7 Powerful Benefits of Spinning!

Give yourself an endorphin-boosting, heart pumping workout. Spinning is the perfect way to challenge yourself, increase cardiovascular fitness and perspire with your pals. Typically lasting 40-45 minutes, these classes will get you fit, active and leave you sweaty and smiley, signing up for more! Strap your feet in, secure your handlebars and focus your eyes ahead. Get those legs rotating, pulse rate rising and sweat dripping with a fast-paced, quick- moving spin class. Read on for 7 Powerful Benefits of Spinning!

1. Effective Workout

Spinning is all-round beneficial. It works you hard, from the very tips of your feet pedalling away, up through your legs, abs and even arms to some extent, allowing you to reap positive outcomes. It’s a great activity to get your body working whilst firing up your respiratory system – and opening your own POM: Pharmacy of Mastery!

2. Muscle Strengthening and Toning

Starting with a warm-up, the classes will help ease you in and gradually stretch out any tight muscles, ready to work. The intense non-stop movement will activate your legs, building the calf and thigh muscles whilst strengthening your core. Many teachers will add in arm movements to include exertion of the upper body too, and raise your rear on and off from the seated position to firm up those glutes!

3. Cardiovascular Fitness and Endurance

The fast paced nature of spinning will encourage cardiovascular fitness. Your heart will be beating fast and the more you make this regular, the easier it will become. As an aerobic exercise, your endurance will improve with blood flow and breathing becoming more efficient.

4. Keep in Tip-Top Shape

On average, a typical class can burn over 400 calories. Make sure you fuel up beforehand to optimise your energy levels and encourage your muscles to full recovery, post-training, by ingesting ample protein.

5. Stress Relieving

Spinning is a great way to reduce stress. Dedicating 40-minutes to focus on your physical health can really optimize your mental state too, clearing your ‘busy-monkey’ mind, building your confidence and bringing you a surge of positive energy. The adrenaline produced in class will increase endorphin release and strengthen your mental health too.

6. A Motivational Teacher

Sometimes you need that extra motivation to push you through an exercise routine or workout. Spinning teachers are experts – they have been trained to teach as professionals and will guide you suitably through your classes. They will be a great source of motivation, and with their enthusiasm and drive, you will be inspired and incentivised to keep going and power through to the end.

7. A Social Affair

There’s nothing like sweating with your pals – make spinning a social affair. Either drag a friend along with you (they’ll thank you in the long run, excuse the pun) or turn up and meet like-minded people in class. You’re all there to keep fit and exercise together – so you may as well encourage one another and feel part of an active community to boost camaraderie. Turning up on a regular basis, you’ll also exercise those social butterfly wings. Why not even grab an ice-cold green juice afterwards and have a chit chat with your fellow spinners?

This workout based on a bike will leave you feeling fab – limbered up, blood flowing, and poised to take everything else effortlessly in stride. You’ll find your growing endurance improves each session and you’ll want to keep going for longer. Your physical and mental state will also benefit profoundly – you’ll feel great, look good and possess increasing confidence. Just keep it spinning! Love spinning? How has it helped you the most? Feel free to share your thoughts below and inspire others who are interested to give it a go! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram! (Check out these posts on CrossFitlung capacity, brain-boosting foods, and how to keep on track with your lifestyle fitness goals and keep YOUR fittest version of you switched ON!)

Cordelia Aspinall

Cordelia has recently graduated from the University of Bristol, and is currently a Freelance Writer with a burning interest in health and fitness. She's a running addict, a yoga bunny and Zumba enthusiast who loves cooking and trying out new recipes. For her, life is all about happiness and she strongly believes that a healthy lifestyle is all about balance -go for a run then eat that cake! She also advocates the benefits of exercise on your physical and mental health as a great way to clear your head whilst challenging yourself. Her next goal: the London Marathon!

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