It’s a well-known fact that exercise is a great way to reduce stress and lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle. But with so many activities to choose from, how do we know which activities are best for our bodies?
Spinning is a low-impact, high-efficiency workout that is a great way for people of all ages to stay in shape. Still trying to decide if an IronWheels spin class is right for you? Here are some benefits that might help make up your mind.
Spin Class Benefit #1: Improve your cardio (and your heart will thank you)
Cardiovascular, or aerobic, training is a critical step when thinking about your overall health. It’s proven that Interval training is a great way to help develop a stronger, healthier heart. Short bursts of high-intensity training, which is commonly used in spin classes, is a great way to improve heart health.
Spin Class Benefit #2: Build Muscle Tone
Attending spin class regularly will help you build muscle – and not just in your legs. When done properly, cycling will give you a full body workout. Proper spinning uses core, upper body, back, and arm muscles to maintain the right posture and form. Feel the burn!
Spin Class Benefit #3: Low Impact Exercise
Even though spinning uses the entire body and the main muscle groups, the class is almost entirely low impact. The majority of the impact is absorbed by the machine, making spinning a joint-friendly activity for all ages.
Spin Class Benefit #4: Rain or Shine, It’s Spinning Time
What’s one of the best things about IronWheels spin classes? There’s no need to worry about snow, rain, or extreme heat warnings! We have an amazing air-conditioned studio that is temperature controlled all year long.
Spin Class Benefit #5: Group Motivation
There’s nothing quite like a group dynamic. With everyone working toward the same goal, there’s always a real sense of camaraderie in the room. Both the instructor and participants feed off, and motivate, each other creating an amazing atmosphere. Also, signing up for classes in advance helps you commit your time to your health. Win-win!
Spin Class Benefit #6: Individual Pace
Even as everyone is cheering you on, you’re still able to take things at your own pace. You specify the bike’s tension, and decide how hard you’re willing to push yourself. We all have different fitness and energy levels, so there’s no set minimum. You’ll determine the pace you’re willing to take on any given day – and we’ll be there to support you.
Spin Class Benefit #7: Relieve Stress
Oh, happy day! You’ll be leaving your spin class feeling happier and less stressed. The benefits of exercise are well documented. According to Mayo Clinic, exercise increase endorphins, is a mediation practice in motion, and improves your mood!
Still have questions about spinning or what to expect? Contact Rosie at Ironstone Fitness and we would be happy to answer any questions you have!
What are some of your favourite things about going to spin class?