By now I am sure that all of you have already seen, taken and/or heard of spinning. Spinning is becoming an increasingly popular exercise class and workout. So if you are already a spin lover or have yet to take a class, read on to find the top 5 reasons why spin is so beneficial and get yourself on a spin bike!
1) Cardio Workout
In spin, there is not a single minute that goes by where you are not pedaling. As most spin classes are 45 to 60 minutes in length, this means that you are constantly moving for at least that amount of time, making for a great cardiovascular workout.
2) Muscle Endurance
Spin classes combine speed and resistance training while moving between different positions. Segments of the class call for high resistance which targets every major muscle group in the lower body, including your abs. Pushing through resistance over a prolonged period of time (45 to 60 minute class) will provide the muscular endurance that your body seeks.
3) No joint pain here
Pedaling on a stationary bike means puts no impact on your joints. So unlike walking or running, spinning is a pain free exercise for your joints.
4) It’s about YOU
Throughout a spin class, the instructor will direct each participant to increase or decrease the resistance on your individual bike. You are the only person who can not only adjust the resistance on your bike but who can increase/decrease the pedaling speed, therefore giving you the control over the intensity of your workout. For a beginner spin participant, this allows you to adjust to the class at your own pace. For an experienced spinner, this allows you to intensify your workout as you see fit.
Music and instructor motivation make spin a class where it is hard not to feel good about yourself after it is all said and done. Pedaling to a beat and hearing words of inspiration from provides for an upbeat, positive class that makes it fun to be burning calories.
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-written by Devin Almedia, Fitness Assistant