Looking for a way to spice up your workout this summer? When the sun is just too much and the mountain trails overcrowded, try stepping inside one of the hundreds of boutique spin studios popping up all over the country! A hard-core, fun, upbeat workout, spin is perfect for anyone looking to try something new and burn a lot of calories.
Still not convinced? Here are 5 of our favorite reasons to strap in and pedal:
1. Lights. Music. Spin.
Looking for extra motivation in your workout? Think of spin instructors as your personal cheerleaders. With flashing lights, upbeat music, and lots of team spirit, it’s impossible to be bored while spinning. Even when climbing hills, the energy in the room will keep you pedaling.
2. Beginners Welcome.
While you may be surrounded by others, spin class comes down to just two things: you and your bike. Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or a newbie, no one is watching or judging. It’s easy to adjust your resistance as needed and the tech-savvy computers make it easy to follow beats per minute. And if you need help, the instructor or more experienced participants are always there to assist.
3. Full-Body Workout, Anyone?
Contrary to what you might think, spin is not just for working legs. Isolated movements, arm weights, and fun dance moves make spin class a full body sweat sesh. Don’t worry, you will be offered a towel!
4. Learn to Feel the Music.
Many spin classes focus on pedaling to the beat of the music, or RPM, making spin a perfect workout for interval training. By pedaling fast and hard for short periods of time, as well as “resting” to slow your heart rate down, you burn more calories and fat, reaching your fitness goals sooner.
5. All-Day Energy.
Whether you want to start your day feeling energized or need a midday pick-me-up, skip the coffee and head to spin! A 30-45 minute class will not only release plenty of endorphins in your body to carry you through the day, but it will help combat stress and leave you feeling grateful for the time spent caring for your body.