4 Reasons to Fall in Love with Spin Class
By Virginia Laird
Spin class seems to be popping up in gyms across the nation. Fitness instructors and participants rave about the new style and the fantastic workout it provides. Many gyms cannot purchase enough bikes for everyone excited to try the class. There are many reasons for people to love spin, including:
- Spin is low-impact
- It is a great calorie burner
- Spin class tones the legs
- It provides a full body workout
Spin is Low-Impact
It can be difficult to find a low-impact class that offers a heart-pumping workout for all, yet spin class meets this criteria. As a low-impact workout, spin class is easy on the knees. Participants of the class take part in a variety of speeds and tensions using the stationary bike to get the heart racing.
It is a Great Calorie Burner
Spin class is great to burn calories. Many people work harder than ever and never realize it until the class has come to an end. It is easy to get lost in the excitement of the music and challenges posed by the instructor. Some suggest that a spin class of 50 minutes could burn between 450 and 650 calories.
Spin Class Tones the Legs
For those in search of more tone and lean legs, spin class is the place to go. The entire body may get a workout, but the legs do the bulk of the work. Using a variety of tensions and speeds, the legs have the ability to burn unwanted fat, while toning the muscles.
It Provides a Full Body Workout
Many of the spin instructors have begun to include the use of resistance bands. While it may seem difficult to pedal and work the upper body, it is possible and popular. Still, some instructors have their class hop off the bike for a few minutes of upper body resistance training. Either way, the entire body gets a workout.
If you are someone searching for a class to love and get excited about, spin class is the place for you. In many gyms it is necessary to arrive 30 minutes early to get a pass for the class. The pass secures a bike for you, where there may otherwise not be enough. Another thing to remember is that after the first class, your booty may be sore from the seat, but it shouldn’t last long and after just a few classes this will no longer be an issue. Happy spinning!
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