On the bike with Lauren White. If you are not yet following her on Instagram @iamlaurenwhite, make sure you do as her energy, enthusiasm and positive vibes are contagious!
We managed to sit her on our BURNR bike for ten minutes to talk us through her love for spin and fitness. But don’t be fooled as it isn’t all fitness for Lauren. When she isn’t in her active wear you can find her studying for her Addiction Psychology and Counselling Degree and hosting talks to motivate teens and young individuals around the nation! Such an inspiration!
Firstly, just how do you manage to tie in spin with your daily routine of studying and attending London’s hottest work out classes AND going partying? You are a machine!
I absolutely love spinning. I fell in love with spinning when I was living in Hong Kong. There was a well-known studio there called XYZ and I was basically going 4 times a day! It motivates me so much. I love to spin at least 3 times a week.. and I have a gym at the back of my garden with a spin bike in it so I can go as much as I want!
Talk us through your fitness regime, and have you always been into spin?
My fitness regime is very broad. My background is half marathons and triathlons. I usually run a lot outdoors.. recently I’ve been changing it up doing boxing. Hiit, versa climb and strength and conditioning. Spinning has just become something I fell in love with the last two years.
Are you a morning spinner or an evening spinner?
I am a morning spinner.. I can do two classes back to back because my energy is most consumed then. Evenings are very hard for me as I get exhausted
When was the first time you went spinning, and what did you think of it?
First time I went spinning was with my dad and it was a Les Mills type of spin class watching a screen. I still enjoyed it as I love cardio
What advice would you give to someone who has yet to attend a spin class and how would you get them motivated?
How to motivate someone into spinning for the first time.. always try your best. You don’t have to be the best in the class. You just go for it as much as you can. Spinning is for everyone and it’s such a fun thing to do. Just have fun and enjoy.
What is your favourite song to spin to?
My favourite spin song will always be Bruno mars uptown funk remix!
If you could have a dream spin class, what theme or playlist would you choose?
My favourite theme class to do will be N Sync VS Spice Girls !!!
What is your favourite active wear brand to spin in?
My favourite active wear brand to wear is Lulu Lemon. I just think they have amazing active wear and fits really well, other than that it would be Underarmour
Are you spin-committed, i.e. do you hunt down the best spin studios when travelling or on vacation?
Spin committed… hahah yes I do love a good spin and even when I was in Manila I went to a class in the space of 10 hours between my flight to Bali! That was so much fun!
Why have you decided to become a spin teacher?
I decided to become a spin teacher when I knew I was into beat riding and the energy. My energy and personality is definitely something I live by. I want to inspire people to have fun and enjoy their workouts. And it’s all about the team effort
… and lastly.. the best thing about spin is …
The best thing about spin is that you are working out but you are also getting your mental health in check with the way the classes are taught. They are meant to give you a high that you need to make you feel positive and happy. Ride as one always. Ride as a team and always make each other happy!