6 reasons why Spinning is so good for us
All spin classes involve music which helps set the scene for specific sections, for example hill climbing tracks might have a slower beat than a interval section. While the classes are often done in a group and in a gym setting, if you can afford a stationary bike, you can easily do an at-home spin class using resources found online platforms
Spinning offers a great cardiovascular workout for the body and is also good for optimising fat burning. Here’s 5 reasons why starting out in spinning could be right for you.
1 Happy Hormones
You know that feeling you get when you’ve booked a holiday or just about to tuck into a large Cholcate bar? That warm, fuzzy, happy feeling, is your body releasing feel good endorphins into your blood stream. And guess what? Exercise does that too! Now you may not believe us just yet – but jump on a Spin bike, take part in a class and we bet you’ll feel much better than you did going in! This is because exercise produces endorphins which interact with receptors in your brain and trigger positive feelings in your body. You’ll leave the class feeling physically tired but mentally you’ll be on a high, and that is the feeling you’ll become addicted to. That is why staying active can help so many people combat depression and other negative mental and physical health conditions including stress.
2 Low Impact Exercise
Spinning is perfect if you are recently recovering from an injury or surgery or just need to take things a little more gently. Don’t get us wrong, you can still get a great workout, but as the bike is stationary there is no risk that you will come off or collide with another cyclist. It also means you can focus on what really matters in class, working towards your fitness goals. If you are unsure whether a Spin class would be suitable for you, get in touch with us, and we can answer any queries you may have. Be sure to arrive early to your first class so that instructor can set you up on the bike safely.
3 Improves Cardiovascular Fitness
Cardiovascular fitness is the ability of the heart, blood cells and lungs to provide oxygenated blood to our muscles allowing them to produce energy so we can move. Basically the more cardiovascular fitness you have the easier it will be for you to move and stay active. It will also lessen your chances of getting Coronary Heart Disease and other cardiovascular health problems. A Spin class can be an effective and safe way for you to increase your cardiovascular fitness under the supervision of our highly qualified Spin instructors.
4 Lean Muscle and Toning
One of the best advantages of a spin class is the increase in muscle definition in your legs and core We don’t need to tell you how important the strength of your core is, it basically holds your body upright. Muscle weighs more than fat, so people get confused when they want to lose their muffin top but start to see an increase on the scales! Our advice – ditch the scales, don’t aim for a number or a size of jean, aim for how you want your body to look. As you start to build more lean muscle definition you are likely to put on weight but your body shape will change in all the right places. Plus the more muscle mass you have the more calories your body burns day to day, even when resting.
5 Stress release
There’s no arguing about it – it has been scientifically proven that exercise can help to reduce stress. Exercise focuses your mind allowing you to clear your head space and temporarily forget whatever stressful day you’ve had at work or at home. Exercising makes you feel good about yourself and increases your confidence, all of which help to reduce stress within our daily lives.