Beyond the handlebars

Beyond the handlebars

Beyond the handlebars

Hello Spinbreaker,

Ever wondered what goes into creating the perfect vibe for an Indoor Cycling Live DJ class? Well, get comfy because I’m about to take you behind the scenes of my world as the Spinbreak’s DJ, where every song, mood and genre counts and are carefully chosen to elevate your ride.


Setting the Stage :

Indoor Cycling is a journey, not just a workout. I want the playlist to be your guide, taking you seamlessly through warm-ups, sprints, climbs, and cool-downs. It’s about syncing the beats with the coach movements to make every pedal feel like a dance move. Let’s talk variety. From pop music to the latest electronic hits, and some, some R&B songs, I want the playlist to be as dynamic as your ride. I love throwing in surprises, keeping you guessing about what’s coming next.

Riding the Waves :

Those first few tracks? They’re like the opening scene of a movie. I like to attract the attention of the guests, get them hooked for what comes next, that’s why I like to start with familiar songs, that are catchy to the ear and easy to start pedaling little by little to their rhythm. That is why before any class, the coach and I discuss the playlist, and even though, on the day of the event, the songs and the order are a surprise for everyone, there is a previous agreement to choose the type of songs and speed at the beginning and at the end of the mix.

Keeping the rhythm :

Live mixed classes can be a challenge for anyone, you have to know how to adapt to the changes in rhythm and it is important to always be aware of the movements. However, at Spinbreak, we love challenges and that is why we have decided to make these classes special, for truly special occasions.

Can’t wait to see you in class soon! Being part of these sessions is a blast for me, and I hope you’ll enjoy the experience as much as I do. Let’s make fitness fun and unforgettable—see you in the studio for some good vibes and great workouts! 

Exercising when pregnant? It’s possible !

Exercising when pregnant? It’s possible !

Doing sports when you are pregnant? It is possible! More than possible, it is even essential! As we all know, pregnancy for a woman is not necessarily the easiest time to live both physically and mentally. But what better way to remedy this than through sport?   You probably ask yourself questions like “Isn’t it dangerous for the baby?” or “Will I have enough physical resources to make it? And this is quite normal, every pregnant woman faces at one time or another doubts or fears about this pregnancy situation, whether she is more or less mentally prepared for the event.   Through this article, the Spinbreak team will share with you the 3 guidelines to adopt in order to combine pregnancy and sport without apprehension!

I. Choose the right sport First of all, it is important not to do any sport in any way. A sport that is not adapted or of too high an intensity could be bad for the health of the mother-to-be. First of all, bad news for those who love sliding sports or combat sports, and all sports involving risks of falls or all kinds of impacts on the belly are obviously to be banned from the start! Other activities that should not be practiced during pregnancy are those that involve carrying heavy loads or so-called extreme activities such as diving or skydiving.   So what activities are recommended?

Swimming is the most recommended sport for pregnant women. The idea is obviously not to beat a speed record, but swimming or simply walking in the water has important benefits on the morale of the pregnant woman who will come out relaxed and relieved. This practice is also recommended for its draining benefits and to relieve back pain. Walking, yoga, pilates, or gentle gymnastics are also practices that respect the body and are therefore healthy for a pregnant woman. Cycling (only indoors to avoid the risk of falling) is also a good way to get in shape because of its draining and euphoric effect.

II. Forget about the performance aspect For those who are used to intensive sports sessions and the most competitive among us, this is perhaps the most difficult point to accept… But life is like that and we can’t change it, being in the expectation of a happy event necessarily implies a good number of physiological changes and therefore a decrease in physical and sports capacities. During this period of pregnancy, your body is not at its maximum capacity, which is why it is important to also adapt the intensity of your sports activities. Never exceed the limits set by your body, never go to the point of being out of breath. An important point of reference is that you must always be able to talk during the whole session. Spinbreak offers a range of indoor cycling sessions of different intensities.

