New spin classes are taking place each week at Anytime Fitness in Christchurch for Blind Foundation clients.

This new initiative came from one of our wonderful volunteers, and spin instructor, Andy Beale. Andy and the local gym have worked together to run and provide space and equipment.

Spin classes are a perfect option for people who are blind or have low vision. Spinning allows riders to obtain the benefits of cycling safely indoors without the dangers of outdoor riding. It’s also a great way to keep fit for the summer tandem biking.

Through verbal ques and instructions, participants can make the most of the work out which is set to energising music.

Many of the participants hadn’t been to a spin class before, now that it’s accessible, there’s been a good uptake.

A big thank you goes out to Andy and Anytime Fitness. The gym has been very supportive and welcoming (guide dogs included), providing space and bikes free of charge.