Metro Spin

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You may have heard of people doing Spinning Classes or Spin Classes and wondered what exactly it means.

You can definitely get a great workout at home on a Spin bike of your own, but it’s also great to workout in a class environment where there is a sense of team effort and group motivation. When you’re by yourself it’s hard to truly push yourself as you’re the only one there to keep you accountable. But if you’re in a class then you have the other participants, as well as the teacher, constantly watching over you which will give you more drive. For anyone looking in on a class it almost looks torturous: loud music blaring through the speakers, an assertive class leader shouting at people to go harder and a group of people sweating buckets from every part of their body. However, once you start you’ll never go back!!  So let’s get specific about what you can expect from a Spinning Class.

You’ll Burn Big Calories

An hour-long Spin class can burn anywhere from 600-1000 calories depending on the intensity of the instructor and the amount that you push yourself. It relies on a combination of fast-paced cycling and strategic lighter rest intervals to get you recovered for the next burst. Metro spinning classes last around 45-50 minutes so you’ll be burning about 400-600 calories per class.

You’ll Get an Intense Indoor Cycle Workout

The average class will begin at a gentle pace for 5-10 minutes. The indoor bike pace will gradually pick up throughout this period but it will stay similar to cycling on flat terrain. After this period you will enter into different intervals of seated and standing work dependent on the intensity. If you’re ‘climbing’ then you’ll normally be standing but expect to be on and off the saddle through the whole session. The instructor may also ask for you to ‘hover’ which is basically where you are leaning forward over the handlebars with your hips above the saddle and towards the back of the Spin bike. It’s a similar position to someone trying to gain a lot of speed at a slight incline on a normal bike.You’ll Come PreparedMake sure to pack a water bottle as you will get thirsty due to the amount of sweat you’re releasing. 

You’ll Get Healthier

Just as your body will adapt to the aches, you will also improve aerobically. Each class that you complete will be one step forward. A few weeks will pass and you’ll look back to see how far you’ve come. You may have turned up the resistance on the bike or simply be pushing yourself harder each class but you will have definitely improved. You should also notice that your body composition has changed. Your legs should be stronger and your body fat mass should have decreased.

You’ll Love It

So “what is Spinning class” you ask?  It’s an amazing, challenging way to get incredibly fit!!  All it takes is pushing through those first sessions as they are always the hardest.  Once you do, don’t be surprised if you find yourself addicted.