The lift cycling and endurance sessions are particularly well suited for expectant mothers. But whatever the session, it is up to you to gauge the intensity. The practice of sports during pregnancy is not based on achievement but essentially on well-being! Keeping in shape, relaxing, thinking about something other than the approaching baby, doing something good for your morale, that’s the idea!   III. Think about yourself! In this particular period, that’s the most complicated, think about yourself from time to time! And not permanently to the future baby. As explained in the previous points, it is important to get used to the idea that practicing a sport activity during pregnancy, if it is well adapted to your current physical capacities and respectful of your body as a pregnant woman, will not be in any case harmful for the fetus.

We all know that deep feeling of well-being felt after a good sports session. So imagine what this feeling could be like when you are pregnant. Don’t you want to spend a beautiful and relaxing night in a deep sleep? Even better! Imagine your hot bath at the end the day! Wouldn’t it be even more pleasant than it already is after a good workout?   So ladies, now that all this information is in your hands, don’t hesitate! Sandrine, our founder of Spinbreak, mother of two beautiful children, would be delighted to share her experience with you! Enjoy it!

One of bordeaux’s special secrets…

One of bordeaux’s special secrets…

One of Bordeaux’s special secrets will help you stay active and sporty while you make the most of the incredible wines, gastronomy and treats that this beautiful region has to offer. Nestled in the heart of Bordeaux, next to the beautiful Jardin Public, Spinbreak Studio is owned and managed by Sandrine and Charles- who, after traveling the world, chose Bordeaux to settle into family life.

The Spinbreak community is made up of many cultures and communities, adding a richness to your indoor cycling class! Alongside Bordeaux natives, you will hear languages from Argentina and Mexico, to Morocco, Australia and the US…all of whom have become addicted to an impressive, efficient and fun workout, like no other! Whether you are a SoulCycle, Peloton, Les Mills fan, you will live a very unique experience here and will remember it for a long time to come…. Come for one or two sessions, and you will be asking when we can open up a studio in your local city 😉 If in doubt, check some of the Tripadvisor or Google reviews…. To try is to LOVE!

12 – 18 year old classes are coming to Spinbreak

12 – 18 year old classes are coming to Spinbreak

It’s time to get our kids into indoor cycling!

As of September, we are opening our first session entirely dedicated to 12 – 18 year olds. We know that exercise is critical for the health of young people, and we want to give them a place where they can learn about fitness in a fun way.

In addition to being effective on a sports level (cardio, muscle strengthening and fat burning), Spinbreak offers a moment of release and relaxation that our young people really need. In 45 minutes, they will have everything they need to be fit and healthy—all while dancing on our bikes.

The schedule is still to be defined, but we suggest you make a first choice between the following slots:

Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm

Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm

Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Do not hesitate to suggest slots according to schedule availability!

Our special Teen pack:

34 sessions in one year, valid from September 7, 2022 to June 21, 2023.

That’s right! One session per week (excluding school vacations) at the rate of 374€ (11€/session).

And that’s not all, we offer a 30-minute trial session so you can come test our concept 🤩 Need more info? We’re at your disposal at the studio reception, by phone at 0620849367 or by email at

* Loan of shoes, towels (session+shower), water bottles, and the bikes are set up before they arrive…

Meet Charles

Meet Charles

    • What is your favourite breakfast?

    I’m a big fan of intermittent fasting, so I usually skip breakfast. However if I am extra hungry, I love porridge with honey. My healthy plan is paused on sundays when I go full on family brunch: pancakes, chocolatines, coffee, etc 😜

    • Any tips for staying motivated?

    Motivation is a like a muscle. You can’t expect to lift big weights the first time you try. Go for smaller objectives that you can meet. Then it gets easier the more you do it.

    • What are your favourite training exercises?

    A good Pilates session with Karyn at the studio! Or a good plank if I’m on my own…

    • The best thing to do after a session is…

    Shower! And then enjoy some fun times with family or friends. A nice burger will help in both cases!

    • The sentence that inspires you the most?

    Keep going!