Did you know that indoor cycling on a stationary bike travelling on imaginary terrain set to music is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories, tone the body and develop great fitness?
The cycling craze that swept the world was originally developed as “spinning” by ultra-endurance cyclist Johnny Goldberg (aka Johnny G) in 1986. Johnny G’s original goal was simple: to help people challenge themselves to be their physical and mental best. He succeeded; Spin classes are tough on the body and mind. But don’t be scared…you don’t have to be super fit to do Spin!
Yes really! Spin requires next to no coordination – Do I hear a cheer from all of you out there who can’t even manage to walk down the street without tripping? — so it suits ALL levels of fitness. The Spin bikes also allow you to set your own resistance levels so you can work as easy or as hard as you choose. If you’re a beginner, you will feel just as at home in a Spin class as an experienced athlete!
Here are some other great benefits of Spin:
- Spin is non-impact, so you can train hard without worrying about injuring yourself.
- If you currently have an injury (damn that sports game where you pushed yourself a little too hard!!), Spin has proven benefits for knee and other leg injuries – so you can keep fit while recuperating from your injury.
- Watch your fat melt away – Spin increases your heart rate and your metabolism! And it gets even better… when your heart rate slows after class; your metabolism still stays up for hours so you continue to burn fat while sitting in front of the TV!!
- Spin is fantastic for creating lean and toned legs. That’s right, Spin combines a resistance workout with cardiovascular training, so you can’t help but get toned!
If you take just 45 minutes out of your day and try a Spin class with any of our fantastic instructors, you will experience the benefits for yourself!
We also now offer Virtual Spin at the gym—you can enjoy all the benefits of a Spin class…at any time of the day! Simply choose a class that suits you, and off you go. Virtual Spin is also excellent for building confidence if you are a little apprehensive about participating in a traditional Spin class.
Check out our Virtual Spin video to see what it’s all about!
So what are you waiting for? Get to a Spin class and start riding your way to fitness now!