Need a New Workout? Try a Spin Class
By Virginia Laird
Do you ever get bored of the same old workout routine day after day? Consider trying something new. One of the classes many are over the moon about today is spin. This is a class where participants use stationary bikes to burn calories. While it is not a new class, it is catching new steam. There are many reasons people should consider this class as a way to shake up their fitness life including:
- It is a full body workout
- It is a high intensity class with low impact
- It can help lean and tone the legs
It is a Full Body Workout
While riding a stationary bike may not seem like a full body workout, it is exactly that. More instructors are opting to add light weights as well as resistance bands to the workout. Many have begun utilizing these exercise tools while the legs pedal away. The weights may not pose a challenge in the beginning, but after a few rotations a person’s arms will be feeling it.
It is a High Intensity Class with Low Impact
The great thing about spin class is that biking is a low-impact workout. This means that there is little stress on the knees or ankles, among other joints. Many classes and exercises that are considered to be low-impact are low intensity. However, this is not the case with spin class. Due to the use of stationary bikes, the class can be high intensity without the physical stress of such a workout.
It Can Help Lean and Tone the Legs
Many people, when asked what they would change about themselves, would admit to wanting to change the shape of their legs (more specifically: the upper leg). Spin class works out the legs, constantly allowing them to be slimmed and toned. While the results may not be visible after one day or even one week, spin class helps to develop leaner, more toned leg muscles.
If you are looking for a spin class to put to the test, a great place to start is a local gym. If you are not already riding your bicycle or a stationary bike regularly, one thing is sure: After your first class, your tush will be sore. Plan ahead to work through such pain and you just may enjoy the class and the benefits it has to offer.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Rosemead, Calif.