Joining a new class can be nerve-racking sometimes, especially if this class happened to be in a dark room with blasting music and an exuberant instructor yelling instructions at the front of the class! Yes, a spinning class can be intimidating at first, but as soon as you hop on a bike, you will definitely be craving for more rides. Hence, here is everything you need to know before giving our spinning class a try!
What is a spin class?
You’ve probably wondered “why all the fuss about spinning classes when you can ride a bike outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery?”. In fact, a spinning class is more than riding a bike. It’s about the physical, mental, and emotional wellness that pervades you whenever your feet hit the pedals.
A spinning class, also known as indoor cycling, is a full-body workout that involves riding a stationary bike with a weighted flywheel along with your fellow cyclists. Here at PowerHouse Gym, we offer a one-hour class, in a dim room with color-changing lights and a lively instructor that will make sure to keep you motivated (and of course drenched in sweat!) throughout your classes. Hence, whether you are a newbie or an expert cyclist, our intermediate spinning class is for you!
Why does a spinning class tick all the boxes?
If you are a bystander and haven’t actually tried a spinning class, you might think that all these cyclists do is train their legs! But when you dive into the 6 benefits of spinning classes, you will have second thoughts.
1. It is more than a leg workout…
Word has it that spinning exercises can only strengthen the quadriceps, hamstrings, hip flexors, glutes, and lower legs! However, a spinning class is a full-body workout that can work magic on all your major muscle groups, including your core, back, and upper body.
2. Joints friendly
If you are an older adult, suffering from arthritis, recovering from injury, or simply want to take it easy on your joints, spinning is perfect for you! This low-impact exercise will strengthen your joints, improve your daily activity, and help you stay fit.
3. Healthy heart
Nothing can keep your heart healthy like spinning! This cardiovascular workout can decrease your fat mass, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, improve your blood flow, and increase your stamina. We told you, it’s worth a try!
4. Food for the brain
Spinning can be great for your mental health! When you start pedaling, you will free your mind from all that is troubling you and only focus on pushing yourself to the limits. Moreover, the dimly-lit room will help you find your inner strength and focus on your goal.
5. Calorie burner…
Did you know that a one-hour spinning class can burn between 600-1000 calories?
6. Happy hormones!
In general, working out triggers adrenaline rush and endorphins, and spinning is no different! Actually, spinning at PowerHouse gym can be a great stress killer with all the motivation you will be receiving from your instructor and the energizing music. Your only concern will be to keep your legs pumping.
So, tell us now, are you going to put our spinning class at the top of your workout list?