If you’ve taken a class with me in 2018, it’s likely been spinning. There’s a reason for that: It’s one of my favorite ways to get a great cardio and toning workout, and it’s one of the few that I can do where the time flies by with the beat of the music. Not to mention it’s one of the few times I can get loud in the gym.
For those who may not know, spinning is a cycling class that is taught to music. The music dictates the type of workout you will get, and vice versa. A fast paced, driving song is likely to be an all-out sprint, while a thumping slower song is likely to be a steep, high-resistance climb.It all depends on the instructors playlist and how they decide to take you through it.
Which brings me to my next point, the instructor. How your instructor decides to teach the class can make a world of difference in spinning. Sometimes, class will be fairly flat. With a lot of sprints and fast-paced music, but sometimes it’ll be a leisurely spin through the swamp with heavy climbs and pounding bass coming through the speakers to keep you motivated. Other times still, it’ll be a BMX track with a slew of jumps and hills. Most of the time, the class will consist of all three varied with a fun soundtrack.
So how does spin work you out? Well spin is essentially cycling so think of pedaling a bike. In the various stances on the bike, you are primarily working your triple extensors, meaning your quads, hamstrings, and calves, With glute activation as well. So a full lower body workout endurance workout to tone up your legs the right way. Spin is also an incredible way to get your heart rate up and keep the calories burning off for a full 45 or 30 minutes!
We have spin two days a week with friday being a combined ride and reps class, so come in, grab a bike and SPIN!