Don’t miss the final original playlist of the year, I’ve just compiled Spin Mix 35. I hope you’re like me and you’re winding down 2017. But it’s been a good year. After a 6-month break at the beginning of the year, we got to try a few SoulCycle playlists along with couple of new Spin Mixes as well. The blog also went through a face lift with a new look and new content. I really hope you’ve enjoyed all the changes that Spinning & Yoga has undergone, I certainly have! And I’m looking forward to what 2018 has in store…

Here’s what to look for when buying a spinning bike. Spinning is an amazing form of cardio. But while some people enjoy the dark, loud spinning classes at the local gym, others (like me) prefer to get their sweat on in the comfort of their own home. Having your own spinning bike also comes in handy when you aren’t able to make those 5am classes in the middle of winter. And with Christmas a few days away, it makes for a great gift to your favourite spinning enthusiast! Whether you want a bike to skip the weather, the gym rats…

Is your favourite spinning instructor a good instructor? Today, I’m exploring the various aspects that make up a good spinning coach. Music Spinning has become synonymous with cool, dark rooms and high energy music. That’s because it’s a high-energy workout. A good instructor will know which jams will help get you over that hill or what BPM you’ll need to warm up safely. They’ll also know that you can’t repeat the same playlist too many times. Who wants to listen to the same music all the time?! I definitely don’t. A good spinning instructor will make sure that there’s a…

And we’re back to the original spinning playlists, with Spin Mix 34! It’s been a while since I put together an original spinning playlist for you guys. I’ve been taking a look at what SoulCycle and YYC have been doing (let’s call it research) in an attempt to bring you better spinning playlists. But I’ve come to realise that all you really need for a great spin class is great music! My latest indoor cycling spin mix is a blend of summer and the latest Pop music doing the rounds on radio and the digital streaming charts. So, let’s get…

Nothing quite tones up that tush like Pop Pilates and a six week body toning bootcamp. Now that I’m no longer training for any more races for the rest of this year, I once again have time to focus on my Pilates and toning! I know, I know, when training for road races, I should also be doing strength training. Because without that, it’s a recipe for disaster (i.e. injury). Over the last six months, I’ve lost quite a bit of muscle strength and tone, but it’s time to fix that. Especially with it being beach and bikini season! You…

This upmarket space offers beautiful views of Table Mountain and is the perfect escape from the demands of daily life in the city. Situated in the Pavilion building (access from Beach Road), MyUtopia lives up to its name. It’s a slice of paradise in the heart of the busy Cape Town tourist central near the V&A Waterfront mall. The studio offers yoga in heated and non-heated studios as well as Pilates, Barre, dance and HIIT classes. The amazing facilities include the Nourish Café with a scrumptious menu, where you can chill before or after class with dependable and free Wi-Fi….