Spinning around: Why you should try a spin class

If you’re looking for a way to mix up your workouts and train in a fun, fast-paced environment which gives you total control, then a spin class could be well worth considering. Group pedalling could be the fitness boost to transform your exercise routine, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned rider or a beginner. Want to know more about what you can expect from spinning? Read on for more information!

You’ll burn serious calories

Spinning is a great form of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), which is widely regarded as one of the most effective training methods. Short, sharp bursts of sprints and hill efforts mixed in with longer intervals which test strength and endurance mean that you could lose fat, build muscle and burn up to 500 calories.

It’s a fun workout

Most spin classes will have loud, energetic music to keep you motivated and to keep the workout fun and varied. It’s a long way off the sometimes-monotonous gym environment, so if you’re looking for a new way to get your workouts in then spinning could be the answer.

It’s great stress relief

While this is pretty much true of any form of exercise, spin classes can be a great way to destress, relieve anxiety and keep yourself healthy mentally. Plus, the group aspect of a spin class can be great for meeting new people and socialising – all of which can give you a positive boost.

The exercise is low-impact

Spinning doesn’t put nearly as much pressure on your joints as other cardio-based workouts such as running. By taking part in a spin class, you’re reducing the potential for injury to your joints and muscles – which means that you can work harder and more efficiently without the risk of being in unnecessary pain the next day!

It’s perfect for beginners

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned cycler or a beginner thinking about joining your first spin group – it really can be as easy or as difficult as you like. You’re in charge of setting your resistance, which means you’re in total control.

The instructor leading the class will tell you when you should increase the resistance on your bike, and some may even include ‘dance’ moves into their routine which can involve standing up off the seat, dipping your arms and peddling to the beat of the music. But unlike other routine-focused exercises classes, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner or an expert, as you’ll have your own bike and can go at your own pace.

At Fit Body in 6 we’ve just started running Beginners Cycle Workshops, which run in 6-week blocks and give you the chance to try out our cycle studio and a mix of different classes. If you’d like more information on the classes or would like to sign up, give me a call and I’d be happy to talk you through it!

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