Spinning classes or other indoor cycling workout can be your way to get in an active workout, burn more calories and keep your muscles in shape, especially during the off-season. But you have to have a high tolerance for bikes exercises, as well as training in groups. And being cooped up inside with a bunch of other sweaty people.
- Indoor cycling classes are done in a fitness studio, with various light and music settings to create the needed energized atmosphere.
- Instructors guide participants through workout Warm-up, steady up tempo cadences, sprints, climbs, cool-downs, etc.
- You control resistance on your bike to make the pedaling as easy or as difficult as you choose. Constant adjustment is normal.
- All you’ll need is workout clothes, a towel, to wipe your face, and a water bottle.
- Stationary bikes have toe clips so you can wear tennis shoes. But many pedals also work with Shimano-style SPD cleats.
- An effective workout with great results
- Keeps you in shape even in the off-season
- Varied routines keep things fresh
- Suits all levels
- You’re not on a real bike
- Sometimes classes may make you feel a little bit bored of repeated exercises.
- You have to push yourself along the class to get the maximum result.