Chances are you’ve probably heard someone talking about that amazing spin class they go to. You’ve probably also wondered how sitting on a stationary bike in a dark room full of sweaty humans cycling. We have 8 reasons why you should start peddling and seeing the benefits of spin classes.
You know that feeling you get when you look in your bank account on payday? That warm, fuzzy, happy (I’m rich, at least for a day) feeling? Well, that is your body releasing feel good endorphins into your blood stream. And guess what? Exercise does that too! 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. That is the feeling you’ll become addicted to. That is why staying active can help so many people combat depression. Also 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. 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. 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) INCREASES 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 MUSCLES DEFINITION for your legs and core
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. Basically holds your body upright.
5) RELIEVES STRESS
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. Exercising makes you feel good about yourself and increases your confidence. All of which help to reduce stress within our daily lives.
6) REDUCES RISK OF INJURIES
In the sixth of our benefits of spin, we are looking at the reduced risked of injuries. Unused muscles and joints become weak, tired and stiff. So when it comes to needing to move quickly, lift something heavy, or even getting out of bed. The fitter your body is the easier it is to complete daily tasks and the less injuries.
Now sometimes this can feel like swings and roundabouts. You want to work out but whenever you do you end up feeling worse. Don’t let that put you off, more often than not DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). Whenever you work out, the muscles in your body react to whatever type of training you are doing. The pain you feel up to 24-48 hours after exercise is more often than not a good thing. It’s your body repairing and adapting to your hard work.
7) BE PART OF A TEAM
Taking part in a Spin class is a great way to meet new people. Working out with others not only subconsciously makes you work harder but it creates a sense of camaraderie.
8) PUSH TO YOUR LIMITS
This is your workout, you set the pace, push your limits and see the benefits of spin. If you’re not feeling great, then you can take it a bit easier. Had a bad day? Take your aggression out in the class.
Brand new to fitness? Arrive early, introduce yourself to the instructor and take it steady for your first class.
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