Why Not Try A Spinning Class?


If you are into fitness and trying out different classes, have you ever considered going spinning? Spinning is a class of endurance and you will certainly know you have had a workout when you leave the room at the end of the session! If you want to get a high energy workout and burn off a lot of calories then it is definitely worth trying out.

The benefits to taking a spinning class is that it does give you a very effective workout, and you don’t have to be a fitness fanatic, really flexible or of a certain age, it is available for just about anyone to try out. Plus you don’t have to keep a silly looking helmet on your head whilst riding these stationary bikes! Of course like everything it has some more negative points too; if you get bored of doing one thing easily then it may not be the class for you. Similarly if endurance and stamina is a problem for you when working out, you may want to get some practice on a real bike first to try and improve it in your own time.

When you go to your local gym, such as an Activ8 fitness club, you can find out more information about the type of spinning class they offer. Whilst the general idea is the same, there are some variations depending on where you go to. Many people also think ‘why not just do this at home?’ In the gyms they will have state of the art bikes, an instructor on hand to help, plus the different workout phases help to keep it more interesting. Plus when you go to a class it can be fun to have lots of people doing the same as you, if you are struggling you can help each other on and make exercising into something a bit more sociable.

If you are watching what you eat and trying to lose weight then it is said that you can burn between 400 and 500 calories at a 40 minute spinning class, as well as traveling around 15 to 20 miles! Of course this depends on the cadence (pedal rate) that you are going at and how high the resistance is set, although you will probably change this a lot during the class to make sure each workout isn’t too difficult or too easy.

If you do enjoy going out on your bike outdoors, then spinning is the perfect fitness class to attend during the winter months. If you can’t get out on your bike due to snow or heavy rain then this indoor option will help keep you fit whilst you wait for it to warm up. So the next time you visit the gym, see if a spinning class is available and give it a go, you don’t know if you will like it until you try!