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3 Benefits to Joining Spin Class

By Virginia Laird

Many people love going to the gym, but at some point may experience a feeling of burnout. It is easy to feel a slump when using the same old routine day after day. There is a craze hitting the workout scene, the class has been around for years but it is actually getting new attention. Spin class can put some life back into your time at the gym. This is not like getting on a stationary bike in the workout room. Rather, it is a class geared toward utilizing various pedal sequences and bike tensions to help get the participants moving. Other reasons to give the class a try include:

  • It is a calorie burner
  • Spinning is great for toning muscles
  • It builds cardio endurance

It is a Calorie Burner

For those who think getting on a stationary bike may not be a good workout, think again. Spin class can help a person burn between 450 and 650 calories per class. This is amazing for only 50 minutes of work. The class will pose a challenge, however; most people admit to getting lost in the pleasure pedaling and the time seems to fly by.

Spinning is Great for Toning Muscles

A person may never consider a stationary bike to help tone the muscles and may reach for weights instead. However, spin class is great for toning the muscles. The sprint pedaling and going from a standing to a sitting position helps encourage toning throughout the entire body. The challenge of the various intervals and resistances can help burn fat and sculpt the muscles, especially the legs.

It Builds Cardio Endurance

Spin class calls for sprints, climbs, standing climbs, among others, which help to build cardio endurance. Those who struggle with a weakened ability to do small tasks such as climb stairs without being short of breath may notice an improved cardio system more quickly than others.

Joining spin class is only for those who are super committed to making change, as the soreness will kick your tail for a few days after the class. After just one class you will no longer question the legitimacy of the workout, you will know how wonderful spin class is and what you have been missing out on for so long. Look for a spin class near you to begin your path to a healthier, slimmer, and more toned body.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Midlothian, Va.

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