Here's Why You Will Love Spin Class
By Virginia Laird
Those who enjoy biking as part of their fitness routine know it can be difficult to enjoy year-round due to weather. For those of you who may fit in the category but are reluctant to jump on a stationary bike in the fitness center, it may be time to consider trying a spin class. There are a great many benefits to embracing the class, including:
- It can be done all year
- It burns the calories
- It helps tone muscles, especially the legs
- It strengthens cardio endurance
It Can be Done All Year
While hopping on a stationary bike and trying to get in some mileage may seem boring, spin class takes this exercise tool to the next level. During class, it is easy to get lost in the music and intervals. The best part is that it is done in the comfort of the indoors, making it easy to escape the brutal Utah winters.
It Burns the Calories
Spin class burns the calories without a person ever realizing how hard he or she may be working. The secret to the class happens to be the use of various resistances as well as a variety of pedaling techniques. This allows those participating to work hard. Some fitness instructors suggest that spin class can help a person burn as many as 600 calories in a 50-minute class.
It Helps Tone Muscles, Especially the Legs
Trying to tone and define the leg muscles? This can happen while participating in spin class. Although, like other classes, the results will not show up overnight, many participants report seeing a difference in just a few classes. The best part about putting spin class in your routine is the difference it makes in great looking legs.
It is Strengthens Cardio Endurance
For the many trying to improve cardio health but not ready to begin running, spin class is a great place to start. It challenges the cardio system without having a person overdo it. Intervals are the key. As participants take part in climbs and sprints on the bike, each may experience the challenge all over the body, thus strengthening the cardio.
As you work to become more in shape, adding spin class to your routine can spice things up. Check your local gym for a class near you.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Orem, Utah.