Initially, I started out trying to use it like a normal bike. There are two issues with this: a) It doesn't shift like a normal bike would so it was hard to move it to different levels (gears) as well as the fact that I was biking on a flat terrain having to "pretend" like I was coming to a hill and b) I'm basically a wuss so aforementioned fake hills never happened. I was talking to one of my teammates who is a ridiculously good rider and he mentioned that he had the same spin bike and that there were a few spin videos on Youtube he really liked. This immensely changed how I used my spin bike and now it's actually a beneficial piece of equipment. The best part? Since I do it at home I can work out anytime, anywhere, and in any weather. I do this particular video below, but they have many, many videos for all different levels of training.
This is a 20-minute spin video and it is intense, so be warned, especially if you're just getting back into working out like I am. They do 40 and 60-minute classes as well but let's be honest, I'm nowhere near being able to move up yet!
Tell me, what's your favorite way to work out?