When it comes to all-round training, calories burned and muscles worked, it’s mighty hard to beat indoor cycling, or spinning, as a means of achieving maximum fitness.
The average 40 minute spinning class burns nearly 500 calories. An hour long class pushes 700 + calories. And it provides sweat-dripping cardiovascular training that that utilizes the largest muscle groups of the body: the glutes, quads, and hamstrings. Because it is a non-impact workout that combines both the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems of the body, it strengthens joints and ligaments, stabilizes muscles and enhances body alignment and posture.
But more than all those awesome spinning fitness benefits, the reason you’ll keep coming back is that a spinning workout is fun, more fun we bet than any other exercise you’ll find.
While many choose to participate in organized group cycling classes at the health club or gym, many others do spinning at home, watching spinning DVDs, like those produced by Coach Troy and called Spinervals, while “riding” their own stationary spinning bike, like the Schwinn Evolution, perhaps the most popular of the many quality spinning bicycles on the market today.
Haven’t tried spinning yet? Invented in 1989 by Johnny Goldberg, a South African-born celebrity trainer, black belt martial artist, and ultra-endurance cyclist, it made its way to California in the 1990′s and quickly spread east across America so that now, spinning fitness classes and programs has emerged as perhaps the most powerful and effective fitness activity in the U.S. today.
Spinning fitness is like no other fitness. The athletes trained and honed into top physical condition through spinning are routinely the top runners, triathletes and road and mountain bikers at every event. It’s out hope that here at Spinning for Fitness, you’ll find the information and resources to take you to a whole new level of conditioning.