WHAT SHOULD I
EXPECT DURING MY FIRST CLASS?
When you arrive at Handlebar, you'll be checked in at the front desk and shown to a cubbie and your bike station. The instructor will help you set up and get familiar with your bike. Though each ride is different at Handlebar, there will always be a great playlist to get your body moving. The instructor will lead you through the class; you'll follow their moves, ride to the beat, and have a great time while building endurance! You are entirely in control of your bike resistance - which is why spin is perfect for new and seasoned riders!
For your first class, we ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow for enough time to sign any paperwork and get you set up to be trained on the bike.
WHAT SHOULD I
We recommend wearing comfortable, sweat-wicking workout attire, as you WILL sweat! Leggings or long shorts, and a tank top are always recommended. Wear regular athletic sneakers. Bike shoes are not required, but if you have them available, our bikes are compatible with SPD clips. Avoid wearing loose-fitting clothes that may get caught in the pedals.
WHERE DO I PARK?
Our studio is located at 715 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402. Being in the heart of downtown can lend its challenges for parking. Though there is construction happening on Commerce St, and traffic is limited, the sidewalk is open. Paid street parking is available on all of the surrounding streets (we recommend Pacific Ave, S 9th St, or Broadway). Next to McMenamins, there is a paid parking lot that is often open as well. Another option is to take the Link – it's FREE, and the last Link stop is next to our studio.
DO YOU HAVE
STORAGE FOR MY STUFF?
We provide in-studio cubbies for you to store your belongings.
WHAT BIKES DO YOU USE? DO I NEED SPIN SHOES?
We have Schwinn A.C. Performance Plus bikes. We love the way they look, sound, and feel. Most importantly, the Schwinn A.C. Performance Plus bikes are completely adjustable, allowing you to set them up in a way that is just right for your body size. If you plan on using spin shoes, our pedals are compatible with SPD clips. Although cycling shoes are not mandatory for classes at Handlebar, we highly recommend them as they make a tremendous difference in your efficiency on the bike! You will see an increase of up to 30% in your power output once you are clipped in and properly pull up on that pedal. It's well worth the investment if indoor cycling is a regular part of your fitness routine.