instructor and the music, and a set of weights which you’ll use throughout the workout.
Know Before You Go
Fitspin usually specializes in indoor cycling classes, but due to COVID-19, they’ve expanded to more outdoor spaces providing a change in scenery and fresh air. It’s best to arrive at least 30 minutes before your class because, after two songs, they will deny you access. If you are not on time to the start of the class, your bike will be awarded to others who are on the waiting list.
If you’ve never tried a spin class like this, here are a few things you need to know before you go:
- It doesn’t matter that you’re a beginner. You took the first step which is showing up! You have to remember that you’re there to better yourself and in a room full of people who’re there to do the same thing. Don’t stress out if you feel like you need to modify the moves or adjust the speed based on what feels right to your body.
- If you’re taking an outdoor class you must wear sunscreen, do you hear me?….MUST! You’re going to be in the direct sun pumping out high energy at an elevation of 5,000 to 7,000 feet above sea level, which is not only closer to the sun but has a higher elevation as well. This may cause symptoms such as headaches and dizziness/nausea. Keep your water near by!
- It’s a social event and a group workout all-in-one. All of the socialites of Mexico City were out during this event, and you never know who you might run into, so I recommend that you put on that chic matching workout set.
- You’ll probably be hungry after you finish class, so make sure to check out my Foodie’s Guide to Mexico City for a list of my favorite places to eat.
I’ll never forget the sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that I had after finishing the class. A pumped instructor + energetic music is the key to what makes the class.
Let me know if you would dare to take a ride in the clouds, or if you have taken a Fitspin class before in the comments below. I look forward to reading your comments, as well as answering any questions you may have!
Until next time,